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Pop Culture Pundit Sees Superman as Paradigm of the Assimilated Jew

"Superman and Captain America can be seen as Jewish creators imagining how they'd be awesome and powerful if they were white."

Greenblatt Headed Obama Admin Agency, Soros-Funded Initiative Before ADL

ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt accused of politicizing his organization's principles.

Israel’s Rabbinate Avoids Western Wall Event

Israel's Rabbinate is caught in a pool of political quicksand over the issue of plurality at the Western Wall.

Jewish ‘Pluralists’ Rage as Rabbi Riskin Gives Only One Finger, Not Entire Hand

Rabbi Riskin tried to put a leash on this cat and take it on a walkie when he told Ha'aretz he would accept Reform conversions should the Reform agree to the requirements of "immersion in the mikveh, circumcision, and basic knowledge and practice of Judaism."

Which Is Worse for Jews: Halloween or Christmas?

It is impossible to paint lipstick on either of these pigs, but in the competition between Halloween and Christmas over which of the two holidays is more dangerous Halloween wins out, hands down.

Left, Right, Agree: Intermarriage Marks Demise of US Jewish Community

Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.

Senior German Lawmaker Says Law of Integration is Solution to Jewish Community Fears

Senior German lawmaker Johannes Kahrs says a Law of Integration would solve the Jewish community fears being fed by recent events escalated by incoming Muslim refugees.

Bennett Relying on Orthodox to Lead Israel’s Jewish Identity Project for Diaspora Youth

The fact that the first two of these organizations is completely Orthodox, while the third varies from one campus to another has irked many, in Israel and abroad.

Monday Jeffrey Goldberg Walked Away from the Ha’aretz Cult

Written by Hasia Diner and Marjorie N. Feld, the article included blatantly hostile statements, reminiscent of drivel issued by Neturei Karta and any of the varieties of "American Rabbis for Peace" groups out there.

Canadian Greens Expel Holocaust Denier Monika Schaefer [video]

She denounced “the 6-million lie” and recommended the writings of Ernst Zündel, a German Holocaust denier who had been deported from Canada in 2005.

Analysis: JTA Officially Joins Palestinian Propaganda Machine, Naming Cave of the Patriarch ‘Ibrahimi Mosque’

Something nasty is taking place in modern Jewish American journalism, and the most disheartening signs of that nastiness are evident in what used to be a half decent Jewish news service.

Women of the Wall Caught in Mix of Bad Timing, Bad Taste

Happy birthday, Frannie, may you grow up to marry a Jewish guy.

Secular Israeli Parents Say Religious Summer Camps ‘A Better Deal’

Secular Israeli Jews are sending their children to less costly religious camps this year.

Analysis: Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s ‘Protest Prayer’ May Be Just What Reform Campaign Needed

The Bennett solution resolves the conflict in a peaceful way, which is not something the Reform and Conservative movements want.

Lower East Side Rabbis Hint at Excommunicating Orthodox Shul for LGBT Shabbaton

The signatories at the bottom of a letter titled "An important Message to the Community" include Rabbis David and Reuven Feinstein, the sons and spiritual heirs of the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Egypt’s Chief Cleric Scolds Israel Over Nude Dancers in Holy City of Jerusalem

Egypt's chief cleric reprimanded Israel for allowing its holy city to be sullied with a nude dance performance.

Rabbi Yisrael Rosen: No More Ethiopian Immigrants

Each time MK Neguise, or foreign governments, or righteous lobbyists ask for another quota of Ethiopian immigrants who are Christian, not Jewish, they promise this is the last time.

Supreme Court Wants Interior Ministry to Explain Why Reform Converts Aren’t Recognized by the...

Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion

Kerry, Biden Slated to Speak at J Street Gala

Both US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will speak Monday for J Street.

Watch: BBC 2 Offers Surprisingly Fair Debate of ‘Illegal Haredi Education’ [video]

Members of the British Humanist Association, on the other hand, were beside themselves with their biased attack.

Ethics Committee Reprimands Haredi MK over WOW Remarks

MK Meir Porush stated that if "Women of the Wall” would refrain from eating non-Kosher food, he would apologize to them.

Cuban Jewish Leader Claims ‘No Anti-Semitism Here’

A Cuban Jewish leader says there is no security problem for the community in the island nation.

Venice Jews Mark 500th Anniversary of World’s First Ghetto

Venetian Jews say the 500th anniversary of the world's first ghetto may present a lesson for new Muslim refugees.

Netanyahu Buries Reform Kotel Section in Committee

The "difficulties" came in the form of both ultra-Orthodox parties in Netnayahu's coalition who declared their absolute objection to any official recognition of any Reform presence.

AG: Bill Pushing Reform Out of Mikvahs Unconstitutional

The AG says the billviolates the core of the right to religious freedom and the right to equality.

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