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Leonard Cohen: Always a Jew at Heart

Leonard Cohen: Always a Jew at Heart

The influential musician had a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people.

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The Chicago Cubs’ Curse

The Chicago Cubs’ Curse

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The team hasn’t won a World Series in 108 years. Is it really due to a curse, as many people believe?

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

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Kudos to the Swedish Academy for their bold and wise decision to honor a man who "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Bob Dylan’s Jewish Odyssey

Bob Dylan’s Jewish Odyssey

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Born to a fairly observant Jewish family, Dylan had a decidedly Jewish upbringing.

The Leicester Soccer Miracle

The Leicester Soccer Miracle

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It’s being hailed as the most remarkable story in the history of soccer.

Son of Saul

Son of Saul

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The director and lead actor of the award-winning Holocaust film are two Jews who are passionate about their people and history.

Top Five David Bowie Lyrics

Top Five David Bowie Lyrics

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The world will miss his eccentric, musical genius.

The Biggest Sports Mistake of the Year

The Biggest Sports Mistake of the Year

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The New England Patriots and listening to God's messages.

The Disappointing Jedi

The Disappointing Jedi

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Why do the Jedi masters avoid taking responsibility to save the universe?

Eagles of Death Metal Defies Terrorism

Eagles of Death Metal Defies Terrorism

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The rock band played in Israel and returned to Paris, demonstrating its courage and commitment to freedom.

From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

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A look at some of the Jewish elements – coincidental or otherwise – of Star Wars.

The Adele Sensation

The Adele Sensation

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Does the superstar’s old-style elegance add to her allure?

Johnny Depp on Whitey Bulger

Johnny Depp on Whitey Bulger

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Bulger wasn't hardwired to be a murderer. No one is.

Matisyahu: Let Music be Your Flag Matisyahu: Let Music be Your Flag

Matisyahu: Let Music be Your Flag

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In Spain festival, with Palestinian flags in background, Matisyahu sings “Jerusalem, if I forget you”‏

Inside Out & Emotional Integration

Inside Out & Emotional Integration

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The more we embrace our emotions, the more alive we feel.

Hank Greenberg & WW2

Hank Greenberg & WW2

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Greenberg, baseball’s highest-paid player before the war, was the first Major Leaguer to enlist.

The Depth of Inside/Out

The Depth of Inside/Out

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The Disney film teaches one of the most powerful principles for experiencing joy.

My Top 5 Grateful Dead Lyrics

My Top 5 Grateful Dead Lyrics

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Their poetry can touch the deepest realms of the Jewish soul.

The Jewish Story Behind Spock The Jewish Story Behind Spock

The Jewish Story Behind Spock

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Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week, explains how the hand-gesture of the Priestly blessing became Spock’s Vulcan salute.

Unbroken

Unbroken

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Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini have created extraordinary lives through adversity.

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

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News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.

Exodus & Hollywood

Exodus & Hollywood

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Why the new film is a disgrace.

Shmoozing with the Stars, Except on Shabbat

Shmoozing with the Stars, Except on Shabbat

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In a business fed by 24/7 connectivity, Cory Richman is available 24/6.

Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?

Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?

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She used her acerbic wit to defend Israel and the Jewish people.

The Real Robin Williams

The Real Robin Williams

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We never really knew him.

Robin Williams and Us

Robin Williams and Us

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A self-proclaimed “honorary Jew,” the comic genius will be missed.

Is this Nike Video Anti-Semitic?

Is this Nike Video Anti-Semitic?

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Animated soccer stars compete against evil clones who wear uniforms bearing a logo that looks like the Star of David.

The Wisdom of the Rolling Stones

The Wisdom of the Rolling Stones

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5 Jewish lessons from the world’s greatest band.

Fighting Cancer through Comics

Fighting Cancer through Comics

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A widow gives hope to children fighting cancer with a unique graphic novel that contains Jewish themes.

Noah à la Hollywood

Noah à la Hollywood

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The movie is a distortion of the Torah.

Why We Love Zombies

Why We Love Zombies

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The undead remind us of what it means to be human.

"The Secret" Revealed

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God as a cosmic bellhop.

Harold Ramis’ Search for Meaning

Harold Ramis’ Search for Meaning

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The writer and director of Groundhog Day passes away, leaving behind a legacy of funny, thoughtful films.

Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

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Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with the devil.

Skating to Schindler’s List

Skating to Schindler’s List

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Yulia Lipnitskaya’s Olympic performance: breathtaking or bad taste?

Laughing with the Kabbalist

Laughing with the Kabbalist

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An Orthodox woman’s unusual encounter with a kabbalist lays the groundwork for her thriller novel just published by the New York Review of Books

Touching Lives through Music

Touching Lives through Music

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Making a difference in people’s lives is more inspiring than any song.

Klezmer’s Virtuoso

Klezmer’s Virtuoso

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Patience and perseverance: Andy Statman’s journey through Judaism and music.

Superman & the Jewish Mission

Superman & the Jewish Mission

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We all want to live in a world where goodness triumphs over evil.

Les Misérables and the Bible

Les Misérables and the Bible

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Reconciling God’s attribute of Justice with Mercy.

Stevie Wonder Scorns the IDF

Stevie Wonder Scorns the IDF

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Pop star stands on the “wrong side” of history.

The Kabbalistic Life of Pi

The Kabbalistic Life of Pi

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The surprising Jewish connection hidden inside the bestselling book and new film.

Wistrich on

Wistrich on "The Left, the Jews and Israel"

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Why so many Jewish socialists abandoned their people and heritage.

Dark Knight Rises

Dark Knight Rises

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Unfortunately, tragedies happen. But we must rise again and find a way to grow.

The Gift of Rest

The Gift of Rest

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A review of Sen. Joe Lieberman's book on rediscovering the beauty of the Sabbath.

John Lennon and the Jews

John Lennon and the Jews

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Falling in love with Judaism.

Von Trier's Cannes Controversy

Von Trier's Cannes Controversy

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Does art stand apart from the artist? What if the artist is Hitler?

Managing Justin Bieber

Managing Justin Bieber

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Scooter Braun's Jewish values keep the teen celebrity grounded. An Aish.com exclusive.

God's Inception

God's Inception

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The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

Super Bowl Underdog

Super Bowl Underdog

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Why do we cheer for an incredible upset?