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What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict | The Guardian

It suits a variety of agendas to claim that British Jews are largely united in support for Israel during this current round of conflict. Israelis and those who approve of Israel’s actions find succour in this supposed homogeneity. 96 more words

Israel

Fading Gigolo

As soon as I found out that Woody Allen took part in a film that wasn’t his own I was surprised and intrigued as this almost never happens, and wanted to watch it. 125 more words

Romance

It's just a commandment

I’ve spent some amount of time thinking about (male) circumcision. It’s a fraught topic; some regard it as barbaric, some as hygienic, some as a sacred sign, and still others as a foolish impairment of sexual pleasure. 722 more words

Judaism

An open condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

From Elder of Ziyon

We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances. The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 271 more words

Israel

Mel Gibson honoured at Czech,Draws Criticism from Czech Jewish Community

 Hollywood actor and film director Mel Gibson picked up a top prize at the opening of the Czech Republic’s annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, but his accolade and presence at the event angered the local Jewish community. 320 more words

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Cemetery excavations reveal complicated Jamaican Jewish past

This article by Maayan Jaffe appeared in the JNS.org website. Follow the link below for the original report and more photos.

Marina Delfos is on a mission. 1,316 more words

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Murder Of Israeli Teens Sends Shockwaves Here

(CBS) – The grisly discovery of three Israeli teenagers who bodies were found in the Palestinian territory after being missing for 12 days is prompting angry, outrage and determination from Jewish communities around the world, including here in Chicago. 181 more words

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