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Putin, Medvedev, Attend Adored Jewish Crooner’s Funeral

In 1983, Kobzon was expelled from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and reprimanded for performing Jewish songs.

Eurovision Demands Israeli Commitment to Allow In Fans Who Are Anti-Israel

The EBU also demands that Israel agree not to restrict in any way the events related to the contest that would fall on Shabbat.

Update: Arab Vocalist’s Conversion Rejected by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

Qadri was informed the conversion would not be recognized because it was carried out by a rabbi who is independent from the state network of Rabbinate authorities authorized to conduct conversions.

Popular Arab Singer Celebrates Birthday with Conversion to Judaism

Her name now is Bracha bat Sarah, in Hebrew, a “blessing” and daughter of the Biblical matriarch Sarah, mother of the Jewish faith.

Great Jewish American Playwright Neil Simon Dead at 91

Simon did not write about Jewish subjects, but much of his work was rooted in New York Jewish life.
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The Third Reich Is Alive and Well and Fighting Every Sunday in New Zealand

When the wife confronted the Nazi-clad men about the idea of wearing Nazi uniform in public, one of those Nazi-imitating chaps told her: "It's history – if you don't like it [expletive] off."

Aretha Franklin, American Soul Music’s ‘Natural Woman’ Dies at 76

The world today is a little emptier without her, but that much richer with the musical treasures she left behind.

‘Black Matter’ Juxtaposes Cosmic Jewish Tradition with African American Radical Work

Black Matter explores the concept of dark matter and dark energy in physics, as a principle resonant with everyday magic in urban space.

Dressing With Chutzpah: With Beyoncé Wearing Her Creations On Tour, Shahar Avnet’s Colorful Designs...

Two years ago the 30-year-old designer was a student at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art; now Beyoncé is wearing one of her creations on tour.

Jewish Congressman Avoids Humiliation by Sacha Baron Cohen

Zeldin’s office received a "convincing" interview request from an Israeli TV station that told the Jewish Republican he was being honored as part of Israel’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Netflix Drops an Irate Louis Farrakhan’s Documentary

"What do the opponents of truth not want you to learn about Minister Farrakhan?" an NOI press release asked.

Israel’s Bezalel Academy ‘Brings It’ With Innovation for the Startup Nation

The work of these students will have a global impact in fields like tactical medicine, home healthcare, and more.

New Musical to Explore Spanish Jewish Family’s Struggle to Survive

“HIDDEN – The Secret Jews of Spain,” tells the story of the Aguilar family, who live outwardly as Christians and secretly as Jews after the Inquisition.

Code Pink Launches Campaign of Lies to Keep Bob Marley’s Son from Performing in...

At some point, we should probably sit shiva for them. Hey, they say kadish for Hamas terrorists, don't they?

5,000 IDF Lone Soldiers Splash into Water Park ‘Fun Day’

Some 7,000 Lone Soldiers from 80 countries serve in the IDF.

Haifa U Unveils Salvaged Artworks from Artists Who Perished in Holocaust

Oscar Ghez Collection’s pieces, produced by 18 persecuted Jewish artists from France and revived by University of Haifa students, are featured in newly launched museum exhibit.

Ringo Starr Arrives in Israel

The former Beatles drummer is the second and final member of the legendary band to perform here in Israel.

Watch 701 Yoga Mats Forge 3 Puzzles About Jerusalem’s Future

"At the end of the event, participants will be able to take a piece of our collective dream for Jerusalem, one of the most spiritual cities in the world, home with them.”

European Broadcasting Union Threatens to Cancel 2019 Eurovision in Israel

On Monday afternoon, PM Netanyahu is expected convene a special meeting to discuss the issue of splitting the Israeli broadcasting corporation, which has his fingerprints and choke marks on its neck.

Arab MKs Hope to Yank Eurovision Contest from Jerusalem

The Joint Arab List has announced it plans to petition the European Broadcasting Union to cancel the Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem.

BDS Again: European Nations Boycott Eurovision in Jerusalem

It's not yet clear how many other nations may use the supposedly non-political, musical bridge between cultural groups that Eurovision was supposed to represent since its creation in 1956.

Shakira Not Coming to Israel This Summer

Israeli media jumped the gun on their initial report.

Third Annual ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest Underway

The public will be able to vote on their favorite videos online from Aug. 6 through 13. The contest offers $20,000 in cash prizes with a Grand Prize of $8,000.
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2019 Eurovision in Jerusalem On and Right After Lag B’Omer

The first two dates will present a problem in Jerusalem, seeing as they fall two days before Lag B'Omer and on Lag B'Omer.

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