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  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Recap Part 1

    By Ilana Angel

    7 hours ago

    Typos are generously sponsored by Patron.

    The reunions are always the best part of a Housewives season and while I excitedly wait for them to air their dirty laundry in this humiliating way, there is a part of me that cringes at the thought of watching because it is so ugly. From...

  • The day-after for Trevor Noah

    By Aron Chilewich

    14 hours ago

    In his 24 hours since being named the new host of “The Daily Show,” comedian Trevor Noah has come under scrutiny for old tweets, which his critics have labeled anti-Semitic, sexist, and racist. The surprise decision to replace John Stewart with the mixed-race South African comedian...

  • Hebrew University-UCLA exchange program aims to expand med students’ horizons

    16 hours ago

    For the past three months, a trio of sixth-year students from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem saw patients at UCLA and participated in grand rounds, during which they reviewed each patient’s status with the attending physician, residents and other medical...

  • Comedian Trevor Noah comes under fire for past Twitter comments

    16 hours ago

    Trevor Noah, the South African comedian chosen to replace Jon Stewart as the new host of the late-night comedy parody, "The Daily Show" was feeling the heat on Twitter on Tuesday for past comments he made about Jews and women.

    The 31-year-old son of a black South African mother...

  • Netanyahu: Iran deal will allow nuclear breakout in less than a year

    16 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators will leave Iran with the capability to develop a nuclear weapon in under a year.

    [Related: The critical importance of ‘Lausanne’]


  • Trevor Noah, you don’t know me.

    By Ilana Angel

    17 hours ago

    I didn't know who Trevor Noah was until yesterday, and then I knew him for two reasons. One for being named the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and two for being the guy spreading vicious lies about Jewish women. I don't know who these Jewish chicks are he is talking...

  • U.S. says ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal if needed

    17 hours ago

    The United States said it was prepared to work past a midnight deadline into Wednesday if progress was being made towards clinching a preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and global powers.

    Negotiations appeared to be bogged down on an outline agreement aimed at curbing...

  • Does Taglit make you right-wing? No! (And yes.)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    23 hours ago

    I’ve been meaning to write about a (relatively) new study concerning Taglit-Birthright for quite some time, but other things – elections, Iran, Netanyahu, Congress – prevented me from finding the time to write and the timing to post something about the study. Still, it is a timely...

  • ‘Catch the Jew’ by Tuvia Tenenbom

    By Tom Tugend

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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?

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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?

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    2 days 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

    3 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

    4 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

    5 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.

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