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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 Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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