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  • The Mensch List 2013

    January 2, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    Last month, for our eighth-annual mensch list, we again invited all of you to submit your nominations of extraordinary volunteers, and again the outpouring of suggestions of amazing people was overwhelming. We faced this enormous response only to wonder, once again, how to choose...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center’s top 10 anti-Semitic, anti-Israel slurs of 2013

    December 30, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    1. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran

    “Rabid dog … its leaders … cannot be called human”

    Even as the world’s top diplomats celebrated a tentative nuclear/sanctions deal that many believe will not stop Iran’s capacity to go nuclear, few leaders condemned Supreme...
  • 11 observations on life and living

    November 15, 2013 | 11:38 am

    1. We just want someone to listen to us.

    My mother broke her hip, she’s in rehab, she wants to get out but, imprisoned, she needs someone to listen to her story. I’m providing that service.

    That’s what we all want. Someone we don’t have to be our best self with. Someone we can...

  • Los Angeles’ top Jewish chefs under 40

    June 26, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    What do the young Jewish star chefs in Los Angeles have in common? For those on the cutting edge of the city’s food scene, it’s not the laws of kashrut. Instead, for each of the 10 chefs and teams profiled here, all under age 40, the foundation of their cooking is seasonality,...

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  • Shimon Peres’ top 10 life lessons [VIDEO]

    June 26, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Shimon Peres celebrated his 90th birthday last week (his actual birthday is in August). Here he is on Israeli television sharing ten lessons he’s learned over the last nine decades.

  • Mel Brooks’ top 10 Jewy Jewish scenes [VIDEO]

    May 20, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Monday night marks the national premier broadcast of the American Masters installment on Mel Brooks. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a collection of Brooks’ best Jewish clips.

    What exactly that means is a good question. As with two others recent subjects on the PBS...

  • The Mensch List 2012

    January 3, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Last month, for our seventh-annual mensch list, we again invited all of you to submit your nominations of extraordinary volunteers, and again the outpouring of suggestions of amazing people was overwhelming. We faced this enormous response only to wonder, once again, how to choose...

  • The 10 best political movies of all time

    October 1, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    With the U.S. presidential election looming large, we thought we'd look at the best 10 movies focusing on politics. Many of these films are quite old, but that's not a huge detriment. Writing and acting play huge roles in politics, and political films rely on the same fundamentals....

  • 2011’s Top 10 Jews in the news (Like them, or not)

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 26, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    Last year, we started our Top Jew of the Year list by featuring “Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.”  For 2011, however, we had to readjust our thinking a bit. Below, a list of Jews in the News, with the best of the Tribe up top, and the rest…well, you’ll see.


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  • 2011 top ten anti-Israel/anti-Semitic slurs

    December 13, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    For the last two years, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights NGO, has compiled a list of the top ten anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slurs. The list continues to reflect the growing global anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel coming from mainstream voices....

  • Two Israeli hotels nab spots on Top 10 list

    December 5, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Two Jerusalem hotels were among the top 10 Best in the World Middle Eastern hotels as ranked by the Conde Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards.

    The Inbal Jerusalem came in at No. 4, while the David Citadel tied with the Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan at No. 6.

    The rankings were...

  • Slingshot names top 50 Jewish innovators, plus 10

    October 18, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Slingshot added a Top 10 list to its newly released annual guide to innovative Jewish programming in North America.

    A list of 10 top “standard bearers” was added to the annual list of the 50 “most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North...

  • Top 10 signs you’re stuck in Carmageddon

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 8, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Hundreds of vehicles around you, the incessant sound of car horns filling the air, and that overwhelming feeling that maybe you shouldn’t have left the house this morning…

    Confused? You’re probably in the thick of…

    CARMAGEDDON

    And if you are still in complete and utter shock,...

  • Top 30 Hottest Jewish Women for your viewing pleasure

    By Lauren Bottner

    April 4, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Warning: not suitable for the faint-hearted in need of a self-esteem boost.

    For those secure in their own hotness and/or know beauty lies within, the Top 30 Hottest Jewish Women Under 40 are now available for drooling and envy.  In a comedic flavor, Ranker.com posts this list of...

  • Top 10 Jews with capes

    By Jay Firestone

    January 9, 2011 | 11:47 pm

    With all the hype over NBC’s newest midseason replacement, The Cape, I started thinking if I know anyone who wears a cape.  I don’t (thank god).  But here’s a list of Jews who do.


    1) Larry David


    Who doesn’t remember Frank Costanza’s cape-wearing attorney? (Season 6, Ep. 4)



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  • Tel Aviv is Lonely Planet top 10 city

    November 2, 2010 | 9:50 am

    Tel Aviv is among the world’s top 10 cities for 2011 listed by the popular Lonely Planet travel guide website.

    Lonely Planet puts Tel Aviv in third place behind Tangier, Morocco, in second and New York in first.

    “Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the...

  • Celebrate Israel Closer to Home

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This year, Israel Independence Day falls on May 12. If this is a holiday you've never celebrated, consider adding it to your family traditions.

    With Israel in the news every day, the Jewish state is unusually prominent in our minds, but not always for positive reasons. Celebrating...