Jewish Journal

  • Seinfeld web-only series to return for third season

    By Ryan Torok

    December 30, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    Today saw the release of the trailer of Jerry Seinfeld's web-only series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" which will return for a third season on Jan. 2 and feature comedians Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Louis C.K., Jay Leno, Patton Oswald and Todd Barry.

    Which is great news for... read on

  • Congressman pledges to end delay to U.S. gift for Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 26, 2013 | 8:09 pm

    Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp where 1.1 million Jews and other victims were murdered, was not built to last forever. But that’s exactly what the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is charged with doing, and it is collecting $160 million from a group of 28 countries to make... read on

  • With diamonds in the seams of their coats

    by Revital Belz

    December 24, 2013 | 11:29 am

    I am not particularly into jewelry, and I don’t have very much. However the little jewelry that I do have has lots of significance. On my wedding day I wore a beautiful diamond necklace which was given to me by my maternal grandmother. As she put it on me, we both cried, knowing... read on

  • Watch “Israel Apartheid”: Why word choice matters

    By Julie Bien

    December 18, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    With the American Studies Association's resolution this week to boycott of Israeli academies aligned with the BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) movement, the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has reignited on campus colleges and beyond.The... read on

  • “Jews Can’t Stop”: Parodying Miley while making a statement

    By Julie Bien

    December 16, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    Jewish Journal blogger, and American settler, Orit Arfa, is raising eyebrows here and abroad with her controversial music video, "Jews Can't Stop," a re-write of Miley Cyrus's party anthem, "We Can't Stop," and part of a recent blog post on our website.

    Arfa, who lives in Ariel,... read on

  • Jewish/Israel-themed movies vie for Oscar

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 16, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Producers and directors in 76 countries will be biting their nails when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the Oscar nominees for best foreign language film.

    Besides providing a test of cinematic skills in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Venezuela,... read on

  • Believe

    Chris Stuke

    December 16, 2013 | 9:58 am

    Every year Politifact.com awards one unlucky schmuck the not-so-prestigious Lie of the Year Award. This year’s recipient was our very own commander in chief Barack Obama. Now as far as I’m concerned politicians should just be exempt from this whole thing because every last one of... read on

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