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What do Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn and evangelical Dutch Christians have in common? Both group respects their god so much, they won't do a thing when their kids get -- and spread -- the measles, and both communities are fighting an outbreak...Show More Summary
Barbra Streisand is taking Orthodox Jews to task for treating women as second class citizens in Israel. The singer was in Israel on Monday to receive an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While there, Streisand made it clear the problems she has with how some women were treated in the country,... Show More Summary
I’m a pie fool which isn’t the same thing as being a fool for pie. Julie Klausner recently pointed out in her podcast that Jews are cake people, Christians are pie people. From my own life experience, I find that to be true: my Jewish parents and grandparents, when at a social gathering, would put [...]
What is happening this week? Thursday is happening. After the Venice Biennale and Frieze, galleries are back on track with mega-Thursday opening nights, boasting the arrival of fun summer group shows. Jew York! The Kitchen! Emerging! Established! All of it’s going into one big pot. Time for some fun.
Reviewing the Israeli film Fill The Void, Yair Rosenberg argues that religious community is one of the last social spheres that produces the kind of drama captured in the 18th and 19th centuries: As in a Jane Austen novel, social mores and communal expectations combine to create the moral dilemma at the heart of [ultra-Orthodox […]
Courtesy Bat Country "This album has become something between a beautiful baby to deliver and a demon to exorcise." Bat Country’s album-release/last hurrah is tomorrow at Columbia City Theater. With the Mongrel Jews, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Bakelite 78, and Jason Webley. Show More Summary
A country known for political and religious strife that polarizes large groups of people, is simultaneously bringing divergent sects together.
A French court of appeal has rejected a move by Twitter seeking to shield the identities of those responsible for posts last year contravening French laws on hate speech and carrying the hashtag #unbonjuif (a good Jew). The appeals court...Show More Summary
Jews seem to enjoy their position as gatekeepers in US society, though the Israel mantra is at the heart of their representation, at a time when many Jews don't want to sign up for Israel
Close to 20 percent of American Jews are age 65 or older, compared with 13 percent of the general population, putting the issue of long-term health care high on the communal agenda.
When Jews make it in society on a collective level and are succeeding and elevated as Jews, what option is there other than to thoroughly embrace the values of the culture Jews live in? Being embraced, Jews embrace. Thus, again for the first time in thousands of years, Jewish parvenus are less the exception than the norm. Show More Summary
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Israel's prime minister has inaugurated a new pavilion at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to educate visitors about the Holocaust and Nazi Germany's quest to exterminate Jews.
An estimated 30,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied in downtown Manhattan this week to protest Israel's proposed bill to phase out military exemptions based on religious grounds. Proponents of the new law have suggested that phasing outShow More Summary
Name: Martha PlimptonAge: 42Neighborhood: Upper West SideOccupation: Actress, activist. You can catch her tomorrow at Babeland, where she and Lizz Winstead host a benefit for A is For, the organization they helped co-found. Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? My nana, Beatrice Spier. She was ... More »
Picture this. It is early morning a day before Yom Kippur. A Hassid walks into a side room at the synagogue greets the Rabbi at his chair and the collector next to him. The Hassid quickly scans the room. He also sees me. I am not really sure if he signals and acknowledgement. Show More Summary
The German government of Angela Merkel has approved of a plan to put special labels on products made by Jews in the Israeli land of Judea and Samaria. Germany joins 13 other EU members in adopting this practice. The desire to punishShow More Summary
Of the vocal Citi Bike opposition, there is one group the DOT probably thought it appeased quite well: Williamsburg's ultra-Orthodox Jewish population. While much of the neighborhood is slated to receive docking stations, a notable Citi...Show More Summary
The U.S. government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War II. Rosenberg, a Nazi...Show More Summary
Sexual minorities are as unwelcome in the Middle East as are religious minorities. Just as the Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East are generally hostile to Christians, Jews, Bahá'ís, Zoroastrians, and other religious minorities, they are even less welcoming of non-heterosexuals