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  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Sep. 15-21, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    September 12, 2012 | 10:01 am

    SAT SEPT 15

    “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story”
    The feature-length documentary explores the life of the 89-year-old, comic-book legend, co-creator of the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk. Directed by Terry Douglas, Nikki Frakes and William Lawrence...

  • Latin America’s Jewish communities grow, confront challenges

    September 10, 2012 | 11:46 am

    When the Sao Paulo Hebraica Sports Club and Community Center in Brazil opened the Aleph School earlier this month, it welcomed 450 students and had 120 more on the waiting list for next year.

    Hebraica, which is similar to an American Jewish community center, has reached 24,000...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 7, 2012 | 11:54 am

    This week I'll make an exception and recommend a song. In 2002, Ariel Horowitz, son of Israel's greatest songwriter and composer- Naomi Shemer, released a single from his second album. Horowitz was already quite famous at the time, and continued to maintain a respected musical...

  • This week in power: GOP convention, Tennen, Corrie, Edon’s got talent

    By Danny Groner

    August 30, 2012 | 4:39 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Convention convenes
    Mitt Romney will officially accept the Republican nomination on Thursday evening at the GOP convention in Tampa. For some, though, the spotlight is on the location as...

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  • Israel in HD

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 29, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Stand With Us is an international, non- profit organization, founded in 2001. The organization is dedicated to informing the population of the world about Israel, and to help fight the hate and anti-Semitism by simply acknowledging. By creating various projects and helping those who...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 24, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    After dancing in my cousin’s Bat-Mitzvah until my feet began to sore, I decided that oriental and Middle Eastern music must be given its well-deserved respect.  It’s not really my cup of tea, but oriental music has the ability to make everybody get up and dance without caring. It is...

  • This week in power: Zion Square, skinnydipping Congressmen, Austria cartoon, Western Wall women

    By Danny Groner

    August 23, 2012 | 4:34 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Violence erupts
    Recently, a 17- year-old Palestinian boy was beaten unconscious by a group of Jewish teenagers, prompting denouncements from the Israeli government and outcries from...

  • An ode to television

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 22, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    Israel’s image worldwide may be not so great, but Television’s image is much worse. When we think of television we think of low culture, something that fits all people, even the less intelligent ones. In our minds, television appears to be the lowest common ground of mankind, unlike...

  • The Israeli Family

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 20, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    This is the truly inspiring story of a family putting every single bit of selfishness aside to help Israel: Chami and Oksana Zemach, from the small town, Kadesh-Barnea, Israel, decided that Israel’s lack of proper PR skills will not get in the way of helping the world understand the...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 17, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    As you all probably know, when you reach the age of 18 in Israel, you automatically (with exceptions) serve in the IDF for two years at least. There are many types of jobs you can do, and many ways to serve. It all depends of your personality and abilities. Most people either serve...

  • The rivalry that killed a friendship

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 16, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Today, I would like to tell you the story of a true friendship, which turned out to be impossible because of a rivalry. I know you’ve already heard of Romeo and Juliet, but I promise you this one is more modern and because of that, more disappointing. This story has officially worn...

  • This week in power: Paul Ryan, Hungary Jew, Temple Mount, Blurry glasses

    By Danny Groner

    August 16, 2012 | 4:27 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Ryan’s selection
    Like many American organizations, Jewish groups are figuring how how they feel about Mitt Romney’s VP choice, Congressman Paul Ryan. The National Jewish Democratic Jewish...

  • This week in power: Egypt, Romney and Israel, IOC, Lollapalooza

    By Danny Groner

    August 9, 2012 | 4:49 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Egypt attack
    New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has a problem on his hands after a “deadly cross-border assault in the Sinai” that resulted in Israeli forces killing eight of the gunmen...

  • Hot Spot Tel-Aviv

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 8, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Tel-Aviv was listed in Lonely Planets’ “Top Ten Hedonistic Cities Worldwide” list. On the surface, this is yet another nice achievement to add to our pat-on-the-back list. But if we dig a little deeper, we can find out there’s so much more into the appearance on this list. Israel is...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 15 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 6, 2012 | 11:01 am

    *The Israeli actress and model, Moran Atias, is expected to co-star in a new picture called Third Person, alongside Mila Kunis, James Franko and Liam Neeson. The new feature is created by Paul Haggis (Million Dollar, Baby), and its plot revolves around three love stories happening in...

