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  • Zara ‘sorry’ for t-shirt that looks like Nazi camp uniform

    6 days ago

    Global fashion chain Zara, owned by Spain's Inditex, pulled from sale on Wednesday a striped children's top decorated with a large six-pointed star after it was likened to uniforms worn by Jewish concentration camp inmates in Nazi Germany.

    The shirt, bearing horizontal blue and...

  • A Jew steps into Christmas

    December 17, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    I got offered a part in a Christmas movie over the summer. It’s called “Defending Santa” and stars Dean Cain, Jud Tylor and my movie wife, Jodie Sweetin, best known for playing Stephanie on “Full House.” 

    I’m always happy to be on a set. Acting is one of those jobs where you...

  • Israeli woman in N.Y. Times breast cancer photo speaks out

    December 2, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    An unnamed Israeli woman pictured in a controversial photo on the front page of The New York Times last Wednesday spoke out in response to critics of the paper’s choice of images.

    An image of the woman’s upper body — including an incision scar, a portion of her aureola and a...

  • Bill Caplan — Golden boy of boxing publicity

    November 7, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    When Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita takes on Gabriel Bracero in a welterweight match at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 9, Bill Caplan will be ringside. A boxing fan since his age was calculated in single digits, the 78-year-old San Fernando Valley resident...

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  • Will Deutsch: Drawing on Jewish culture

    October 16, 2013 | 11:51 am

    What’s considered “Jewish art” often includes a Marc Chagall print. Maybe some abstract metal sculptures resembling a menorah or Star of David. Or a painting of Orthodox Jewish men dancing with a Torah or playing klezmer music.

    This is the art that Will Deutsch grew up around,...

  • Jews with tattoos: the good, the bad and the oy vey

    By Julie Bien

    October 15, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Before I go any further, I would like to acknowledge that tattoos are a controversial subject--not only because they are forbidden under religious law, but mostly because of the weight they carry as signifiers of the Holocaust. This article does not in any way aim to diminish the...

  • When Roger Waters crossed the line

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 26, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Roger Waters is a passionate anti-Israeli advocate. The former Pink Floyd frontman constantly criticize the Israeli government, and is one of the main voices of the BDS movement, calling musicians to boycott Israel. Last Saturday, however, Waters crossed the thin line between...

  • Did You Know That Louis Armstrong Wore a Star of David?

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    June 1, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Go Down Moses

    I recently wrote a Jewish Journal blog titled Go Down Moses: Finding Kinship between the Jewish and African Slave experience.  I talked about how I discovered the Louis Armstrong version of the song Go Down Moses, and it hit me that it was the same song I love to...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • Danish Jews report record level of anti-Semitic attacks

    March 1, 2013 | 6:32 am

    The Jewish community of Denmark documented 40 anti-Semitic incidents in 2012, almost double those in 2009, a year that marked a sharp upturn in such attacks.

    A report released on Feb. 25 by AKVAH, the security unit of Denmark's Jewish community of 8,000, counted six physical...

  • Petition to delete Israel-haters Facebook page draws immediate support

    By Tom Tugend

    January 31, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    The long-standing Facebook war of words between pro- and anti-Israel partisans has heated up a few degrees with a petition to remove a particularly offensive “F… Israel” page.
     
    Originator of the removal drive is Michael Mendelson, a Miami resident, who said in a phone...
  • Editorial Cartoon: Star of Mitt

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 8, 2012 | 12:04 pm

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  • Aly Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence [SLIDESHOW]

    August 8, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games.

    Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance...

  • Amy Winehouse’s family will light yahrzeit candle

    July 10, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The family of Amy Winehouse will mark the first anniversary of the singer’s death using Jewish tradition, a British magazine reported, quoting the singer’s mother.

    Janis Winehouse told HELLO! Magazine that the family will mark the anniversary quietly together with prayers and the...

  • Swastika banners startle New Yorkers, others in area

    June 25, 2012 | 10:42 am

    A swastika on the banner of an airplane startled beach-goers in New York and surrounding states.

    The banner included the word swastika and a swastika intertwined with a Star of David, the symbol of the Raelian movement. On Saturday it flew over New York, Long Island and New Jersey,...

  • Did a Nazi Banner Fly Over Venice Beach? [UPDATE]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 24, 2012 | 3:28 am

    According to witnesses, a small airplane trailed an anti-semitic banner over Venice Beach June 24.

    A cell-phone camera captured a low-resolution image of private plane, trailing an aerial banner depicting a Nazi swastika inside a Star of David.  According to witnesses, the name of...

