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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

Edelman Cleats in Memory of Pittsburgh Shooting Victims Sell for $10,000

JNS.org - Specialized cleats worn by New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman...

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to be Awarded ‘Jewish Nobel’

JNS.org - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be awarded what Time magazine has dubbed the “Jewish Nobel:” the Genesis Prize, one...

Features

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

With Synagogue Membership Dwindling, Musician Looks to Show Meaning with Music

Joey Weisenberg may not look like a rock star. But staring at the...

Israel

Changing of the Guard at the IDF: New Chief of Staff Kochavi Officially Ass...

New IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, officially entered the role on Tuesday at an installation ceremony at the...

Middle East

Iran Satellite Launch, Which US Warned Against, Fails

Iran's bid to put a satellite into orbit, in defiance of US warnings, failed on Tuesday after the rocket carrying it did not reach escape velocity, as the country's telecoms...

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