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Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

  The Times of Israel
Supreme Court upholds Syria trip conviction for Druze ex-MK

Dutch authorities advised chief rabbi to avoid train travel

Migrants allowed to leave Budapest on trains for Austria, Germany

Wrestling Jerusalem

Egypt launches crackdown on Gaza smuggling tunnels

  Moment Magazine
Opinion // No, the Devil Isn’t in the Details

Obama To Appeal Directly to American Jews on Iran Deal Friday

Wooing American Jews on the Iran Deal: A Timeline

Julian Bond, 1940-2015

Q&A: What Is Jewish Terrorism? - Home
Obama: US and Israel must improve Intel cooperation to stop Hezbollah from getting missiles

Cheney: Iran deal likely to lead to first use of nuclear weapon since WWII

Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike to protest detention

WATCH: Peres meets daughter of Iranian ayatollah in plea for peace

Which Member of Knesset was part of a deadly love triangle?

  Editorial and Opinion Feed
Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Chain Of Command

Clamoring To Serve?

Proud Of Raisman

Brooklyn Energy Video - The Middle East
U.S. Training Elite Afghan Troops

Disarray in Middle East Imperils Obama's Policy Plans

Oil’s Decline Threatens Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS

Brooklyn Men Arrested in Plot to Join ISIS

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority, PLO Liable for Attacks headlines RSS
New tensions threaten Arab businesses recovering from trauma of Gaza war

Tel Aviv residents save the city's oldest ficus tree

Young woman killed, two others hurt in West Bank stabbing attack

Four Syrian nuclear scientists shot dead near Damascus

Netanyahu 'invites' Arab protesters to move to Palestinian Authority

7 Tips for Rosh Hashanah

Heroes of the France Train Attack

Everyone Else Is Doing It

Rosh Hashanah Infographic

8 Ways to Jumpstart Change

  Jew or Not Jew
Dana International

Immanuel Bonfils

Uncle Deadly

Rick and Morty

Alan Stern

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Slovenian synagogue named national cultural landmark

Jewish community quashes bill to reinstate Jewish army captain

Tzohar to host secular Jews in Israel for holiday services

Man threatens French troops guarding Paris-area synagogue

Dutch chief rabbi was warned to avoid train travel

Jewcy is Taking a Summer Sabbatical

OMGWTBIBLE: Luzer Twerksy on Leaving Orthodoxy, Acting, and—Yes—Torah

I Went to India, And I Found “Shanti”

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which We See the Backside of God. Literally.

OMGWTFBIBLE: Have You Ever Read the Bible on Weed?

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Tablet Magazine
Rabbi Andy Bachman Schools Us On Jewish Continuity

What My Preschooler’s Taste in Mizrahi Pop Says About Where the Country Is At

New AEPi Study Attempts to Measure Organizational Impact On Jewish Identity

Meet Jamie Loeb, a 20-Year-Old From Ossining, NY, Who Will Make Her Pro Tennis Debut at The U.S. Open

Jewish Camping 101: How to Celebrate Your Faith While Hiking and Pitching a Tent!











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