  • ADL complains about Urban Outfitters sale of ‘Holocaust’ shirt

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 22, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    I’ve never shopped at Urban Outfitters, so it’s not like I can boycott the store over it’s absolutely absurd Wood Wood Kellogg tee. But I definitely don’t plan to start paying way too much for cheap clothes after reading that Urban Outfitters is selling a yellow shirt with a...

  • Proposed shopping center on deportation site is protested

    February 29, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Opponents of a proposed shopping center to be built on the site where Jews were deported to Nazi death camps want to ensure that an appropriate monument also is erected.

    Protesters wearing yellow Stars of David and pushing empty shopping carts met Monday at the site in Prague where...

  • Palin sports Star of David during N.Y. visit

    June 2, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Sarah Palin visited New York tourist spots sporting a large Star of David around her neck.

    Palin, who visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Wednesday with her daughter Piper, told NBC New York that she was wearing the Star of David in honor of Jerusalem Day, which marks the...

  • A Soviet Passover…

    By Julia Bendis

    April 18, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    How do you prepare for Passover when the rest of the world doesn’t stop to observe it?  When the rest of the world takes a break for Christian holidays, and people have time to cook and prepare for a religious celebration, do they realize how much it sucks to be a Jew, a Muslim or...

  • Quebec grocery store removes, puts back Star of David

    April 7, 2011 | 10:09 am

    A grocery store in southwestern Quebec returned a Star of David over a display of Passover products after removing it following a customer’s complaint.

    The Metro grocery store in Westmount was ordered Sunday by the chain’s head office to remove the Star of David over the Passover...

  • Shop local!

    By Mihal Levy

    February 15, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Communities across the country are waving the Buy Local flag in support of their homegrown entrepreneurs. Patronizing independent businesses in your neighborhood has a host of benefits: It creates jobs and keeps money circulating in your city, it reduces the environmental impact, and...

  • Soldier’s story highlights plight facing gay would-be converts in Israel

    January 25, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    The young would-be convert to Judaism with a gold Star of David pendant peeking through a buttoned shirt is still baffled by the summer afternoon he says he was called in and dismissed from an Israeli army conversion course for being gay.

    The 23-year old Y.B., as he asked to be...

  • Is Pat Oliphant Anti-Semitic? No, He’s Pro-Stupid.

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Jewish groups are livid at cartoonist Pat Oliphant for his recent cartoon depicting a jackbooted Israeli mowing over a helpless Palestinian woman and child.

    Is it anti-semitic?  In my original post I wrote that I wasn’t sure.  That seemed to get some readers more upset than the...

  • Shooting at the Seattle Federation—one year later

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 2, 2007 | 2:00 am


    A year ago, Naveed Afzal Haq shot up the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in a rampage that killed one worker and seriously injured five others.

    I’d recently started as Web Director for JewishJournal.com and rushed to figure out how to add a breaking news story...

  • Holy oatmeal—it’s better than fiber!

    By Jane Ulman

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Quick, come here," Gary Marcus yelled to his wife. "Bring a camera."

    Marsha Marcus came running into the kitchen of their Northridge home. She saw her husband staring into the pot of oatmeal he was cooking on the stove. As she peered inside, she saw why her husband had summoned...

  • Exhibit Links Shoah, Cambodia Genocide

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Midway through Roland Joffé's 1984 film, "The Killing Fields," journalist Sidney Schanberg, played by Sam Waterston, visits the family of his friend, Dith Pran, who has been captured by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The scene takes place in New York City, where Schanberg tries to...

  • ‘Cinderella’ Villain Not Such a Bad Guy

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The upcoming "Cinderella Man" chronicles the fall and rise of Depression-era heavyweight champion James Braddock, but the movie is as likely to revive the memory of another title holder, "Jewish" boxer Max Baer.

    In the climactic scene, the movie depicts the 15-round fight in 1935...

  • Community Briefs

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Yellow Star's Powerful Makeover

    The dreaded yellow Star of David, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear as a badge of humiliation, is getting a makeover.

    In an interesting twist, two Jewish activists hope to denude the yellow star of its anti-Jewish connotations and make it a...

  • The King of Israeli Hip-Hop

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    With angry lyrics that court controversy, two multiplatinum albums and a third on the way, his own clothing line, record label, legions of fans and glittering religious jewelry, Subliminal could easily be mistaken for a Jewish P.Diddy.

    The lyrics are mostly in Hebrew (although...

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