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What Islam’s Leaders Say About Jihad vs. Terrorism October 17, 2013 9:22 am

What Islam’s Leaders Say About Jihad vs. Terrorism

A recent Arabic article appearing in Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper titled “Is Terrorism...

Hezbollah Captures Israeli ‘Spy’ Eagle October 17, 2013 8:20 am

Hezbollah Captures Israeli ‘Spy’ Eagle

Headlines of birds accused of spying for Israel are making the rounds again, most recently...

Raids in Libya and Somalia are Positive Steps, But Not Enough October 16, 2013 10:46 am

Raids in Libya and Somalia are Positive Steps, But Not Enough

Last weekend’s daring anti-terrorist raids in Somalia and Libya demonstrated once again...

FBI Ignores Muslim Terror Attack in Salt Lake City October 16, 2013 10:35 am

FBI Ignores Muslim Terror Attack in Salt Lake City

In Nairobi, well-armed gunmen stormed a shopping mall intending to kill as many people as...

Second Terror Tunnel Discovered On Israel’s Border October 15, 2013 9:45 am

Second Terror Tunnel Discovered On Israel’s Border

Two days after the IDF disclosed that it had uncovered a Gaza terror tunnel leading to southern...

Choosing the Next Mayor of Jerusalem October 15, 2013 8:49 am

Choosing the Next Mayor of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the most colorful and contentious cities in the world. It is the spiritual...

Rabbi Soprano, the Cattle Prod Divorce Specialist October 15, 2013 8:33 am

Rabbi Soprano, the Cattle Prod Divorce Specialist

And who said rabbis don’t watch TV? In an incident right out of the Sopranos, two rabbis...

Abbas: Arabs of Safed Left Israel by Their Own Choice October 14, 2013 9:44 am

Abbas: Arabs of Safed Left Israel by Their Own Choice

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, during his address at the UN (on September 26,...

How to Negotiate with Iran October 14, 2013 9:24 am

How to Negotiate with Iran

On the surface, the United States and Israel appear to be on the same page regarding Iran’s...

The Paper Which Hates Britain? Guardian Leaks ‘Worst Blow to British Intel Ever’ October 11, 2013 3:40 pm

The Paper Which Hates Britain? Guardian Leaks ‘Worst Blow to British Intel Ever’

The title doesn’t represent the hyperbole of a partisan commentator, but the sober warnings...

How Foreign Policy Magazine Covered Up Syrian Sex Jihad October 11, 2013 11:47 am

How Foreign Policy Magazine Covered Up Syrian Sex Jihad

Foreign Policy magazine recently demonstrated why U.S. foreign policy, especially in the...

Iranian Liberal Attacks Pro-Rouhani Propaganda at the Guardian October 10, 2013 2:52 pm

Iranian Liberal Attacks Pro-Rouhani Propaganda at the Guardian

There has been a just degree of criticism directed towards the Guardian over the results...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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