  • Blessings & Tragic Loss

    By Ilana Angel

    August 2, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    I am a woman of faith and I have a close relationship with God.  I speak with God on a daily basis and some days I feel like I speak with him more than anyone else in my life.  I don’t ask him for anything, but I do pray for guidance and clarity.  I thank him for being a source of...

  • This week in power: Romney trip, Florida vote, Olympics moment, Raisman routine

    By Danny Groner

    August 2, 2012 | 4:08 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Romney in Israel
    “Though his remarks Monday morning later threatened to prove otherwise, it appeared that Mitt Romney got in and out of Israel with what he’d hoped for:  No gaffes, no...

  • Matchmaking Woes…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 31, 2012 | 8:03 pm

    I can’t remember exactly WHEN I started matchmaking, but it seems like I’ve been doing it forever…  In fact, I clearly remember trying to set people up back when I was in high school.  Most kids seemed open to it, however I was always asked the same question, even to this day: “Why? ...

  • Manicures, Guns & Living Life Out Loud

    By Ilana Angel

    July 31, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    I had an appointment to get my nails done yesterday.  I have been going to the same salon for years and my nail girl, Julie, is the best.  She makes my nails look beautiful and I won’t let anyone else do my manicures.  I really love her and she has become a friend of mine.  She is...

  • Germany’s guilt

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 26, 2012 | 11:49 am

    “Lately, more and more German citizens have decided, on their deathbeds, to dedicate their will to the state of Israel”, said an article in the paper yesterday. In the past year, numerous German messengers knocked on the doors of Israeli Embassies, with wills signed by people who...

  • This week in power: Bulgaria fallout, Jewish vote, Germany circumcision, Mindy Meyer

    By Danny Groner

    July 26, 2012 | 4:24 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Post-blast Bulgaria
    “We used to convene without a shred of fear in the Jewish community’s buildings,” said a Bulgarian in the aftermath of an attack on visiting Israelis last week....

  • Is condemnation enough for Syria and Iran?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 24, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Looking at the situation in Iran and Syria always brings us back to the same question- how come the outside world doesn’t step in? Physically. The mass murder and slaughter, as well as the rapid process of building a nuclear weapon, are both issues considering not only the countries...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 13 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 23, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    •The best of the humanity: the kind staff of Volfson Hospital in Holon, Israel, decided to provide abandoned babies a good memory for the future. The staff has decided to make a photo album for each newborn, which doesn’t have present parents to capture his first moments in the...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 20, 2012 | 9:17 am

    Because we are all a part of the human nature, even us, the perfect Israelis, have the tendency of self-criticizing. One of the most common topics where we have a problem with, well, ourselves, is Israeli movies. In the past decade, our film industry flourishes, as more and more...

  • This week in power: Bulgaria, Government disbanding, Adelson petition, Condi rumors

    By Danny Groner

    July 19, 2012 | 4:06 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Bulgaria bombing
    A bus full of Israelis exploded on Wednesday in a Bulgarian resort, killing at least eight people and wounded dozens more, according to reports. Israeli Prime Minister...

  • How can Woody Allen make Israel’s tourism flourish

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 17, 2012 | 10:43 am

    I just so happened to watch To Rome with Love the very same day I read that Woody Allen said he is not ruling out the possibility to film in Israel. I am not a big Allen fan, and accordingly, I had a bit of a difficulty to connect to the somewhat strange plot. But in spite of the...

  • This week in power: Presbyterians, Olmert decision, Army duty, Arafat’s underwear

    By Danny Groner

    July 12, 2012 | 4:20 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Presbyterians mull boycott
    America’s largest Presbyterian group weighed whether to divest from three companies over the Israeli military use of their products in the Palestinian...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 11 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 8, 2012 | 11:20 am

    •The Israel native and Hollywood’s sensational star, Sacha Baron Cohen, arrived in Israel last Wednesday. The Dictator star stayed in a hotel in Tel-Aviv, along with his wife, actress Isla Fisher, and two daughters. This is not his first visit in Israel. Noam (his Hebrew name),...

  • This week in power: Shamir, Jobbik, Romney trip, Survivor pageant

    By Danny Groner

    July 5, 2012 | 4:17 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Shamir’s death
    Yitzhak Shamir, an underground fighter and former prime minister of Israel, died at age 96 last weekend. How is he remembered? “In retrospect, Shamir’s cool, patient...

  • Protests Spring

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Last year, the world entered a new phase of protests calling for social justice. It probably existed earlier, that longing for equality in the society, but last summer, the entire world felt it simultaneously. Israel, of course, took a meaningful part in the summer of protests. I am...

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