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Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’ February 27, 2015 10:31 am

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

JNS.org - As the international press repeatedly aired Madonna’s stage tumble during the...

Masked Jihadist in Islamic State Beheading Videos Identified as London Native February 27, 2015 10:29 am

Masked Jihadist in Islamic State Beheading Videos Identified as London Native

Yahoo/Reuters – The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State...

Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish February 26, 2015 4:42 pm

Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish

Footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during his killing spree inside the Hyper Cacher...

German Jewish Leader Warns Community: Don’t Wear Yarmulkas ‘in Certain Areas’ February 26, 2015 11:27 am

German Jewish Leader Warns Community: Don’t Wear Yarmulkas ‘in Certain Areas’

Times of Israel – Jews should think twice before wearing a yarmulka in certain areas...

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to be Reprinted for First Time Since World War II February 25, 2015 11:35 am

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to be Reprinted for First Time Since World War II

Washington Post – Old copies of the offending tome are kept in a secure “poison cabinet,”...

European Rabbis Train in Self-Defense, First Aid After Wave of Antisemitic Attacks February 25, 2015 11:31 am

European Rabbis Train in Self-Defense, First Aid After Wave of Antisemitic Attacks

My Fox NY/Associated Press – Rabbis from European countries gathered in Prague Tuesday...

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany in US Court for Medieval Treasure Acquired by Nazis February 24, 2015 10:41 am

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany in US Court for Medieval Treasure Acquired by Nazis

JNS.org – The descendants of Jewish art dealers persecuted during the Holocaust have...

Insecurity Plagues European Jewry as Fear of Next Attack Looms February 23, 2015 9:35 pm

Insecurity Plagues European Jewry as Fear of Next Attack Looms

The latest antisemitic attacks in several European countries have made fear and insecurity...

UK Soccer Club Threatens Life Bans After Video Emerges of Antisemitic Chants February 23, 2015 6:35 pm

UK Soccer Club Threatens Life Bans After Video Emerges of Antisemitic Chants

Daily Mail – West Ham have vowed to come down hard on any supporters who have “behaved...

Berlin Jewish Magazine to be Delivered in Blank Envelope as Safety Precaution February 23, 2015 6:33 pm

Berlin Jewish Magazine to be Delivered in Blank Envelope as Safety Precaution

JNS.org - A monthly Jewish magazine in the German capital of Berlin will begin to be delivered...

Muslims Form Protective Ring Around Norway Synagogue February 21, 2015 8:44 pm

Muslims Form Protective Ring Around Norway Synagogue

More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering...

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Copenhagen Terrorist Omar El-Hussein February 20, 2015 8:00 pm

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Copenhagen Terrorist Omar El-Hussein

Hundreds of people on Friday attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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