Personalities

Painting to the Sound of the Music (VIDEO) July 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Painting to the Sound of the Music (VIDEO)

David Asher Brook is a 31 year old artist, living in Sydney Australia with his wife and three...

“Son of Hamas” Author to Film Documentary on Muhammed July 17, 2012 7:00 am

“Son of Hamas” Author to Film Documentary on Muhammed

Mosab Hassan Yousef is currently in Israel to produce two films with Israeli producer and...

Breaking Boundaries: Orthodox Woman to Run For New York State Senate July 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Breaking Boundaries: Orthodox Woman to Run For New York State Senate

Flatbush resident Mindy Meyer is a busy multi-tasker, juggling between her work as a judicial...

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence July 11, 2012 7:57 am

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence

Alexandra “Aly” Raisman is a Jewish American gymnast slated to compete in the...

India Buys Rare Gandhi Letters Belonging To Jewish Bodybuilder July 11, 2012 6:57 am

India Buys Rare Gandhi Letters Belonging To Jewish Bodybuilder

In a private transaction held at Sotheby’s before the scheduled auction, the Government...

Roseanne Barr: I’m a Fat Old Jew July 10, 2012 10:37 am

Roseanne Barr: I’m a Fat Old Jew

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter this week to announce that she’s a “fat old Jew”. ...

Kat Graham Wants Mitzvah Tank Tour Bus July 9, 2012 4:24 pm

Kat Graham Wants Mitzvah Tank Tour Bus

Actress and singer Katerina Graham took to Instagram to proclaim her next tour bus will be...

Amy Winehouse’s Family to Mark One Year Anniversary of Death in Jewish Tradition July 9, 2012 9:31 am

Amy Winehouse’s Family to Mark One Year Anniversary of Death in Jewish Tradition

In an interview with Hello! Magazine in the UK, Amy Winehouse’s mother reveals that...

Nina Weiner: Godmother to Thousands of Israeli Students July 8, 2012 4:01 pm

Nina Weiner: Godmother to Thousands of Israeli Students

Nina Avidar Weiner takes a personal interest in the lives of many of the 600 students that...

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Runner Qualifies Last Minute for London 2012 (VIDEO) July 6, 2012 1:44 pm

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Runner Qualifies Last Minute for London 2012 (VIDEO)

25 year old American Israeli athlete Donald Sanford secured his spot in the Israeli delegation...

Itsu Kaszirer 1922-2012 July 6, 2012 1:08 pm

Itsu Kaszirer 1922-2012

My father-in-law of 24 years, Itsu Kaszirer, died on the second of Tammuz at the age of 90,...

Orthodox Rabbi May be First ALS Patient Cured by Israeli Drug July 5, 2012 8:58 pm

Orthodox Rabbi May be First ALS Patient Cured by Israeli Drug

Haredi leader Rabbi Refoel Shmulevitz, a victim of the motor neuron disease, amyotrophic...

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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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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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