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  • Baking with olive oil: Rich brownies and almond and cranberry cookies

    6 hours ago

    Making a healthy start to the year, I went into the kitchen on New Year's Day to cook with olive oil. Now I know there are all sorts of people, chefs among them, who will claim "you can't cook with extra virgin olive oil."

    Where they get this from is a mystery, but it's a myth...

  • Jewish day schools in two US cities receive threatening phone calls

    6 hours ago

    Threats to Jewish day schools in two U.S. cities prompted police investigations a day after Jewish schools in Britain received bomb threats.

    The Perelman Jewish Day School in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, received a threatening phone call at 10:30 a.m....

  • Presidents Conference meets with Erdogan amid Turkey-Israel reconciliation efforts

    7 hours ago

    A delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey and Israel seek to improve ties.

    Stephen Greenberg, the chairman of the umbrella foreign policy body for U.S. Jewish groups, and Malcolm...

  • Nevada’s Democratic caucus conflicts with Shabbat

    7 hours ago

    Sabbath-observing Jewish Democrats will be shut out of the party’s caucus in Nevada.

    The country’s third primary election is scheduled for Feb. 20, a Saturday, at noon. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator, is considered the favorite in Nevada against her...

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  • UNESCO recognizes Israel’s Aleppo Codex in registry of world treasures

    7 hours ago

    The Aleppo Codex — believed to be the world’s oldest surviving copy of the Hebrew Bible — has been officially recognized as a treasured item by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

    The codex, which is on permanent display at the Israel Museum in...

  • Has Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness been overhyped?

    8 hours ago

    Bernie Sanders is on the verge of making political history on Tuesday night. Sanders, a self-declared socialist senator from Vermont, is expected to beat Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary of 2016. That in and of itself would be an achievement. Sanders...

  • Haredi Orthodox Jews riot to thwart arrest of draft dodger

    8 hours ago

    Haredi Orthodox Jews rioted in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod when military police arrived to arrest a draft dodger.

    Dozens of demonstrators overturned a military police vehicle and threw rocks during the protest between Monday night and Tuesday morning. No injuries were...

  • Iran successfully hacked former IDF chief’s files

    8 hours ago

    The computer database of a former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff reportedly was compromised in an Iranian cyber attack late last year.

    Yaser Balaghi, a hacker working for Iran, gained access to the full contents of the unidentified army leader’s computer, the Times of...

  • Recipe: Sicilian fish with tomatoes, olives and capers

    9 hours ago

    One of the most beautiful cities in Sicily is Syracuse, which has a history extending to the ancient Greeks. There is a method of cooking in Syracuse, especially applied to Sicilian fish, but other foods as well, that makes for beguiling dishes.

    Stemperata is a Syracusean method...

  • Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

    9 hours ago

    Martin Shkreli faces a new legal headache, a lawsuit claiming that his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist, who now wants the former drug executive to pay for them.

    In a complaint filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court,...

  • Insurgents Trump and Sanders seek lift at New Hampshire primary

    9 hours ago

    The insurgent candidates in the 2016 presidential race, billionaire Republican Donald Trump and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, looked likely to get a lift on Tuesday at the New Hampshire primary elections by defeating mainstream rivals.

    In an election year when Americans...

  • Israel planning to surround country with security fences

    9 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government is preparing a plan to completely surround the country with security fences.

    “At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all,” Netanyahu said Tuesday while on a tour of the...

  • Bar Refaeli: Living with Leonardo DiCaprio in US should exempt me from Israeli taxes

    10 hours ago

    Supermodel Bar Refaeli told Israeli tax authorities that she should be exempt from paying her 2009-10 taxes because she was living with then-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio in his mansion in the United States.

    Refaeli, 30, is suspected of failing to report gifts and discounts on...

  • Pro-Palestinian hacker dumps data of thousands of US gov’t employees

    10 hours ago

    An anonymous pro-Palestinian hacker released the employee information of thousands of people who work at the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

    On Sunday and Monday, the hacker dumped data including employees’ email addresses, phone numbers and job...

  • North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks

    10 hours ago

    North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last month and launched a long-range rocket on Saturday, could begin to recover plutonium from a restarted nuclear reactor within weeks, the director of U.S. National Intelligence said on Tuesday.

    James Clapper said that in...

  • U.S.-Iranian businessman’s jailing sends chilling message to investors

    10 hours ago

    When Iran and the United States sealed the implementation of a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program with a prisoner exchange last month, Siamak Namazi was among the detainees some expected to be freed by the Iranian authorities.

    The businessman with dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship...

