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‘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 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...

The Danger of Paper September 19, 2012 1:52 am

The Danger of Paper

When I began dating a cute guy with an incredible education and job, I felt like I had found...

JDate: The Weekend August 12, 2012 1:09 am

JDate: The Weekend

It was not beautiful Jewish maidens who greeted me at JDate’s recent Club Getaway weekend...

CBS Debuts “3″, Adaptation of Israeli Dating Show (VIDEO) July 25, 2012 12:02 pm

CBS Debuts “3″, Adaptation of Israeli Dating Show (VIDEO)

Following the success of “Homeland”( 9 Emmy nominations), the American adaptation...

Study on Arranged Marriages Reveals that Orthodox Jews May Have it Right July 6, 2012 11:47 am

Study on Arranged Marriages Reveals that Orthodox Jews May Have it Right

For the past eight years, Robert Epstein, the Harvard-educated Senior Research Psychologist...

Drew Barrymore Just Got Married Under a Chuppah June 4, 2012 1:06 pm

Drew Barrymore Just Got Married Under a Chuppah

Drew Barrymore, 37,  married her fiancee, Jewish art-dealer Will Kopelman, 34, on Saturday...

Top 10 Romantic Sites in Israel February 14, 2012 1:05 pm

Top 10 Romantic Sites in Israel

A series of Jewish rulings have been written in response to the question of whether the Jewish...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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