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Las Vegas ‘Agunah’ protest targets man who remarries without Jewish divorce

By Ryan Torok

March 21, 2014 | 1:51 am

Protestors on March 20 denounced Israel Meir Kin as he prepared for his wedding in Las Vegas. Kin’s refusal to provide his previous with a get – a Jewish divorce decree – has brought to the forefront issues surrounding traditional Jewish marriage laws. Photo by Ryan Torok.

Hurrying by the parking lot at the Lakeside Event Center in Las Vegas, Israel Meir Kin and his bride-to-be, Daniela Barbosa, avoided eye contact with a group of about 30 demonstrators who... read on

  • Madonna Dressed as Game of Thrones’s Daenerys Targaryen for Purim

    March 17, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Happy (belated) Purim! The reigning Queen of pop, Madonna (whose Jewish name is actually a tribute to Purim's heroine, Queen Esther) dressed-up as Game of Thrones'  Daenerys Targaryen. The photo, which was posted on Madge's instagram, had the caption "All Hail All Queens!"

  • Moms of Jonah Hill and Adam Levine help White House sell insurance [video]

    By Ryan Torok

    March 14, 2014 | 4:39 pm

    The Obama administration is hoping that a video that plays on the stereotype of the overbearing Jewish mother will convince young people, including Millennial Jews, to sign up for health insurance. A charming new video that is currently on the White House's website features actor... read on

  • Adam Lambert to fill Freddie Mercury’s shoes on Queen tour

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    March 6, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Singer Adam Lambert – who's mother is Jewish – will be will playing the role of Freddie Mercury during Queen's upcoming summer arena tour.

    Lambert was a hugely popular contestant on American Idol and has been doing mostly solo work since being eliminated from the competition. 

    He recently performed with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

    You can get a taste of the tour here:

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  • New ‘South Park’ video game let’s you play as ‘The Jew’ [Video]

    Jewish Journal

    March 4, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Well, everyone, the moment you have waited your entire life for is finally here: You can now choose "The Jew" as a video game hero.

    Sure your name is automatically set to "douchebag" and you are in a world called "KKK" – but you still get to be a kippah-wearing badass wielding a  Jewish staff.

    The from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone through video game company Ubisoft was released March 4.

    Here is a video of the gameplay preview:

  • New ‘South Park’ video game let’s you play as the ‘Jew’ [Video]

    Jewish Journal

    March 4, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    Well, everyone, the moment you have waited your entire life for is finally here: You can now choose the "Jew" as a video game hero.

    Sure your name is automatically set to "douchebag" and you are in a world called "KKK" – but you still get to be a kippah-wearing badass wielding a  Jewish staff.

    The from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone through video game company Ubisoft was released March 4.

    Here is a video of the gameplay preview:

  • Why the U.S. Response in Ukraine Matters to AIPAC

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 3, 2014 | 8:14 am

    Even at the AIPAC’s policy conference this week, where the focus of discussion is, by design, all but exclusively Israel-related, the speakers and attendees could not help but bring up the still-developing situation in Eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops took over the Crimean... read on

  • Not a bad Oscar night for Jews

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 3, 2014 | 12:16 am

    After some fairly lean Oscar years, full or partial Members of the Tribe scored well at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday evening, though mainly in the less glamorous, behind-the-scenes categories.

    Israeli-American producer (and acknowledged intelligence operative for Israel’s... read on

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