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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life (INTRODUCTION) April 25, 2013 7:33 am

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life (INTRODUCTION)

The Algemeiner Jewish 100 List 2013 In honor of The Algemeiner’s 40th Anniversary Gala,...

Terror While You Were Asleep March 15, 2012 1:01 pm

Terror While You Were Asleep

While you were asleep, dozens of rockets pounded Israel’s southern cities. While you...

A Wake-up Call for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Office March 1, 2012 12:13 pm

A Wake-up Call for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Office

Thankfully, the unsavory allegations of harassment against the former Director General of...

The Injured Man Who Wasn’t and Agence France-Presse February 9, 2012 2:21 pm

The Injured Man Who Wasn’t and Agence France-Presse

If you’re going for transparency, you can’t do much better than an x-ray. The Agence-France...

A Victory Over Bigotry at Friends Seminary February 2, 2012 3:38 pm

A Victory Over Bigotry at Friends Seminary

The Friends Seminary in New York, which made the God-awful mistake in judgment of twice inviting...

Remarkable Israel February 2, 2012 2:48 pm

Remarkable Israel

Israel’s military prowess – operational and technological alike – is renowned; but...

Russia: Syria’s Big Brother at the United Nations February 1, 2012 5:13 pm

Russia: Syria’s Big Brother at the United Nations

Gruesome and utterly predictable bloody developments in Syria, despite their horror, serve...

Documenting Palestinian Criminality February 1, 2012 11:01 am

Documenting Palestinian Criminality

We are told, day after day, that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is a genuine...

Don’t Ignore Electoral Fraud in Egypt January 24, 2012 12:01 am

Don’t Ignore Electoral Fraud in Egypt

When Egypt’s Lower House convened on Jan. 23, Islamists held 360 out of its 498 seats,...

Why Anti-Semitism Is Moving Toward the Mainstream January 6, 2012 9:47 am

Why Anti-Semitism Is Moving Toward the Mainstream

For the first time since the end of World War II, classic anti-Semitic tropes—“the Jews”...

A Bold New Peace Initiative February 18, 2011 10:51 am

A Bold New Peace Initiative

From the latest tremors rippling through the Middle East you get the sense that we are living...

Democracies Dancing with the Devil February 9, 2011 10:49 am

Democracies Dancing with the Devil

The continuing chaos that has drawn all eyes to Egypt, has led many to pontificate the flaws...

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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