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Upper East Side Chabad Celebrates 18 Years March 15, 2011 3:34 pm

Upper East Side Chabad Celebrates 18 Years

On Sunday, March 6, 5:30 pm Chabad of the Upper East Side celebrated their 18th Anniversary...

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...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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