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Happy 100th Birthday to Our Dear Friend, Bernard Lewis June 1, 2016 9:31 am

Happy 100th Birthday to Our Dear Friend, Bernard Lewis

It was a very entertaining 90th birthday, exactly 10 years ago, for which people from all...

American Jewish Leaders Must Distance Themselves From Jewish ‘Liberals’ June 1, 2016 6:31 am

American Jewish Leaders Must Distance Themselves From Jewish ‘Liberals’

The confusion and uncertainty arising from the presidential election campaign, together with...

Student Body Poised to Embrace BDS at Portland State University June 1, 2016 6:24 am

Student Body Poised to Embrace BDS at Portland State University

On June 6, the Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU) will vote on a resolution...

America Must Save Muslims Facing Death by Extremists May 31, 2016 5:51 am

America Must Save Muslims Facing Death by Extremists

I had the most amazing experience last Friday. Ever since the New York Times first published...

For Israel, There’s More to Europe Than Western Europe May 31, 2016 5:45 am

For Israel, There’s More to Europe Than Western Europe

The rift in the European Union between the older, mostly Western European, members and the...

Israel vs. the Left and the West May 31, 2016 5:43 am

Israel vs. the Left and the West

Since the creation of Israel, Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims have been the mainstay of anti-Zionism,...

The Sham of Iranian Elections: The Supreme Leader Still Reigns Supreme May 30, 2016 7:56 am

The Sham of Iranian Elections: The Supreme Leader Still Reigns Supreme

With the election of Ahmad Jannati as chairman of the Iranian Assembly of Experts and Ali...

In the Case of Gay Gaza Commander Executed for ‘Moral Crimes,’ New York Times Editorialists Are MIA May 30, 2016 7:33 am

In the Case of Gay Gaza Commander Executed for ‘Moral Crimes,’ New York Times Editorialists Are MIA

A brief news article in the New York Times last week reported that Hamas has called for resuming...

Saluting the IDF May 30, 2016 7:13 am

Saluting the IDF

Certain tough choices that the Israeli military regularly faces have been overlooked lately,...

Syrian Quagmire Delays Hezbollah’s Ultimate Pursuit of Israel’s Destruction May 30, 2016 6:37 am

Syrian Quagmire Delays Hezbollah’s Ultimate Pursuit of Israel’s Destruction

A brutal Sunni-Shiite war is raging across the Middle East, and the Lebanese terror organization...

Jew Hatred With — and Without — Algorithms May 29, 2016 2:52 pm

Jew Hatred With — and Without — Algorithms

If you have ever found it profoundly disturbing that so much political debate centers on an...

The Truth About the Palestinians and 1948 May 29, 2016 2:44 pm

The Truth About the Palestinians and 1948

The truth about the circumstances and numbers of the 1948 Arab refugees has been sacrificed...

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning 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 outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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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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