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ARTICLES BY: Stephen Whitfield / JNS.org


December 10, 2012 4:22 pm
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Voicing the Meaning of “The Chanukah Song”

How's this for international influence?  In 2004 a seminar was offered on American Jewish culture at the University of Munich; the students were required to...

September 25, 2012 12:54 pm
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Where Jazz Met Kol Nidre

In 1927, The Jazz Singer ushered out the era of silent cinema with Jack Robin's emotional rendition of Kol Nidre. The film's profound ...

April 6, 2012 12:03 pm
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An Israeli Oasis in a South Boston Garage

Long a bastion of working-class Irish Americans, hometown of organized crime mobster James "Whitey" Bulger and several of his cronies, and known for taverns and...

March 5, 2012 2:34 pm
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Marc Chagall’s Gift: “White Crucifixion”

The scheduling of Passover and Easter at close to the same moment on the calendar can remind Jews of the historic entanglement of the...

February 7, 2012 1:09 pm
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The Legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the Decline of Sears, an American Giant

At the very end of December, 2011, when the Sears Holding Company announced that up to 120 of its stores (both Sears Roebuck and...

Culture

New York Jewish Professional Looks for Love on ABC Reality Show

Michael B. Chadwick has baked challah from scratch, rented an apartment to Grammy-winner Joss Stone, and been to every American...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

America’s Unending Hostage Crisis With Iran

A year before leaving office, Barack Obama stunned the world with a prisoner trade with Iran. After more than a...

World

Australian Students Condemned For Dressing Up as Jewish Caricatures With Mo...

Jewish students in Australia have condemned a series of images showing students at a North Adelaide college engaging in behavior...

Israel

Ex-Mossad Chief Skeptical of Russian Ability to Remove Iran From Syria

In an interview with a Saudi-owned media outlet published on Monday, ex-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo expressed doubt that Russia had the ability to remove Iran from Syria -- a longstanding...

Middle East

Palestinians Wary as UN May Not Open Schools in Time

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United...

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