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Did My Fellow Austrians Just Stop the Surge of Far Right Populism in Europe?

In a year that saw the success of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, Austria just proved that standing up for open mindedness and progressive ideas can wo...

Culture

Writers of ‘Vagina Monologues,’ ‘The Vibrator Play’ to Feature in D.C. Theater’s American History Cycle

How will the playwright behind “The Vagina Monologues” handle American political history?

The Assimilator

When Donald Trump Served First Ever Kosher Meal at Mar-a-Lago

Columnist Masha Leon recalls the time Donald Trump was honored by the UJA — and the first time he served a kosher meal at Mar-a-Lago.

Culture

Why We Shouldn’t Criticize Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Snubs

Harold Pinter, Doris Lessing and Elfriede Jelinek didn’t show up for their Nobel Prize ceremonies. So why’s everyone acting like Bob Dylan killed somebody?

The Assimilator

This Former Nebbish Can Help You Become Super Popular — Like Him

Just how Jon Levy went from social outcast to major influencer is an incredible story — one he details in his new book, “The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Scienc...

News

59% of New York Jews Have Unfavorable View of Donald Trump

Most Jewish New Yorkers have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump, according to a new Siena College poll.

Breaking News

Stolen Georgia Torah Scroll Found Destroyed

(JTA) — Unidentified individuals broke into a synagogue in the Caucasus republic of Georgia, stole its Torah scroll and destroyed it. The incident happened sometime after the synagogue of Gori, a city located 65 miles northwest of the capital Tbilisi, was temporarily closed on Nov. 26, police said. The Jewish community discovered the damage on Friday, when they reopened the synagogue. Parts of…

The Assimilator

Jon Stewart Has One Simple Tip For Ending Fake News

According to Jon Stewart, there’s a solution to stop these online conspiracy theories, and it starts with credible news sources.

Breaking News

Bob Dylan Still Too Busy To Show Up for Nobel Ceremony — Will Submit Speech

(JTA) — American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, will send a speech to be read aloud at the awards presentation in Sto...

Breaking News

Brooklyn Mother Who Lost 7 Children in Shabbat Fire Hopes To Build Community Center

(JTA) — The Brooklyn mother who lost seven of her children in a house fire said in her first public remarks on the March 2015 tragedy that she wants to build a ...

National

A Rabbinical Student Fights for Peace on Chicago Streets

Tamar Manasseh likely won’t be ordained as a rabbi until next year, but she already has her congregation: a street corner in the Englewood neighborhood on Chica...