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Who is a Jew? Lauren Silverman's Catholic boyfriend Simon Cowell, whose father is Jewish, starts thinking about religion.
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

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The expected birth of a boy to Jewess Lauren Silverman and her Roman Catholic boyfriend and X-Factor Judge Simon Cowell has prompted him to plan a trip to Israel and think about becoming Jewish, the London Mirror reported. He told the newspaper he wants to make a “more informed decision” before he commits to the […]

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Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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A new drama series to be aired on the NBC subsidiary USA Network will be the first American television series to be filmed  in Israel, and most of the scenes will be in eastern Jerusalem. “Dig” will be filmed in the City of David national park located in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem as well […]

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Here's a great way to celebrate our right to the Samaria region – by imbibing it. This Sunday, in New York City, you can do a lot of that. Find out yet another reason to hold on to our ancestral soil: It makes fantastic wine.
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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Will the secretary of State understand that the Israeli wine renaissance is taking place in the Shomron region, and therefore we're not letting it go?

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

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The U.S. National Archives is now displaying 24 out of 2,700 Jewish books and ancient documents that were recovered in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence ministry (Mukhabarat) during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The exhibit opened Nov. 8 and will run through Jan. 5, 2014. According to an agreement the U.S. signed with Iraqi authorities, […]

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Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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AJC France condemned the “humanitarian” organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) for distributing a film that solely blames Israel for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film, “Broken Hopes,” presents the views of three anti-Israel experts who are in various ways connected to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions (BDS) movement or to organizations that oppose Israel’s existence. […]

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Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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Israel native Amir Lehavot finished in third place in the World Series of Poker, taking home about $3.7 million. Lehavot, 38, who lives in South Florida, was eliminated Tuesday morning. The tournament in Las Vegas started on July 6 with 6,352 competitors who each bought in for $10,000. He moved to the United States from […]

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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Authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in the German city. The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover everyday expenses. Included among the 1,500 works, which reportedly are worth billions, […]

 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s favorite Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef’s show, modeled largely after Stewart’s, was not aired in its Friday night time slot last week. CBC, the private channel carrying Youssef’s program, took the Friday night broadcast of off schedule minutes before its 10 PM airtime. A broadcaster read out a statement explaining that […]

 

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

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A concert this Sunday at the Ira & Nancy Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC, will commemorate the rescue in World War 2 of 49,000 Bulgarian Jews from being shipped to the Nazi death camps. The Songs of Life Festival presentation, which includes as its centerpiece the oratorio “A Melancholy Beauty” by Bulgarian […]

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Paul Abdul arrived in Israel for a "dream come true" this week and will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall - at age 51.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.

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Legendary singer, songwriter and musician Lou Reed.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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A restlessly inventive solo artist over the past 40 years, he was harsh, unpredictable and challenging.

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Crusader Kings II 'Sons of Abraham' video game allows Jews to rebuild the Temple
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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Convert others to Judaism, bring back the Priesthood, build the Holy Temple, re-create the Kingdom of Israel and hit up the pope for money at the same time. Yep, Crusader Kings II has gone Jewish.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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Simon Cowell, celebrity judge of the “X Factor” and formerly “American Idol,” and Grammy Award-winning musician Lionel Richie were among those who attended The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Region gala Wednesday, which raised $20 million. Cowell contributed $150,000, and Richie performed for a crowd that included the CEOs of several prominent technology […]

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The Jewish “Little Vienna” neighborhood in Shanghai in the 1930s.
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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An exhibition on the life of European Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II opened in Chicago on Monday, Xinhua reported. The exhibition, running from Monday to Friday, features more than 1,000 photos, 200 relics and 2,000 minutes of video interviews with Jewish refugees. It illustrates the difficulties faced by Jewish refugees on their journey […]

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Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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Rihanna sang before a crowd of 50,000 in Tel Aviv at Israel’s largest performance venue, Yarkon Park. Fans paid $100 and up for Tuesday’s show, part of the pop star’s “Diamonds” world tour and her second performance in Israel. She played Israel three years ago. Rihanna came to Israel despite a campaign by the Boycott, […]

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. […]

Daniel Blatt,producer of "Raid on Entebbe."
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Daniel Blatt was a typical success story of a Jew who left behind his Jewish education. He said that after he produced “Rain on Entebbe,” he came back to his Jewish roots. Blatt died in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

Here is Israel's video, "Boycott Israel" helps arm potential anti-Israel advocates to avoid being unwitting hypocrites.
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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"Here Is Israel" hopes viewers will see that focusing solely on demonizing Israel isn't just unfair to Israel, it is a betrayal of their best intentions.The video will arm potential anti-Israel activists against turning into unwitting hypocrites, instead of advocates for just causes.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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A Washington Jewish theater funded in part by the local Jewish federation scaled back its plans to produce a controversial play concerning how Israeli Arabs were treated when Israel became a state. Rather than showing the entire play, Theater J instead will present “The Admission” as a workshop in which viewers will be invited to […]

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