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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...

IDF Restructuring Syrian Border Defenses Due to Jihadi Threat March 3, 2014 12:05 pm

IDF Restructuring Syrian Border Defenses Due to Jihadi Threat

As Syria’s brutal civil war drags on, Israeli military officials are preparing to deal...

Palestinian Doctors Sterilize Women for ‘Honor’ Reasons March 3, 2014 11:33 am

Palestinian Doctors Sterilize Women for ‘Honor’ Reasons

Remember last year when Haaretz falsely claimed that Israeli doctors would routinely sterilize...

Archaeologists Uncover 3,200-Year-Old Silver Earrings in Israel March 2, 2014 2:55 pm

Archaeologists Uncover 3,200-Year-Old Silver Earrings in Israel

ABEL BETH MAACAH – A hoard of silver, dating back to the time of the Biblical Exodus, was...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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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 morale 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 [...]

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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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