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Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name June 29, 2015 3:00 am

Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies...

Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher May 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product...

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Photo of Jewish, Arab Men Almost Kissing May 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Photo of Jewish, Arab Men Almost Kissing

Pop superstar Madonna caused a stir on Sunday when she posted a photo on Instagram of a Palestinian...

Jewish Man Shoots Bartender for Serving Non-Kosher Clamato May 15, 2015 5:16 pm

Jewish Man Shoots Bartender for Serving Non-Kosher Clamato

A Jewish man shot and injured a bartender in Montana on Saturday after the latter served him...

Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests May 5, 2015 4:39 pm

Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, who turns 30 this year, is planning a major party in honor...

Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’ April 29, 2015 2:45 pm

Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman...

Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO) February 10, 2015 3:40 pm

Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic...

Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education February 8, 2015 8:19 pm

Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a...

‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age December 24, 2014 4:25 pm

‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

JNS.org – In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals...

Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools December 22, 2014 7:47 am

Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s...

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education December 22, 2014 7:44 am

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

JNS.org – Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of poverty....

Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children July 28, 2014 1:27 am

Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just...

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  • Personalities Sports Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

    Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

    JNS.org – Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1938 and his other impressive exploits on the field. The smaller universe of Jewish baseball fans may remember him for sitting out a crucial game on Yom Kippur decades before Sandy Koufax would do the same. But author John Klima wants readers of any background to know the unsung story of Greenberg’s World War II service. As indicated by its […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on Amsterdam’s canals, and I am sitting at Café den Leeuw on the Herengracht with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Hirsi Ali is still a member of the Dutch Parliament, and we talk about Islam. Specifically, we talk about the concept of “moderate Islam,” or what she calls “liberal Islam.” And she has one word for it. “It’s absurd,” she says. “It’s complete nonsense. There is no ‘liberal […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Experts Highlight Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers (VIDEO)

    Experts Highlight Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers (VIDEO)

    Russian-American Jews feature prominently among the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to discrimination against Jews in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dance, in order to have a chance of getting ahead, he said. “They knew […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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