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The New York Times Praising the Orthodox? How a Kosher Market Transformed Our Image March 22, 2013 2:33 am

The New York Times Praising the Orthodox? How a Kosher Market Transformed Our Image

On Thursday, March 7th, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote an op-ed column entitled...

Israelis Take Home Top Cookbook Honors at the “Oscars of Art Cookbooks” in France March 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Israelis Take Home Top Cookbook Honors at the “Oscars of Art Cookbooks” in France

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards at the Louvre in Paris–the so-called “Oscars...

Secret of the Oldest Serving Head of State? The Mediterranean Diet! March 5, 2013 9:58 am

Secret of the Oldest Serving Head of State? The Mediterranean Diet!

What is the secret to becoming the oldest serving head of state at 89 years old? The details...

Tribute to My Wife on Our 25th Anniversary February 26, 2013 12:01 am

Tribute to My Wife on Our 25th Anniversary

A century is a large amount of time and any significant slice thereof is itself significant....

Husbands Who Extinguish Their Wives’ Libidos February 18, 2013 1:21 am

Husbands Who Extinguish Their Wives’ Libidos

Modern wives often lose the sensuality of womanhood. They are feminine when they marry but...

Tulip Winery: Where Grape Vines and Human Dignity Bear Fruit February 7, 2013 4:06 am

Tulip Winery: Where Grape Vines and Human Dignity Bear Fruit

Since he was a kid growing up in the town of Kiryat Tivan, Roy Itzhaki would regularly see...

Love and Lust in Relationships January 14, 2013 1:25 am

Love and Lust in Relationships

Several times a week I counsel couples in crisis. Underlying all their problems is the loss...

Bill Clinton as Father of the Year: Yes, Inadequate Husbands Can Still Be Great Dads January 11, 2013 3:23 am

Bill Clinton as Father of the Year: Yes, Inadequate Husbands Can Still Be Great Dads

The news that Bill Clinton was chosen as father of the year by The National Father’s Day...

Matchmaking in Jewish Orthodoxy Needs Huge Fixing December 27, 2012 1:25 pm

Matchmaking in Jewish Orthodoxy Needs Huge Fixing

If there is one area of orthodox Jewish life that is truly messed up and needs fixing it’s...

Adam Lanza and the Deadly American Male December 19, 2012 5:38 pm

Adam Lanza and the Deadly American Male

Nobody knows why Adam Lanza shot 20 small children multiple times. How a human being becomes...

Is Abortion in Christianity Based on a Mistranslation of the Bible? December 13, 2012 5:08 pm

Is Abortion in Christianity Based on a Mistranslation of the Bible?

For four decades abortion has dominated the social values-debate in America and deeply divided...

When the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parents are Divorced December 6, 2012 5:11 pm

When the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parents are Divorced

Although festive and meaningful events, bar mitzvahs, like weddings, are always full of anxiety...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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  • Europe Relationships Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less satisfied in their personal relationships than other couples, Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “All the research is that individuals who have an interest in psychology or spirituality or who practice something like Kaballah (the branch of Jewish mysticism popularized by Madonna) are less likely to have satisfactory relationships,” he said. “A lifetime spent doing self-improvement workshops can just be a case of someone running away from reality.” [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    He’s a 6’7″ Jewish freestyle rapper who roams the streets of New York delivering his rhymes to unsuspecting passersby. Te’Devan, who calls himself the “6’7″ Jew who will rap for you” was recently profiled by the Gothamist blog. In a video posted Monday on YouTube, as part of the website’s No Your City eight-part series created by Nicolas Heller, Te’Devan is seen rapping about “not trying to conform to the status quo” and his mission to “be what I’m supposed to be.” [...]

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