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Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time July 10, 2015 3:37 pm

Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given the ability...

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...

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...

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...

Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships April 5, 2014 10:43 pm

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

British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less...

‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Discovers James Franco is Jewish March 13, 2014 9:05 pm

‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Discovers James Franco is Jewish

‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Pattie Stanger expressed shock and delight when she discovered...

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...

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...

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...

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (BOOK REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (BOOK REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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  • Features Opinion For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    JNS.org – Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I started my position at this news service in July 2011, Gross had been imprisoned in Cuba since December 2009 for what that country called “crimes against the state.” Gross, a subcontractor for the United States Agency for International Development, went to Cuba to help the Jewish community there access the Internet. After his arrest, he received a trial he describes as a “B movie,” […]

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  • Arts and Culture Features New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    JNS.org – When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I was struck by the sheer genius of the financiers who devised the schemes and packaged the loans for resale, but it left me with unanswered questions about how the properties these loans represented were moved. “The Big Short” was largely about paper transactions, big money, and wealthy investors, and it mildly touched on the way the actual end-users — the home buyers and brokers — played into this […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Why do we think so negatively about psychiatrists that we still insult them by calling them shrinks? Some medics might be quacks, but we don’t generally refer to them as witches! Shrinks; The Untold Story of Psychiatry, by Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, is a sobering account of how psychiatry has swung from a marginal, unscientific mixture of weird theories into one of the most common and pervasive forms of treatment of what are commonly called “disorders of the mind.” Is it […]

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