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Is Mark Zuckerberg Jewish?

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Yes Mark Zuckerberg is a Jew. He was named Time Magazine’s man of the year for 2010.

He was born in White Plains, New York to Karen, a psychiatrist, and Edward, a dentist. He grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Zuckerberg was raised Jewish. He had a bar mitzvah when he turned 13.  He describes himself now as an atheist.

At Ardsley High School he excelled in the classics. In his junior year he …

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George Bush to Mark Zuckerberg: you know what it’s like to be a president

Bush to Mark Zuckerberg: you know what it's like to be a president

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What does Mark Zuckerberg, the creator and president of Facebook, have in common with that other president, George Bush? Quite a lot, apparently.

At least, Bush seems to thinks so. He spent an hour in discussion with Zuckerberg in a Facebook interview streamed live from Palo Alto on Monday night, comparing his time in the White House with Zuckerberg’s leadership of the social networking site. …

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The £9BILLION man: Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune set to double as Facebook raises £323m in deal

The £9BILLION man: Mark Zuckerberg's fortune set to double as Facebook raises £323m in deal

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune has doubled to £9billion overnight after a huge cash injection from Goldman Sachs.

The bank has invested £291million in the social networking site with Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies putting in a further $32million, the New York Times reported.

Facebook is now valued at £32billion catapulting 26-year-old Zuckerberg from 212 into the top 40 …

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Facebook Is No Friend

Facebook Is No Friend

If Mark Zuckerberg tries to friend me, I will decline. Nothing personal. His vision just doesn’t resonate with me, so why let him into my social network?

Zuckerberg, in case your cave isn’t wired, is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. He is 26 years old, and a billionaire for inventing Facebook, where people share personal information, photos, and random thoughts with people of their …

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Mark Madoff, oldest son of Bernie Madoff, hangs himself with dog leash in SoHo apartment

… Two years of living with his disgraced father’s $65 billion legacy of deception was all Mark Madoff could stomach.

The eldest son of the biggest swindler in U.S. history, unable to stand another day of his soured life, hung himself with a dog leash Saturday in his multimillion-dollar SoHo condo.

In dire early morning emails to his wife, Madoff wrote that he was ready to end a high-flying life of privilege that hit rock bottom after his father’s Dec. 11, 2008, arrest – …

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A Wovel is 10 times easier than a snow shovel

A Wovel is 10 times easier than a snow shovel

Like Albert Einstein, like Isaac Newton, like Thomas Edison, Mark Noonan had an idea….

The Wovel (rhymes with shovel), looks like one of those high-wheeled 19th-century bicycles incongruously transported to that pile of snow in the driveway. It relies on two simple principles of physics, the wheel and the lever, to revolutionize the humble art of shoveling snow — at least the part that hasn’t been revolutionized out of existence by the plow …

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Seattle buses to carry ads about ‘Israel war crimes’ during Gaza War

Starting from December 27, a dozen Seattle buses will carry advertisements about “Israeli war crimes” to mark the second year since the operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

According to a report on Seattle’s KING5 TV, a group calling itself the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign has paid more than $1,794 so that twelve buses circulating the city’s downtown area will carry an ad reading “Israeli War Crimes: Your tax …

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Eating Jewish: ‘The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food’

… As an academic of Jewish food, I’m always on the lookout for new publications on the topic. It is a burgeoning area in which new research is being done all the time and a multitude of books and cookbooks are consistently being published. Despite wanting to buy all these books (especially the cookbooks), it is simply impossible, both financially and due to the fact that I can’t spend every waking hour reading about Jewish food (despite the fact that it would appear that’s what I do …

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PA endorses ‘study’ claiming Jews have no claim to Kotel

PA endorses 'study' claiming Jews have no claim to Kotel

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The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday officially endorsed a “study” that claims that Jews have no claims to the Western Wall.

