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 By Liz Rueven    Features    June 26, 2015

Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burgers

(The Nosher via JTA)-You're back in your summer barbecue groove and have invited friends for a day of sizzling fun. Just as you've settled into your menu choices, you realize that one of your guests...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 26, 2015

How realistic is 'no daylight'?

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Israel's former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, caused a stir this week by publicly accusing President Barack Obama of abandoning the two core principles that undergird the U....

 

Blue Jays outfielder a big hit for baseball's hottest team

BALTIMORE (JTA)-Two tattoos sandwich several others along the left arm of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar. One near the shoulder reads "8-14-13," the date of Pillar's major league debut....

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    June 26, 2015

Michael Douglas: I 'never felt accepted' as a Jew

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Michael Douglas hadn't heard of the Genesis Prize when he found out that he'd won it. In fact, the Oscar-winning actor was surprised to discover he was even in the running for an...

 
 By Maayan Jaffe    News    June 26, 2015

Israel crisis averted in Missouri as biology professor's anti-Zionist course nixed

A University of Missouri (MU) fall 2015 honors tutorial that pro-Israel students felt would promote bigotry and misinformation on their college campus has been cancelled. “Perspectives on Zionism,” which was scheduled to be taught by...

 

The solution to the Birthright dilemma: Follow-up is possible

After this summer, over 500,000 young Jews from around the world will have participated in Birthright over the past 15 years. Although Birthright successfully increases Jewish identity and pride, only a small percentage of the 43,000 participants...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Hate crimes charge added in case of Barclays Center assault (JTA)—A New York man charged with assaulting the head of the Brooklyn Jewish Y at a borough arena has been hit with a hate crimes charge. The new charge against Shawn Schraeder, 25, of...

 
 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 26, 2015

Five highlights from the premiere of Bravo's show about wealthy Upper East Siders

(JTA)-Bravo's newest sitcom, "Odd Mom Out," which premiered two weeks ago, stars Jill Kargman as Jill Weber, a sassy Jewish woman who marries into a blue-blooded Upper East Side family. The show,...

 

BBYO, Hillel International and Moishe House launch initiative to invest in rising talent

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three leading Jewish organizations—BBYO, Hillel International and Moishe House—are teaming up in a rare and pioneering global initiative to recruit, train and retain top professionals throughout their organizations. Called the...

 

JBolt strikes the Jewish dating community

The creators of SawYouAtSinai, the largest and most trusted Jewish matchmaking company in the world, have just introduced JBolt, the first Jewish Dating app with matchmakers. “We created JBolt to simultaneously bring the human touch to the dating...

 
 By Uriel Heilman    News    June 26, 2015

What will the ADL lose when Foxman leaves?

NEW YORK (JTA)-If there's one thing that can be said of longtime Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, who is stepping down this month after nearly 30 years at the helm, it's that he never...

 

Capturing Israel's future, one drop at a time

While water crises are fast becoming a significant part of life around the world, that trend is moving in the opposite direction in Israel. Until recently, Israel experienced a perpetual water shortag...

 

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