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Monday, September 28, 2020

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This Activist Converted a Strip Club Into a Center for Jewish Learning

We realized we just can’t compete with the story of the place. It’s too powerful...Every activity... is charged with a special significance.

The Father of Faith-Based Diplomacy

In 2004, he established the Israel Allies Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Two Must-See Netflix Series That Tell German Cautionary Tales

“Babylon Berlin” and “Dark” were critical and commercial successes. But more than just weeks-long escapes from lockdown, the series provide poignant — and contrasting — insights into the role of memory in Germany today.

Seth Rogen’s ‘ An American Pickle’ Has Valuable Things to Say About Contemporary Jewish Life

The culture clash that ensues is not uniquely Jewish but it has a uniquely Jewish flavor.

The ‘Israel Experience’ CEO Navigating a Pandemic PR Crisis

Hermon is still at the forefront of Jewish leadership as the CEO of Israel Experience, the Jewish Agency’s educational subsidiary .

L.A. Jewish Iranian Women Speak Out About Divisions and Unity

American Jewish University (AJU) hosted an online panel on Aug. 3 with two Jewish Iranian women as part of its B’Yachad Together series.

Netflix Hit Emmy-Nominated Series ‘Unorthodox’ Actually Harms the Chasidic Community

The series is dishonest. It takes the story of one person’s family problems and besmirches an entire community.

‘American Pickle’ Director on Seth Rogen’s Very Jewish Double Role

"That’s what the movie is at its core: what it means when Old World customs meet new ones."

Shalhevet Institute Explores Black and Orthodox Jewish Identities

The four panelists were invited to give a constructive rebuke to the Orthodox community for the way that it deals with issues of race.

For 30 Years, I Thought I Was Sephardic. I Was Wrong.

I knew I wasn’t Ashkenazi, so for nearly 30 years, I thought I was Sephardic. I wasn’t alone.

25 Inspiring Books Worth Adding to Your COVID-19 Summer Reading List

Few hobbies are more pandemic-proof or recession-proof than reading.

What is Jewish American Food? Culinary Experts Explain.

As American-Jewish society becomes harder to define, so does its food culture.

‘Women of Valor’ Reminds Us Orthodox Women Are More Than Caged Birds Media Depicts

“Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture,” unpacks the portrayals of Orthodox women.

Corona-Quarantined and Hungry? Travel and Eat Vicariously With Phil Rosenthal

During these times of isolation and not going to restaurants, Phil Rosenthal’s globe-hopping Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil” is a tasty treat for those...

NYC Comedy Legend Jeffrey Gurian on Surviving COVID-19 at 63

Jeffrey Gurian is a legend on the New York City comedy scene. He can also be found on his YouTube channel, Comedy Matters TV...

Jerry Stiller, Longtime Comic Who Won Fame on ‘Seinfeld,’ dies at 92

(JTA) — Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died. Stiller died...

Jewish Women’s Network Regroups Online to Boost Their Outlooks and Businesses

When Helena Baker launched the Jewish Women’s Global Network last October, she had no idea how her networking-based program would transform in the wake...

Moms Explain What It’s Really Like Raising Kids in Quarantine

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked moms how their lives have changed during this pandemic and we asked moms how they’ve navigated their...

How Are Moms Handling COVID-19? We Asked Their Kids.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked children how their moms have stepped up during this pandemic and we asked moms how they’ve navigated...

Documentary Maker Excavates Sexual Abuse Case Against Cantor in ‘Rewind’

From the get-go, Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew he’d face turbulent waters in creating “Rewind” (May 11 on PBS). However, the 30-year-old also knew confronting...

Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Other Jewish Celebs React to Anti-Semitic Tweets

A new parody of "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Mean Tweets segment stars A-List Jewish celebrities, reading the most outrageous things people have posted about Israel...

Jerry Seinfeld Putting Brakes On ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

Jerry Seinfeld is putting the brakes on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Seinfeld made the announcement about his popular web series during a virtual news...

Coronavirus Has Disrupted the Lives of Young Adults With Disabilities, Who Thrive on Routine

With schedules disrupted, programs suspended and caretakers unable to report for work, people with disabilities, their families and professionals who work with them are experiencing new realities and experimenting with creative solutions.

Debra Messing, Chrissy Metz and Emmy Rossum Hold Social Justice Seder

Jewish celebrities are teaming up to hold an online "social justice Seder" this Thursday night. The Passover celebration, called "This Year Together – A Digital...

UK Jewish Newspapers Fold in Harsh Economic Climate

The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News in the United Kingdom announced on Wednesday that they will fold.

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The Man Building the Galilee Culinary Institute

Nathan Hoffman has been tapped to build and launch the Galiliee Culinary Institute. “To me, food is fuel,” Hoffman said. “You can literally give...

UCLA to Host First-Ever American Jewish Music Festival

The Jewish Bluegrass of Nefesh Mountain, Syrian Jewish music from Asher Shasho Levy, a selection of show tunes that reflects the influence Jewish composers...

Uri Herscher: Compassion, Gratitude, Tears

The last thing I expected when I first met Rabbi Uri Herscher in the late 1990s was tears. All I knew about him was...

Bula! Enjoy Sheraton Fiji Resort and Fiji Airways Premier Lounge

After my journey to the Mamanuca Islands, I stayed at the Sheraton Fiji Resort because it...

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AOC Withdraws From Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Event Following Pro-Palestinian Criticism

The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.

Report Highlights Anti-Semitism in Qatari Textbooks

One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."

Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.

Abbas Criticizes Peace Deals, Calls for U.N. to Resolve Israel-Palestinian Conflict

“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”
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