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Jewish Literature

Unchosen: Memoirs of a Philosemite

I co-wrote a book with Julie Burchill a few years ago. It's called Not In My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, and we had fine...

October 17, 2012 11:33 am
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Genesis: Ideological Calendars and the Land of Israel

Everyone is conditioned culturally to think in specific ways and to adopt specific timelines. Christians think in terms of Before Christ and After Christ. Never mind how accurate that is or if there ever was such...

The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible (REVIEW)

The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible, by Harold Bloom   (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2011) Anniversaries generate memories and also books. The Dickens industry is already in...

Jewish Fiction Finds a New Home on the Internet

Speaking over lively klezmer music in a Krakow café, Canadian author and freelance journalist Menachem Kaiser wonders if Jewish readers are comfortable with the term "Jewish fiction." Kaiser is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in...

September 3, 2012 11:31 am
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The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal (REVIEW)

The State of the Jews A Critical Appraisal by Edward Alexander Transaction Publishers, 2012. $35 pp....

September 2, 2012 12:26 pm
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Approaching the High Holy Days as Jews…or as People

The start of the Jewish New Year, the month of Tishrei, is filled with holy...

August 30, 2012 1:26 am
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The Possession, Drawing on Jewish Sources, is Hollywood’s Kabbalistic Version of The Exorcist (VIDEO)

By Atara Arbesfeld and Ezriel Gelbfish A Dybbuk is a mystical spirit that possesses the body...

August 7, 2012 12:58 am
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The Morality of Love

Something implicit in the Torah from the very beginning becomes explicit in the book of...

August 1, 2012 9:43 am
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100,000 Jews to Celebrate Talmud Study in Football Stadium

Nearly 100,000 Jewish men and women will gather at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on...

October 17, 2012 11:33 am
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Unchosen: Memoirs of a Philosemite

I co-wrote a book with Julie Burchill a few years ago. It's called Not In My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, and we had fine old...

October 12, 2012 12:56 pm
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Genesis: Ideological Calendars and the Land of Israel

Everyone is conditioned culturally to think in specific ways and to adopt specific timelines. Christians think in terms of Before Christ and After Christ. Never mind...

September 19, 2012 10:34 am
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The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible (REVIEW)

The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible, by Harold Bloom   (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2011) Anniversaries generate...

September 19, 2012 2:10 am
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Jewish Fiction Finds a New Home on the Internet

Speaking over lively klezmer music in a Krakow café, Canadian author and freelance journalist Menachem Kaiser wonders if Jewish readers are comfortable with the term...

September 3, 2012 11:31 am
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The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal (REVIEW)

The State of the Jews A Critical Appraisal by Edward Alexander Transaction Publishers, 2012. $35 pp. 264 As anti-Zionism/anti-Semitism have become more acceptable as "genuine" criticism within...

September 2, 2012 12:26 pm
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Approaching the High Holy Days as Jews…or as People

The start of the Jewish New Year, the month of Tishrei, is filled with holy days, among them four foundational celebrations: Rosh haShanah, Yom haKippurim,...

August 30, 2012 1:26 am
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The Possession, Drawing on Jewish Sources, is Hollywood’s Kabbalistic Version of The Exorcist (VIDEO)

By Atara Arbesfeld and Ezriel Gelbfish A Dybbuk is a mystical spirit that possesses the body of a living person according to Jewish folklore, and  is...

August 7, 2012 12:58 am
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The Morality of Love

Something implicit in the Torah from the very beginning becomes explicit in the book of Devarim. God is the God of love. More than we...

August 1, 2012 9:43 am
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100,000 Jews to Celebrate Talmud Study in Football Stadium

Nearly 100,000 Jewish men and women will gather at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday to celebrate the Talmud and Jewish learning in the 12th...

July 27, 2012 1:57 pm
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“The First X-Men” Takes Aim at Nazi War Criminals

From the demented geneticist known as Mr. Sinister to the evil giant Juggernaut, the X-Men have battled some pretty wild foes over the years....

July 23, 2012 9:30 am
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Salon.com Partners With Purveyor of Anti-Semitic Material Mondoweiss

Popular progressive online magazine Salon.com recently announced a content sharing partnership with Middle East focused news website Mondoweiss.net, a publication that has been described as a "virulent pusher of...

July 13, 2012 2:31 pm
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Where Hebrew is Leading the Way

Preserving scholarship, digitizing Hebrew text, and dramatically increasing access to archived scholarly materials written in Hebrew. Those are all likely outcomes following the...

Features

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Netanyahu to Meet With Clinton, Trump in New York on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet separately with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, several sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN. The meetings were arranged in the...

Middle East

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Sidelined at UN General Assembly, as World Dea...

They took the stage, one after the other, two aging actors in a long-running drama that has begun to lose...

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