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Why Our Votes Matter March 16, 2015 10:16 am

Why Our Votes Matter

Though Israeli voter turnout is among the highest in the Western world — trailing...

Israeli Politicians Debate for the Last Time in English Before Tuesday’s Elections March 16, 2015 8:29 am

Israeli Politicians Debate for the Last Time in English Before Tuesday’s Elections

One of the last political debates before Israel’s general elections on Tuesday, March 17,...

Jordan Denies Rumor That School Maps Will Show Israel March 16, 2015 8:12 am

Jordan Denies Rumor That School Maps Will Show Israel

Israel’s Channel 10 was reported to have stated recently that Jordan decided to allow...

Why Israel’s Election is Vital and Why Every Vote Counts March 15, 2015 6:15 pm

Why Israel’s Election is Vital and Why Every Vote Counts

The wretched state of Israeli politics and this unnecessary election have alienated the majority...

Following Prison Sentence, Florida Terrorist of Arab Origin to Be Deported March 15, 2015 6:13 pm

Following Prison Sentence, Florida Terrorist of Arab Origin to Be Deported

His prison sentence complete, a Pakistani man who plotted a series of prospective terrorist...

Marc Shapiro and Confronting the Ultra-Orthodox March 15, 2015 2:51 am

Marc Shapiro and Confronting the Ultra-Orthodox

If I say that Marc Shapiro is one of the most important and influential committed religious...

President Obama, Please Listen to Saudi Arabia March 13, 2015 11:22 am

President Obama, Please Listen to Saudi Arabia

Contrary to US President Barack Obama’s policy, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt are...

The Truth About Islam and the Threat We Face March 13, 2015 7:29 am

The Truth About Islam and the Threat We Face

The barbarism of Islamist terrorists grows every day. They are committing war crimes by systematically...

Islam and the Connection to ISIS March 13, 2015 7:13 am

Islam and the Connection to ISIS

Prominent non-Muslim political figures have embarrassed themselves by denying the self-evident...

There’s Now a Palestinian Intrafada March 12, 2015 7:16 am

There’s Now a Palestinian Intrafada

Gunmen who are protesting the PA’s arrest of members of terror groups have closed the...

How Americans Fight the Arab-Israeli Conflict March 12, 2015 7:13 am

How Americans Fight the Arab-Israeli Conflict

When, in the midst of the 2014 Hamas-Israel war, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

Barack Obama and the Fatal Myth of Appeasement March 12, 2015 12:13 am

Barack Obama and the Fatal Myth of Appeasement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s powerful speech to Congress about Iran’s...

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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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