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  • Israelife in the Far East

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    What happens when you take an online pro-Israel, anti- anti-Semitism activist to a place where no one care about Israel? In one word- RELAXATION!

    After a very intense summer and a disturbing experience during what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in London, I've decided to...

  • UK police ‘stop plane on runway’ to detain Syria-bound teenager

    1 week ago

    British counter-terrorism officers stopped a plane as it taxied towards the runway at Heathrow to prevent a 15-year old girl from traveling to Syria to join Islamist fighters, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Wednesday.

    The girl, from east London, had saved up and bought a...

  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    1 week ago

    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities.

    He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas as the next step in a bold global expansion, opening the 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino in August.

    Then he ran into the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

    READ MORE ON LATIMES.COM.

  • Cuba releases American Alan Gross as U.S. prepares to overhaul Cuba policy

    1 week ago

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said on Wednesday heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.

    A U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN...

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  • The Diaspora exchange, part 1: On early Zionist contempt for Jewish life abroad

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Alan Wolfe is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books. Professor Wolfe attended Temple University as an undergraduate and received his doctorate in...

  • The Very Odd Couple

    1 week ago

    One circumstance even more intimidating for me as a chaplain than offering pastoral care to clergy is to do so for Holocaust survivors and their family members. I imagine it must be daunting for chevra kadisha  (Jewish burial society) volunteers as well. The “prime directive” for...

  • How to Determine What is Torture

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    1 week ago

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the so-called “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” used by the US in the wake of 9-11, and whether or not they were torture. The Geneva Convention, to which we agreed to comply, says “torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering,...

  • 15 Surprisingly Fascinating facts about Hanukkah [ Infographic ]

    By Tera Greene

    1 week ago

    15 Surprisingly Fascinating facts about Hanukkah [ Infographic ]

     

    Chanukkah 2014 is here!

    In case you weren't reminded by Google, Hanukkah 2014 has begun.

     

    To get you in the proper mindset for this minor holiday, here's an infographic for you to fact-check with friends and family to...

  • How to hack the Sony hackers

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    I know what I’m doing on Christmas Day: First Chinese food, then “The Interview.”

    I’ll be eating Chinese food on Christmas because I’m a Jew, and that’s tradition.

    Then I’m going to go to a theater to watch “The Interview” because I’m an American, and that’s patriotism.

    ...
  • Are Gluten-Free Matzo Balls a Thing? Yes they are!! [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    2 weeks ago

    I will first address those of you who are sick of hearing about everything being gluten free:

    I know you think the rising hype of a “no gluten diet” that has taken our country by storm is some sort of psychological weakness emblematic of a consumer society that is easily seduced...

  • Judge fines Chabad of Calif. $845,000, says group misused federal grant with 'reckless disregard'

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    A federal judge ruled last week that Chabad of California intentionally misused $272,495 in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants it received in 2009 and must pay $844,985 in penalties, a portion of which will go to whistleblowers who brought the suit against Chabad.

    ...
  • A TV pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other holy sites

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • Iraq war vet sought in stabbing, shooting deaths of his Pennsylvania family

    2 weeks ago

    The wife and infant child of an Iraq war veteran suspected of fatally shooting and stabbing six family members in Pennsylvania were safe on Tuesday as the second day of a manhunt prompted lockdowns and cancellations of area schools, authorities said.

    The search for Bradley...

  • En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives

    2 weeks ago

    In the backseat of a car headed to the rebel-held city of Lugansk, I was feeling confident about my plan for getting in and out safely to report an article about how the city’s Jewish community is coping with the war ravaging the area.

    I had a reliable route and crew, an Israeli...

  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    2 weeks ago

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the financial reform that Frank helped...

  • Hummus hits the headlines

    2 weeks ago

    According to a new report by the food and restaurant consulting firm Baum and Whiteman, hummus – the Middle Eastern spread that is central to both Israeli and Arab cuisine — is now more popular in the United States than salsa. Today, 20 percent of U.S. households have hummus in...

  • Ex-Sony employees sue, claim company failed to protect data

    2 weeks ago

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has been sued in a class action by two people who described themselves as former employees and accused the company of failing to protect employee data.

    The lawsuit against Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio, filed on Monday in federal court in Los...

  • ‘Homely’ ancient rock adds evidence of King David’s existence

    2 weeks ago

    Dimly lit, the stone slab, or stele, doesn’t look particularly noteworthy, especially when compared to the more lavish sphinxes, jewelry and cauldrons one encounters en route to the room where it is installed.

    Indeed, in a Twitter post this fall, art journalist Lee Rosenbaum...

  • Is Livni’s move to team with Labor one of principle or opportunism?

    2 weeks ago

    In the latest episode of the satirical show “State of the Nation,” the zingers aimed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weren’t coming from the comedians.

    Tzipi Livni, who until last month was Netanyahu’s justice minister, called the prime minister a “zero” on the...

  • In Lugansk, an icy Ukraine winter tests a war-torn community

    2 weeks ago

    In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.

    Not moving too much helps keep the warmth under their thick coats, they say, a technique developed as the group gathered at least once a week...

  • Snow is for everyone

    2 weeks ago

    When my son, Moses, was 4 years old, he said to me one December day, “Papa, can be pretend that we are Christians?” 

    “Hmmm, Moses,” I replied, with exaggerated casualness, “why do you want that?” 

    Moses: “because I want to make a snowman and play in the snow.” 

    Oh my poor,...

  • For Americans aiding Israeli soldiers, rules of engagement vary

    2 weeks ago

    When the season’s first snowstorm descended on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights a few weeks ago, it didn’t take long before M, a career sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces, received a phone call from Leon Blankrot.

    “What do you need to keep warm?” asked Blankrot, executive...

  • Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead

    2 weeks ago

    At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

    More than eight hours after militants slipped...

  • If Chabad becomes more dominant, American Judaism will change

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    I was planning to write a post about Chabad way before the stabbing in NY last week, and without even remembering that last week was the "new year" of Chasidism according to Chabad calendar. I was planning to write about Chabad following my article on why the Jews of Miami are...

  • Lights, Medicine and Miracles: Not a SAD Chanukah.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 weeks ago

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is known as "winter blues" depression that can leave the victim in a dark cave until spring’s return.  Energy is drained.  Apathy takes over.  The main treatment for SAD is light therapy.

    Light does more than just enable us to see.  Light induces...

  • Sony studio chiefs aim to reassure employees after damaging hack

    2 weeks ago

    Executives at Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio sought to reassure employees on Monday that the studio would recover from a massive cyber attack that exposed internal emails and sensitive employee data.

    Michael Lynton, CEO and Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and...

  • Palestinian activist calls to reform UNRWA

    2 weeks ago

    Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist, has launched a crusade against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), tasked with providing “assistance and protection” for five million Palestinian refugees around the world. In Palestinian refugee camps in the West...

  • The Knesset dissolves, but the battle for religious reform continues

    2 weeks ago

    When the 19th Knesset was sworn in on March 18, 2013, it marked only the second time in 29 years that a new coalition was formed without any of the Haredi parties. A record 48 new members of the Knesset were sworn in that day, vowing to revolutionize the system including the...

  • How ‘Transparent’ became the most important new series of the year

    2 weeks ago

    There's a phrase that has become popular among the kids today--'in your feelings,' or 'in my feelings.' As in, 'Oh, I was just all in my feelings the other day.' It's a way of admitting to being emotional, perhaps to a fault, and humorously exposing that vulnerability, owning it to...

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