Politics

Rand Paul Courting Donors for 2016 Run as Ron Paul Talks of Secession January 26, 2015 7:22 pm

Rand Paul Courting Donors for 2016 Run as Ron Paul Talks of Secession

Washington Post – Rand Paul wants to lead the United States. On Saturday in Texas, his...

Bennett: Likud-Jewish Home Alliance Still Possible January 26, 2015 7:20 pm

Bennett: Likud-Jewish Home Alliance Still Possible

Arutz Sheva – Jewish Home Chairman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett announced...

Report: Protestor Shoots Himself Outside FOX News Headquarters in New York January 26, 2015 6:46 pm

Report: Protestor Shoots Himself Outside FOX News Headquarters in New York

Politico – A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured...

Jeb Bush Outlines Presidential Agenda in Speech January 25, 2015 1:23 am

Jeb Bush Outlines Presidential Agenda in Speech

Washington Post – Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential...

Sarah Palin Says She is ‘Seriously’ Considering White House Run January 25, 2015 1:22 am

Sarah Palin Says She is ‘Seriously’ Considering White House Run

Washington Post – Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an...

Third Yesh Atid MK Retires From Israeli Politics January 25, 2015 1:20 am

Third Yesh Atid MK Retires From Israeli Politics

Arutz Sheva – MK Rina Frenkel (Yesh Atid) is retiring from politics, she announced in...

Opinion: Does Europe Have No-Go Zones? January 23, 2015 3:09 pm

Opinion: Does Europe Have No-Go Zones?

Comments by Steven Emerson on Fox News have prompted a heated debate over whether predominantly...

Report: Obama Administration Leaked Mossad Story for ‘Revenge’ January 23, 2015 3:04 pm

Report: Obama Administration Leaked Mossad Story for ‘Revenge’

Jerusalem Post – Israeli officials in Jerusalem told Army Radio on Thursday that a report...

New York’s Sheldon Silver Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes January 23, 2015 2:43 pm

New York’s Sheldon Silver Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes

New York Post – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver mastered “the greedy art of secret...

Housing Minister: Netanyahu Should Form New Israeli Government January 22, 2015 11:09 am

Housing Minister: Netanyahu Should Form New Israeli Government

Arutz Sheva – At a conference for administrators of religious Zionist institutions,...

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested on Corruption Chargers January 22, 2015 11:08 am

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested on Corruption Chargers

NY Daily News – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan...

Israel’s First Ultra-Orthodox Female Party is Announced January 21, 2015 12:09 pm

Israel’s First Ultra-Orthodox Female Party is Announced

Haaretz – The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women,...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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