The New York Post ran a story about an unusual Jewish internet sensation — Jen Selter, the Jewish girl from Long Island who has leveraged carefully curated images of her rear end in yoga pants to become a star with a massive following. Her tale is a perfect example of the good, the silly and the bizarre in selfie culture. By body, of course, the Post specifically means derriere. On the one hand, this entire story is rather ridiculous. On the other hand, her story is just a perfect example of how selfie culture can bring fame and fortune to everyday people. Remember how Jennifer Lopez was treated like an anomaly or freak?
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Yet she shares how she has come to love her muscles for the strength they give her. At the last Olympics she took home two golds and a bronze. But it shows how very integrated her Jewish heritage is in everything that she does. In her ESPN video, Raisman explains the intense pressures involved with training a lifetime for a minute-and-a-half beam routine. But it's full of beauty and meaning. I'm proud to work at The Times of Israel alongside colleagues who pour their hearts into their work day in, day out, to capture the complexity of this extraordinary place. I believe our reporting sets an important tone of honesty and decency that's essential to understand what's really happening in Israel.
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But when you have pro-Palestinian town hall leaders accusing prominent Jews of leaking naughty pics of them in nought but their birthday suit, that day still seems some way off. France Latest figures have revealed thousands of French Jews making aliyah in recent months, following a wave on anti-Semitism in the country. Over 4, French Jews moved to Israel in , marking a year high.
The president of a Swiss Jewish community has denied accusations that he helped leak nude photos of a pro-Palestinian mayor who had sent them to a younger woman. Josef Bollag, who heads the Baden-Baden Jewish community, issued the denial last week in an op-ed that he wrote amid the unfolding of a scandal that forced Mayor Geri Muller to temporarily step down as mayor, though he was reinstated this week. The woman, a year-old teacher identified in the Swiss media only by her initials, N. According to the publication, Muller, 52, sent the woman nude photos of himself while posing at his office at Baden-Baden City Hall.