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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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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    JNS.org – Natalie Portman, who directs and stars in the new Hebrew-language film adaptation of author Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness, says that despite Oz’s record as a vocal left-wing critic of Israel, her film is not political. Like the book on which it is based, Portman’s film is about a young boy at the time of the founding of the state of Israel. “I think the movie is very much about this very particular, specific family story. Of [...]

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