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'Jewish Indiana Jones' Bound For Prison

10/12/2012

The odd case of the self-styled, globe-trotting "Jewish Indiana Jones"  took a sad turn Thursday when Rabbi Menachem Youlus was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for fraud.

Indy-cent behavior: Maryland bookstore owner made up exploits, defrauded charity.

Workmen's Circle Study Finds A New Kind of Jew

One in six American Jews are engaged and unaffiliated, look outside synagogue for Judaism

10/10/2012
Staff Writer

About a million of the six million American Jews say being Jewish is very important to them, but that they find their Jewish engagement outside of a synagogue, according to a study released on Wednesday.

The survey shows that there is a third way to be Jewish, its sponsor, the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, wrote in a press release. A person can be an observant Jew, who attends synagogue; a cultural Jew, who enjoys Jewish humor or an “engaged and congregationally unaffiliated” Jew.

COO Probe Concludes At Hadassah

10/07/2012

Hadassah concluded its investigation of former COO Larry Blum for allegedly misusing his corporate credit card but declined to release any details.

Meet 2012’s Great Schlep

Week-old website offers 1,300 “Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews"

08/31/2012
Staff Writer

Sure, the Great Schlep --  the 2008 video urging young Jews to visit their grandparents in Florida to convince them to vote for then-candidate Barack Obama -- had live action, and Sarah Silverman’s star power.

Rachel Shukert, a comedy writer, and Ben Abramowitz, are the husband-and-wife team behind YiddishCursesforRepublicanJews.com.

No Ducking Oregon Loyalty In Queens

How Lander College for Men adopted the Oregon Ducks football team.

08/30/2012
Staff Writer

College football kicks off this week, and the 2012 season schedule and pre-season clips about the No. 4-ranked University of Oregon Ducks have already started appearing on campus.

On the Lander College for Men campus in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.

The 300-student Orthodox school in the heart of an Orthodox neighborhood has no football team, no teams of its own beyond intramural flag football, but Lander College has become a bastion of UO-fandom, 2,500 miles east of Eugene, Ore.

O, baby: Lander’s Herb Ratner with some of the school’s Oregon Ducks fans.

Jewish Leaders Divided On Timing Of Israel Nuclear Report

Was the declassification of a decades-old document aimed at harming Israel's image?

03/27/2015
Staff Writer

The decision by the Obama administration to declassify sections of a 386-page 1987 report regarding Israel’s covert nuclear weapons program — the first time the U.S. has officially and publicly acknowledged it — has been met with suspicion by Jewish leaders.

“By doing this, it is getting harder and harder to say the U.S. is a strong ally of Israel,” said Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America.

Lena Dunham In Hot Seat For Comparing Jewish Boyfriends To Dogs

The real question: is her real-life Jewish boyfriend crazy?

03/27/2015
Staff Writer

Jewish actress and screenwriter Lena Dunham seems to have barked up the wrong tree.

The “Girls” star has come under fire for penning an article in The New Yorker titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz.”

The piece, which ran in the March 30th issue, asks, “Do the following statements refer to (a) my dog or (b) my Jewish boyfriend?”

Lena Dunham with Jewish boyfriend Jack Antonoff. Getty Images.

Hillel Chief Eric Fingerhut Agrees To Meeting With J Street Students

03/25/2015

The president of the Jewish campus group Hillel agreed to a meeting with student activists from the liberal lobby J Street.

Swarthmore’s Former Hillel Votes To Rename Itself Kehilah

03/23/2015

Swarthmore College’s former Hillel voted to rename itself the Swarthmore Kehilah.

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