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  • Fashion and Feminism: Oscar de la Renta

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    7 hours ago

    Bragham Young correctly observed, "You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation." Oscar de la Renta inhaled and exhaled fashion to generation of women.

    Fashion has always been attacked by those who simplify and categorize too easily.  For...

  • The West Bank and Gaza: Give economics a chance

    9 hours ago

    In the wake of this summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, it is evident that neither party achieved its military or political objectives. And while a cease-fire is currently in place, fundamental steps to resolve the conflict aren’t on the agenda. Given a history of costly and...

  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer: “We Can Survive” Concert October 24, 2014

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    9 hours ago

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    STAR-STUDDED “WE CAN SURVIVE” CONCERT

    AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL TO BENEFIT

    LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER

    OCTOBER 24. 2014 #WCS

    Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Alicia Keys, Sia, Paramore and Lady Antebellum

    and Gwen Stefani to Headline

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    Join me at...

  • Does slavery have a future? The ISIS challenge through Jewish lens

    10 hours ago

    Human Rights Watch recounts the journey from slavery to freedom of Rewshe, a Yazidi teenager from the Iraqi village of Sinjar, who was among 200 women and girls carried to Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria. There, she was auctioned off for $1,000 but escaped before her...

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  • Calendar October 25-31

    By Laura Donney

    10 hours ago

    SAT | OCT 25 
     
    B.J. NOVAK 
     
    While a book with the title “A Book With No Pictures” might initially sound like a turn off to children, this former “The Office” writer and actor guarantees a good time for both kids and parents. Demanding that every single word on...
  • Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

    10 hours ago

    President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.

    U.S. officials said there was no specific indication of a similar attack in the United States, but reinforced...

  • Letters to the editor: Yom Kippur, Eid, Peace Now and Jews against evil

    10 hours ago

    Putting ‘Exist’ in ‘Coexistence’ 
     
    I found Simone Wilson’s article about the overlapping of Yom Kippur and the Muslim feast of Eid ul-Adha heart-warming and hopeful (“A Rare and Peaceful ‘Eid Kippur’ in Israel,” Oct. 10). It is remarkable that leaders from both sides met...
  • Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized

    10 hours ago

    Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. 
     
    The buses had their tires slashed and ads defaced with spray paint in the Charedi Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim. Charedi men were responsible for the...
  • Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian State on 1967 lines

    10 hours ago

    Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. 
     
    Some 75 percent also are against ceding control of the Jordan Valley, and 76 percent oppose the division of Jerusalem, according to a survey conducted...
  • L.A.-Eilat task force kicks off with water meeting at City Hall

    By Jared Sichel

    11 hours ago

    On the heels of a cooperative agreement signed in March between the governments of Israel and California, the cities of Los Angeles and Eilat built on a 55-year sister-city relationship, holding an inaugural task force meeting Oct. 20 at Los Angeles City Hall. 

    The gathering,...

  • Poll: Majority of Denmark citizens want circumcision banned

    11 hours ago

    A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned.

    The survey was released Tuesday, the day before a parliamentary hearing believed to be a potential first step in implementing a circumcision ban. Two Danish...

  • Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson

    11 hours ago

    Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Justice, I responded to the call to the people of Ferguson that their...

  • Distant Cousins find family in music

    11 hours ago

    The Los Angeles-based trio Distant Cousins blend soaring harmonies and a folk-rock sensibility to make pop music that’s quickly developing a devoted local following. Their songs fit well in the current trend of Americana/roots-rock revival, but they also have a sound of their own. ...
  • Admit One: Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

    By Beit T'shuvah

    12 hours ago

    By Nicole Goodman

     

    There are many cultural norms in our generation that are aimed to attack individuals. In the past, I believed that people who went to the movies alone signified that they were lonely, unwanted, and straight up creepy. This is until I became one of them.

    ...

  • At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border

    13 hours ago

    At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said.

    The attackers fired guns and an anti-tank missile at the Israelis and...

  • Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

    13 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the light rail attack in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old girl.

    The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, on his official Twitter feed identified the driver of...

  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter. Should we listen?

    15 hours ago

    Monica Lewinsky has come full circle. The Jewish woman who, with some justice, described herself as “the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet” returned to the cybersphere on Monday with a Twitter account.

    Is she a glutton for...

  • Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

    15 hours ago

    A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

    ...
  • Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

    15 hours ago

    If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.

    With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat from Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Syria...

  • Infant killed, 8 hurt in suspected terror attack on Jerusalem light rail

    16 hours ago

    A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

    A hospital official said the driver later died of his injuries.

    ...
  • Canadian parliament locked down, one suspected gunman reported dead

    16 hours ago

    A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

    A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building,...

  • Haredim’s refusal to sit next to opposite sex delays Delta flight

    16 hours ago

    A Delta Airlines flight to Israel was delayed after haredi Orthodox men and women deplaned rather than sit next to members of the opposite sex.

    The flight Monday night from New York’s Kennedy Airport arrived more than an hour late on Tuesday afternoon due to the incident,...

  • French Jewish leader indicted for calling Dieudonne ‘professional anti-Semite’

    16 hours ago

    Roger Cukierman, president of France’s largest Jewish group, was indicted for calling the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “professional anti-Semite.”

    Cukierman, who heads the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities and organizations, announced the indictment on Monday in a ...

  • Hagel, meeting with Yaalon, reaffirms U.S.-Israel defense relationship

    17 hours ago

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reaffirmed the United States’ “deep commitment” to Israel’s  security,  and the importance of the U.S.-Israel defense relationship during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart.

    Hagel and Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon met Tuesday...

  • NBC photographer with Jewish roots recovers from Ebola

    17 hours ago

    NBC photographer Ashoka Mukpo is free of the Ebola virus and will leave the hospital.

    Mukpo, whose biological father is Jewish, is expected to leave the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Wednesday, Reuters reported. He arrived there from Liberia on Oct. 6.

    He was the first...

  • Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant

    17 hours ago

    Iran arrested what it claimed were several suspected foreign spies in the southern province of Bushehr, home to the country’s first nuclear power plant.

    Fars News Service, the country’s semi-official news agency, reported Tuesday on the arrests but did not provide further...

  • 2 Israeli soldiers hurt in attack launched from Egypt

    17 hours ago

    Two Israeli soldiers were injured when troops came under fire on the border with Egypt.

    The soldiers, one female and one male, were evacuated to the hospital, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

    They serve in the Caracal Battalion, which is responsible...

  • Contemplating hypocrisy and double standards

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    17 hours ago

    Hypocrisy – the ability to do certain things and then criticize others for doing the exact same thing, is part of being a human being. We do it constantly, and in the age of social networks –we have no shame in sharing our hypocrite thoughts with the world. We try to hide it behind...

  • Final Kindness: Honoring K’rovei Yisr’ael

    Rick Light

    22 hours ago

    An important question arose during a series of talks on Jewish death practices about the beauty and power of Jewish burial and mourning practices. After the formal presentation, a Jewish woman explained that her husband was not Jewish, but they were both very active in the local...

  • The Heschel Exchange, part 3: On Kaplan and the God of the Bible

    By Shmuel Rosner

    23 hours ago

    Rabbi Shai Held is Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. Before that, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakha at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of...

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