The PA’s Ministry of Information posted the findings of the “study” on its official Web site and the findings of the “study” were first published in The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev called on the Palestinian leadership to publicly disassociate itself …

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Traif Is Going Out of Style

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Ask most Orthodox Jews about Kashrus and Reform Judaism, you’ll most likely hear a snicker from the uninformed or a reference to the “Treyfe Banquet” (see: New National Museum of American Jewish History In Philadelphia Apparently Misses the Mark) from the more informed. As far as I know, Reform Judaism has never officially sanctioned Kashrus observance.

I remember reading an article 3 years ago about young Reform Jews pining to add more ritual observance to their …

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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to remember Yitzhak Rabin

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Tens of thousands gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday for a memorial ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

The rally, held next to the spot where Yigal Amir shot Rabin dead with three bullets to the back on November 4, 1995, brought together Israelis from all walks of life, in particular from a wide range of leftwing activists representing political parties and activist groups like Breaking the …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… 1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4 th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants.

1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the next available passage to Holland.

1654 Portugal recaptures Brazil and expels Jews and Protestants. While most Jews …

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Was Abbie Hoffman Jewish and the first to say, “Sacred Cows Make the Tastiest Hamburgers”?

Was Abbie Hoffman Jewish and the first to say, "Sacred Cows Make the Tastiest Hamburgers"?

… the Tastiest Hamburgers”?

Probably not. Some quotations repositories attribute the saying to Mark Twain. Discussions of that attribution point out that the terms “hamburger” and “sacred cow” were not current during Twain’s lifetime. Other sources trace the quip back to 1971.

The Times reports that at Hoffman’s death in 1989 his rabbi said that “sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger” was one of Hoffman’s favorite sayings. Yes, Abbie Hoffman was a Jew…. …

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Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America

Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America

Mark Oppenheimer

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity

Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for their thirteen-year-olds, lest they feel left out. How did this …

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Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America

Mark Oppenheimer

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity –

Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for their thirteen-year-olds, lest they feel left out. How did …

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In the Shadow of the Ladder-Introductions to Kabbalah

Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag, Yedidah Cohen MBBS (translator), Mark Cohen PhD (translator)

Publisher: Nehora Press

Translated from the Hebrew with additional explanatory chapters.

This is an authentic translation into English of two Kabbalah texts written in Hebrew by the modern Kabbalist, Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag (1886-1955).

What is my essence? Do I have a soul? If I do, why can’t I experience it? Why do I feel alienated? It is with these …

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Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews

Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews

… led to the rise of Jewish literacy, education, trade, and influence that continue to make their mark today.

Konner takes the reader from the pastoral tribes of the Bronze Age to enslavement in the Roman Empire, from the converses fleeing the Spanish Inquisition to eighteenth-century European villages, from the darkness of the Holocaust to the creation of Israel and the flourishing of Jews in America. The result is a unique and comprehensive portrait of the major events, people, …

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Day by Day in Jewish Sports History

Day by Day in Jewish Sports History

… took to the playoffs?

Would you know the answer if someone asked whether Daniel Mendoza was a flamenco dancer or the world s first Jewish boxing champion? Do you know which major league venue was the first to offer kosher food?

If you ve ever wondered about Jews in sports and who hasn t this is the book for you. And it s not just Mark Spitz, Sandy Koufax, and Hank Greenberg. Covering every day of the year to include thousands of names, records, events, and achievements of all kinds, …

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A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who have Experienced Domestic Violence

A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who have Experienced Domestic Violence

… FaithTrust Institute

Journey Towards Freedom transforms the traditional Passover Seder into a special service that addresses the oppression and liberation of women journeying from abuse to safety. An ideal resource for congregations, community groups and domestic violence organizations, and as a supplement to any Passover Haggadah.

