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Where Would You Go on Your First African Safari?

So you decided to go on safari but you don't know where, or even how to start doing research, much less which country to...

Creative Ways to Throw Unforgettable House Parties

Sometimes you stop hitting the clubs when you reach a certain age, but you still want to have fun. It’s the reason you throw...

Fun & Games: People Need a De-Stressing Tool Now More Than Ever

Relaxation and peace have never been more needed than now. There are a lot of factors stressing Canadians, and sometimes there is nothing that...

New smart phone app guides to Jewish sites in Berlin and Warsaw

I’ve been on the road for the past 10 days, and I have a backlog of material to catch up on with postings…. both...

Addressing the Plight of the African Refugees in Israel

A few days ago, 120 refugees were sent back to South Sudan, where they will face existential danger in the shape of hunger and...

The Religious Value of Rest and Leisure

We are immersed in responsibilities and commitments to work, family, community, society, and the world. I do believe that a primary purpose for human...

The Present and the Future: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle!

In 1927, Werner Heisenberg set the world of quantum physics on its ear with his Uncertainty Principle. In relation to a subatomic particle (e.g.,...

The Problem of Frum Hedonism

Is there anything that we will not put a heksher on? Has pleasure become the guiding religious principle? Many pockets of the American Orthodox...

Jewish Social Justice in Post-Apartheid South Africa?

I have been full of curiosity since arriving in Cape Town two weeks ago as scholar-in-residence. What would an Orthodox Social Justice movement look...

Article Highlights Jewish Culture Festivals in Europe

An <a href="http://forward.com/articles/156823/finding-jewish-life-in-eastern-europe/ " title="article in The Forward" target="_blank">article in The Forward advocates something that I have long urged travellers to do—use some of...

Jewish Institutions take Part in European Night of the Museums Saturday Night

Jewish museums and other cultural institutions in a number of European countries will be open from dusk on Saturday until the wee hours Sunday...

Amid memories, cemetery documentary imparts lesson of Jewish survival

The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery is 130 years old and has survived the kaiser’s imperial Germany, the Weimar Republic, and, astonishingly, the Nazi regime.

Pico Iyer unravels his mind’s shadows

Pico Iyer conjures up Graham Greene in the title of his new book, “The Man Within My Head” (Knopf: $25.95), and that’s why it caught my attention. Greene is a writer whom I have read with admiration and pleasure, over and over again, throughout my adult life. Iyer, too, sparked my interest years ago with his travel memoir, “Video Night in Kathmandu,” and I have been following (and reviewing) him ever since.

LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It (Parody) “Gassy and I’m Bloated” by Smooth-E

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Yossi Klein Halevi on “Peoplehood and Identity in Contemporary Israeli Music”

Yossi Klein Halevi talks to UCLA\'s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies.

Howard Cosell: The man fans loved to hate

When Howard Cosell achieved fame as a sports journalist, the last thing he wanted was to be thought of as a Jewish sports journalist. But because of his insecurities, his condescension toward others, and his big mouth, that is exactly how Cosell (1918-1995) came to be perceived.

Adelsons give Birthright another $5 million

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are contributing an additional $5 million to Birthright Israel, which the organization says will move 2,000 applicants from waitlisted to traveling this winter.

Amar’e Stoudemire thinking about opening a Hebrew school

According to the New York Daily News gossip page, Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks “is interested in opening a Hebrew school, which would focus on teaching the language and Jewish history

Israel’s ‘Unmaking’

No book review I’ve written for The Jewish Journal has prompted as much feedback as the one I wrote about “A New Voice for Israel” by Jeremy Ben-Ami, the founder of J Street. His argument that Israel must make uncomfortable compromises and take dire risks in order to secure peace with the Palestinian Arabs is clearly unsettling to a great many Jews, both in Israel and America.

Russian book fair honors Israel-themed tome

An Israel-themed book was chosen as one of Russia\'s top books of the year for the first time in an annual book conference\'s history.

Can Tel Aviv become a center for fashion?

For Israeli fashionistas, last week’s inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion Week proved what they’ve known for years: Israeli fashion is creative, current and worthy of worldwide attention -- and, hopefully, sales.

Expanded museum gives boost to Tel Aviv art scene

Tel Aviv\'s recently expanded modern art museum, with its dazzling new building no less an attraction than the art showcased inside, has given a home to hundreds of displaced Israeli works and helped boost the city\'s cultural scene.

Change soap opera’s Hitler name, ADL asks Indian network

The Anti-Defamation League has called on an Indian television network to change the name of a new soap opera with Hitler in the title.

A gift for every reader

From novels to memoirs to movie reviews, and much in between, here are a few standout books for Chanukah gift giving.

Ozomatli: Band of the people

The Latin band Ozomatli is rocking out on the flatbed of a truck parked on a closed-down Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. It’s a Saturday in early November, and the band is playing for a motley group of aging and 20-something hippies, union workers and even some Jews from the Westside, all of whom are dancing in the street a few hundred yards from the Occupy L.A. encampment on the grounds outside City Hall.

Carnival ride’s name upsetting Fla. Holocaust survivors

The name of a ride at a South Florida fair is offending some Holocaust survivors living in the area.

Dance group cancels over removal of Israel references

A Melbourne-based Israeli dance group refused to perform at a folk festival to protest the organizers\' decision to remove references to their being Israeli.

Mila Kunis goes to the ball

Mila Kunis became the latest celebrity to make it to the 236th annual Marine Corps Ball this week. Fresh off being named GQ’s Man of the Year, Kunis was the distinguished date of Sgt. Scott Moore at the Greenville, N.C., soiree.

Brewers’ Braun wins MVP award

Ryan Braun, the slugging outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first Jewish Most Valuable Player in nearly five decades.

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Swastikas and other slurs were found spray-painted on a Maryland synagogue on the morning of March 28. The Washington Jewish Week reported that the vandalism...

Adelson Says He Will Continue to Pay Employees During Shutdown and Urges Other Employers to Do So

Jewish philanthropist and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson wrote in an April 1 New York Post op-ed that he will continue to pay all of...
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