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With Responsibility to Its Core, Zionism Births A People January 16, 2012 9:05 pm

With Responsibility to Its Core, Zionism Births A People

Daniel Gordis spoke to a Manhattan audience at the Park Avenue Synagogue January 10. He challenged,...

Beth Israel Has a Ball January 10, 2012 1:15 pm

Beth Israel Has a Ball

As Beth Israel President Dr. Harris Nagler and his wife, Freema, greeted guests at the 2011...

Creating Miracles With Style January 2, 2012 7:48 pm

Creating Miracles With Style

It is said that three parties are needed to create a child: mother, father and a bit of ezrat...

Interfaith Breakfast: Controversy with Your Coffee? January 2, 2012 4:45 pm

Interfaith Breakfast: Controversy with Your Coffee?

The Mayor’s Annual Interfaith breakfast, a traditional event on the City’s year end...

David Broza: It Will Be Good December 25, 2011 6:27 pm

David Broza: It Will Be Good

In New York, The David Broza Concert is a December 24th tradition that spans generations....

With Lights Aglow, the City Celebrates Chanukah December 25, 2011 5:36 pm

With Lights Aglow, the City Celebrates Chanukah

Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed several hundred leaders of the New York community to the...

Children Celebrate Chanukah with the Israeli Consulate and Miss New York December 21, 2011 3:47 pm

Children Celebrate Chanukah with the Israeli Consulate and Miss New York

Giving back to the community is a holiday tradition at the Israeli Consulate in New York....

Heiberger Honored by FIDF December 20, 2011 5:55 pm

Heiberger Honored by FIDF

Andrew Heiberger, Founder and Chairman of Town Residential, was honored by the Friends of...

Panelists Analyze Israel’s Media Challenges, Seek Solutions December 19, 2011 10:10 pm

Panelists Analyze Israel’s Media Challenges, Seek Solutions

On December 15th, The Algemeiner hosted the first in its series of discussions dedicated to...

Senator ”Dr. Gillibrand” Celebrates Yeshiva University’s 87th Convocation December 14, 2011 8:13 pm

Senator ”Dr. Gillibrand” Celebrates Yeshiva University’s 87th Convocation

Leaders of the Jewish and secular worlds of academia, business, and technology gathered...

FIDF Hosts 1500 Young Jews December 12, 2011 10:13 am

FIDF Hosts 1500 Young Jews

A whopping 1500 Jews in their 20′s and 30′s gathered last Saturday night at the...

Bet El Dinner Honors Youth and Commitment December 8, 2011 11:22 am

Bet El Dinner Honors Youth and Commitment

On an extraordinary, warm December evening, more than a thousand supporters of Bet El Yeshiva...

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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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