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  • National Review calls Bernie Sanders a Nazi

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has never been shy about calling himself a socialist, a term that most other American pols, however liberal their stripe, take pains to abjure. National Review’s Kevin Williamson has been tracking Sanders’ campaign for the nomination, and he said in an article Monday that “socialism” should be modified by “national.” Yes, that national… More ▸

  • A ‘Fiddler on the Roof’-inspired refugee camp for Ukraine’s Jews?

    (JTA) — The Jewish refugee village of Anatevka, Ukraine, is so new it doesn’t even officially exist yet. Due to open in September, the Anatevka Jewish Refugee Community hadn’t received much attention in the Jewish media until last week, when its developers began raising funds for the $6 million project — designed for Ukrainian Jews displaced… More ▸

  • WATCH: Jewish pundit threatened for saying Caitlyn Jenner is ‘mainstreaming delusion’

    Journalist Zoey Tur, a transgender woman, has threatened Ben Shapiro, a right-wing political commentator who is an Orthodox Jew, with violence for publicly opposing social acceptance of transgender people. In a heated panel discussion Thursday on the HLN television show “Dr. Drew On Call,” Shapiro said, “Why are we mainstreaming delusion?” And later: “The entire discussion is… More ▸

  • Instagram star The Fat Jew is now a top model

    Josh Ostrovsky, aka The Fat Jew, is reportedly making an improbable transition from pudgy social media comic to fashion model. Self-avowedly rotund, The Fat Jew, 30, recently signed a deal to join the likes of Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova at One Management agency, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He shared his long-term plans with… More ▸

  • Bill granting disaster relief to houses of worship reintroduced

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan trio of House members from the Northeast reintroduced legislation that would provide direct relief to synagogues and churches damaged by natural disaster. U.S. Reps. Grace Meng and Peter King, a Democrat and Republican, respectively, from New York, and Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, this week introduced the Federal Disaster Assistance… More ▸

  • Believe the hype: New Public Enemy album named for Yiddish proverb

    Public Enemy, the Grammy-nominated hip-hop group, released its 13th studio album on Thursday. The title of the album, “Man Plans, God Laughs,” is a translation of a well-known Yiddish proverb. It’s unclear whether or not the band, formed on Long Island, New York, in 1982, knowingly used a Yiddish phrase. Efforts to reach the band… More ▸

  • Do Jews control Hollywood — or at least the Emmys?

    Whoever says the Jews control Hollywood may be onto something. Nominees for the 2015 Emmy Awards were announced Thursday, and the list reads like a “Who’s Who” of A-list Jews in the entertainment business. Among the Jewish machers who scored nominations are Jon Stewart (who’s now preparing for his final bow on “The Daily Show”), for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Liev… More ▸

  • In Israel’s domestic politics, Iran deal is a gift for Netanyahu

    Maybe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be thanking the Obama administration for the Iran deal. Netanyahu called Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear program a “stunning historic mistake.” He says it’s going to endanger the Middle East. But within Israel, the deal looks to be a political godsend for the prime minister. A few days… More ▸

  • What about Obama playing the warmonger card?

    JTA’s own Ron Kampeas has a post up arguing that Ron Dermer’s “just the facts” repudiation of the Iran deal works better than his boss’ speculation about President Barack Obama’s “desire.” In particular, Kampeas questioned the wisdom of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to assert that “we were right when we said that the desire to… More ▸

  • In Europe, worried Iranian expats warn mullahs can’t be trusted

    Thinking of his native Iran brings professor Afshin Ellian a mix of pain and pleasure. Under police protection for his vocal opposition of Islamist extremism, Ellian feels the pain of millions languishing under the Islamic regime and Western sanctions that he views as consequences of the regime’s warmongering. But Ellian — a law professor at Leiden… More ▸