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Jeb Bush Attacks Republican Rivals in Campaign for President May 29, 2015 5:15 pm

Jeb Bush Attacks Republican Rivals in Campaign for President

Washington Post – With the field of Republican presidential contenders expanding quickly,...

Israeli President Rivlin: We Must Build a New Arab City May 29, 2015 5:13 pm

Israeli President Rivlin: We Must Build a New Arab City

Arutz Sheva – President Reuven Rivlin addressed the leadership of the International...

Israeli Minister Steinitz: Hit Hamas Hard May 28, 2015 9:58 am

Israeli Minister Steinitz: Hit Hamas Hard

Arutz Sheva – Speaking Wednesday, Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Minister Yuval...

Federal Court: Obama Amnesty Likely to Be Deemed Illegal May 28, 2015 9:53 am

Federal Court: Obama Amnesty Likely to Be Deemed Illegal

CNN – A federal appeals court [this week] denied a request from Justice Department lawyers...

Nine Republicans Now Running for Party’s Nomination in 2016 May 28, 2015 12:55 am

Nine Republicans Now Running for Party’s Nomination in 2016

The Hill – The Republican presidential field will swell to nine official candidates...

Netanyahu Criticized for Remarks on Territorial Concessions May 27, 2015 10:57 am

Netanyahu Criticized for Remarks on Territorial Concessions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that he will need to make some territorial...

New Israeli Government Makes Major Changes to Ministry Staffs May 26, 2015 1:00 pm

New Israeli Government Makes Major Changes to Ministry Staffs

Ynet – Only 10 days have passed since the 34th Israeli government was sworn in, and...

Netanyahu Vows to Speed Up Development of Natural Gas Deposits May 26, 2015 12:59 pm

Netanyahu Vows to Speed Up Development of Natural Gas Deposits

Arutz Sheva – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has vowed that Israel will act as soon...

Report: Israel Worried That US Will Expose its Secret Nuclear Program May 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Report: Israel Worried That US Will Expose its Secret Nuclear Program

Bloomberg – The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow a...

Barack Obama: Most US Jews Still Support Me May 22, 2015 12:59 pm

Barack Obama: Most US Jews Still Support Me

Arutz Sheva – U.S. President Barack Obama defended his policies regarding Iran in an...

Donald Trump Teases Presidential Run, Says US is ‘Hellhole’ May 22, 2015 12:55 pm

Donald Trump Teases Presidential Run, Says US is ‘Hellhole’

CBS – Billionaire Donald Trump continues to tease a potential presidential run. Appearing...

Former Israeli Court Chief: Happy to Meet With Ayelet Shaked May 21, 2015 10:38 am

Former Israeli Court Chief: Happy to Meet With Ayelet Shaked

YNet – “I’d be very happy to meet with Ayelet Shaked, to sit down with her,...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on Amsterdam’s canals, and I am sitting at Café den Leeuw on the Herengracht with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Hirsi Ali is still a member of the Dutch Parliament, and we talk about Islam. Specifically, we talk about the concept of “moderate Islam,” or what she calls “liberal Islam.” And she has one word for it. “It’s absurd,” she says. “It’s complete nonsense. There is no ‘liberal […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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