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Obama Must Understand Jabotinsky to Understand Netanyahu June 23, 2015 1:20 pm

Obama Must Understand Jabotinsky to Understand Netanyahu

There they go again. Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren writes a book –...

Palestinian Paper Claims 1.1 Million Gazans Were Driven Out of Israel June 23, 2015 11:42 am

Palestinian Paper Claims 1.1 Million Gazans Were Driven Out of Israel

Ma’an reports that UNRWA is closing its shelters for displaced Gazans, saying that...

The Mideast ‘Peace Process’ is a Misnomer June 22, 2015 11:31 am

The Mideast ‘Peace Process’ is a Misnomer

There are those in the international community who have long claimed that the Israeli-Palestinian...

State Department Report Minimizes Palestinian Incitement to Violence June 22, 2015 11:28 am

State Department Report Minimizes Palestinian Incitement to Violence

The U.S. State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 issued on Friday minimizes...

Study Says European Antisemitism Not as High as it Seems, But is That True? June 22, 2015 11:25 am

Study Says European Antisemitism Not as High as it Seems, But is That True?

JNS.org – A recently released study by the Pew Research Center contradicts previous...

Israel Plans to Employ Legal Strategy Against Boycotters June 21, 2015 12:45 pm

Israel Plans to Employ Legal Strategy Against Boycotters

Against the backdrop of mounting international pressure to boycott Israel, the Jewish state’s...

Hamas’ Cruelty and Violence Are Without Equal June 21, 2015 11:35 am

Hamas’ Cruelty and Violence Are Without Equal

It is a cause of wonder, though not surprising, that the international community has not...

Shimon Peres: Israel’s Best Foreign Policy is its Medical Industry June 21, 2015 11:24 am

Shimon Peres: Israel’s Best Foreign Policy is its Medical Industry

HAIFA, ISRAEL –  More than 150 leading medical researchers, healthcare policy makers, and...

‘Guardian’ Letter Warns UK Muslims: Joining ISIS Benefits Israel June 19, 2015 3:27 pm

‘Guardian’ Letter Warns UK Muslims: Joining ISIS Benefits Israel

Here’s a letter (Jihadis are waging war on Arab countries, June 17th) published in the Guardian...

Shilling for Iran is Not Worthy of Senator Dianne Feinstein June 19, 2015 11:04 am

Shilling for Iran is Not Worthy of Senator Dianne Feinstein

The basis of any democracy is trust between the people and their representatives. When that...

How the US is Enabling Israel’s Poor Behavior June 19, 2015 10:59 am

How the US is Enabling Israel’s Poor Behavior

No one can deny the close, abiding, and unparalleled friendship between the United States...

Would-Be Islamic State Terrorist Charged in New York June 18, 2015 12:38 pm

Would-Be Islamic State Terrorist Charged in New York

A 20-year-old Queens, New York, man is charged with planning an attack in the name of the...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on Amsterdam’s canals, and I am sitting at Café den Leeuw on the Herengracht with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Hirsi Ali is still a member of the Dutch Parliament, and we talk about Islam. Specifically, we talk about the concept of “moderate Islam,” or what she calls “liberal Islam.” And she has one word for it. “It’s absurd,” she says. “It’s complete nonsense. There is no ‘liberal […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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