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Madoff’s Mayhem Mauls the Mets January 31, 2011 3:46 pm

Madoff’s Mayhem Mauls the Mets

Cipriani on Forty Second Street in Manhattan was the venue for the 2011 Police  Athletic...

Israel Bonds Awards Herzl Medallion to Frances Chan and Richard Allen January 27, 2011 10:10 am

Israel Bonds Awards Herzl Medallion to Frances Chan and Richard Allen

Israel Bonds International Prime Ministers’ Club has chosen husband and wife Richard Allen...

Proskauer Rose Goes West, Mayor Celebrates the Move January 25, 2011 11:01 am

Proskauer Rose Goes West, Mayor Celebrates the Move

Michael Bloomberg joined outgoing Proskauer Chairman Allen Fagin and incoming Chairman Joseph...

And Then I Said… Rick’s Reasons for Disastrous Remarks January 21, 2011 2:53 pm

And Then I Said… Rick’s Reasons for Disastrous Remarks

Speaking on the air with radio host Pete Dominick, Rick Sanchez called “Daily Show”...

Yardeni Expresses Support, Pride in IDF January 14, 2011 4:30 pm

Yardeni Expresses Support, Pride in IDF

Emotions filled the room at the Fifth Annual Real Estate Reception of the Friends of the Israeli...

Liu Celebrates Jewish Heritage, Honors Community Leaders December 27, 2010 9:28 pm

Liu Celebrates Jewish Heritage, Honors Community Leaders

John Liu, Comptroller of the City of New York, welcomed several hundred representatives of...

Art for Heart’s Sake – Reuth Dinner at Sotheby’s December 27, 2010 12:56 am

Art for Heart’s Sake – Reuth Dinner at Sotheby’s

A feast for the eye and palette awaited the intimate gathering at Reuth’s dinner at Sotheby’s. ...

Bet El Celebrates Thirty Three December 23, 2010 5:54 pm

Bet El Celebrates Thirty Three

It was the Fifth night of Chanukah.  Hundreds of supporters of Bet El Yeshiva Center gathered...

OR Movement Sings, Brings the Spirit of Light December 23, 2010 5:31 pm

OR Movement Sings, Brings the Spirit of Light

As the first notes of “When You Believe” wafted through the rapt Merkin Theater audience,...

Wiesel Wows Em at the Y December 23, 2010 4:15 am

Wiesel Wows Em at the Y

The singing of songs from his childhood and youth, complete with Zamir choir and orchestral...

Celebration of Culture and History Highlights ASF Dinner December 23, 2010 4:00 am

Celebration of Culture and History Highlights ASF Dinner

At its annual Gala, held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City December 13, 2010, the American...

Honoring Wiesel and Lauder, “Folksbeine” Fosters Tradition at Annual Cabaret Event December 22, 2010 12:08 am

Honoring Wiesel and Lauder, “Folksbeine” Fosters Tradition at Annual Cabaret Event

Ambassador Ronald Lauder, 1986 Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, and his wife and translator, Marion...

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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