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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

Famed Boxer Many Pacquiao Speaks Hebrew, Talks Judaism in Meeting With Jewish Travel Vlogger

A Jewish travel vlogger met with legendary professional Filipino boxer Manny...

‘Miracle Team Israel:’ On the Road to Competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JNS.org - When the Miracle Mets won the World Series in 1969, baseball...

International Judo Federation Gives Iran the Chop

JNS.org - The International Judo Federation (IJF) declared on Wednesday that Iran is forbidden from participating in any future judo...

Features

Bringing Young, Diverse Jews Together — Over Kugel

Simone Weichselbaum and Yossi Rosenberg decided it was time to shake things up. The best friends wanted to hold events...

Top This? Presidential Candidates Get Covered in Yiddishkeit

JNS.org - Along with giving out kipot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director...

World

Video Footage of April Attack at Southern California Synagogue Shown at Cou...

Disturbing video footage of the deadly April attack at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in southern California was shown on...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Clings to Power as Coalition Talks Loom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main rival with nearly all votes...

Middle East

Small But Rare Protests in Egypt After Online Call for Dissent

Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses...

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