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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 hour ago

    This week, I would like to introduce you to an Israeli musical group that you may have encountered before during one of your YouTube browses.

    The Fountainheads is a group of young Israeli singers, dancers, and musicians, all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for...

  • Austria will not return Klimt painting to heir of Jewish owners

    2 hours ago

     An Austrian government advisory board recommended against returning a 112-foot artwork by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of the Jewish art dealer who sold it.

    The panel, which examines claims over works of art looted by the Nazis, unanimously recommended Friday against returning “The...

  • U.S. said to prepare corruption charges against Sen. Menendez

    2 hours ago

    The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday.

    Citing unnamed sources briefed on the case, CNN said the charges center on allegations that Menendez used his office to promote the...

  • ADL condemns Farrakhan’s claim that Jews were behind 9/11

    2 hours ago

    The Anti-Defamation League condemned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as the “leading anti-Semite in America” after a speech in which he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    “At a time when anti-Semitic attitudes are at historic...

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  • ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ exhibition – 600 artifacts and a touch of controversy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    2 hours ago

    “I want to introduce you to the person responsible for bringing “The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” to Los Angeles,” Jeffrey Rudolph, president of the California Science Center, which is hosting the highly-anticipated show, said at a press conference last week.

    Rudolph then...

  • Documentary film pioneer Albert Maysles; 88

    2 hours ago

    Jewish documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, known for films such as “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter,” died Thursday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 88.

    The cause of death is not yet known.

    Maysles, once called the “best American cameraman” by Jean-Luc Godard, was one...

  • Alan Lightman turns to remembering a life in the South

    4 hours ago

    It feels as if Alan Lightman has been forgetting large pieces of his past for decades; his reinvention seems intentional.  This very talented 66-year-old writer and theoretical physicist has produced beautiful works of fiction that examine the fragility of the human experience...

  • Many Muslim pupils resist Holocaust education, Dutch lawmakers hear

    6 hours ago

    A number of Dutch schools refrain from teaching about the Holocaust because of resistance from Muslim pupils, teachers told lawmakers.

    The centrist Christian Union party held a roundtable discussion about Holocaust education with teachers and other professionals Wednesday in...

  • You haven’t seen a Bar Mitzvah invite video quite like this

    6 hours ago

    This bar mitzvah invite really raises the bar.

    Brody Criz and his family parodied five Top 40 hits for an epic bar mitzvah invitation that has since gotten 800,000 hits on YouTube.

    Criz riffs on "Happy," "All of Me," "Royals," "Let It Go" and "Blurred Lines" in the four-minute clip, subbing song lyrics for jokes that reference rabbis, the Old Testament, and Manischewitz.

    Read more at Daily News.

  • Exclusive Clip: ‘Deli Man’

    6 hours ago

    Read about the film at The Ticket.

  • BBC journalist defends claim that Netanyahu used ‘Holocaust card’

    6 hours ago

    A BBC journalist defended his claim that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exploited the Holocaust to further his agenda.

    Jeremy Bowen, the Middle East editor for the British Broadcasting Corporation, made the claim on Twitter on Tuesday, during Netanyahu’s speech to the...

  • Ki Tisa: Anxiety and Desire

    8 hours ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    In this week’s parsha, Ki Tisa, an epic moment occurs when Moses descends Mount Sinai with the tablets inscribed with the 10 Commandments and finds the Israelites worshiping the Golden Calf. He throws down the tablets, shattering...

  • Argentine investigator to review evidence suggesting Nisman was murdered

    8 hours ago

    The justice official probing the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman said she would review new findings suggesting that he was murdered.

    Prosecutor Viviana Fein announced the review in speaking to journalists on Friday about the death of Nisman, who on Jan. 18 was found...

  • Netanyahu considered withdrawal on basis of 1967 lines

    8 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered an agreement with the Palestinians that would have uprooted West Bank settlements and recognized Palestinian claims in Jerusalem, according to a document obtained by an Israeli daily.

    The document, revealed Friday by Yedioth...

  • Palestinian vehicle attack injures at least five in Jerusalem

    8 hours ago

    Seven people sustained moderate to minor injuries when a car rammed into a group of pedestrians standing at a light rail station in east Jerusalem.

