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Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

  The Times of Israel
Greek PM discusses gas development with Netanyahu

Palestinians ‘disappointed’ after Kerry fails to produce breakthrough

Russian pilot says no warnings from Turkey before jet downed

Pebble-like device goes up against Internet of Things hackers

French comic Dieudonne sentenced to prison for anti-Semitism

  Moment Magazine
Ask the Rabbis // Refugees

From the Editor // November/December 2015

Book Review // Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps

Synagogues to Scale: “Modeling the Synagogue” at Yeshiva University Museum

What’s the Jewish Role in Black Lives Matter? - Home
Israeli-Palestinian relations at 'pivotal moment,' Kerry says

No warnings from Turkey received before being shot down, says surviving Russian pilot

Report: Israel provided key intelligence to Germany on imminent terror attack

Murder rate 3.3 times more common among Arabs than Jews in Israel

Report: Gaza border residents lack resources for 4,000 post-trauma kids

  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

Hanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with Light

Hanukkah Infographic

Merry Shpitzvinkel!

Lights: An Inspiring Hanukkah Music Video

Hanukkah: Rock of Ages

  Jew or Not Jew
Primo Levi

Josh Harris

Richard Holbrooke

The Gogodala

Melissa Doug

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
French comedian Dieudonne sentenced to jail in Belgium for anti-Semitic comments

US State Dept. issues worldwide travel alert in wake of terror attacks

Book about mental illness — created by a Jewish father and son — wins National Book Award

Israeli intelligence helped Germany thwart planned terror attack

What Obama did and didn’t say about Ezra Schwartz

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
Snitch Tattles On Floridian Grandmas For Gambling on Mahjong

Meet the Jewish Austrian Shepard Who Sings Yiddish as He Drives Refugees to Safety

France: The Failure of Intelligent Explanations

8 Facts You Never Knew About Albert Einstein

A Very Unorthodox Thanksgiving Episode: Talking to Our Listeners











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