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  • Obama vs. Israel: The rhetorical faceoff on Iran

    When the Obama and Netanyahu administrations argue over the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, they often seem to be talking past each other. So if you can’t decide who to support, here — point by point — are the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s key criticisms of the deal struck Tuesday and President Barack… More ▸

  • Nicky Hilton marries into the Tribe

    Paying for the wedding was probably not a problem. Last Friday, Nicky Hilton, heiress of the decades-old Hilton Hotel empire wed James Rothschild, scion of the centuries-old Rothschild banking family, in yet another high-profile union involving a Jewish groom. (Think Lauren Bush and Ralph Lauren, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, Ashley Biden and Howard Krein and… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham to launch newsletter named after ‘old Jewish man’

    Lena Dunham, creator of the hit HBO show “Girls,” is starting a lifestyle newsletter and naming it Lenny — “the name of an old Jewish man,” according to her business partner. Lenny is “the name that people call us by accident all the time on the walkie-talkie” on the set of “Girls,” the partner, Jenni Konner, told… More ▸

  • Why critics of the Iran deal should hope Obama is like Neville Chamberlain

    It was just a few weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks and suddenly U.S.-Israel tensions were erupting. The White House was furious at Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for essentially comparing President George W. Bush’s efforts to line up Arab support for his war on terror to Neville Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement. “Don’t repeat the terrible… More ▸

  • Live blog: The Iran nuclear deal

    6:05 PM: Netanyahu and Obama have tough talk So was the call on speaker phone? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama have a contentious phone call on the Iran deal. 12:45 PM: Read the talking points the White House is giving sympathetic Jews The White House issues Iran-deal talking points based on the recent letter… More ▸

  • Netanyahu’s Farsi Twitter handle changes the language, but not the message

    Iran has a new unlikely Twitter sensation: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since creating a Farsi-language Twitter account Monday morning, Netanyahu, who is one of the Islamic Republic’s fiercest critics, has attracted 1,218 followers. Not bad, considering that he has posted only two tweets so far and is following only four people — Netanyahu Twitter… More ▸

  • Jerry Springer urges Jews to ‘discover’ family Holocaust records

    Best known as the ringmaster of ’90s daytime television, Jerry Springer has in recent years shown an earnest interest in his Jewish family tree, which was nearly uprooted by the Holocaust. Following up on a televised exploration of this painful history, Springer last week visited London to support a British Holocaust-refugee archive project, The Jewish Chronicle reported. “We are… More ▸

  • Is Bernie Sanders Jewish? The Internet wants to know

    The question is being asked in search bars around America: Is Bernie Sanders Jewish? In the 24 hours after Sanders declared on May 26 that he was running for president as a Democrat, it was the second most Googled question about him, according to MSNBC. (The No. 1 question: How old is Bernie Sanders? Answer: 73.)… More ▸

  • You can now buy a ‘Jewish prayer shawl’ at Old Navy

    Old Navy isn’t just a place to buy cheap, cheerful fashion — they’re now hawking traditional Jewish garb. Sort of. The retailer, part of struggling clothing giant the Gap, recently began selling the Women’s Handkerchief-Hem Open-Front Cardigan, which looks remarkably similar to a tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl, as the Times of Israel pointed out. This isn’t the first time… More ▸