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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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Who was the MLK of the Jewish world?

Who was the MLK of the Jewish world?

… 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 Kahane is the exact opposite of Martin Luther King, it was interesting to see the other nominees for the Martin Luther King of the Jewish world.

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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’

'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 master” …

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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?

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 …

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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

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

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?

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

… 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, plus a Jewish coach.”

I’m glad I didn’t have to choose a Jewish American team owner because …

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

… 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 I’d find myself lobbying him on any other issues in the future. And I surely never thought I’d lobby him on the issue of an agunah — the case of a Jewish woman whose ex-husband refuses to grant her a get (a Jewish bill of divorce).

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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 …

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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? 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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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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From Gangsta-Rapper to a Representative of the Jewish People

From Gangsta-Rapper to a Representative of the Jewish People

Belize-born, Brooklyn-raised, rap artist known as SHYNE is in Israel, he has adopted a Hebrew name, Moshe Levy, and a very Jewish traditional look. During the past few months Levy has been learning Torah and reaching out to Jewish young boys and girls who need support and strengthening. Now SHYNE is preparing his new musical projects and he met Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon to see how he could help the state of Israel as a non-official or …

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Jewish WikiLeaks’ goes live in Jerusalem

'Jewish WikiLeaks' goes live in Jerusalem

… institution’s project to scan and upload to the Internet hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Jewish Press, whose official launch was on Monday, is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University “that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals,” Weinberg said.

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Eating Jewish: Chinese Food and Christmas

Eating Jewish: Chinese Food and Christmas

… suggesting what to make for holiday (read, Christmas) meals. On the other hand, a read through Jewish newspapers, magazines and blogs leads one to find articles discussing the relationship between Jews and Chinese food that has long defined Christmas for many in the community.

The Jew and the Carrot have a short video about the history of this relationship, while an article in Tablet entitled “Jewish Christmas” discusses the modernization of this tradition happening at the Mile …

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss.

After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry. It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, synagogue affiliations, and …

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Saying Jewish Blessings for the Food

… teaches us that saying blessings in many activities that we do are very important. Doing this is especially important when we are about to eat. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalms 24:1). “a man should taste nothing before he utters a blessing,” (Tosafot to Brachot 4:1). It is therefore important to acknowledge and thank GOD for blessing us with the food that we eat.

Different blessings are said for different food groups …

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Tips in Welcoming Non-Jewish Guests to a Jewish Wedding

Tips in Welcoming Non-Jewish Guests to a Jewish Wedding

Are you having a Jewish wedding and inviting some non-Jewish friends over? Traditional Jewish weddings are in many ways different to other types of weddings so it is important to do every effort to make them feel comfortable during the occasion. Here are some tips to make your non-Jewish friends welcome during your Jewish wedding.

If you are making a website for your wedding, include a section that will …

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Montreal, Quebec - Jewish Canadian Man Found Frozen To Death

Montreal, Quebec - Jewish Canadian Man Found Frozen To Death

Montreal, Quebec – The body of Matthew Besner, a 27 year old insurance company employee who had been missing since he stepped out of a Montreal restaurant for a few moments early Sunday morning, was found at 8:15 this morning on the shores of the frozen Lachine Canal fifteen blocks west of the restaurant.  Footprints on the north side of the canal and broken ice on the chanal showed …

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“I’ll be Jewish for Christmas”

"I'll be Jewish for Christmas"

… I wrote because today I found this video of Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy singing “I’ll be Jewish for Christmas,” and it says everything I wanted to say and more. In song.

“I’ll be Jewish for Christmas” was written by Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel, a wife-husband team, who are also the creators, writers and directors of Broad Comedy. They are also the co-founders of the Equinox Theatre Company. Katie and Soren were nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award for …

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The Traditional Jewish Wedding Meal

As in other Jewish celebrations, Jewish weddings involve festive meals. The food served during the wedding reception will mainly depend on the ethnic origin and historical backgrounds of the Bride and Groom.

Know your historical background. Ashkenazi Jews are of European origin and their menu traditionally composes of meats, roast potatoes and vegetables. Sephardic Jews, on the other hand, often serve …

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Reality check: Wage gap for Jewish professionals worse than national average

Much to the dismay of a number of Jewish organizations, the Senate neglected to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act last month, effectively shelving it for the foreseeable future. The bill, which would have augmented current civil rights law to protect against sex-based pay discrimination, had received broad support from civil rights and women’s rights groups but faced opposition from business organizations, whose members …

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How to Choose a Jewish College

How to Choose a Jewish College

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Some Jewish students prefer to study in Jewish universities instead of going to secular colleges. They feel that the distractions from non-Jewish colleges may affect their studies. Finding the right Jewish college is easy with these few steps:

Use your resources to do research. You can find resources by using search sites like Google and Yahoo. Look into websites of Jewish colleges and check on …

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