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Hawaii’s Jewish Senator In Limbo

08/12/2014
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Saturday night was arguably the biggest night in Brian Schatz’s political career, as the results of Hawaii’s Democratic primary would determine whether he would remain Hawaii’s senior United States senator, or whether he would go down in defeat after less than two years in office. (In overwhelmingly Democratic Hawaii, the general election is expected to be little more than a formality.) Win or lose, he would know his future.

Funeral Held In Miami For Murdered Rabbi Raksin

08/11/2014
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Hundreds attended the funeral in Miami for Rabbi Joseph Raksin, an Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn who was shot and killed on his way to Sabbath services in North Miami Beach.

Celebs Mix It Up Over Gaza

Bold-faced names squabble over war in tweets and rants.

08/06/2014
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Los Angeles — What do Madonna, Javier Bardem and Rihanna have in common?

Aside from talent and many millions of dollars, they’ve all waded into the maelstrom of public debate over the Gaza conflict—and then had to extricate themselves when the going got tough.

Selena Gomez. Getty Images

U.S. Sells Munitions To Israel From Its Surplus Stockpile

07/31/2014
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Washington — The U.S. Defense Department sold to Israel munitions from its Israel-based surplus stockpile.

Jewish Bachelorette Chooses Perfect Match

This shidduch will go down in reality-TV history.

07/29/2014
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Let the hora dancing begin.

Andi Dorfman chooses Jewish soul mate, Josh Murray. Credit: us.beamly.com
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Reality TV Takes Cue From Shidduch Scene

Modern-day matchmakers introduce arranged marriage to NYC.

07/24/2014
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Reality TV seems to be learning a thing or two from haredi dating.

Show participants Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion agree to marry each other at first sight. Courtesy of FYI

In New Calendar, Naughty Jewish Boys Come Out

Who ever said Jewish boys can't be sexy? 2015 calendar with scantily clad (or completely unclad) Jewish men, now available.

07/24/2014
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Think Jewish. Think naughty. Think 2015.

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With Jabs At Obama, CUFI Lobbies For Iran Sanctions, End To P.A.

07/22/2014
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With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Freedom Summer Memories

Black-Jewish alliance was brief, beautiful.

07/16/2014
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The naked light bulb was more harsh than bright. It was 3 a.m. on a sleepless, sweltering Florida night, June 19, 1964, in the St. Augustine jail. In a cell with two bunks were 17 Northern Jews, imprisoned for civil rights activities down South. Just 48 hours earlier they were relaxing at a convention for Reform rabbis in an Atlantic City hotel.

Martyrs of the movement: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Wikimedia Commons

Lorin Maazel, Legendary Jewish Conductor, Dies at 84

A child prodigy, Maazel's career began at age 7.

07/14/2014
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Lorin Maazel, internationally renowned conductor who led the New York Philharmonic, died on Sunday at his home in Virginia after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was 84.

Lorin Maazel, internationally renowned Jewish conductor, dies at 84. Wikipedia Commons.
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