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Natalie Portman Wears Her Jewish Pride With a Balanced View of People

Natalie Portman is Jewish. She was born in Israel. her father is Israeli and her mother is American. They moved to the U.S. when she ws three years old. The beliefs and stories of her heritage help form her life even today. For example, Natalie Portman recently famously claimed that she did not know where her Oscar statuette is. When …

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To Shut Down Trolls, Site Asks Readers to Pay to Post Comments

Would you pay money for the privilege of commenting on a website? If so, how much? An online magazine is looking to keep conversation on its articles “civilized and constructive” and has come up with the idea to charge readers for access to comments (both to read and to post them). Jewish culture mag Tablet hopes this move will “help …

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Zara on Apology Tour over ‘Concentration Camp’ Kids Shirt

Spanish retailer Zara is in full-on apology tour mode after pulling an item from its online store that, well, lacked a bit of cultural sensitivity. This shirt, seen below, was available for purchase in Zara’s kids’ collection. The long-sleeved t-shirt was pulled late Tuesday after people began making a rather sinister connection. Zara has triggered an uproar over a t-shirt …

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Peru Inmates Perform Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ for Holy Week

Holy Week-the last week before Lent leading up to Easter Sunday-has kicked off to a theatrical start. Peruvian inmates at the Sarita Colonia prison performed their version of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar Tuesday as part of Holy Week in Lima. The cast, which has been preparing for the play since February, finally made their debut presentation among fellow inmates and …

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LivingSocial, Unsurprisingly, Had to Apologize for Representing ‘Greed’ with Dreidels at a Halloween Party

In you-probably-should-have-thought-that-through-a-little-more news, daily deals company LivingSocial has issued an apology for featuring dreidels in “greed”-themed room at a Halloween party. The party, which took place at LivingSocial headquarters in D.C., apparently featured seven different rooms – all decorated to represent the 7 deadly sins. According to Washington Jewish Week, the party was billed as “treat yo self to a …

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Amy Winehouse Exhibit Opens at London Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in London this week opened an exhibit on the life of singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning (though an eating disorder may have also contributed). The exhibit, called Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, will feature many of Winehouse’s personal belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and wardrobe. Family pictures from Winehouse’s younger days …

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Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users

Twitter has lost its latest appeal in a racist tweet controversy that’s persisted for nearly 8 months. According to a French court, following French law is not optional for U.S.-based Twitter, and they will be compelled to turn over the identities of users deemed in violation of French anti-discrimination laws. It’s a long story, but here’s the quick version. Back …

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Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users

Twitter is being sued in France for failing to disclose the identities of users wrapped up in an anti-Semitic hashtag controversy that has spanned five months. Here’s my attempt to make a long story short: Back in October of 2012, a hashtag emerged on Twitter that many users found exceedingly offensive. The hashtag, #unbonjuif, roughly translates to “a good jew.” …

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Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court

Twitter is once again going to be forced to make a decision on how far they will go to protect the privacy rights of its users, thanks to a ruling made today by a French court. The court ruled that Twitter must turn over the identities of users behind a specific set of tweets, after they had been deemed to …

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#Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users

A French anti-discrimination group is holding Twitter’s feet to the fire, demanding that the social media site reveal the identities of a handful of users who posted anti-Semitic tweets during the lifespan of a racial-charged trending hashtag back in October. The French Jewish Students Union (UEJF) has filed a summons against Twitter, hoping that the company will give up the …

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Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic Tweets After Pressure from French Groups

Apparently, it’s censorship week at Twitter. Earlier this week, we told you that Twitter was under fire from French anti-discrimination groups over a series of unsavory tweets stemming from a particular hashtag. The groups accused Twitter of allowing a “competition of anti-semitic jokes” to exist on the site, after some users used the hashtag #unbonjuif to tweet inflammatory images and …

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Twitter Under Fire in France Over Anti-Semitic Hashtag

If you know Twitter, you know that there are plenty of racist, discriminatory, and downright unsavory tweets floating around. When you give millions of people the ability to say whatever they want with a few flicks of their thumbs, it’s bound to happen. Now, anti-racism groups in France are eyeing legal action against the social media company for an anti-semitic …

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