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Author: elisniv

Hollywood, Oscars and the Jews

14:54 25 January in Latest, Politics
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By Sophie Taylor This morning's Oscar nominations did no favors to anyone hoping to dispel the myth that Jews control Hollywood. In the nine most prominent categories, all but one (supporting actor) included at least one Jewish Hollywood player; Jews represented nearly a quarter of the...

Louder Than Words

15:24 24 January in Latest, Politics, Religion
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By Daniel Kieval In the wake of January 8’s horrific shooting in Tucson, Arizona, attention was rightly given to Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ 20-year-old intern, Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez calmly and heroically rushed toward, not away from, the victims of the gunfire, and his immediate care of Giffords...

Jewish Ghosts of Budapest

04:36 16 January in History, Latest
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By Merav Levkowitz On the last evening of 2010, a Friday, about 35-40 (mostly) young adults, gathered in a non-descript apartment in the center of Budapest’s—actually on the Pest side of the Danube river—Jewish quarter. This is Budapest’s branch of Moishe House, an organization that maintains...

The Israeli Daily Show

12:48 12 January in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest, Politics
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By Daniel Hoffman The controversial educational video from the Israeli Ministry of Education opens with a kindergarten teacher asking tough questions “to prepare the children for the complicated life in Israel.”  Shockingly, the tots reply straight off with traditional right-wing arguments. When the teacher wonders what...

Born This Way

16:20 07 January in Latest, Politics
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By Steven Philp According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University College London, people may hold certain political views simply because they were born that way. The survey of politicians and students found that there are marked structural differences in the brains of...