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Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sued for $1 BILLION over ’3rd Intifada’

Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than $1 billion over a controversial page on the social networking site that called for violence against Jews.

The suit was filed by American attorney and activist Larry Klayman in the D.C. Superior Court on Thursday. He’s also the founder of the conservative public interest group Judicial Watch.

In the lawsuit, which was …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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World Jews mark Independence Day

Independence Day celebrations spread worldwide: Many Jews and Israelis across the world are celebrating Israel’s 63rd anniversary as far as thousands of kilometers away.World Zionist Organization representative Enrique Grinberg told Ynet that as many as 10,000 Jews were expected to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at a stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many of them were to get …

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April 11th: An Eerie Confluence of Dates

It was the 50th anniversary of the start of the  Eichmann Trial and the 11th anniversary of the verdict [judgment] in my libel trial in the UK when David Irving  sued me for libel for calling him a Holocaust denier.

More significantly, on April 11th I spoke at the United States State Department to mark the anniversary of the Eichmann trial. In addition to State Department staff …

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Ahead of Easter, thousands mark holy fire rite in Jerusalem

Ahead of Easter, thousands mark holy fire rite in Jerusalem

The small doorway to the traditional site of Jesus’ tomb cracked open to reveal a bright flame and tens of thousands of worshippers cheered ecstatically, marking the pinnacle of Easter Week’s holy fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

The annual ritual has been practiced for at least the last 1,200 years on the day before Easter, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection.

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$2M help needy Jews mark Passover

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, has provided $2 million to help as many as 200,000 needy Jewish people throughout  Israel and the former Soviet Union receive packages of food for their Passover celebrations.

Unfortunately, in Israel today one in three children lives below the poverty line, and there are thousands more …

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Mark Twain’s view of the Jews

Mark Twain, is considered as one of America’s greatest writer, was far more than a humorist. After the Civil War, Twain also served as America’s conscience on ethnic and racial issues. Twain defended Jews, African-Americans and Indians against prejudice. Twain had a change of heart about Jews during the time of the Civil War. Twain confided to his daughter Suzy that the Jews seemed to him a …

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Comedy worlds collide as Facebook founder meets Jewish alter egos

Comedy worlds collide as Facebook founder meets Jewish alter egos

Life, film, comedy – and Jews – came hilariously, if not awkwardly, together on Saturday night as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came face to face with both the Hollywood actor who recently portrayed him on the big screen as well as a comedian who regularly lampoons him on the silver one.

Making what could count as his comedy debut, the Facebook chief joined the opening …

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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 …

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Jimmy Kimmel Sued over YouTube Clip of Hasidic Man

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He may be funny, but talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is no mensch.

Kimmel swiped a YouTube video of a ranting Hasidic man and spliced it into a skit to poke fun at hoops superstar LeBron James without permission, according to a suit filed yesterday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Dovid Sondik was featured in the YouTube video, titled the “Flying Rabbi,” which shows the …

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

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

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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 …

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Amnesty to IDF: Rescind death penalty demand for Fogel family murderers

The Israel Defense Forces should rescind its reported demand that the suspects in the Itamar stabbing attacks be given the death penalty, Amnesty International said in a statement on Thursday.

Last week, Haaretz reported that the army intended to seek the death penalty for the suspected murderers of five members of the Fogel family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar in March, which …

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A Close Encounter Of The Hateful Kind

Boo-YAH! The promised End of the World came and went and we’re all still here, ain’t we? But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t enraptured this weekend:

After dropping off the kinder for their last Shalom School of the year to practice for their tribute to Debbie Friedman, I decided to that I needed a walk to the river to clear my head of it’s “Not By Might” loop. On the way down Bull …

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How do Islamic Jihadists try to merge religion and terror?

US forces have killed Osama bin Laden.

To understand the larger issues of how Islamic Jihadists merge religion and terror we probed these related questions in 2006.

Why have religious conviction, hatred of secular society, and the demonstration of power through acts of violence frequently coalesced in Islamic activist movements?

Mark Jeurgensmeyer describes in Terror in the Mind of …

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Garden of Gethsemane

Situated on the western side of the foot of the Mount of Olives, with a soaring view from the lofty monument of the Church of all Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony. It apotheosize a fraction of bedrock where Jesus is said to have spent his last moments before his arrest. Some of the archaic and oldest olive trees growing in the garden are assumed to be 900 years old, …

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A Jewish community president who can’t be called to the Torah? Meet Bulgaria’s Alex Oscar

Under a cloudless blue sky, in a square wedged between the National Assembly and the Rectorate of the University of Sofia, Alexander Oscar, the young president of Sofia’s Jewish community, issued a blunt message to his countrymen.

The occasion was Bulgaria’s Holocaust remembrance ceremony on March 10, a day meant to celebrate the country’s heroic rescue of its 50,000 Jews during …

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Pope pays his respects at Rome site of Holocaust-era massacre

Pope pays his respects at Rome site of Holocaust-era massacre

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday prayed at the memorial to victims of a 1944 massacre that was one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II and denounced what he called the abominable legacy of violence unleashed during war.

The visit won Jewish praise that Benedict had taken yet another step to heal centuries of painful Vatican-Jewish relations.

The …

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The Top 10 Jewish Women in Labor History

Though we at JWA celebrate women’s history all year round, March brings us the great opportunity of Women’s History Month. This year, March also brings the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. JWA will mark the day with a luncheon and walking tour; a whole slew of other commemorative events will be happening throughout the month. Given the centennial of this …

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Jewish Ketubot for Christians

In the “wow we must be getting close to the age of redemption” story of the day, the Times reports that Christians are adopting Jewish marriage contracts in their wedding ceremonies.

Christians Embrace a Jewish Wedding Tradition

By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN

In a San Antonio chapel last August, after reciting their wedding vows and exchanging their rings, Sally and Mark Austin prepared to …

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Postville documentary criticizes sentencings

A federal judge who participated in controversial court hearings after the huge immigration raid in Postville says the 2008 legal proceedings were “a travesty.”

District Judge Mark Bennett, who sentenced 57 of the 389 immigrant workers arrested at the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant, makes his allegations in a new documentary film about the raid’s aftermath.

Critics, including …

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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 …

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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Traif Is Going Out of Style

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 …

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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to remember Yitzhak Rabin

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 …

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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 …

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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"?

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Was Abbie Hoffman the first to say, “Sacred Cows Make 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 …

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