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Three Lessons We Must Learn From Orlando June 16, 2016 4:48 am

Three Lessons We Must Learn From Orlando

As the horrific events in Orlando unfolded, we, like all Americans of good will, reacted with...

What Does the UK’s Vote on EU Membership Mean for Jews and Israel? June 15, 2016 1:38 pm

What Does the UK’s Vote on EU Membership Mean for Jews and Israel?

JNS.org – Once controlling an empire spanning every continent, the United Kingdom has...

The New York Times Discovers a ‘Decorous’ Jew June 15, 2016 7:01 am

The New York Times Discovers a ‘Decorous’ Jew

Sometimes the anti-Jewish bias in the New York Times shows up in the strangest places. The...

Two Critical Lessons From the Terror Attacks in Orlando June 15, 2016 6:42 am

Two Critical Lessons From the Terror Attacks in Orlando

Sunday brought the latest terrorist attack in America, the largest mass shooting in US history,...

On Paris Peace Talks, Israel Must Resist the Sirens’ Song June 15, 2016 6:34 am

On Paris Peace Talks, Israel Must Resist the Sirens’ Song

In 850 BC, the legendary Greek author Homer introduced the mythical king of Ithaca, Odysseus,...

Combating BDS by Legislation: Different Approaches, Same Goal June 14, 2016 6:15 pm

Combating BDS by Legislation: Different Approaches, Same Goal

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently issued an executive order directing state entities...

Mass Murder in Orlando: It’s Global Jihad, Stupid June 14, 2016 3:42 am

Mass Murder in Orlando: It’s Global Jihad, Stupid

Shouting “Allahu akbar,” a 29-year-old American citizen with roots in Afghanistan entered...

The New York Times Launches a Shavuot Attack on Israel June 14, 2016 3:33 am

The New York Times Launches a Shavuot Attack on Israel

The New York Times marked the holiday of Shavuot — a holiday that celebrates the covenant...

Murder in Tel Aviv: Terrorism Must Have Consequences June 14, 2016 3:20 am

Murder in Tel Aviv: Terrorism Must Have Consequences

The carnage of innocents in a restaurant in Tel Aviv is only the latest in a long series of...

An Open Letter to the Anti-Defamation League to Question Its Dubious Stance on BDS June 10, 2016 11:41 am

An Open Letter to the Anti-Defamation League to Question Its Dubious Stance on BDS

We, at the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), would like to ask the Anti-Defamation League...

Imbecility Squared – Part 1 June 10, 2016 10:13 am

Imbecility Squared – Part 1

“One does not have to be a military expert to easily identify the critical defects of...

After Tel Aviv, We Must Hit Back Twice as Hard June 10, 2016 8:36 am

After Tel Aviv, We Must Hit Back Twice as Hard

There is really only one issue related to Wednesday night’s savage terrorist attack...

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in US National Championship Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in US National Championship Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard that has Hebrew lettering on it when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” which means God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The P&G Championships will […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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  • Blogs Food Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network‘s reality show, “Chopped,” Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht – who teaches up-and-coming chefs about the intricacies of kosher dietary laws at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) — was nominated for the show by a professional chef, and went through a rigorous interview process at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea, NY. Months later, he was informed he had been accepted as a contestant in the popular TV cooking competition. “I thought […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, was organizing refugee relief in Gaza. Before UNRWA, the UN created the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees (UNRPR). It outsourced […]

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