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  • From the Archive: A fatal synagogue bombing in Paris

    Paris — and the world — is still reeling from Friday’s attack on a kosher supermarket, which came just days after the same fundamentalist Muslim terrorists murdered 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satiric magazine. The fatal hostage crisis at Hyper Cacher was hardly the first deadly attack at a Jewish venue in the… More ▸

  • In the wake of attack, #JeSuisJuif

    In the wake of Wednesday’s deadly attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (“I Am Charlie”) swept the internet in solidarity with the victims. Then came #JeSuisAhmed, to honor Ahmed Merabet, the Muslim police officer murdered during the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and who has become a symbol of inclusion and respect for… More ▸

  • Live Blog: The latest from Paris

    There were two hostage standoffs in and around Paris today: one at a kosher supermarket in Vincennes, near the 12th Arrondissement and one at a printing plant outside Paris. The suspects in Wednesday’s lethal attack on a satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, were believed to be in the printing plant, and a man — and possibly his girlfriend — who… More ▸

  • Kardashians buying Tel Aviv beachfront property

    First Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have a traditional Jewish wedding even though neither is believed to be Jewish. Now the non-Jewish Kardashian sisters are buying up luxury property in Israel. Clearly Judaism has taken on a star (and not just Star of David) quality. According to Globes and the Times of Israel, reality TV stars… More ▸

  • Meet the three American families financing Netanyahu’s reelection bid

      As Benjamin Netanyahu began his re-election campaign Monday night in Tel Aviv, Buzzfeed reported that over 90 percent of the prime minister’s campaign funds have come from American donors. And of these American donors, the donations from just three families make up over half of Netanyahu’s total campaign funds. More information on these three families is below…. More ▸

  • Aggressive ‘Nazi’ cattle and Hitler’s talking dogs

    This week, media outlets throughout the world have been sharing a Guardian story about a herd of “Nazi cattle” that, due to excessive aggression, had to be butchered and turned into tasty (and presumably not kosher) sausage. Two scientist brothers recruited by the Nazis bred the cattle, a type known as Heck cows, in the… More ▸

  • Why did Cameron Diaz have a Jewish wedding?

    Last night Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden, the guitarist for the popular punk rock band Good Charlotte, at her Beverly Hills home. In an interesting twist, the couple had a Jewish ceremony — despite the fact that neither appears to be Jewish. Diaz’s father was Cuban, and her mother has English and German ancestry. Madden, who started… More ▸

  • German neo-Nazis go hipster

    Most people don’t picture the typical neo-Nazi cooking vegan food or wearing skinny jeans. But as the neo-Nazi movement in Germany continues to decline in numbers and influence, some Germans are trying to shed their intimidating skinhead image to appeal to a younger generation. That means trading black combat boots for Converse sneakers and Tumblr… More ▸

  • Did Argentina’s president really save a Jew from becoming a werewolf?

    Last week, JTA published an unusual item about a werewolf legend that generated headlines worldwide. The item was about Yair Tawil, the first Jewish man adopted as a godson by Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The adoption took place under a longstanding custom that presidents adopt the seventh son (born to a family with no daughters… More ▸