Styles sported a blue knitted kippa embroidered with his name, which was given to him as a birthday gift by his friend, director Ben Winston.
Despite possessing a Hebrew tattoo spelling his sister Gemma’s name and tweeting from time to time about Jewish holidays, Styles is not Jewish. Responding to inquiries on the matter, Des Styles, the star’s father wrote earlier this month on Twitter, “Still lots of queries asking if H is some % Jewish? No idea where any rumours came from in but, categorically, he is 0% Jewish. Not at all.X”
Staff at Le Marais did not immediately respond to The Algemeiner’s request for comment on the visit.
“We can’t change the world, but we can give an example of how coexistence is possible,” ORPHANED LAND singer Kobi Farhi told The Guardian. “Sharing a stage and sharing a bus is stronger than a thousand words. We’ll show how two people from different backgrounds who live in a conflict zone can perform together.”
“We are metal brothers before everything,” added KHALAS lead guitaristAbed Hathut. “There is no bigger message for peace than through this tour.”
Previous collaborations between Jewish and Arab artists in Israel have led to calls for boycotts from pro-Palestinian activists as part of a campaign to isolate the Jewish state culturally and economically.
“I’m strongly against boycotts of any kind,” Farhi told The Guardian. “The purpose of art is to represent harmony in places of disharmony, to bring hope.”
“They may not be a doctor or a lawyer, but they can play one on TV! All men given a stamp of approval by a Rabbi* (*the Rabbi being me and not an actual Rabbi).” - Lauren Yapalater
BARUCH HASHEM FOR ADAM BRODY. If there was a trophy for best Jewish boy in the world it would be sitting on his mantel right next to his Menorah. Amen.
THIS PERFECTLY FORMED HUMAN IS ALSO A READER OF THE TORAH AND OMG COULD IT GET SEXIER? LOOK HE IS PRAYING IN THIS VERY PIC.
WHERE TO BEGIN WITH THIS BEAUTY. I’ll begin with his manly nose and his manly facial hair and just overall manly perfection.
*You gaze at each other during Shabbat and realize, you don’t need electricity as long as you have each other.*
Did he just come in some perfectly wrapped paper BECAUSE HE IS A GIFT TO US ALL.
SLKDJGNSASKJGNSDFLKJGN. This man was literally chosen by god to be perfect.
Are you seeing those eyebrows? LOOK CLOSER. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND LUSCIOUS.
One hyphenated word: SPIDER-MAN. ANOTHER TWO WORDS: skintight costume.
Just needs a long sleeve shirt to wear around the relatives and everything is totally cool, just a perfectly flawless face at the other end of the seder table.
We’ve now entered the top 10 zone. Things are getting serious.
The parents of a Jewish boy who was declared brain dead after falling from a fourth floor window have donated his kidney to a 10-year-old Palestinian boy thus saving his life.
Three-year-old Noam Naor fell from the fourth floor of his parents’ apartment building and was rushed at critical condition to the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. His injuries were so extensive they had caused him irreparable brain damage forcing doctors to declare him brain dead.
After consulting the matter with rabbis, Noam’s parents, both religious, decided to donate their son’s kidneys.
Given Noam’s young age there was no choice but to donate the kidney to a child as the organ could not be transplanted in anyone weighing over 30 kilograms.
A tissue test run through the national waiting list found only one match – a 10-year-old Palestinian boy.
Yakoub Ibhisad had been treated at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for the past seven years for kidney failure. None of his family members were a match.
The transplant center asked Noam’s parents’ permission to give the kidney to a non-Israeli, and was given their consent.
“I thought about Shimon Peres’ efforts for peace with our neighbors and realized I was making the right decision,” Noam’s mother Sarit said.
“Knowing I saved a life gives me great comfort and the power to go on,” she added. “It was not an easy choice, but I today I am happy I made it. It doesn’t matter that it’s a Palestinian boy, I wish it would bring us peace.”
Having been made aware of the mother’s wish to speak to President Peres, the transplant center arranged a call between with the president who conveyed his condolences and expressed his support for the family’s decision.
“It’s one of the most moving contributions to peace,” Peres told the mother. “It shatters all prejudices.”
The transplant was performed at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva, where Yakoub is still hospitalized. He is scheduled to be discharged soon.
