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Ahead of Baseball Season, Famed Jewish Executive Remains Out of Hall of Fame March 19, 2014 6:09 am

Ahead of Baseball Season, Famed Jewish Executive Remains Out of Hall of Fame

JNS.org – With another season of “America’s pastime” beginning March 22, famed Jewish...

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Dons Tiger Jumpsuit for Purim March 18, 2014 9:26 am

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Dons Tiger Jumpsuit for Purim

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli delighted her Instagram followers with a peek at her Purim...

The Clown Therapist Who Sees No Borders March 18, 2014 6:40 am

The Clown Therapist Who Sees No Borders

Reuven Singer can often be seen wearing two very different uniforms that seem worlds apart. The...

Researcher Discovers Genetic Mutation in Moroccan Jews That Leads to Crippling Disease March 14, 2014 12:08 pm

Researcher Discovers Genetic Mutation in Moroccan Jews That Leads to Crippling Disease

JNS.org - Imagine that your child is born seemingly normal, but by age 1 or 2 her or she...

The Start-Up Nation Concept Represents Modern Zionism March 13, 2014 1:15 am

The Start-Up Nation Concept Represents Modern Zionism

The great book Start-Up Nation by Saul Singer and Dan Senor, which describes the amazing...

As IDF Service Controversy Swirls, Charedi Entrepreneurship Thrives in Beit Shemesh March 13, 2014 12:34 am

As IDF Service Controversy Swirls, Charedi Entrepreneurship Thrives in Beit Shemesh

JNS.org – Amid the buzz surrounding issues of religious-secular tension—such as...

With Jewish-Infused Style, Late Sid Caesar Revolutionized Television Comedy March 11, 2014 10:40 am

With Jewish-Infused Style, Late Sid Caesar Revolutionized Television Comedy

JNS.org – The recently deceased Sid Caesar made America laugh, and in so doing, revolutionized...

National Jewish Book Award Winners Share Their Personal Stories March 3, 2014 12:30 pm

National Jewish Book Award Winners Share Their Personal Stories

JNS.org – It is once again awards season, and as such, Americans find themselves glued...

Actor Jason Biggs and Wife Attacked for Making Light of Son’s Circumcision (PHOTOS) February 28, 2014 12:01 pm

Actor Jason Biggs and Wife Attacked for Making Light of Son’s Circumcision (PHOTOS)

Actor Jason Biggs and his wife, Jenny Mollen, drew online criticism for photos, and accompanying...

Jewish World Jams Together, But What Kind of Music Will it Produce? February 28, 2014 10:43 am

Jewish World Jams Together, But What Kind of Music Will it Produce?

JNS.org - Jam session. Flash poll. A tapping into our collective mind. For four days,...

Newsweek Scraps ‘Top 50 Rabbis’ List Before Print Relaunch February 27, 2014 12:01 am

Newsweek Scraps ‘Top 50 Rabbis’ List Before Print Relaunch

JNS.org - Newsweek said it will stop publishing its “Top 50 Rabbis” list in 2014. The...

Oscar-Nominated ‘American Hustle’ Conjures Up Story of Jewish Con Artist February 26, 2014 11:39 am

Oscar-Nominated ‘American Hustle’ Conjures Up Story of Jewish Con Artist

JNS.org – When former New York Times reporter Leslie Maitland first heard that Amy...

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  • Israel Lifestyle Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, who turns 30 this year, is planning a major party in honor of her birthday, accompanied by her fiancee Adi Ezra, to be held at the prestigious Chavat Ronit farms in Israel’s central Sharon region, Channel 2 news reported. The party, which is still in the planning stages, is slated to host 400 invitees from Refaeli’s exclusive inner circle. The event is planned for June 6th, two days after the actual date of Refaeli’s birthday, and will [...]

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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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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