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Happy 103rd Birthday To Kirk Douglas

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:00
Douglas was born Issur Danielovich to two illiterate Russian Jewish immigrant parents, in Amsterdam, New York,

In Baseball’s Infancy, One Of The Best Players Was A Jew From Brooklyn

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:00
Lipman Pike hailed from a big Jewish family in Brooklyn and in the years following the Civil War, he became one of baseball’s early stars.

Group Fighting Secular Education At Yeshivas Deploys Misinformation, Holocaust Imagery

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:00
“This is using the most dramatic, over-the-top verbiage in order to frighten their constituency into supporting a movement.”

The Forward’s 3rd Annual Sexiest Jewish Intellectual Alive (And One Dead) Awards

Sun, 2019-12-08 10:00
We rejoice in the sharp contours and juicy curves of Jewish intellect

The Secret Jewish History Of The Rockettes

Sun, 2019-12-08 10:00
As it turns out, the entire creative team behind the annual Radio City holiday event, which began in 1932, were Jewish men.

When Tragedy Struck A Rolling Stones Festival, And The Maysles Brothers Caught It On Film

Fri, 2019-12-06 23:02
It was supposed to be “the greatest party of 1969.” Instead, it was the last.

Democrats Pass Two-State Resolution In Congress

Fri, 2019-12-06 19:38
The resolution aims to redress decisions by the Trump and Netanyahu administrations to retreat from the two-state solution.

Don’t Believe Netanyahu. Israel Doesn’t Need The Jordan Valley. Here’s Why.

Fri, 2019-12-06 19:33
Netanyahu claims Israel needs the Jordan Valley for security reasons. Don’t believe him.

An Orthodox Executive At OpenTable Can’t Eat At 99.99% Of The Restaurants On His App

Fri, 2019-12-06 18:07
“I’ve had people bring ham and say, ‘This is kosher.’ I’ve had it all.”

Is ‘A Christmas Carol’ Anti-Semitic?

Fri, 2019-12-06 18:00
Ebenezer Scrooge is a moneylender who doesn’t celebrate Christmas. But is his story also about Jewish philanthropy?

German Activists Apologize For Stunt Using Shoah Victims’ Ashes

Fri, 2019-12-06 18:00
The installation was meant as a statement against far-right elements in the Germany, but Jewish groups objected to the display.

Accused Canadian Neo-Nazi Soldier Who Went AWOL Was Smuggled Into U.S.

Fri, 2019-12-06 16:46
“The Base” says they want to start a race war. The missing Canadian soldier is an explosives expert.

Sholem Aleichem Center Seeking Donations for Essential Roof Renovation

Thu, 2019-12-05 21:42
The cost of a new roof would bankrupt the organization and put an end to its widely praised Yiddish programming.

West Virginia Prison Employees Suspended Over Nazi Salute Photo

Thu, 2019-12-05 21:07
“It was disturbing, shocking and troubling, and I am waiting to hear more about how it all unfolded,” said a local rabbi.

Is It Anti-Semitism, Or NIMBYism? Lawsuits Multiply As Towns Struggle With Growing Orthodox Population

Thu, 2019-12-05 19:54
Accusations of anti-Semitism “change the discourse, it alienates the neighbors, and it really does intimidate the local government.”

New Opera About Theodor Herzl Explores His Complex Nature

Thu, 2019-12-05 19:00
The work humanizes a historical figure usually remembered more as a symbol created by his followers than as a multidimensional person.

Who Are The Worst - And Best - Jewish Owners In Pro Sports?

Thu, 2019-12-05 15:57
Jews own more than 30% of all major North American pro sports teams. Some are very good - and some are very, very, very bad.

My Cousin Mohammed Abukhdeir’s Murder - And The Jews Who Mourned Him - Changed Me Forever

Thu, 2019-12-05 15:06
Mohammed Abukhdeir’s cousin Kefah remembers him as a teenager with a great sense of humor. He was tortured and killed in 2014.

Happy Ladino Day — How To Celebrate An Endangered Language

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:22
“In the last 100 years, the number of native Ladino speakers has declined rapidly.”

Sarsour Saga Shows Sanders’s Continued Struggles With Jewish Voters

Thu, 2019-12-05 10:00
“I abhor Donald Trump for the same reasons you do,” said one rabbi. “But I’ll be damned if I’m going to vote for Bernie Sanders.”