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State Dept Spox: No Worries, Parchin has No Nuclear Dimensions

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Canadian JDL Protesting Billionaire Barry Sherman’s Fundraising for Liberals

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Saudis Arrest Mastermind of 1996 Bombing that Killed 19 US Airmen on Iran’s Orders

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Trump and Cruz Together to Fight Iran Deal in DC on Sept. 9

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Barenboim to Conduct German Orchestra in Iran Despite Israel’s Protests and the Absence of Opera in Islamic Republic

August 27, 2015 - 10:51 PM
 
InterNations Ranks Israel 4th in the World in Hospitality to Foreigners

August 27, 2015 - 10:45 PM
 
Surreal: Israeli Police Raids Conference Against Anti-Democratic Administrative Detention

August 27, 2015 - 10:33 PM
 
DM Ya’alon Advises ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Violence Against Hareidi Soldiers

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Now More than a Dozen Democratic Reps Against Nuclear Iran Deal

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‘Arise and Ascend’ — A New Guide to the Temple Mount

August 27, 2015 - 8:34 PM
 
Obama and Biden Running after the Jews to Back ‘ObamaDeal’

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Jews Return to City of David Complex after 77 Years

August 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM
 
New Jerusalem Street Honors Savior of 40,000 Jews During Holocaust

August 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM
 
Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60 Years

August 27, 2015 - 3:43 PM
 
Military Officers Come Out Strongly Against Nuclear Iran Deal

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Jeb Bush Seeking Jewish Support

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Family of Ethiopian hostage Held by Hamas Blocked Gaza Crossing

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Border Guard Police Patrol Attacked in A-Tur

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Damascus Gate Stabber Was Convicted Killer From Hebron

August 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM
 
PM Netanyahu to Meet Italian PM, Visit Expo 2015 in Milan

August 27, 2015 - 10:11 AM
 
IDF Bombs Hamas Weapons Factory in Gaza After Rocket Attack

August 27, 2015 - 9:50 AM
 
Billboards Go Up in Baltimore Urging Cardin, Mikulski to Vote ‘No’ on Iran

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Iranian FP adviser: ‘We Reject the Existence of any Israeli on this Earth’

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Palestinian Authority Arab Terrorist Stabs Police Officer at Damascus Gate

August 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM
 
Arab Violence Skyrockets in Jerusalem

August 26, 2015 - 7:23 PM
 
Temple Sherpa Yehudah Glick Escaped Assassination, Now Crowdsourcing Guide to Temple Mount

August 26, 2015 - 7:07 PM
 
Is Mayim Bialik our Generation’s Jewish Actress, Scientist, Mother and Woman Role Model?

August 26, 2015 - 6:29 PM
 
UPDATED 2 Journalists Shot to Death in US During Live Take

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302,557 Signatories Want Jon Stewart to Moderate 2016 Presidential Debate

August 26, 2015 - 5:59 PM
 
Henri’s in Tel Aviv Fined $890 a Month for Closing on Shabbat

August 26, 2015 - 5:36 PM
 
648 Packed Supply Trucks Enter Gaza from Israel

August 26, 2015 - 4:29 PM
 
UN Reports Israel Weapons in South Sudan

August 26, 2015 - 3:30 PM
 
Murder Suspect Frazier Cross Claims Hatred of Jews is Self-Defense

August 26, 2015 - 1:37 PM
 
Israel Police Next Commissioner Gal Hirsch to Face Deep Public Mistrust in Law Enforcement

August 26, 2015 - 1:14 PM
 
Gasoline Prices to Drop by Nearly 5 Percent

August 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM
 
Rock-Throwing Resumes on Highway 443 to Jerusalem

August 26, 2015 - 12:32 PM
 
Abbas Planning ‘Self-Financed’ $13 Million Palace with 2 Helipads

August 26, 2015 - 12:24 PM
 
Vatican and Palestinian Authority Clash over Flag-Raising at UN

August 26, 2015 - 11:28 AM
 
Minister Erdan Shocks Police by Naming Former IDF Officer as New Chief

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Posted on: July 24th, 2015

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Rabbi Lau is a world class speaker. When he relates stories, even concentration camp stories, the audience is mesmerized. As we would soon discover, he is in the movie as well.

