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Yom Kippur Attacker Shot Dead In Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Police shot and killed a Palestinian man as he attempted to stab a Jewish man on his way to the Western Wall after the start …

Yom Kippur

Jews Of Color Prove Unique Appeal To Voters In Age Of Trump

Arizona statehouse candidate Alma Hernandez said there was a time some people had trouble comprehending her background.<p>“Oh my God, you’re Mexican and …

New York State

150 Pounds Of Kosher Food Airlifted To Flooded North Carolina City For Yom Kippur

(JTA) — Jewish families in Wilmington, North Carolina were able to eat a kosher meal before the start of Yom Kippur after the Chabad synagogue in …

North Carolina

Yom Kippur Lures Israeli Cyclists And Kids Onto Empty Streets

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual …

Yom Kippur

Tom Arnold Scuffles With Mark Burnett Over Trump ‘Apprentice’ Tape

Actor Tom Arnold tussled with Reality TV maven Mark Burnett at a pre-Emmys party Sunday September 16, and the story just keeps getting stranger.<p>The …

Tom Arnold

Bert And Ernie Are Lovers, Says ‘Sesame Street’ Writer Mark Saltzman

Putting to rest decades of speculation, former “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman has confirmed to Queerty that Ernie and Bert are an item – at …

Sesame Street

Jewish Navy Vet Grabs Polling Lead In Race For Virginia Swing Seat

Elaine Luria, a Jewish Navy veteran, has jumped ahead to an eight-point lead in a crucial Virginia Beach congressional race as her Republcan opponent …

Polling

Was Rabbi Shmuley Hacked By Qatar?

Celebrity rabbi Shmuley Boteach may have been hacked by agents of Qatar in response to his campaigning against the Gulf kingdom, Bloomberg reported …

Human Rights

From Phyllis Chesler, A Politically Incorrect Memoir Laden With Gossip And TMI

<b>A Politically Incorrect Feminist: Creating a Movement With Bitches, Lunatics, Dykes, Prodigies, Warriors, and Wonder Women</b><p><i>By Phyllis Chesler</i><p><i>St.</i> …

Jewish Culture

The First-Ever Yiddish-Cuban Opera? Probably.

‘ Frank London’s “Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” a good bet to be the world’s first Yiddish-Cuban opera, is enjoying its U.S. premiere at the Alexander …

West Side Story

Parents Warned After Rowdy Congregant Kids Trashed Shul During Rosh Hashanah

Parents who belong to an Orthodox synagogue in London have been warned to ensure their children’s good behavior during Yom Kippur after many kids …

Jewish Culture

Tom Arnold And Mark Burnett Trade Blows Over Trump Tape

Actor Tom Arnold tussled with Reality TV maven Mark Burnett at a pre-Emmys party Sunday September 16, and the story just keeps getting stranger.<p>The …

Jewish Culture

Calling all Chicagoans: Here’s Your Opportunity to Learn Yiddish

This article originally appeared in the Yiddish <i>Forverts.</i><p>It can be tough to find a Yiddish class irl (in real life) if you aren’t a college student or …

Jewish Culture

Ben Platt Wrote A Yom Kippur Song And It’s Kind Of A Bop

Are we on a pre-fast-electrolyte-binge-Gatorade-high, or is Ben Platt’s Yom Kippur jam the song of the summer?<p>The “Dear Evan Hansen” star and Ramah …

Jewish Culture

Jewish Navy Vet Grabs Polling Lead In Race For Virginia Swing Seat

Elaine Luria, a Jewish Navy veteran, has jumped ahead to an eight-point lead in a crucial Virginia Beach congressional race as her Republcan opponent …

Jewish Culture

Virtual Reality, Rare Artifacts And More At The Museum Of Jewish Heritage’s New Exhibit

Like many institutions devoted to Holocaust education, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan is confronting a problem: How to tell the stories …

Virtual Reality

Wonder Why The Emmys Weren’t Funny? Look At The List Of Writers.

The 70th Annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, exceeded all expectations: They were even more egregiously unfunny than detractors …

Jewish Culture

The Feds Are Spending $21,799 On Yom Kippur Meals For Jewish Inmates

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has set aside $21,799 for kosher items for Jewish prisoners in facilities in the eye of Hurricane Florence this Yom …

Jewish Culture

The Federal Bureau Of Prisons Spent Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars On Kosher Food For Jewish Prisoners This Yom Kippur

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has set aside $21,799 for kosher items for Jewish prisoners in facilities in the eye of Hurricane Florence this Yom …

Yom Kippur

Pro-BDS Professor Refuses To Write Letter Helping Student Study In Israel

A professor at the University of Michigan rescinded his offer to write a recommendation letter for one of his students hoping to study abroad after …

Jewish Culture

Heroic Teacher, Pugnacious Union Thug — Remembering My Grandma Doris

My grandma was what I like to call O.G (original gangsta) union thug. Doris “Heavy D” Joravsky was a Chicago Public School teacher for thirty years. …

Jewish Culture

Trump’s Declassifying Of Russia Docs A ‘Clear Abuse Of Power,’ Schiff Says

Influential Jewish congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called President Trump’s plan to declassify documents related to the Russia election-meddling …

Jewish Culture

Luxe Kosher Grocery Chain ‘Seasons’ Declares Bankruptcy

Seasons, the once bountiful chain of 100% kosher grocery stores spanning the Upper West Side, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey and Maryland, has now …

Jewish Culture

WATCH: A Yiddish Version of “The Sound of Silence”

This article originally appeared in the Yiddish <i>Forverts.</i><p>Paul Simon has been prominent in the zeitgeist recently. Ever since the legendary folk-rock …

Jewish Culture

A New Film Shows Garry Winogrand’s Life Up Close

When photographer Garry Winogrand died in 1984, he left the world thousands of rolls of undeveloped film. Since that time, those who knew him best …

Street Photography

WATCH: Have You Ever Heard This Yiddish Song About Swallowing Goldfish?

This article originally appeared in the Yiddish <i>Forverts.</i><p>Aaron Bendich, a young reader of the Yiddish Forverts, spends a lot of time hanging out with …

Jewish Culture

Jews Cleaned Up At The 2018 Emmy Awards

Just about every opportunity Jews had to win Emmy awards at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards on Monday night, they won. Sometimes twice.<p>The show was …

Jewish Culture

Fertility Is Not The Enemy Of Feminism. The Way The Jewish Community Pushes It Is.

Dear Jane,<p>In the last line in your op ed on Monday entitled “Family is a Jewish Value Don’t let the Mistakes of a Few Rob us of that Gift,” you …

Jewish Culture

It’s Time For Orthodox Rabbis To Start Talking About Climate Change

I found my soul in the depths of Prospect Park. I wasn’t really looking for it, per se, but it found me.<p>You see, I had been struggling with finding …

Jewish Culture

It’s Time For The Orthodox Community To Start Talking About Climate Change

I found my soul in the depths of Prospect Park. I wasn’t really looking for it, per se, but it found me.<p>You see, I had been struggling with finding …

Jewish Culture