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  • Heinz no longer qualifies as ketchup in Israel

    In the United States, Heinz is nearly synonymous with ketchup, but Israel has kicked the brand out of that category of condiments. Israel’s Health Ministry ruled recently that the Heinz product does not contain enough “tomato solids” to be labeled as ketchup in Israeli stores. It will be relegated to the title “tomato seasoning,” Ynet reported. The… More ▸

  • Hamas says it has captured an Israeli spy-dolphin

    Forget the Iron Dome defense system and the rest of Israel’s formidable military – Hamas is worried about Israeli spy-dolphins. The Palestinian daily Al-Quds reported this week that Hamas captured a dolphin outfitted with Israeli “spying equipment.” Hamas’ naval wing reportedly tracked down the dolphin, which gave itself away through its “suspicious movements,” a few weeks ago off… More ▸

  • When a Dutch Jewish woman taught SS officers how to dance

    Even before Nazi racial laws turned her into a wanted person in her native Netherlands, Roosje Glaser had limited patience for rules. A lighthearted and sometimes frivolous Jewish dance instructor who loved jazz music and the company of handsome men, Glaser ignored the 1940 Nazi takeover of Holland and the murderous anti-Semitism it brought. When… More ▸

  • A tally of how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iran deal

    LAST UPDATED: Sept. 8, 2015 There are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who caucuses with the Democrats and one Republican. Nine of them are senators and 19 are representatives. Nineteen, or two thirds of Jewish lawmakers, back the Iran deal, and nine oppose it. The positions of Jewish lawmakers are being watched as Congress… More ▸

  • Mayim Bialik isn’t your typical celebrity blogger

    Don’t expect to find style advice or beauty trends. Do expect musings on grief, the confusion of the Iran deal and neuroendocrinology in an approachable, thoughtful voice. Though technically a celebrity blog because, well, it’s a blog and its author is a celebrity, GrokNation is interested not in hawking products but rather in sharing ideas…. More ▸

  • Philadelphia professor: I would say ‘dirty Jewish Zionist thugs’ again

    If you haven’t heard of Kaukab Siddique, an associate professor of English at Lincoln University, the historically black public university outside of Philadelphia, here is some news you may have missed. A revealing Daily Beast article from last month renewed interest in Siddique for a number of his inflammatory comments on recent events. After activist… More ▸

  • Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine

    During my four months studying in Italy in the fall of 2007, you could say I had more than my fair share of strange Jewish experiences. Running late for a train one morning in Florence, I decided the best course of action would be to lay tefillin in the janitor’s closet at the station, only… More ▸