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The Craziest Date Night For Single Jews

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

Those looking for a partner for life, or just for the night, go to 'The Ball', drink, scope the room, and mull questions of sex, love, commitment, and identity.

The holiday cheer of Jews

To the editor: The author's implication is that the only valid holiday traditions are those explicitly prescribed by an ancient religious text. I don't believe the New Testament directs Christians to display decorated conifers in their homes. ("It's beginning to look a lot like 24 hours of...

Will Obama Follow Europe Regarding Palestine?

At the very moment Obama is lifting sanctions against an evil empire like Iran, he is considering sanctions against Israel if Jews build apartments in their city of Jerusalem.

Poland Embracing Multi-Ethnic Past, So What's Wrong With Ukraine?

Despite its less than stellar attitude towards the Jews, Poland seems intent on coming to terms with its wartime past. Take for example the case of the provincial Polish town of Kutno, which stages impressive concerts of Jewish music. Show More Summary

Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose

As tensions are ratcheted up between Ukraine and the Kremlin, Jews have been forced to choose sides. In the Crimea, two small minority groups, the Karaites and Krymchaks, have been caught in the political crosshairs. Crimean Karaites,...Show More Summary

Must Haves: Triangles Are The New Black

Maybe it’s a minimalist urge, maybe we’re getting nostalgic for art deco, or maybe it’s a little bit of both — either way, geometric jewelry is evvvverywhere right now. It’s much to my delight — I’ve had enough flowery, layer-y jewelry and am embracing the super-versatile, super-wearable geometric trend with open arms. Check out the [...]

Christmas songs, movies and traditions you didn’t realize were Jewish (Jew’re Welcome)

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Merry Christmas! As a Christmas-Tree Jew, I like Christmas just as much as the next goy. But even Jews who don’t celebrate Christmas deserve credit for helping the world celebrate the holiday. In fact, my Christian friends, you may want to think about sending your Jewish friends thank you...

Chinese Food On Christmas Is No Longer Solely A Jewish Tradition

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is the time of year when, for American Jews such as myself, visions of Chinese plum sauce dance in my head. It's a trend that dates back decades—the Chinese food Christmas meal has been whimsically described as a sacred Jewish tradition. But, recent research reveals that it's become popular among non-Jews as well. Read more...

My Top 12 Christmas Songs: One Jew's View

Let the record show that Jews and Christmas have always gone together, since Jesus, or at least since Irving Berlin. Personally, I love Christmas, Christmas music, Christmas TV specials, and most of all Christmas vacation. So while I'm otherwise on mine, here are my top 12 Christmas songs for this year. Show More Summary

Are Jews Doomed to Lose the War on Jewish Christmas?

O n this Christmas eve, the most important article of the day is undoubtedly this piece by Daniel Drezner on a deeply disturbing development in American society, namely, the War on Jewish Christmas: Chinese food and a movie. Perfectly pleasant rituals, made special by the fact that the Gentiles are all at home or at church. Show More Summary

Israeli-free hummus can’t fill Progressive Jews’ void

Israel "a pretext for setting loose emotions that may originate somewhere else"

Why This Jew Loves Christmas

For Lisa Kaplin, finding deeper roots to her Jewish faith gave her more faith in others and their practices - including Christmas. The post Why This Jew Loves Christmas appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Merry Heathen Christmas, If You Must

2 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

He came down for the shepherds, Jew and Gentile, tax collectors, prostitutes and Pastafarians. He came down even for the heathens, like our little family in 1973, sitting godless in the glow of an over-tinseled tree, presents surging out from under the branches like hot magma.

Hillel Int’l doubles down, smearing campus critics of Israel as anti-semites

Facing a breakaway movement of idealistic Jews who are open to criticism of Israel, Hillel International announces a smartphone app that equates statements against Israel with anti-Semitism and hate speech

Google offers proof: People really do love to eat Chinese food on Christmas

Each year on Christmas, families around the country gather around, exchange gifts, slice ham, or turkey, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Many Jews, meanwhile, feast on Chinese food. "For American Jews, eating Chinese food reaches its pinnacle on Christmas," Joshua Eli Plaut wrote in his 2012 book 'A Kosher Christmas.' "Jews flock to Chinese restaurants on Christmas […]

Fodor's Travel Tastemaker: Styleliner Creator and Style Maven Joey Wölffer

In 2010, with an itch for travel and an eye for fashion, Joey Wölffer launched the Styleliner, a mobile boutique (think food truck, but for lovers of style). Finding that first truck wasn't without its challenges for the former jewelry...Show More Summary

It's beginning to look a lot like 24 hours of freedom

I have a long and complicated history with Christmas. Most Jews do. As a kid, I felt the pangs of being shunned by Santa. I yearned to climb onto his lap at the department store and tell him my darkest consumer desires, but my mother always said no.

Prisoner's release, U.S. moves are 'Hanukkah miracle' for Cuban Jews

Feliz januca! Happy Hanukkah, announced the emcee, as Cuba's tiny Jewish community gathered at Havana's largest synagogue and sang first the Cuban national anthem, then that of Israel.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School (Part 8) -- Why the Jews Didn't Accept Jesus as the Messiah

One of the most vexed questions for my students over the years was why the Jews never accepted Jesus as the Messiah or as God. So I sat down and wrote out the following explanation that tried to shed some light on this question for them. In...Show More Summary

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