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  • ‘Catch the Jew’ by Tuvia Tenenbom

    By Tom Tugend

    8 hours ago

    Tuvia Tenenbom the author of “Catch the Jew!”  (Gefen Publishing House) was born into an ultra-Orthodox family in Jerusalem. After decades in Germany and the United States, the blond, rotund gonzo journalist and theater director returned to his native land and the Palestinian...

  • Just released ADL audit shows significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents

    By Ryan Torok

    9 hours ago

    One Shabbat this past August, Jewish comedian Elon Gold was walking with his family when they were confronted by a Middle Eastern-looking man who harassed them and shouted, “I hope your children die! Just like you are killing children in Gaza!”

    This local incident was one of many...

  • Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service

    9 hours ago

    Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists.

    Co-owners Kanye West, Daft...

  • Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

    13 hours ago

    The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense...

  • Producer Harvey Weinstein investigated for alleged sexual assault

    14 hours ago

    Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by the NYPD on allegations of sexual assault.

    An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to FOX411 that Weinstein had been accused and subsequently questioned by the police, but said no arrest has been made.

    The New York Daily News reports the 63-year-old groped a 22-year-old Italian woman around 6 p.m. Friday at the Tribeca Film Center.

    Read more at Fox News.

  • Daily Kickoff: Hillary talks to Malcolm | O’Malley learns Heschel | Obama’s favorite Iowa hotel

    14 hours ago

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    2016 WATCH: Hillary talks to Malcolm: "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a telephone discussion with Malcolm Hoenlein... that she thinks “we need to all work together to return the...

  • One dead, one hurt as two try to ram U.S. spy agency gates

    14 hours ago

    Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, officials said.

    The two, who were dressed in women's clothes and may be transgender, tried to ram a sport utility vehicle into...

  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    15 hours ago

    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced on Monday that he is running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world.


  • Germanwings crash pilot previously had suicidal tendencies

    15 hours ago

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said on Monday.

    "Several years ago before obtaining his pilot's license the co-pilot was in a long...

  • ‘The Daily Show’ chooses Jon Stewart’s successor

    16 hours ago

    Trevor Noah, a biracial comedian from South Africa, will succeed Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.

    Noah, 31, joined the show as recently as September, and has had only three appearances on the program, according to The New York Times. In one, Noah ...

  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    16 hours ago

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Netanyahu to visiting senators: Proposed deal ‘paves way’ for Iranian bomb

    16 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of U.S. senators in Jerusalem that a proposed deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear program “paves Iran’s way to the bomb.”

    Netanyahu met Sunday morning in Jerusalem with the delegation led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the...

  • Report: Many Jewish leaders sought leniency for Met Council’s Rapfogel

    16 hours ago

    Many high-profile Jewish leaders called on New York’s attorney general to go easy on William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who stole $9 million from the charity, according to a new report.

    The Rapfogel backers included 19 rabbis,...

  • Will Netanyahu join partners’ push for the poor?

    16 hours ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel got his wish in last week’s elections: a larger and more stable right-wing government marching in lockstep on security and diplomacy.

    But while the coming coalition may be more unified when it comes to the conflict with the...

  • Chassidic Pop Art: Moully’s Colourful Soul

    By Milad Doroudian

    17 hours ago

    There are things that just don’t seem to mix at times, such as mustard on oatmeal, but when it comes to pop-art and Hasidic Judaism, you might just be surprised at how well the two go together.

    Yitzchok Moully, a rabbi, a man of learning, and a brilliant artist dwells...

  • Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case

    17 hours ago

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman.

    The ruling in Jerusalem District Court reversed a 2012 acquittal of...

  • Hackathon For Good, Saturn Time, Passover Surprise and More – This Week from The Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    17 hours ago

    Investment in Israeli cyber companies reaches $250 million

    "Investments in cyber companies in Israel have amounted to more than $250 million, and Israeli cyber companies have been acquired this year for a total sum of more than $1 billion," Israel National Cyber Bureau chief Dr....

