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  • Hollywood: Your Home Away from Home Part 1

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    5 hours ago

    Part One: A night out in Hollywood is many people's dream come true! I recommend dinner at the Bowery, a show at Pantages and a night at the Redbury, "Your Home Away From Home!" VIDEOA Night out in Los Angeles the Bowery and Pantages Theater  From the Bowery: "The Bowery brings...

  • Sonia Delaunay’s absorbing aesthetics in art and fashion

    By Milad Doroudian

    8 hours ago

    They say that fashion and art are usually very different things, yet of course we know that cannot be true, mainly because of the intrinsic aesthetic values that they share so fully and totally. When we speak of fashion, Orphism, and even poetry Sonia Delaunay cannot be taken out...

  • For Princess Charlotte, a pretty in pink gift from the Israeli president

    8 hours ago

    Who knew Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had such a keen fashion sense?

    As the media frenzy surrounding the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child continued through Monday, Rivlin and his wife, First Lady Nechama Rivlin — grandparents of six — sent the newborn...

  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas leader favors peace, Netanyahu not committed to 2 states

    9 hours ago

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Hamas leader Khaled Meshal is in favor of the peace process with Israel and that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.

    Carter also told Israel Channel 2 on Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not in favor of a...

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  • 2 gunmen killed after firing at Texas building with Muhammad cartoon exhibit

    9 hours ago

    Two gunmen were shot dead by police after they fired toward a Texas building that was featuring an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad organized by an anti-Islamic organization.

    A security guard was injured in the leg by the gunmen in the Sunday night incident, which...

  • Body of missing Israeli hiker found in Nepal

    9 hours ago

    The last unaccounted-for Israeli following the earthquake in Nepal was found dead in the remote Langtang area.

    The body of Or Asraf, 22, was located Sunday morning, the Israeli ZAKA rescue and recovery organization announced. It likely will not be recovered until Monday, when a...

  • SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, 47, dies at hotel gym

    10 hours ago

    SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, a person close to the family said Monday.

    Goldberg, the spouse of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, collapsed at the gym, and efforts to revive him there and at a...

  • Israel warns of Tunisia terror attack as Lag b’Omer ceremony nears

    10 hours ago

    Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning for Tunisia in advance of a traditional Lag b’Omer procession.

    The warning issued Saturday night called on Israelis to avoid visiting Tunisia and to leave the country as soon as possible. It said that recent information...

  • Lieberman: Yisrael Beiteinu party to sit in opposition

    12 hours ago

    Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beiteinu party would not join the new government coalition and he was resigning as foreign minister.

    Lieberman, who heads the right-wing party, said in an announcement on Monday that he would submit a letter of resignation later in the day and...

  • Netanyahu meets with Ethiopian-Israeli soldier beaten by police

    12 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Ethiopian-Israeli soldier who was beaten by police officers for coming out against violence, calling it “true leadership.”

    On Monday, Netanyahu met with Damas Pakada, whose beating last week was captured on videotape. The...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis, police clash in Tel Aviv during demonstration

    12 hours ago

    A demonstration in Tel Aviv by thousands protesting police brutality against Ethiopian-Israelis degenerated into violence.

    As evening fell on Sunday, protesters in Rabin Square threw bottles at mounted police and clashed with officers. At least 41 police officers and...

  • What would a new U.K. Prime Minister mean for Israel?

    13 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Israeli government will be carefully watching for the results of this week’s election in Britain to see if one of their closest allies in Europe is unseated. The United Kingdom is voting in its least predictable election in...

  • Arabic on Jerusalem’s light rail

    13 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Avital Horn led her students onto the Jerusalem light rail train. All dressed in purple T-shirts, she began an Arabic lesson with the giggling teenagers.

    “Good morning,” she said cheerfully in Arabic.

    “Good morning,” they...

  • IDF Tech Saves Lives in Nepal, 3-D Car, NASA and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    13 hours ago

    An Inside Look at the IDF’s Unique Medical Technology in Nepal

    As part of the IDF’s humanitarian mission to Nepal, a field hospital has been built near Kathmandu. This past week, people affected by the earthquake have been receiving the same treatment as offered in the most...

  • Pinning of yellow star on 3-year-old reignites Israeli education debate

    13 hours ago

    On April 19, Keren Zachmi’s daughter returned from her kindergarten near Tel Aviv wearing a yellow patch emblazoned with the word “Jude.”