Samir Ibhisad, Yakoub’s father said, “I haven’t the words to thank the family that saved my son’s life. We’ve been through many years of suffering when my son was on dialysis and his life was in danger.
“We are grateful for the donation and hope that God willing the couple will be blessed enough to have another child.”
Health Minister Yael German said, “Noam’s parents are noble and inspiring people. Their donation is a source of pride and an example of humanity and kindness. ”
An Israeli team of 17 minor hockey players, aged 10 to 14, was in Winnipeg last week and, despite their religious differences, their only opposition was the team at the other end of the rink.
“It is very exciting,” said Itamar Melzar, 10, from Metula, Israel, with the help of a translator. “There are so many opportunities for hockey here.”
They are students of the Canada Israel Hockey School based in the northern Israeli city of Metula and, on Sunday, they faced off against the Corydon Comets Pewee A3 team.
The team consists of 12 Jewish and five Muslim children from the Galilee region, said Shelley Faintuch, community relations director for the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.
“These kids wouldn’t have an opportunity otherwise to play hockey together. They don’t all live in the same town,” she said. “The Muslim kids actually travel over two hours by car to get to the ice rink in Metula twice a month. It is an entire outing and it mobilizes the entire family.”
Mike Mazeika, a Canadian, has been living and teaching hockey at the Metula school for 13 months.
“It is so rewarding,” said Mazeika. “I’m actually getting emotional… some of these kids could barely skate five days ago and today they played so well.”
DJ Schneeweiss, the Israeli consul general, flew in from Toronto to watch the students take on the local team on Sunday. He said bringing the students to Canada can educate Canadians about the culture of Israel that is often misinterpreted.
“It brings a young face of Israel into Canada and very completely human face,” said Schneeweiss.
Schneeweiss said with conflict in the Middle East, playing hockey in Metula can be a healthy distraction.
“When you go into an area like that, it’s all self-contained. It’s sort of its own world. And I think that’s probably a good thing; it allows them to sort of shut out what may be going on outside.”
While in Winnipeg, the students played and practised their hockey skills for 90 minutes each morning. In the evenings, they participated in different Canadian activities such as bowling, curling and sledding before returning to their billet families.
Marla Vittera hosted the two youngest visitors, Amit Vinegrad, 11, and Itamar.
“It’s been exhausting but very rewarding,” said Vittera. “They have been doing so many things but they are enjoying themselves.”
Vittera said they enjoy the basic Canadian food.
“I took the time and made a great spaghetti dinner and no response,” said Vittera.
“I made chicken fingers and fries the next night and I’m a hero.”
Itamar’s favourite Canadian food on his visit has been pizza. While in Winnipeg, not only has his appetite improved, Itamar said his hockey skills have improved, too.
“They taught me a few new things that I didn’t know before,” said Itamar through his translator. “There a lot more opportunities here, so I feel that I am better.”
Itamar’s team is called the Macabi Young Metula.
By the end of the first period they were down 1-0 to the Comets. By the end of the second, it was 2-2. But in the third period, the Israeli team succumbed to the Comets 5-2.
It didn’t matter to the fans though. The cheers were loud for every save and every goal.
by Andrew Lee
Although I have heard about the Jews living in China, I never attempted to find out more about them and their culture and thus, when I arrived to the planned destination point, I was shocked to realize that she looked Chinese. If I had just casually met her on the streets I would have never guessed that she was a Jew. Hailing from the region of Kaifeng, in the Henan province of China, she was one of the first groups of Chinese Jews, thanks to Shavei Israel, who preformed aliyah and began their reintegration with the Jewish community. I have been residing in Israel for 7 months; however, every time I am out and about Israelis assume that I am a tourist and attempt to speak broken Chinese to me, thus reinforcing the feeling of being an outsider. Therefore, I automatically presumed that she also is exposed to the same treatment and I poised a question that went, Inwardly you are a Jew, however outwardly you appear to be Chinese, how has assimilating into Israel been for you? Her answer baffled me. She replied, right when I left the plane, and knowing nothing about both Jews and Israel, I felt an extreme sense of returning home. Afterwards, I began to think about her answer and I realized that for her and the rest of the Jewish world, Israel is home and thus, regardless of how people receive you, it does not diminish it. Even if people forevermore assume that she is a tourist it does not matter because she will always be a Jew and therefore Israel will always be her home