    Police are treating Friday morning’s incident on Shimon HaTzadik Street as a terrorist attack.

    Six of the injured are female...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Ki Tisa with Rabbi Gabe Greenberg

    By Shmuel Rosner

    13 hours ago

    Our Guest this week is Rabbi Gabe Greenberg, rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans since June of 2014. Originally from New England, Rabbi Gabe studied at Yeshivat HaMivtar and the Pardes Institute in Israel, before returning to the states to study for his semikha and...

  • Harrison Ford hospitalized after Santa Monica plane crash

    1 day ago

    Actor Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday in the crash of a small airplane outside Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported.

    Reuters could not immediately confirm the report on TMZ, which said that Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head and was taken to a nearby...

  • Iran hints might not reject 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

    1 day ago

    Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail.

    U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a...

  • Jewish Women’s Conference allows women to let down their hair

    By Danielle Berrin

    1 day ago

    The fourth annual Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California, held March 1 at UCLA’s Covel Commons, proved a fertile testing ground for women’s issues today, drawing nearly 200 women of all ages and religious backgrounds to a daylong female-centric confab. Sponsored by the...

  • Nisman’s ex-wife: Late AMIA prosecutor was murdered

    1 day ago

    Forensic tests on the body of an Argentine state prosecutor who died days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran's alleged role in a 1994 bombing indicate that he was murdered, his ex-wife said on Thursday.

    The mysterious circumstances...

  • PLO votes to cut security cooperation with Israel

    1 day ago

    The central council of the Palestine Liberation Organization has decided to end all of its security cooperation with Israel.

    In a statement issued Thursday, the PLO explained that the decision was made in response to “Israel’s systematic and ongoing non-compliance with its...

  • Zhenya Gershman, ‘Larger Than Life’

    1 day ago

    Although she stands at 5-foot-10, the artist Zhenya Gershman is not imposing. Her canvases, on the other hand, are grand, standing up to 7 feet tall, befitting their subjects: actors, musicians and celebrities who very much live up to their billing in the aptly titled new...

  • Where is Obama’s grand vision?

    By David Suissa

    1 day ago

    For a man who reveres Abraham Lincoln, President Barack Obama has shown little inspiration in his foreign policy, especially in the Middle East.

    His first initiative was an apologetic speech in Cairo where he acknowledged America’s mistakes and let Muslim and Arab leaders know...

  • What billionaires owe the Jewish community

    1 day ago

    In the past decade, a new class of Jewish mega-givers has emerged, reshaping the Jewish philanthropic landscape.

    This has been, without a doubt, a tremendous boon for Jewish life. Super-donors are facilitating the expansion of the Jewish enterprise. With their largesse, more...

  • Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

    1 day ago

    It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper.

    A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive...

  • Homeland Security bill includes $13 million for religious and other nonprofit groups

    1 day ago

    Funding for the Department of Homeland Security passed by Congress Tuesday includes $13 million for security at religious and other nonprofit institutions.

    The Orthodox Union, Jewish Federations of North America and Agudath Israel of America applauded the passage of the funding...

  • NYC schools to close for Muslim holidays

    1 day ago

    New York will become the first major city to close its public schools for Muslim holidays.

    Schools will be shuttered for the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, which rotate around the secular calendar because they are pegged to the Muslim non-leap lunar calendar. Several other...

  • Khamenei hospitalized in serious condition

    1 day ago

     Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly has been hospitalized with late-stage cancer.

    Unofficial reports have emerged that Khamenei, 75, has stage-four prostate cancer and two years left to live, according to the Jerusalem Post. Khamenei reportedly has had the...

  • Egypt may import natural gas from Israel

    1 day ago

    Egypt might import natural gas from Israel, according to a senior Egyptian government official.

    Egypt would import the natural gas, drilled in the Mediterranean Sea off of Israel’s coast, if its price is low enough, and if one of the drilling companies drops a legal action...

  • Iran FM: Iran “has saved Jews three times in its history”

    1 day ago

    In an extensive interview, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel of supporting terrorism, said Iran does not want to produce a nuclear weapon and praised his country for protecting Jews.

    Speaking to NBC News’ Ann Curry Wednesday, Zarif said the current...

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