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Posts Tagged: Jewish Identity

February 26, 2016 4:25 pm
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Actor Sacha Baron Cohen Talks About Jewish Influence on His Comedic Career, Playing Hasidic Jews With His Brother

Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen started writing comedic sketches as a young boy and would put on Jewish-themed shows at old age homes with his brother,...

January 29, 2016 10:14 am
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25% of Israeli Jews Fear Another Holocaust, Poll Shows

JNS.org - More than half (59 percent) of Israelis are afraid to travel outside the country, with 25 percent saying they are usually afraid to do...

November 23, 2015 11:34 am
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Avis Refuses to Rent Car to Israeli Businessman in New York

JNS.org - The Avis car rental agency refused to provide an Israeli businessman with a rental vehicle because of his Israeli identity, the New York Observer...

August 29, 2015 1:23 pm
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Report Finds AEPi Alumni Strongly Engaged in Jewish Life and Support for Israel

JNS.org - A recent report on Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) has found that the fraternity has a substantial impact in influencing alumni to be more...

August 27, 2015 7:45 am
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15 Ways Being Jewish Is Meaningful

Surveys reveal a disturbingly large number of American Jews who feel disconnected from their Jewish identity. How painfully sad! In response, and with the High...

July 17, 2015 11:52 am
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Israeli Outreach Group Wants Anglos to Feel at Home in the Jewish Homeland

JNS.org - “Israel needs to be a more welcoming place for all Jews,” says Rabbi Reuven Spolter, overseas rabbinic coordinator for Tzohar, an Israeli outreach organization...

April 19, 2015 11:52 am
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Jewish Woman’s Religion Again Becomes Student Government Issue

JNS.org - Two months after the student government at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) raised concerns over the Jewish background of Rachel Beyda,...

February 25, 2015 6:12 pm
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UCLA Student Vying for Student Government Asked if Jewishness is ‘Conflict of Interest’ (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student government is under fire after questioning the candidacy of a Jewish student based on her religion. When...

February 2, 2015 3:58 am
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Saving Informal Jewish Education to Save Ourselves

JNS.org - As the director of Camp Moshava, a religious Zionist camp in the Bnei Akiva network, I take great pride in the camper...

September 16, 2014 11:05 am
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Study: 40 Percent of European Jews Hide Their Jewishness

Jerusalem Post - About 40 percent of European Jews hide their identity, the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the European Jewish Association claimed on Monday. The...

May 23, 2014 11:29 am
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What Keeps Judaism Alive?

It is a thought often attributed to Ernest Bloch that it is anti-Semitism that, for all its perniciousness, has preserved the Jews. Of course, if...

April 2, 2014 6:51 pm
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Hillel International Appoints First General Legal Counsel

JNS.org - Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut on Wednesday announced the appointment of Tracy Turoff as the organization's first general legal counsel....

November 5, 2013 11:51 am
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Jews in the Former Soviet Union Embrace Jewish Identity

JNS.org - In a complex journey that can start as simply as children asking their parents what their family name means, younger Jews...

October 28, 2013 10:12 am
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Survey of American Jews Shows Pessimism Over Arab Spring, Iran’s Nuclear Program

American Jews are generally pessimistic about current political developments across the Middle East, notably the "Arab Spring," Iran's nuclear program and Arab ...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

At AIPAC Conference, Alan Dershowitz Helps Unveil Israeli Water-Making Mach...

JNS.org - In a showcase of cutting-edge Israeli innovation at Sunday's session of the AIPAC Policy Conference, renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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