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  • 7 of the funniest reactions to Netanyahu’s Hitler-mufti theory

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the World Zionist Congress on Tuesday that the mufti of Jerusalem gave Adolf Hitler the idea for the Holocaust, prompting swift and widespread condemnation from serious people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was quick to put the Nazi leader back on the hook, saying “Germany abides by its responsibility for the Holocaust.” And Israeli… More ▸

  • 9 more Jewish symbols UNESCO should claim for other religions

    On Monday, news broke that UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, is to vote on a Palestinian-backed proposal declaring the Western Wall a Muslim site. The last remnant of the long-destroyed Jewish Temple, the Western Wall is hands-down Judaism’s holiest site and arguably the most famous site in Israel. It’s adjacent to the Temple Mount, known to Muslims… More ▸

  • Along with Jewish vendors, another Cubs legacy at risk: Losing

    I wrote a story last year about the Orthodox Jewish vendors that used to work Cubs games at Wrigley Field. The story, “At Wrigley Field, Orthodox vendors going the way of Cubs wins,”prompted an outpouring of reminiscing in Jewish Chicago about the good old days, including a letter from a reader about the first Orthodox… More ▸

  • Orthodox boy is breakout star of Oprah’s new TV show ‘Belief’

    Orthodox Jewish boys from Hungary are not typically a hot topic on Twitter. But after the Sunday night premiere of Oprah Winfrey’s “Belief,” a seven-part documentary series exploring various faiths around the world, the Internet is enamored with Mendel Hurwitz, one of the show’s first subjects. Hurwitz, now 15, hails from Budapest, where the show… More ▸

  • Larry David is spot-on as Bernie Sanders on ‘SNL’

    “What’s the deal with emails, anyway?” Sounds like a line on a “Seinfeld” episode (or Modern Seinfeld, anyway). But last night we heard it on the “Saturday Night Live” spoof of the first Democratic debate. The speaker was Bernie Sanders’ doppelganger, “Seinfeld” creator Larry David. David is a Jewish curmudgeon who also plays a Jewish curmudgeon… More ▸

  • Bernie Sanders shows off his bar mitzvah dance moves on ‘Ellen’

    The video may remind you of your great-uncle at your bar mitzvah, but it proves Bernie Sanders can loosen up. On Thursday, the Jewish senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on the “Ellen Degeneres Show,” where dancing on camera is a rite of passage. His best moves came backstage before the show. Presidential candidate @BernieSanders… More ▸

  • WATCH: Prominent Arab-Israeli news anchor slams Palestinian leaders

    Arab-Israeli news anchor Lucy Aharish isn’t afraid to take on both sides of her fraught identity. She has spoken out against the racism that Palestinians face in Israeli society as well as against Palestinian violence. Aharish, 34, was interviewed on Tuesday on Israel’s Channel 2 about the wave of Palestinian terrorism that has Israel on edge. In a… More ▸

  • Why Ivanka Trump is her dad’s first lady

    Ivanka is to Donald Trump as Lisa is to Homer Simpson: brainy, composed and unflinchingly loyal to her outrageous and unpredictable father. At least that’s the portrait painted in a Politico article published Thursday. The article explores the relationship between the Republican presidential front-runner and the daughter who has managed to grow up gracefully under his… More ▸