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January 18, 2013 2:00pm
Need to write an Israel post-election article; Perhaps, I should write it now? No surprises on horizon! — Louis Fishman (@Istanbultelaviv) January 16, 2013 I think my parents would be offended to be referred to as ‘Pigs and Monkeys’. No Shabbos invite for Morsi… — Benjamin of Tudela (@BenjaminTudela) January 16, 2013 ATTN: Everybody can…
January 17, 2013 7:18pm
In advance of Israel’s 19th elections on Jan. 22, National Library of Israel has compiled an online collection of Israeli election materials, including photos, videos and campaign posters since the countries first elections in 1949. Below are a sample of ISraeli election videos available online, along with JTA coverage of that year’s election, many of which…
January 16, 2013 7:59pm
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an Arabic-language editorial titled “Arabs of Israel: Get out and vote.”
January 16, 2013 1:00pm
The Jewish service group Repair the World has named David Eisner its new CEO and president.
January 15, 2013 3:54pm
A video of members of England’s national soccer team touring Auschwitz-Birkenau will be distributed as a Holocaust education project.
January 14, 2013 10:22pm
A Memphis yeshiva’s Shabbat retreat was disrupted when a hotel security guard was arrested for vandalizing a Torah scroll and other property belonging to the school.
January 13, 2013 5:23pm
Jan. 13 was a dark day in Soviet Jewish history. [[READMORE]] In 1948, prominent Yiddish theater actor and director Solomon Mikhoels died in what was later revealed to have been a political assassination ordered by Joseph Stalin’s security police chief Lavrenti Beria. (The death murder was believed by many, including his daughters, to have been…
January 11, 2013 6:58pm
John Kerry, Jack Lew and Chuck Hagel are among President Obama’s latest string of political appointments who won’t get the green light unless confirmed. Here is a list of 12 political nominations that led the Jewish community to raise an eyebrow. 12/11. 1978 William H. Webster, FBI Director (Carter) / 1991 Kenneth Ryskamp, U.S. Federal Appeals…
January 11, 2013 3:11pm
Saw an ad in the NY Times for the NY Jewish Film Festival. About time New York, Jews & the film industry got introduced to each other. — J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) January 11, 2013 Oscar Snub: Alan Arkin for playing the old, cranky, Jewish man that yells all of the time and is apparently funny….
January 9, 2013 2:48pm
On Jan. 9, 1973, the Jewish Agency building in Paris was bombed. PARIS, Jan. 9 (JTA) – The Jewish Agency building was seriously damaged in a pre-dawn bomb explosion today. The blast shattered windows in a 60-yard radius, wrecked parked cars, twisted iron window bars and blew out garage doors all along the block. No…
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