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Trump: Clinton Will ‘Never’ Be Tough on Terrorists June 30, 2016 4:20 am

Trump: Clinton Will ‘Never’ Be Tough on Terrorists

Politico – Hillary Clinton will “never” get tough on terrorism, Donald Trump says. The...

Facebook Releases Data to Dispute Claims of News Feed Bias June 30, 2016 4:19 am

Facebook Releases Data to Dispute Claims of News Feed Bias

IBT – Facebook is taking a big push toward transparency. The social networking giant...

Trump Says Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Is ‘Rape’ of America June 29, 2016 5:27 am

Trump Says Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Is ‘Rape’ of America

Bloomberg – Donald Trump continued blasting the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Tuesday,...

Final Benghazi Report Offers No New Major Insights June 29, 2016 5:24 am

Final Benghazi Report Offers No New Major Insights

Politico – In their long-awaited final report, Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee...

Merkel Vows To Keep Europe Together Despite Brexit Vote June 29, 2016 5:21 am

Merkel Vows To Keep Europe Together Despite Brexit Vote

New York Times – Stunned by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, leaders of...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law as Unconstitutional June 28, 2016 12:22 am

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law as Unconstitutional

CNN – In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access...

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton, Attacks Trump June 28, 2016 12:19 am

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton, Attacks Trump

Reuters – Liberal Elizabeth Warren attacked Republican Donald Trump on Monday during...

Poll: Majority of GOP Voters Dissatisfied With Trump as Nominee June 28, 2016 12:18 am

Poll: Majority of GOP Voters Dissatisfied With Trump as Nominee

Politico – Less than half — 45 percent — of Republican voters say they...

John Kerry Flies to Europe for ‘Brexit’ Talks June 27, 2016 1:16 am

John Kerry Flies to Europe for ‘Brexit’ Talks

AFP – European leaders embark this week on a frantic drive to push Britain into a quick...

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at NYC Gay Pride Parade June 27, 2016 1:14 am

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at NYC Gay Pride Parade

Yahoo – Hillary Clinton made an unannounced appearance in the New York City Pride Parade...

McConnell Refuses to Say if Trump Qualified to Be President June 27, 2016 1:13 am

McConnell Refuses to Say if Trump Qualified to Be President

Politico – Sen. Mitch McConnell hedged on whether he considers Donald Trump, the presumptive...

France’s Hollande Meets With Far-Right Leadership After ‘Brexit’ Vote June 26, 2016 5:26 am

France’s Hollande Meets With Far-Right Leadership After ‘Brexit’ Vote

Financial Times – François Hollande met Marine Le Pen at the Elysée Palace on Saturday...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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