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Intense Iran Debate at the Oxford Union (VIDEO) March 7, 2014 1:27 pm

Intense Iran Debate at the Oxford Union (VIDEO)

Twenty-five years ago when the Lubavitcher Rebbe sent me to Oxford I wondered why the University...

Abbas: ‘No Way’ He’ll Recognize Jewish State March 7, 2014 1:20 pm

Abbas: ‘No Way’ He’ll Recognize Jewish State

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is rejecting a key demand of the United States...

Mort Klein’s Continued Leadership is Vital to Keep ZOA Strong and Effective March 7, 2014 11:49 am

Mort Klein’s Continued Leadership is Vital to Keep ZOA Strong and Effective

On Sunday, March 9, the Zionist Organization of America will convene its national convention...

Ukrainian Jews Training for Emergency With ZAKA, United Hatzalah March 6, 2014 12:03 pm

Ukrainian Jews Training for Emergency With ZAKA, United Hatzalah

KIEV, Ukraine – The current political crisis in Ukraine has propelled its Jewish community...

Jewish Liberals Should Admit They Were Wrong on Obama March 6, 2014 8:18 am

Jewish Liberals Should Admit They Were Wrong on Obama

The Jewish community overwhelmingly supported President Obama’s re-election campaign...

Defying BDS Calls, Promoter Shuki Weiss Brings Big-Name Performers to Israel March 6, 2014 8:01 am

Defying BDS Calls, Promoter Shuki Weiss Brings Big-Name Performers to Israel

JNS.org – While Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has in recent years acted as a de facto...

Reflections on Islam, the Past, and the Future (INTERVIEW) March 5, 2014 8:17 am

Reflections on Islam, the Past, and the Future (INTERVIEW)

Recently, Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed by Egyptian reporter Sherif Awad. Their conversation...

Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict March 5, 2014 8:06 am

Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boy pulls hard...

Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference, 2014 March 4, 2014 1:03 pm

Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference, 2014

Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks...

Kerry, After Apparent Criticism From Schumer, Seeks to Reassure Israel Supporters at AIPAC March 4, 2014 10:21 am

Kerry, After Apparent Criticism From Schumer, Seeks to Reassure Israel Supporters at AIPAC

JNS.org – After he was apparently criticized by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for...

Breakthrough Israeli Brain-Mapping Technology to be Showcased at AIPAC Conference March 4, 2014 12:18 am

Breakthrough Israeli Brain-Mapping Technology to be Showcased at AIPAC Conference

JNS.org – It was one year ago this month that President Barack Obama announced plans...

Charedim Gather Rapidly for Mass Rally to Demonstrate Preparedness for IDF Service (SPOOF) March 3, 2014 1:19 pm

Charedim Gather Rapidly for Mass Rally to Demonstrate Preparedness for IDF Service (SPOOF)

JERUSALEM – Hundreds of thousands of Haredim gathered in Jerusalem this evening to demonstrate...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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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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