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Is Mark Zuckerberg Jewish?

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

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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Eating Jewish: ‘The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food’

Eating Jewish: 'The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food'

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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 …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

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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. …

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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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Day by Day in Jewish Sports History

Bob Wechsler, Bernie Scharfstein (editor)

Publisher: Ktav

The Ultimate Jewish Sports History and Trivia Book.

Have you ever gotten into an argument with someone about exactly how many National Basketball Association teams the great Larry Brown 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 …

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

… in ancient rituals, 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 …

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Being Jewish: The Spiritual and Cultural Practice of Judaism Today

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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The “Tiger mother” vs. the Jewish mother: The dangers of stereotypes

The "Tiger mother" vs. the Jewish mother: The dangers of stereotypes

… in The Wall Street Journal last week, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” has stirred up a firestorm of comment, with literally thousands of mothers and their friends weighing in on Chua’s harsh treatment of her daughters—an approach Chua defines as “Chinese” as opposed to a more permissive “Western” strategy. Inevitably, a comparison to the famed Jewish mother arises, and for good reason.

At the outset, the similarities between Chua’s audacious, coldly …

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Spring Valley - Police Arrest Two For Breaking Into Jewish Cars

Spring Valley - Police Arrest Two For Breaking Into Jewish Cars

… night two individuals who were seen breaking into vehicles on Dorset Road, it all began when a car alarm went off alerting a spring valley resident who saw two people fleeing the scene, he immediatly called police who caught up with the suspects after a short foot chase onto the property of a private home where the individuals were hiding on a porch.

After arresting the suspects, police found on them GPS systems, Cell Phones, & Digital Cameras, that were taken from vehicles …

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Who was the MLK of the Jewish world?

I know I’m a day late, but this question was posed on my FB page right before I went to work and 47 comments of bickering and fighting about whether or not Rav Meir Kahane deserves this title along with some of the other nominees really showed me how diverse an audience I have.

As usual I expected people to bring up the usual suspects for Jewish leaders that brought Jews together, although in my mind …

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Put a Jewish woman in environmental activism “On the Map!”

Put a Jewish woman in environmental activism "On the Map!"

Next week is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday for trees. The meaning of the holiday has undergone some major evolution over the years; it started as a tax deadline, was co-opted by Kabbalists and then the Zionists, and is now considered a holiday celebrating the environment and environmental activism in a broad sense. At the Jewish Women’s Archive, our Tu B’Shevat tradition is to seek out and …

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Jewish group tells Fox to fire Glenn Beck’

A U.S. Jewish group has called on Fox News to fire its popular political commentator Glenn Beck, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Sunday.

Jewish Funds for Justice called to fire the controversial pundit over a series of what they call ‘disturbing’ remarks, including an attack on left-wing Jewish billionaire George Soros.

Late last year, Beck dubbed Soros a “puppet …

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Eating Jewish: Moroccan chicken with olives and lemons

Eating Jewish: Moroccan chicken with olives and lemons

My inspiration for the dishes I write about on Eating Jewish come from a variety of places that range from the numerous cookbooks that I have around my apartment, articles concerning Jewish food in newspapers and magazines, or simply the ingredients that I happen to have on hand at the moment. However, for this dish my inspiration came from my own academic work concerning the Moroccan Jewish community of Montreal.

My research focuses on the …

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A Jewish Miss America—What Are the Chances?

A Jewish Miss America—What Are the Chances?

Growing up with a feminist mother who also happened to own a modeling agency, I am no stranger to the paradox of the Miss America pageant. Yes, for 90 years it’s been about pretty girls with stupendous orthodontia parading around in nude pantyhose and bathing suits and high heels. But it’s also about talent, presence and community service and scholarship—the winner gets her post-graduate college …

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Jewish leaders reach out to public school kids in effort to deter hate crimes

Jewish leaders reach out to public school kids in effort to deter hate crimes

Jewish leaders Tuesday began talking to Williamsburg public school students after a rash of hate crimes in the neighborhood targeting Hasidic residents.

Hasidic and Hispanic residents have lived side by side in the neighborhood for years – but rarely talk to each other or understand much about each others’ worlds.

For the students at Intermediate School 318, what they heard about how …

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Jewish leader: Palestinian state declaration not a defeat

Jewish leader: Palestinian state declaration not a defeat

Gabriel Zaliasnik, president of the Jewish community in Chile, thinks Israel’s Foreign Ministry is making a big mistake.

Having spent the last few weeks battling local pro-Palestinian groups in an effort to influence his government not to recognize Palestinian statehood, Zaliasnik believes the statement that eventually emerged from Santiago last Friday accepting Palestinian independence while acknowledging Israel’s right …

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Arizona’s first Jewish Congresswoman with attitude

… The lead story in the first edition of the New York Times yesterday began this way: “Unusual is a relative term in American political life, but Representative Gabrielle Giffords fits the bill: avid equestrian and motorcycle enthusiast, repository of arcane health care data, successful Democrat elected three times in a Republican Congressional district, French horn player and wife of an astronaut.”

