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Obama’s Big Jewish Speech

By Rob Eshman

October 23, 2009 | 1:33 pm

The White House announced that President Barack Obama will attend the largest gathering of North American Jewish community leaders.

Obama will address the 2009 General Assembly (GA) of... read on

  • Jewish Blog-Con: The Happy Olim

    By Orit Arfa

    October 21, 2009 | 6:14 pm

    Last I spoke with Jolene Ilkay and Micky Jolles in September as part of this blog series, they were on the El Al charter flight of Nefesh B’Nefesh, above the Atlantic, literally on their ascent to Israel.

    But in Israel, life doesn’t really begin until “after the chagim”... read on

  • Top Jewish Non Profit

    By Rob Eshman

    October 20, 2009 | 5:24 pm

    You have 11 days to enter your favorite Jewish charity to win a Jewish Choice Award 2009 from the web site GreatNonprofits.org. It’s a legit group with a great track record, and now it’s out to draw great Jewish non-profits, and the people who love and use them, to its site.  here’s... read on

  • Interview with Lead Singer of Terry Poison [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    October 18, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    The Israeli electro-rock-pop band Terry Poison doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Zionism. They belong more in the European electronic music underground. They sing in English and French about boys and partying. Their wardrobe consists of glittery, metallic bodysuits that... read on

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  • Israeli Designers Strut Their Style at LA Fashion Week

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 15, 2009 | 4:53 pm

    In an LA Fashion Week first, Israeli designers premiered their Spring 2010 collections on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Mode Israel LA, a fashion extravaganza organized by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles. The participating fashion designers included Bracha Bar-On, Sugar Daddy,... read on

  • “Schmatta” documents NY garment industry

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 13, 2009 | 3:30 am


    “Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags,” which airs Monday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. on HBO, is a
    solid documentary with a strong social viewpoint and exceptional archival footage, which chronicles the rise and fall of New York City’s Garment District. For masses of Jewish and Italian... read on

  • Was Christopher Columbus a Jew?

    By Rob Eshman

    October 12, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    From the Blog Rogue Jew comes this perenial question: Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?

    Was explorer Christopher Columbus Jewish?  There is extraordinary evidence pointing to that conclusion.

    On March 31, 1492 the Edict of Expulsion (also called the Alhambra Decree) Every... read on

  • Zionist Love Story II

    By Orit Arfa

    October 9, 2009 | 2:19 pm

    A Zionist Love Story II

    This article expands the metaphor I drew of Israel as a “husband” which I introduced in my first blog of this series. Read it here.

    When I got off the El Al plane with the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight, which I joined as in-flight press, I admit I... read on

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