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North Carolina Plays Host to 18 Violins Recovered from the Holocaust April 16, 2012 12:45 pm

North Carolina Plays Host to 18 Violins Recovered from the Holocaust

Eighteen violins from European Jewish communities destroyed during the Holocaust are now...

After Bar Mitzvah Video Release, Drake’s Twitter Fans Are Loving Judaism April 11, 2012 3:27 pm

After Bar Mitzvah Video Release, Drake’s Twitter Fans Are Loving Judaism

Drake, the 25 year old Jewish rapper from Toronto, is stirring up quite a lot of buzz this...

Why Did Bono Make a Surprise Visit to Israel? April 10, 2012 11:17 am

Why Did Bono Make a Surprise Visit to Israel?

Why did U2′s lead singer and noted philanthropist Bono just spend time in Tel Aviv...

Managing the $1 Billion a Year Business of Bob Marley Merchandise (VIDEO) April 9, 2012 7:29 pm

Managing the $1 Billion a Year Business of Bob Marley Merchandise (VIDEO)

After leaving one of the world’s top talent agencies, where she was a a Vice President,...

Passover Rap Music with Y-Love (INTERVIEW) April 6, 2012 11:01 am

Passover Rap Music with Y-Love (INTERVIEW)

During a time when some Jews refrain from listening to live music – Jewish rap super...

A Saxophonist Inspired on the Kibbutz April 5, 2012 11:45 am

A Saxophonist Inspired on the Kibbutz

Born in Israel to Chilean and Yemenite parents, saxophonist Benny Sharoni had diverse influences...

Darshan Remixes the Passover Haggadah April 4, 2012 11:17 am

Darshan Remixes the Passover Haggadah

Darshan have dug up some traditional sources and remixed them in a modern retelling of the...

Get Yo’ Matzah at Paid Dues April 3, 2012 9:39 am

Get Yo’ Matzah at Paid Dues

Fresh off his song placement in this years Super Bowl, hustling Jersey bred MC Kosha Dillz...

Elvis Fans Will Travel to Israel (VIDEO) March 27, 2012 11:23 am

Elvis Fans Will Travel to Israel (VIDEO)

Elvis Presley fans will have the opportunity to travel to Israel,  for an “Elvis-themed...

Rihanna Considers Kabblah as Ashton Kutcher Romance Heats Up March 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Rihanna Considers Kabblah as Ashton Kutcher Romance Heats Up

Daily Mail – She was pictured leaving his $10 million bachelor pad in the middle of...

An Evening with 5 Grammy Time Award Winner, Idan Raichel March 21, 2012 3:06 pm

An Evening with 5 Grammy Time Award Winner, Idan Raichel

Last week, the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel celebrated their 20th anniversary...

The Shondes Interview: Indie Punk Rock (VIDEO) March 20, 2012 4:35 pm

The Shondes Interview: Indie Punk Rock (VIDEO)

Have you heard of the Brooklyn based indie punk band, The Shondes? We had the good fortune...

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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