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The 50 Shades of Jews Practicing BDSM

March 13, 2015 | By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
The 50 Shades of Jews Practicing BDSM

With the widely successful book and film, we look at what it means to practice BDSM, and what does that lifestyle mean for Jews who choose it?

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BDS With a Twist: Campus Divestment Measures Target More Than Israel

February 13, 2015 | By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
BDS With a Twist: Campus Divestment Measures Target More Than Israel

While two recent student resolutions initiated by BDS movement advocates in California ultimately had different fates, the episodes share a common twist: lumping additional nations and political entities with Israel as divestment targets.

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What Does New Citizenship Law Mean for Portuguese and World Jewry?

February 02, 2015 | By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
What Does New Citizenship Law Mean for Portuguese and World Jewry?

While Portugal has approved a law that mirrors a similar measure passed in Spain, the country is no stranger to anti-Semitism

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Democracy and Capitalism at Stake as Bill to Ban Free Israeli Newspapers Advances

November 19, 2014 | By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Democracy and Capitalism at Stake as Bill to Ban Free Israeli Newspapers Advances

The controversial bill has reignited a debate in the country about journalism's relationship with democracy and capitalism

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Known for Chemistry, Israeli Nobel Laureate Also Champions Tech Entrepreneurship

October 20, 2014 | By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Known for Chemistry, Israeli Nobel Laureate Also Champions Tech Entrepreneurship

Dan Shechtman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and a candidate in last June's Israeli presidential election, has long championed technological entrepreneurship and its potential to improve lives around the world

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Yom Kippur Not Yet An Official U.N. Holiday, But Hopefully Next Year

October 03, 2014 | By Sean Savage and Alina Dain Sharon
Yom Kippur Not Yet An Official U.N. Holiday, But Hopefully Next Year

"It is about time Jewish employees at the U.N. won't be obligated to work on Yom Kippur," says Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor. "Such discrimination at the U.N. must end"

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5774: The Year in News

September 24, 2014 | By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
5774: The Year in News

As Rosh Hashanah approaches and the Jewish calendar turns to 5775, we take a look at the biggest Jewish news stories from the past year

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College Students Wage Social Media Battle Over Israel's Image

July 17, 2014 | By Alina Dain Sharon
College Students Wage Social Media Battle Over Israel's Image

An Israeli student initiative called "Israel Under Fire" now boasts more than 57,000 followers on Facebook

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