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Ezra Golombok – Glasgow’s Idealist Jew August 17, 2012 3:13 pm

Ezra Golombok – Glasgow’s Idealist Jew

Life is enriched by the range and variety of the people we encounter. Increasingly nowadays...

The Hidden 36 – Zev Wolfson’s Powerful Lessons in Jewish Leadership August 16, 2012 11:19 pm

The Hidden 36 – Zev Wolfson’s Powerful Lessons in Jewish Leadership

Do you believe in the Kabalistic Jewish tradition of the 36 hidden Tzadikim -  saintly...

Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman and the Future of Jewish Identity August 15, 2012 11:20 pm

Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman and the Future of Jewish Identity

You don’t have to be a sports fan, to appreciate the Olympics. Every four years, we are...

One of World’s Most Decorated Olympic Gymnasts Lives In Israel, Still Does Her Splits August 15, 2012 9:43 am

One of World’s Most Decorated Olympic Gymnasts Lives In Israel, Still Does Her Splits

One of the world’s most decorated Olympic medalists is currently living in the country whose...

Jewish Teens Lead Drive for Female Anchors at Presidential Debates August 14, 2012 2:50 pm

Jewish Teens Lead Drive for Female Anchors at Presidential Debates

Three teenage Jewish girls have created petitions calling on the Presidential Debate Commission...

Mariah Carey Tweets “Le’chaim Shout Out to Israel” August 13, 2012 7:36 pm

Mariah Carey Tweets “Le’chaim Shout Out to Israel”

In honor of her Israeli close friend Liron’s birthday on Sunday, Mariah Carey gave a shout...

Former Sharon Adviser Doubles as Media Guru and Holocaust Educator August 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Former Sharon Adviser Doubles as Media Guru and Holocaust Educator

For more than two decades, Raanan Gissin has spoken on Israel’s behalf in many capacities. Gissin—a...

First Look at Russell Crowe in Upcoming “Noah” Epic (PHOTO) August 10, 2012 1:28 pm

First Look at Russell Crowe in Upcoming “Noah” Epic (PHOTO)

Back in July, Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky tweeted out the first look of the set for...

Woody Allen is Not Slowing Down August 9, 2012 3:58 pm

Woody Allen is Not Slowing Down

Funny, serious, and controversial, Woody Allen’s films evoke many emotions—but his Jewish...

Forbes Israel: The Millionaire IDF Units August 9, 2012 9:20 am

Forbes Israel: The Millionaire IDF Units

The latest issue of “Forbes Israel” includes a list of Israeli millionaires graded...

Studious: Jewish Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Reads While Teammates Perform (PHOTO) August 8, 2012 10:37 am

Studious: Jewish Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Reads While Teammates Perform (PHOTO)

While her teammate was performing in the vault competition, Jewish Olympian Aly Raisman was...

Prominent Jewish Philanthropist Sami Rohr Dies at 86 August 7, 2012 1:14 pm

Prominent Jewish Philanthropist Sami Rohr Dies at 86

Sami Rohr, a prominent Jewish philanthropist living in Florida, has died at the age of 86....

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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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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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