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Posts Tagged: Jewish Identity

February 26, 2016 4:25 pm

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

25% of Israeli Jews Fear Another Holocaust, Poll Shows - 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

Avis Refuses to Rent Car to Israeli Businessman in New York - 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

Report Finds AEPi Alumni Strongly Engaged in Jewish Life and Support for Israel - 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

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

Israeli Outreach Group Wants Anglos to Feel at Home in the Jewish Homeland - “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

Jewish Woman’s Religion Again Becomes Student Government Issue - 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

UCLA Student Vying for Student Government Asked if Jewishness is ‘Conflict of Interest’ (VIDEO) - 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

Saving Informal Jewish Education to Save Ourselves - 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

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

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

Hillel International Appoints First General Legal Counsel - 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

Jews in the Former Soviet Union Embrace Jewish Identity - 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

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 ...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...


Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...