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Will Netanyahu Seize the Moment for Peace? August 12, 2014 7:20 am

Will Netanyahu Seize the Moment for Peace?

There is a growing consensus among Israelis and Arabs that the Israel-Hamas war will end just...

Germans Stage Pro-Islamic State Rally August 12, 2014 6:55 am

Germans Stage Pro-Islamic State Rally

Supporters of the genocidal Islamic State, formerly ISIS, violently attacked Kurdish Yazidis...

Marching for Hamas in Boston August 11, 2014 6:35 pm

Marching for Hamas in Boston

Recently, hundreds marched against Israel in Boston. They marched, exercising their First...

The Disproportionate Nonsense August 11, 2014 6:27 pm

The Disproportionate Nonsense

I shouted at my flat screen today as another talking head spewed anti-Israel diatribe. The...

CAIR-Affiliated Protest: ‘We Are Hamas!’ (VIDEO) August 11, 2014 5:38 pm

CAIR-Affiliated Protest: ‘We Are Hamas!’ (VIDEO)

Decked out in keffiyahs and stocked with vulgar posters, anti-Israel demonstrators have been...

Hamas, In a 140-Character Nutshell August 11, 2014 1:12 pm

Hamas, In a 140-Character Nutshell

Twitter’s 140-character limit can make it difficult to express complex ideas. But Jonathan...

Anti-Semitic Muslim Protesters Chant ‘Heil Hitler’ in London August 11, 2014 10:54 am

Anti-Semitic Muslim Protesters Chant ‘Heil Hitler’ in London

A previously unreported video filmed last month in heart of London and posted to YouTube...

It’s Time for America to Take Islamic Extremism Seriously August 11, 2014 10:41 am

It’s Time for America to Take Islamic Extremism Seriously

In January President Obama dismissed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group...

Russell Brand Adopts Hamas Narrative August 11, 2014 12:39 am

Russell Brand Adopts Hamas Narrative

English actor Russell Brand criticized Israel and defended the actions of Hamas recently,...

New Evidence Challenges Claims About Gaza Death Toll August 10, 2014 1:26 pm

New Evidence Challenges Claims About Gaza Death Toll

As fighting resumed Friday between Hamas and other Gaza-based jihadi groups and the IDF,...

Kent State Professor Calls for Jihad Against Israel August 10, 2014 12:15 am

Kent State Professor Calls for Jihad Against Israel

A Kent State University associate professor of history is standing by his call for “jihad”...

Caliph Ibrahim’s Brutal Moment August 10, 2014 12:10 am

Caliph Ibrahim’s Brutal Moment

After an absence of 90 years, the ancient institution of the caliphate roared back into...

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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