A still from film "Memory After Belsen"
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2015

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The most uplifting aspect of the film was the footage from the displaced persons camps.

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Guys and Dolls
 

Posted on: May 24th, 2015

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Guys and Dolls in Jerusalem

(L-R) Michael Girgenti as “Karochic”; Tyler Mauro as “Max”; and  Zach Silverman as “Goodman.”
 

Posted on: March 9th, 2015

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"I began to unravel a true-to-life love story. I was determined to tell it now, while they are both still alive."

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Posted on: January 26th, 2015

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Nouril concluded he had no choice: He had to become more observant.

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Nozzle Nose
 

Posted on: January 6th, 2015

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Being the son of an Orthodox rabbi who witnessed my artwork without scorn was a green light for me to continue.

Jerusalem to Jericho Road: photograph by Chanan Getraide
“Chanan Getraide Photographs”: 2004 exhibition at Hebrew Union College Museum
 

Posted on: July 28th, 2014

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"We are living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art, but don't know it."

Chanukah lamp, Russia 19th century (2)
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2014

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Synagogue ritual art is also abundant but for various reasons not usually collected.

McBee-062014-Outside
 

Posted on: June 20th, 2014

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He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2014

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A new generation of Sabra artists have come to the fore, creating imaginative and attractive pieces of arts.

With Without (2011) Performance, digital print by Ken Goldman
Courtesy The JCC in Manhattan
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014

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"Vidduy: The Musical" breaks through the formidable barrier of repetitive confession to allow us to begin to understand what is at the heart of this fundamental religious act.

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Photo courtesy of First Run Features
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

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These eleven nursing home residents and their accompanying staff from the Connecticut nursing home could represent any of us or our own loved ones...

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Kestenbaum Russian Jewish Couple 19 cent Lot 431
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014

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The highlight of the auction was a superb and extremely rare ram-shaped silver spice container (very similar to the one in the Kiev Jewish Museum, and probably by the same maker) which brought $36,000.

Crossbow and Black Bird (detail) Cervera Bible, (1300), Fol. 445.                                                           Courtesy Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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A fascinating glimpse into the rich complexity of medieval Jewish life and its contemporary relevance had intriguingly emerged.

'Two Riders on the Beach' is an oil painting by German Jewish painter Max Liebermann.
 

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

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A Monet and other art stolen from Jews during the Holocaust have been found in the home of an 81-year-old German art collector. David Toren is waiting for the Germans to hand over at least 1 of those paintings.

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Jo-El/Jore-El (2013) 48” x 60” acrylic on canvas, by Joel Silverstein
Courtesy the artist
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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Silverstein’s work has long concerned itself with the intersection between the personal and Jewish Biblical narrative, significantly explored in this column in “Brighton Beach Bible” (July 27, 2009).

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Three Generation Triptych 2012-2013
Photo-collages with gouache and acrylic paint on paper (35 x 105) by Siona Benjamin
Courtesy Flomenhaft Gallery
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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Not surprisingly the guardians of synagogue tradition is male dominated in both Moses Abraham, Cantor and Mohel and Synagogue Lamp Lighters.

The Last of the Unjust (2013), documentary film by Claude Lanzmann
Lanzmann and Benjamin Murmelstein (right side) in Rome. Courtesy Synecdoche & Le Pacte Films
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

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Neither helpless victims nor able to escape the killer’s clutches, the leaders had to make impossible choices on a daily basis in a never-ending dance with the devil.

Korah’s Rebellion (2013), oil on canvas by John Bradford
Courtesy Bowery Gallery
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

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Bradford has opted to fully exploit the diverse possibilities of the physical surface by concentrating on the three-dimensional application of paint (impasto) and other material.

Botah Torah Finial (1933) Silver, glass, ink on paper, Yazd, Iran
Courtesy Yeshiva University Museum
 

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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The ostensible outsider frequently has the privilege of seeing the exclusive inner sanctum with fresh and unbiased eyes. Artists’ initial encounters with the Talmud are equally blessed.

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