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Israeli Elections: When Words Matter… and When They Don’t March 20, 2015 10:43 am

Israeli Elections: When Words Matter… and When They Don’t

The consensus, both within Israel and abroad, is that Benjamin Netanyahu snatched an electoral...

UN Claims Israel is World’s Worst Violator of Women’s Rights March 20, 2015 8:10 am

UN Claims Israel is World’s Worst Violator of Women’s Rights

Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating...

News Flash: Bedouin-Arab Town Was Strongest Netanyahu Supporter in Elections March 20, 2015 8:05 am

News Flash: Bedouin-Arab Town Was Strongest Netanyahu Supporter in Elections

Deebo at Israellycool looks at some interesting statistics from the Israeli elections. One...

How Obama Elected Netanyahu March 19, 2015 12:46 am

How Obama Elected Netanyahu

In February, House Speaker John Boehner said he had invited Pope Francis to address a joint...

Hamas Involved in Pedophile and Child Abuse Scandal March 19, 2015 12:08 am

Hamas Involved in Pedophile and Child Abuse Scandal

According to Al Bawabh News, Hamas is trying to hush up a major sex scandal involving young...

Anti-Semitism Arrives at Vanderbilt University March 19, 2015 12:05 am

Anti-Semitism Arrives at Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN–Members of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi at Vanderbilt University...

Following Elections, Israel Prepares for New Knesset March 18, 2015 7:51 am

Following Elections, Israel Prepares for New Knesset

It’s not only the public and politicians who are gearing up for the political changes following Tuesday’s Election...

As Kosher Market Reopens, France’s Jews Move Forward March 18, 2015 2:01 am

As Kosher Market Reopens, France’s Jews Move Forward

On January 9, 2015, during the week of deadly attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris, a heavily-armed...

NPR Slanders Israel by Obscuring Key Facts in Story March 18, 2015 1:58 am

NPR Slanders Israel by Obscuring Key Facts in Story

From NPR: Palestinian investor Bashar Masri is building an entirely new city in the West...

Israeli Bioengineer Launches Project to Culture Chicken March 17, 2015 12:47 pm

Israeli Bioengineer Launches Project to Culture Chicken

JNS.org – A professor at Tel Aviv University has launched a research project studying...

British Prime Minister David Cameron Pulls Report on Muslim Brotherhood March 17, 2015 9:50 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron Pulls Report on Muslim Brotherhood

British Prime Minister David Cameron pulled a report on Monday that was widely expected to...

Islamophobia and Justifying Violence March 17, 2015 12:01 am

Islamophobia and Justifying Violence

Only in the rarified atmosphere of academia can the American flag be seen as a symbol of hate,...

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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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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