    A teacher had put the yellow star on 17 kindergarteners so they would feel like Holocaust victims during Yom Hashoah, Israel’s national...

  • Merkel says Germans can never forget death camp horrors

    13 hours ago

    Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich.

    In a moving speech to 120 elderly...

  • Israel’s Ethiopian protest: Crying ‘racism’ doesn’t solve the problem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    18 hours ago

    Israel has a problem with its police force. It is a problem that needs fixing – one task that the incoming government better not neglect. In recent months, Israel learned that senior policemen systematically harassed policewomen and women who are not in the police force; it was...

  • Mayweather vs. Pacquiao – May the PacMan Win

    By Ilana Angel

    3 days ago

    Saturday, May 2nd is a day people have been looking forward to for years. I am not a boxing fan but I know all about this fight because Mayweather is a tool and Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest men in the world. I will be watching the fight with the hope Manny wins. Manny is a...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    This weekend, I would like to introduce one of the ultimate Israeli dishes – the Sabich!


    If you’ve ever been to Israel, you’ve probably tasted this divine sandwich, consisting of pita bread stuffed with fried eggplant, hard boiled eggs, hummus, tahini, Israeli salad, boiled...

  • Heffron Drive

    By Joy Bennett

    3 days ago

    I went to see the band Heffron Drive at the Mint in Los Angeles last night -- good show!

  • Don’t Just Stand There — Do Something Holy

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    “You shall not stand by [the shedding of] your fellow's blood. I am Hashem.”

    Lev. 19:16 I was driving on cold morning down the highway in New Jersey and a car ahead of me suddenly veered left, went off the road, and then careened back across the highway. The car crossed some...

  • IDF investigates suspected gang rape at air force base

    3 days ago

    Four troops are suspected of raping a female soldier in one of the Israel Defense Forces’ worst-ever sex crime cases.

    Military Police detectives suspect the soldiers took turns raping the soldier last month at the Hatzerim Israel Air Force base near Beersheba, according to a...

  • Israeli military worries over troops’ use of social media

    3 days ago

    Israel's armed forces see a growing threat in instant messaging applications -- both to battlefield secrecy and to the privacy of women soldiers.

    According to official military journal Bamahane, the number of troop indictments for sex crimes has almost doubled since 2012, with...

  • Six Baltimore cops charged in death of Gray, one with murder

    3 days ago

    A Baltimore police officer was charged with murder and five others with lesser charges in the death of a black man who suffered a critical neck injury while riding inside a police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on Friday.

    Freddie Gray, who died in hospital a week after his...

  • Liberal Jewish U.S. Senator Sanders to challenge Clinton in 2016 race

    3 days ago

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, launched a long-shot bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, a move likely to pressure Hillary Clinton from the left on issues from income inequality to corporate governance.

    Sanders, one of the...

  • Ethiopian Israelis riot in Jerusalem over attacks by police

    3 days ago

    Ethiopian-Israeli protesters clashed with police during demonstrations throughout Jerusalem over two attacks against Ethiopian-Israelis by Israeli law enforcement.

    On Thursday afternoon, some 1,000 protesters blocked roads and the Jerusalem Light Rail, and threw rocks and bottles...

  • The German Nobelist who defied Hitler

    By  Tom Tugend

    4 days ago

    The auction of a Nobel Prize gold medallion on Thursday (4/30) has brought unexpected attention to a German professor who shielded Jewish students during the Hitler era and defended anti-Nazi resistors.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1927 to Heinrich Otto Wieland, a...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim with Rabbi Ilan Glazer

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Ilan Glazer of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Memphis, Tennessee. Rabbi Glazer was ordained in 2012 by ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He has a B.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Comparative Literature...

  • Striking Down Marriage Equality Bans Would Protect Religious Liberty

    4 days ago

    Love. Commitment. Trust. These are the values that form the basis of a marriage. Yet, the equal right to civil marriage has been denied to loving, committed same-sex couples throughout our country’s history.  As the Supreme Court considers oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a...

  • In heritage month proclamation, Obama says U.S. Jews still face bigotry

    4 days ago

    Jews continue to face bigotry in the United States, President Barack Obama said in his Jewish Heritage Month proclamation.

    “This year, Jewish American Heritage Month begins as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau by American soldiers,” Obama...

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