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Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

  The Times of Israel
Iran deal opens a vitriolic divide among American Jews

US urges Egypt to overturn ruling on Al-Jazeera reporters

Soldier lightly hurt in suspected car-ramming attack

Amid new controversy, intended police chief slams critics, vows to fight on

PM: Israel not opposed to a civilian nuke program for Iran

  Moment Magazine
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?

A Great Civil Rights Partnership - Home
Unrestricted Europe-Iran trade will help empower regime’s oppression of citizens

Italian paper: 'Business with Iran may not last,' Netanyahu tells Italian entrepreneurs

Hamas member killed after Gaza tunnel suffers malfunction

Strange bedfellows: Saudi Arabia moves toward Hamas

Edelstein warns Ban against Iran deal: I believe people who say they want to destroy me

  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

Heroes of the France Train Attack

Everyone Else Is Doing It

Rosh Hashanah Infographic

8 Ways to Jumpstart Change

Get Clarity: Aish.coms Rosh Hashanah Music Video

  Jew or Not Jew
Immanuel Bonfils

Uncle Deadly

Rick and Morty

Alan Stern

E. L. Doctorow

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Obama to U.S. Jews: ‘We’re not giving away anything’ to Iran

‘Homeland’ creator to direct film on Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jews

Yazidi leaders demand ‘Jewish Schindler’ prove he is saving people

Plunder-filled Nazi train worth millions has likely been found

Kansas City shooter: ‘I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide’

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
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!

'My So-Called Life' Star A.J. Langer (who is Jewish!) is Now a Countess

Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years On: Our Coverage of the Aftermath of One of the Most destructive Natural Disasters in U.S. history











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