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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...

Why Are Christians the Most Persecuted Group in the World? February 28, 2014 1:51 pm

Why Are Christians the Most Persecuted Group in the World?

Why are Christians, as a new Pew report documents, the most persecuted religious group in...

Ben-Gurion University Researcher May Have Cure for Type 1 Diabetes February 28, 2014 10:45 am

Ben-Gurion University Researcher May Have Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

JNS.org – While methods of insulin administration have improved and modes of measuring...

What the Defense Cuts Mean for America February 28, 2014 10:31 am

What the Defense Cuts Mean for America

If you are surprised by this week’s announcement of major manpower cuts to the U.S....

Ari Shavit Confuses Self-Criticism With Self-Debasement (REVIEW) February 27, 2014 8:02 am

Ari Shavit Confuses Self-Criticism With Self-Debasement (REVIEW)

I have just finished reading Ari Shavit’s tour de force “My Promised Land”. It left...

The Perils of a Nuclear Iran February 27, 2014 7:58 am

The Perils of a Nuclear Iran

Given the strong likelihood that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons, why and how to prevent...

An Al-Jazeera Anchor’s Bloody Call February 27, 2014 7:47 am

An Al-Jazeera Anchor’s Bloody Call

A prominent Al-Jazeera anchor with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement...

Palestinians Must Abandon ‘Right of Return’ Claim February 26, 2014 8:26 am

Palestinians Must Abandon ‘Right of Return’ Claim

US-backed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are entering a critical...

NYPD Surveillance Upheld Despite AP Campaign February 26, 2014 8:17 am

NYPD Surveillance Upheld Despite AP Campaign

A Federal judge in New Jersey dismissed a lawsuit last Thursday that was brought by several...

Egyptian Army Cracks Down on Terrorists in Sinai February 26, 2014 8:13 am

Egyptian Army Cracks Down on Terrorists in Sinai

The Egyptian army is conducting a wide military operation in the Sinai to crack down on Islamic...

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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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