From the Author:

Shhh! Don’t say that. Domestic abuse doesn’t happen in respectable Jewish homes. There must be some misunderstanding. Don’t read …

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A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Elie Wiesel, Mark Podwal (editor)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

With this Passover Haggadah, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder — the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, …

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The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking: 200 Seasonal Holiday Recipes and Their Traditions

… the seasonal rhythms of the land of Israel, and biblical commandments, the Jewish holidays mark a time for Jews around the world to reconnect with their spiritual lives, celebrate their history, and enjoy tasty foods laden with symbolic meaning. With Phyllis and Miriyam Glazer’s The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking as your guide, you will gain a rich understanding of the Jewish calendar year and its profound link to the signs of nature and the produce of the earth in each …

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: Vintage Books

A rich and balanced account.... There is no other book that attempts, as this one does, to recount the history of the Jews in modern times in all its geographical variation and breathtaking disparity.” – Washington Post Book World

“Magisterial... Sachar situates Jews on a global stage.... [He] relates an immensely complex story with precision and learning.” – New …

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Into the Arms of Strangers

Mark Jonathan Harris, Deborah Oppeheimer

The companion to the Academy Award winning feature documentary from Warner Bros.

For nine months before the outbreak of World War II, Britain conducted an extraordinary rescue mission. It opened its doors to over 10,000 endangered children-90 per cent of them Jewish-from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. These children were taken into foster homes …

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The Minyanaires

Peter G. Engelman

Publisher: Terumah Publishing

The Minyanaires is about a dedicated group of Jewish individuals who for various reasons feel drawn to the synagogue on a daily basis. Through their attendance, they provide the daily minyan or quorum required for the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish, a Holy prayer affirming the glory of God. Nineteen participants and five members of the clergy are interviewed by the author. Discussions focus on the concept …

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Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation

… burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world. By its late-medieval heyday, this economically successful, intellectually adventurous, and self-aware society stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Kriwaczek traces, too, the slow decline of Yiddish culture in Europe and Russia, and highlights fresh offshoots in the New World.

Combining family anecdote, travelogue, …

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Oil: Israel’s Covert Efforts to Secure Oil Supplies

Zvi Alexander

Publisher: Gefen

Zvi Alexander was a member of a small group that established the oil industry in Israel, providing the State with this vital fluid, and searching for oil in Israel and other countries.

‘Oil’, Alexander’s personal story, is also the story of the Israeli oil industry; how Alexander was the first to bring to Israel non-Jewish oil businessmen from the USA; how these businessmen, along with Israel’s …

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Nehama Leibowitz - Teacher and Bible Scholar

… Professor Nehama Leibowitz (1905–1997), winner of the Israel Prize in Education, was a unique figure in the twentieth century Jewish landscape. She wrote a best-selling series, Studies in the Weekly Torah Portion, and provided a one-woman correspondence course in Bible, using her famous gilyonot (worksheets), for more than thirty years. A brilliant teacher, an erudite scholar, and a forthright, warm and humorous human being, she left her mark on tens of thousands of people around …

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Kol Dodi Dofek: Listen - My Beloved Knocks

… Soloveitchik, David Z. Gordon (editor)

Publisher: Yeshiva University Press

Yeshiva University is honoring one of the most important essays of the last century and one of the most significant thinkers in recent Jewish life with a fiftieth-anniversary publication of “Kol Dodi Dofek” — “Listen—My Beloved Knocks.”

The essay originated in 1956 as an address in Yiddish by Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik to the Religious Zionists of America to mark the eighth anniversary of Israel’s …

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Being Jewish: The Spiritual and Cultural Practice of Judaism Today

… Simon & Schuster

Increasing numbers of Jews are returning to their religious roots in a search for meaning, eager to explore a heritage that is deeply embedded in history and at the same time rapidly changing. But what is Judaism today? And what does it mean — culturally, spiritually, and ritually — to be Jewish in the twenty-first century?

In Being Jewish, Ari L. Goldman offers eloquent, thoughtful answers to these questions through an absorbing exploration of modern …

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Disguised As Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, And the Creation of the Superhero

Danny Fingeroth

Publisher: Continuum

A large number of the creators of the most famous superheroes were of Jewish background, secular, religious, or both. Disguised as Clark Kent explores how the Jewish consciousness of these individuals impacted the content of the comics and contributed to making characters such as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman into the most familiar popular-culture icons of all time–on …

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