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George W. Bush: Jeb Will ‘Protect America’ February 7, 2016 6:49 am

George W. Bush: Jeb Will ‘Protect America’

New York Times – It has been seven years since he dominated the American political stage,...

Chris Christie Unleashes Major Attack on Marco Rubio February 7, 2016 6:48 am

Chris Christie Unleashes Major Attack on Marco Rubio

Gawker – After starting off with the most perfect entrance possible, it looks like...

New York Times: Obama Visit to Mosque Shows Acceptance of Gender Apartheid February 4, 2016 6:15 am

New York Times: Obama Visit to Mosque Shows Acceptance of Gender Apartheid

New York Times – This past weekend, dozens of girls and boys as young as about 8 years...

More Than $100 Million Spent on New Hampshire TV Ads February 4, 2016 6:13 am

More Than $100 Million Spent on New Hampshire TV Ads

Bloomberg – Money is gushing into New Hampshire as presidential candidates see the first...

Feds Fight Release of Draft Hillary Clinton Whitewater Indictment February 4, 2016 6:11 am

Feds Fight Release of Draft Hillary Clinton Whitewater Indictment

Politico – The National Archives is fighting a lawsuit trying to force disclosure of...

Trump: I’ll Beat the ‘S–t’ Out of America’s Enemies February 3, 2016 7:10 am

Trump: I’ll Beat the ‘S–t’ Out of America’s Enemies

The Hill – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says America will be glad...

Clinton and Sanders Set to Go All Out in New Hampshire February 3, 2016 7:08 am

Clinton and Sanders Set to Go All Out in New Hampshire

New York Times – Hillary Clinton is digging in for a tough fight against Senator Bernie...

Jeb Bush Rolls Out Hard-Hitting Anti-Trump Ad February 3, 2016 7:06 am

Jeb Bush Rolls Out Hard-Hitting Anti-Trump Ad

TIME – Donald Trump long ago turned Jeb Bush into a “low-energy” punchline. But...

Hillary Clinton Inches Past Sanders in ‘Virtual Tie’ February 2, 2016 11:18 am

Hillary Clinton Inches Past Sanders in ‘Virtual Tie’

New York Times – Bernie Sanders is right: The Iowa Democratic caucuses were a “virtual...

Cruz Wins Iowa Caucus, Trump Barely Beats Rubio February 2, 2016 6:57 am

Cruz Wins Iowa Caucus, Trump Barely Beats Rubio

USA Today – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, a come-from-behind victory...

Mike Huckabee Suspends Campaign After Iowa February 2, 2016 6:56 am

Mike Huckabee Suspends Campaign After Iowa

New York Times – Mike Huckabee — the former governor of Arkansas, a Baptist preacher...

Bernie Sanders Draws Huge Crowd at Iowa Rally February 1, 2016 5:12 am

Bernie Sanders Draws Huge Crowd at Iowa Rally

Des Moines Register – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday night assembled his largest Iowa...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    JNS.org – Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations in atonal music changed the face of music. These days, even more Jews — in particular, Israeli Jews — are changing the face of Vienna’s culinary scene with innovations in…the art of the pita. Freudians may find a psychoanalytic motive for the local appeal of the Israeli eateries popping up in the Austrian capital. Walk […]

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  • Features Opinion In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    The two bullet casings are already beginning to rust. Sheikh Nasser Pasha plucks them from the ground. “Look, one is from an AK-47, one from an American M-4.” The casings are strewn on the ground atop a long mound of dirt with a few bits of white sticks on it. It would appear unremarkable if one were walking by it. A closer look, however, reveals the white objects are pieces of human bone: arms, legs, and a single human skull. […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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