Only near the end of the article did the Times mention another unusual fact about …

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Is Robert Gibbs Jewish?

No, Barack Obama’s former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is not a Jew.

Gibbs was born in Auburn, Alabama on March 29, 1971. He is married to Mary Catherine Gibbs, an attorney. They live in Alexandria, Virginia with their six-year-old son. Gibbs’ parents now live in Apex, North Carolina, where his mother Nancy is acquisitions director for the libraries at Duke University.

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How Well Do You Know Jewish Cities?

How Well Do You Know Jewish Cities?

Sorry, that title is a little misleading. What I really meant to say was, how well do you know Jewish cities from 1939? There is a reason for my question–and no, it does not involve taking a quiz on MJL (but feel free to by clicking on the image to your left!). Instead, it involves everyone’s favorite quiz website, Sporcle.

Today, Sporcle’s featured quiz on their homepage asks you to name the top 52 …

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My All Time Jewish Basketball Team

My All Time Jewish Basketball Team

I’m surprised this hasn’t gotten more attention, but on the Tablet Magazine website (a project of Nextbook) basketball fans are able to create their own starting lineup among the best Jewish-American Basketball players of all time. Tablet teamed up with FreeDarko, “the amazing five-year-old collective of basketball writers known for its wit, one-of-a-kind drawings, and revealing focus on unorthodox statistics, to let you select your top all-time Jewish-American starting five, …

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Rep. Dave Camp Should Force Staffer to Grant Ex-Wife a Jewish Divorce

Rep. Dave Camp Should Force Staffer to Grant Ex-Wife a Jewish Divorce

… descend on Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress on issues important to the State of Israel. A few years ago I joined other pro-Israel Michiganders and lobbied Representative Dave Camp. The congressman wasn’t available to meet with us and left an ill-prepared staffer to answer our questions and try to assure us of his boss’s support of the Jewish State.

Since Dave Camp represents the 4th Congressional District of Michigan (an area pretty far north of where I live), I didn’t think …

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Eating Jewish: Krupnik (Polish Barley Soup)

Eating Jewish: Krupnik (Polish Barley Soup)

If I had to choose one word to describe the last few weeks it would, without a doubt, be indulgence. Between my birthday celebrations and holiday celebrations, I’ve done quite a lot of feasting. Friends and family have fed me delicious meals and I’ve also had the opportunity to cook some fabulous food as well. Yet, as good as it all was, when thinking about what to make for dinner one night last week all I wanted was something healthy (some vegetables, please) …

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Jewish Wives Gone Wild

Jewish Wives Gone Wild

… I know Hollywood isn’t known for its functional relationships, but what has gotten into our hot Jewish icons?

First, Scarlett Johanssen divorces “Sexiest Man Alive” Ryan Reynolds. Actually, in spite of his truly amazing abs, he’s always seemed like a tool ( Two Guys and a Girl and A Pizza Place, anyone?) So maybe this isn’t so bad. No kids, and he’s not Jewish anyway. The Jewish single men of the world best get themselves some haircuts and start a’courtin’ Miss ScarJo, …

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Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

… both secular and religious music. The exhibition also includes contemporary artworks by Iranian Jewish artists now living in Israel, Europe and the United States.

“We are deeply honored and excited that Beit Hatefutsoth will be the first to expose the fascinating life of Persian Jewry, which to date has not received the full attention it deserves,” said Irina Nevzlin Kogan, president of the NADAV Foundation, Beit Hatefutsoth’s major benefactor.

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UN prepares to condemn Jewish life in Judea and Samaria

UN prepares to condemn Jewish life in Judea and Samaria

At the behest of the Palestinian Authority, the UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that condemns Jews for settling in their ancestral lands of Judea and Samaria, and demanding that Israel halt the practice altogether.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told reporters on Wednesday that his government would soon be seeking official UN Security Council condemnation of Jewish communities in those areas claimed by the Palestinians as …

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Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish? That seems to be the question of the day. Natalie Portman, who starred in “Black Swan” along with three other Jewish actresses all playing ballerinas (Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey), will marry Benjamin Millepied and have his baby.

Perez Hilton broke the news earlier today that not only is Natalie Portman now engaged to marry her choreographer …

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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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Is Justin Bieber Jewish?

Is Justin Bieber Jewish?

Is Justin Bieber Jewish? Is Natalie Portman’s fiancee, Benjamin Millepied, Jewish? Based on my Web research, neither one is Jewish. However, there are many people wondering these questions and doing what curious people do in the Digital Age — turning to Google.

There are two components to blogging I enjoy most. First, I love writing. Second, I love looking at the analytics to see through …

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