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Jewish Stereotypes

Toward a New International Partnership to Counter Hate Speech

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Braude

Earlier this year at a conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz made a series of noteworthy remarks abo...

I'm the 'Jewish Friend,' And I'm OK With It. Here's Why.

Lauren Simon | Posted 08.06.2016 | Religion
Lauren Simon

So many of the people I met and befriended had either never met a Jewish person before in their life, or else there were two Jewish people in their high school/they once dated a Jewish guy and felt they understood the culture.

15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're a Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Sarah Gladstone

Once you're in, you're in, but the idea of having to "prove" something about a fundamental part of who you are, just because you don't have the "right look," seems absurd. Not all Jews are white with curly brown hair, OK? That's never been the way it was and it never will be.

Anti-Semitic Mark Zuckerberg Cartoon In German Newspaper Shocks Readers

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion

A respected German daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, has provoked outrage after publishing a cartoon of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg which wa...

Keep Your Eyes Open and Dream (Vayera, Genesis (Genesis 18:1 -- 22:24)

Sara Hurwitz | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion
Sara Hurwitz

In 2009, after eight years of studying Talmud, Jewish law, and other classical sources, I was ordained as a clergy person. This caused some controversy in the Jewish community, and though it may seem naive to say, it is a reaction I did not fully expect.

WATCH: Sarah Silverman's Dad Calls JAPs 'Assholes'

Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion

With Bravo's new series "Princesses Long Island," the notion of a Jewish American Princess -- commonly referred to as a JAP -- is even more hotly deba...

‘Princesses' Embraces A Stereotype And Leaves Some Jews Uncomfortable

Religion News Service | Corrie Mitchell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion

By Corrie Mitchell Religion News Service (RNS) Meet Amanda, Casey, Ashlee, Chanel, Joey and Erica. They spend their time and their parents’ mone...

Jewish Word Wins Spelling Bee, But 'Princesses' TV Show Will Offend

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

While some might think that the winning word of the Scripps National Spelling Bee being the familiar Yiddish word for what we Jews put in our chicken soup signaled the end of offensive Jewish stereotypes, think again. A new reality TV show is about to send us back several generations.

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.

The Continuing Adventures of Shlomo Rabinowitz, Jewish Private Eye and Dating Specialist

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"My name is Rivka Blatberg," she purred. It was the kind of name that evoked visions of soft hands moving above Shabbos candles and passionate days on a kibbutz, feeding one another chocolate dreidels.

Up Against a Wall (Street): The Financial Crisis and Jewish Values

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The crisis in the Western world is not financial, but a crisis of values. Isn't that what all our financial experts have been saying -- the collapse was caused by greed and material insatiability?

Jewish Stereotypes Confronted At Exhibit

Chicago Tribune | Manya A. Brachear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Visitors to the Spertus Museum will do as much nose-ogling as navel-gazing when they tour the latest show at Chicago's only Jewish museum, which, amon...