Opinion

A Different Perspective on the New Israel Fund Controversy April 2, 2015 1:22 pm

A Different Perspective on the New Israel Fund Controversy

On the morning of Tisha Ba’v, when I was a child, I remember sitting on the floor in...

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Jewish Summer Camps April 2, 2015 11:45 am

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Jewish Summer Camps

With signs of spring just barely starting to show, it might be hard to imagine that camp directors...

Uniting Against Obama April 2, 2015 11:42 am

Uniting Against Obama

It is ironic that as we prepare to celebrate Passover, the festival of freedom, we are facing...

Enemies’ Moves, Friends’ Silence, Slam Door on Elijah’s Hope April 1, 2015 10:08 am

Enemies’ Moves, Friends’ Silence, Slam Door on Elijah’s Hope

On Friday night during the Seder, millions of Jews in Israel and throughout the diaspora...

Should Israel Fear the UN? April 1, 2015 9:33 am

Should Israel Fear the UN?

President Obama is now reportedly threatening to support – or to at least not veto –...

Blasting Israel Makes Strange Bedfellows April 1, 2015 8:38 am

Blasting Israel Makes Strange Bedfellows

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, represents everything the Jewish left hates. He’s...

Hillary Clinton and Michael Lerner: A Historical Footnote March 31, 2015 5:52 pm

Hillary Clinton and Michael Lerner: A Historical Footnote

The Algemeiner recently reported that “After weeks of escalating criticism of Israel by...

Obama’s Apocalyptic Betrayals March 31, 2015 11:15 am

Obama’s Apocalyptic Betrayals

President Obama’s far-reaching efforts to facilitate Iran’s march to nukes amount to nothing...

Jewish Leaders Are Turning Against Obama on Israel March 31, 2015 11:14 am

Jewish Leaders Are Turning Against Obama on Israel

American Jewish leaders who supported the Oslo Accords or have criticized Prime Minister Benjamin...

European Anti-Semitism Isn’t Muslim Alone March 30, 2015 7:48 am

European Anti-Semitism Isn’t Muslim Alone

“I came to Europe as an American,” a friend once said to me. “I am leaving as a Jew.” This...

The Leftist Pathologies That Drive Criticism of Israel March 30, 2015 7:43 am

The Leftist Pathologies That Drive Criticism of Israel

In 2009, Jay Michaelson, writing at the Forward, penned a controversial piece entitled “How...

Obama, Not Netanyahu, is Killing the Two-State Solution March 30, 2015 7:41 am

Obama, Not Netanyahu, is Killing the Two-State Solution

JNS.org - President Barack Obama is correct. There is, as he said on Tuesday, no realistic...

More...

  • 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 [...]

    Read more →
  • 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 [...]

    Read more →
  • 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. [...]

    Read more →
  • 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 [...]

    Read more →
  • 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 [...]

    Read more →
  • 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, [...]

    Read more →
  • 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 [...]

    Read more →
  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.