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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 Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, A...

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has...

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