  • Iran negotiations: The critical importance of ‘Lausanne’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    22 hours ago

    Does today feel to you like a special day? Has the last month felt to you like a critical month? Did the last winter feel to you – in the words Ulysses S. Grant used to describe the winter of 1860-61 – like “one of great excitement”?

    There are critical decisions that are preceded...

  • Preparing for Pesach - Yesterday and Today

    By Revital Belz

    1 day ago

    Our first year married we thought we could swing the Pesach cleaning ourselves in 2 days- boy, were we wrong!

    The second year, with a six-month-old-baby, we had just moved into a new apartment, which was basically clean already. A friend of my husband’s, who had helped us with...

  • Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises as Israel hopes for failure

    2 days ago

    Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points.

    The news came as Israel said the details of a possible agreement emerging from talks...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    Do you enjoy your occasional opera and classical music? Do you enjoy it even better when it’s mixed with modern pop? If so, you must start listening to Israeli singer David D’Or – an Israeli singer, composer and songwriter, who has a vocal range of more than four octaves (which is...

  • Italy’s top court acquits Amanda Knox of murder

    3 days ago

    Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

    The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict to have been passed on Knox, 27, and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the lethal stabbing.

    It had been widely expected that, even if the court overturned the previous convictions, it would order a retrial.

  • Woman arrested for sexual abuse of teenagers at a bar mitzvah

    3 days ago

    A 32-year-old woman was arrested for alleged sex crimes at a bar mitzvah in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Lindsey Ann Radomski reportedly exposed her breasts to several guests at a bar mitzvah party before engaging in oral sex with a 15-year-old boy, Azcentral.com reported.

    Radomski, who...

  • Jury rules gender not reason Silicon Valley executive not promoted

    4 days ago

    A California jury decided that gender was not the reason venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not promote former partner Ellen Pao, and that Pao was not substantially harmed because of Kleiner's decisions.

    The verdict was still being read in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday in a case that helped spark a broad discussion about sexism in Silicon Valley.

  • New restrictions on L.A. residential development

    By Aron Chilewich

    4 days ago

    Los Angeles City Council has approved temporary restrictions on the alteration or development of homes in areas where residents have expressed frustration with home builders demolishing existing houses and replacing them with much larger structures that neighbors believe are at...

  • Following grave desecration, Tunisian president vows to defend Jews

    4 days ago

     In the wake of the desecration of a Jewish sage’s grave, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi promised a European rabbinical body he would protect his country’s Jews.

    Essebsi, who won the country’s presidential election last year, made the pledge this week during a meeting with...

  • Holocaust survivors to restore Polish Torah scroll

    4 days ago

    Holocaust commemoration activists invited survivors in Britain to help restore a Holocaust Torah scroll.

    The Torah scroll project will be launched in London on March 29 at a ceremony hosted by Britain’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, the...

  • Ukrainian Jewish surgeon claims attackers shouted anti-Semitic epithets

    4 days ago

     A Jewish physician from Ukraine was severely beaten in what he said was an anti-Semitic assault.

    Oleksanr Dukhovskoi, a chief pediatric neurosurgeon in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, told the television station 9 TV that he believed the assault Sunday was ordered by...

  • Islamic Movement of Israel leader gets 11-month sentence for incitement

    4 days ago

    An Israeli court sentenced a prominent Islamist leader to 11 months in prison for incitement to violence and racism.

    Thursday’s ruling by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s court comes after Sheikh Ra’ad Saleh, the leader of the northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, appealed...

  • Israeli press talking out of its asteroid?

    4 days ago

    Many a joke has been made about the Jews’ penchant for worrying — surely you’ve heard about the “Start worrying, details to follow” telegram.

    Thus it’s not surprising that Israel appears to be the only country where several media outlets reported, wrongly, that a harmless...

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