  • Obama to propose $200 million to battle Islamic State in Africa

    10 hours ago

    President Barack Obama is proposing about $200 million in new military spending to confront Islamic State in north and west Africa, U.S. defense officials said ahead of Tuesday's budget rollouts for the next fiscal year.

    U.S. officials declined to specify to which nations the...

  • Film on French fugitive living free in Israel stirs unease

    10 hours ago

    An authoritative voice and phone credit was all Gilbert Chikli needed to steal millions of euros from seasoned bankers and businessmen in his native France.

    One of France’s most famous criminals, the 50-year-old Chikli was sentenced in May by a Paris court to seven years in jail...

  • Sharansky’s campus tour with Michael Douglas, talking Israel, anti-Semitism and how to combat BDS

    By Jared Sichel

    10 hours ago

    People in the audience at UC Santa Barbara’s Pollack Theater on the evening of Feb. 3 weren’t quite sure what to make of Michael Douglas clapping one hand against the other and then against his leg.

    Until he said in his trademark New York accent, “That’s the Cossacks.”

    He was...

  • Israeli Arab List chairman: We want to be part of the process

    11 hours ago

    It is nearly 9 pm in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament; its cafeteria abuzz and Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List – the block of four Arab parties – is preparing to enjoy a much needed bowl of hot soup. He’s surrounded by a diverse cast of fellow parliamentarians including...

  • For Valentine’s Day, a tender tale of love and meatballs

    11 hours ago

    It's that time of year when a rash of stories appears to suggest, despite hard science to the contrary, that certain foods -- oysters, chocolate or what have you -- fire up the libido. A recipe, on the other hand, can have a different kind of romantic power. It might stir up...

  • Austrian prosecutors: Mauthausen Holocaust survivors may be called criminals

    11 hours ago

    Prosecutors in an Austrian city reaffirmed Nazi logic by failing to indict authors of a magazine article that called Holocaust survivors murderers and criminals, the president of Vienna’s Jewish community said.

    Oskar Deutsch made the statement Monday concerning the recent...

  • Dutch deputy PM: Anti-Semitic abuse keeps me off social media

    11 hours ago

    The deputy prime minister of the Netherlands said he has stopped interacting on social media because of anti-Semitic abuse against him.

    Lodewijk Asscher, who has Jewish ancestors, in a post Tuesday on Facebook titled “Disrespectful Dog” lists the handles of several Twitter users...

  • Founder of Orthodox muckraker blog Failed Messiah sells – but did he sell out?

    11 hours ago

    He has been compared to a piece of rotting meat and lauded as a muckraking champion of the voiceless.

    Now Scott Rosenberg — better known as Shmarya Rosenberg — has signed off and sold Failed Messiah, his controversial blog tracking the foibles of Orthodox Jews. But Rosenberg is...

  • Israeli jogger stabbed in West Bank

    12 hours ago

    A Jewish-Israeli jogger was moderately wounded in a stabbing near a West Bank settlement.

    The victim was stabbed in the shoulder on Tuesday evening at the entrance to Neve Daniel in the Gush Etzion bloc and taken to a Jerusalem hospital. Israeli security forces were searching the...

  • Sanders wins Dixville Notch, first vote in New Hampshire’s primary

    12 hours ago

    Bernie Sanders won the vote in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the first balloting in the state holding the country’s first primary.

    The town has nine registered voters, and the four Democrats went for Sanders, an Independent U.S. senator from neighboring Vermont.

    On the...

  • Sheldon Adelson’s attorney: Billionaire does not own Israel Hayom daily newspaper

    12 hours ago

    An attorney for Sheldon Adelson told Israel’s Supreme Court that the billionaire casino magnate does not own the daily newspaper Israel Hayom.

    At a hearing Monday in the Supreme Court, attorney Avigdor Klagsbald disclosed for the first time that the newspaper is owned by an...

  • Poll of Jewish New Yorkers: Hillary leads, Rubio and Sanders most favorable

    12 hours ago

    Hillary Clinton has a comfortable lead over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the New York primary for the Democratic nomination in 2016, a new poll showed on Monday.

    According to the Siena Research poll, Clinton leads Sanders 55 to 34 percent in a head-to-head matchup among...

  • Adar: Conflict and joy and a recipe for stuffed dates

    12 hours ago

    This article first appeared on Neesh Noosh

    We are encouraged to celebrate and have more joy than normal during the month of Adar.

    “The whole month of Adar is learning how to grow and heal through joy and laughter. . . . . the main reason we came into this world is to experience...

  • Jewish groups slam Ted Nugent for anti-Semitic gun control post

    12 hours ago

    Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent came under fire from Jewish groups for an anti-Semitic Facebook post blaming prominent Jews for pushing gun control.

    On Monday, Nugent shared a graphic featuring images of 12 Jews — including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor...

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