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Proper Zionist Response to UN Resolution: Knesset Inaugurates Jerusalem Jubilee Celebration

28 Kislev 5777 – December 28, 2016
The images will be displayed at the Knesset over the next two weeks, and then travel around the world in 2017, providing people everywhere with the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of a unified Jerusalem.

Ivanka Trump Posts Family Hanukkah Picture from the Pacific

27 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
Donald Trump is about to become the very first US president who has halachically Jewish grandchildren (the Clintons' son-in-law is Jewish, too, but that's just not good enough for Jewish law).

Exhibition Examines How Jewish Artists View ‘That Man’

25 Kislev 5777 – December 25, 2016
Throughout history, Jesus was an anathema for the Jews who lived under Christian rule. But staring in the 19th century Jewish and Israeli artists have engaged with the figure of Jesus.

Exhibition: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards from Eastern Europe to Downtown Manhattan

20 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
From 1880 to 1924, one third of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe left shtetls and cities for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity.

Jerusalem to Get $50 Million Arts Center

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
The new Jerusalem center for the arts is part of a project to turn the city into a world capital of culture and the arts.

Anonymous Tip Helps Jewish Dealer’s Estate Recover Two Dutch Masters from German Auction

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
In both cases, the sellers agreed to return the works in 'amicable discussions,' according to the Max Stern Foundation.

Patti Smith Forgets Lines as Nobel Awarded to Bob Dylan in Absentia [video]

11 Kislev 5777 – December 10, 2016
Also, Literature? How is Dylan getting a prize for literature when he's a songwriter? Who makes the decisions over there, the Norwegian parliament? (Yes).

Senate to Vote on Holocaust Restitution as Vienna Philharmonic Returns Looted Painting

The law allows the heirs six years to sue in US court from the day they become aware of the existence and location of the looted object.

Heirs of Jewish Art Dealer Sue Bavaria over Works by Beckmann, Klee, Gris

8 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
The Limbach Commission, a panel set up by Germany to return Nazi-looted art in public collections, has already issued a recommendation against returning a painting by Gris that used to hang in Flechtheim’s Berlin apartment.

Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Issur Danielovitch, We Loved You in ‘Cast a Giant Shadow’

7 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
All his children were born to non-Jewish mothers, but Douglas insists they were "aware culturally" of his "deep convictions," and he never tried to influence their own religious decisions.

Illegal Netanyahu Gold Statue to Be Removed from Tel Aviv Square

6 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
The artist was no doubt referencing the gold statue of the past dictator of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov.

Cinema Jenin Shutting Down, Dashing Hopes for Culture, Art, in Suspicious City

1 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
Many locals boycotted the cinema because unmarried men and women drank alcohol and even slept together in the guest house that was attached to Cinema Jenin.

Letters, Postcards, Show a Jewish-Identified, Pro-Zionist Author Stefan Zweig Who Prophesied Rise of Nazism

29 Heshvan 5777 – November 30, 2016
'Anti-Semitism, hatred, internal strife are all ancient elements of our historical destiny – always problematic. […] We must therefore look for a way out; we must be brave to remain within our destiny. If Judaism is a tragedy, let us live it.'

“Hate Spaces”: American Colleges and Their Jewish Students

28 Heshvan 5777 – November 29, 2016
The film Hate Spaces dissects the issue of gross indifference towards American Jews on universities nation-wide.

‘Holocaust on Ice ‘ Latest Rage (literally) in Moscow [video]

27 Heshvan 5777 – November 28, 2016
Amazingly, Tatiana’s performance was received with applause by the audience, but social media folks have been condemning it in a mix of rage and disbelief.

Air Supply Gives Away 200 Free Concert Tickets to Firemen’s Wives

26 Heshvan 5777 – November 27, 2016
The band was forced to postpone their Haifa concert due to the fires.

Pop Culture Pundit Sees Superman as Paradigm of the Assimilated Jew

20 Heshvan 5777 – November 21, 2016
"Superman and Captain America can be seen as Jewish creators imagining how they'd be awesome and powerful if they were white."

Rob Reiner Peeved as Bannon Getting Rich Off his ‘Seinfeld’

19 Heshvan 5777 – November 20, 2016
When one of the most successful shows ever went into syndication, Bannon, like everyone else connected to it, made a mint.

Mike Pence Booed, Lectured, in Manhattan Theater

19 Heshvan 5777 – November 19, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday: "The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

Guatemala Holocaust Museum First in Central America

17 Heshvan 5777 – November 17, 2016
When it opens officially, in early 2017, the museum's permanent collection will focus on the "Holocaust by Bullets."

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