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UK’s Channel 4 Under Fire for Buying Lock of ‘Hitler’s Hair’ From Holocaust Denier March 24, 2014 1:28 pm

UK’s Channel 4 Under Fire for Buying Lock of ‘Hitler’s Hair’ From Holocaust Denier

Britain’s Channel 4 came under fire from a member of parliament for  paying Holocaust...

H&M Star of David Skull T-Shirt Shocks Shoppers (UPDATE) March 24, 2014 12:19 pm

H&M Star of David Skull T-Shirt Shocks Shoppers (UPDATE)

A design on a shirt on a rack at retailer H&M’s clothing stores in London and Birmingham,...

Norwegian Museum Agrees to Return Nazi-looted Matisse to Jewish Family March 24, 2014 9:31 am

Norwegian Museum Agrees to Return Nazi-looted Matisse to Jewish Family

New York Post – A Norwegian museum says it has agreed to return a Matisse once looted by...

For European Jewish Students, Anti-Israel Vibes All Around (INTERVIEW) March 24, 2014 12:07 am

For European Jewish Students, Anti-Israel Vibes All Around (INTERVIEW)

As colleges around the United States face a growing tide of anti-Israel sentiment, the director...

Jewish Writer Blackballed at Amnesty International Event Featuring Anti-Israel Activist Ben White (VIDEO) March 23, 2014 1:11 pm

Jewish Writer Blackballed at Amnesty International Event Featuring Anti-Israel Activist Ben White (VIDEO)

Richard Millett, an outspoken, London-based Jewish writer, was blackballed at an Amnesty...

As France Goes to Polls, Jewish Leader Says Anti-Semitism Linking Extreme Left and Right (INTERVIEW) March 23, 2014 12:05 pm

As France Goes to Polls, Jewish Leader Says Anti-Semitism Linking Extreme Left and Right (INTERVIEW)

As France heads to the polls on Sunday in the first elections since socialist President Francois...

Jewish Man Brutally Assaulted in Paris, Swastika Drawn on Chest, Nose Broken March 23, 2014 7:27 am

Jewish Man Brutally Assaulted in Paris, Swastika Drawn on Chest, Nose Broken

JTA – A Jewish teacher from Paris told police that three men had assaulted and cursed...

Big Gains Expected for Far Right in Local French Elections March 22, 2014 11:01 pm

Big Gains Expected for Far Right in Local French Elections

Yahoo – France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of local elections set...

British Schools Beset by Islamists; Open Letter Exposes Plan to End Secular Public Education March 20, 2014 7:09 am

British Schools Beset by Islamists; Open Letter Exposes Plan to End Secular Public Education

Public schools in Birmingham, UK, have been beset by Islamists who are pressuring principals...

Fire Breaks Out at Anne Frank’s Former Amsterdam Home March 20, 2014 12:47 am

Fire Breaks Out at Anne Frank’s Former Amsterdam Home

A fire broke out at the Amsterdam apartment where Jewish holocaust victim and famed diarist...

Crimea Unrest Witnessed Up Close by Chabad Rabbi March 18, 2014 9:58 pm

Crimea Unrest Witnessed Up Close by Chabad Rabbi

JNS.org – While the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, Jews in the disputed region...

In Referendum, Crimea Voters Overwhelmingly Support Joining Russia March 17, 2014 9:59 am

In Referendum, Crimea Voters Overwhelmingly Support Joining Russia

JNS.org – Results of the Crimea referendum held Sunday show that 95.7 percent of the voters...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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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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