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Israeli Consulate Celebrates Sensational Women March 14, 2011 8:51 pm

Israeli Consulate Celebrates Sensational Women

For many who came to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Woman’s Day at a distaff...

Young Afikim: The Art of Love March 10, 2011 1:08 am

Young Afikim: The Art of Love

Diamonds are forever, but even the quintessential Material Girl will admit, Nylon has an irresistible...

Museum Event Quotes Mordechai, Masks Identities March 3, 2011 1:20 pm

Museum Event Quotes Mordechai, Masks Identities

Presto, it’s Purim! The Jewish Museum’s annual Purim Ball brought more than 500 art and...

Grab Your Forks (& Chopsticks Too)! 5th Annual KFWE Comes to Chelsea February 25, 2011 2:37 pm

Grab Your Forks (& Chopsticks Too)! 5th Annual KFWE Comes to Chelsea

On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 wine aficionados, gourmets and gourmands excitedly awaited the...

Carnegie Concert Celebrates Israel Philharmonic’s 75th Anniversary February 25, 2011 12:13 pm

Carnegie Concert Celebrates Israel Philharmonic’s 75th Anniversary

At a sold out performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,...

Shalva On the Cards February 24, 2011 1:18 pm

Shalva On the Cards

A poker faced tournament to impress even the likes of Lady GaGa entertained the large turnout...

Chabad in Asia Celebrates Its Silver February 21, 2011 11:15 am

Chabad in Asia Celebrates Its Silver

From around the world and around the country, many who have enjoyed a joyous Jewish welcome...

The Kings’ Way – ELEM Style February 21, 2011 10:24 am

The Kings’ Way – ELEM Style

Fashion week may have come and gone but the ELEM fundraiser at Soho’s Opera gallery on February...

New York Stock Exchange Hosts Just One Life Gala February 15, 2011 7:23 pm

New York Stock Exchange Hosts Just One Life Gala

When it comes to iconic venues, few match the aura or impact of the NY Stock Exchange. “It’s...

Gateways’ Celebrates Thirteen Years: Auctions Ron Agam Original February 15, 2011 2:48 pm

Gateways’ Celebrates Thirteen Years: Auctions Ron Agam Original

Mazel Tov to Gateways!  Founded thirteen years ago, it marked its “Bar Mitzvah” anniversary...

“Take Back Zionism” Program Promotes Positive Image of Israel February 8, 2011 5:22 pm

“Take Back Zionism” Program Promotes Positive Image of Israel

At an event that combined social consciousness with socializing, Birthright Israel alumni...

Club Developer Honored at YJP Gala February 1, 2011 10:13 am

Club Developer Honored at YJP Gala

Outside, it was cold.  The threat of snow added to the chill in the air. Inside Espace, far...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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