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Aliyah — If Not Now, When? August 15, 2014 11:34 am

Aliyah — If Not Now, When?

More than 5,000 Jewish immigrants are expected to arrive in Israel from France in 2014, and...

Despite War, Israel Continues Vast Humanitarian Aid to Gaza August 15, 2014 6:16 am

Despite War, Israel Continues Vast Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Israel continues to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, despite...

Dutch Mayor Bans Pro-Israel, Anti-ISIS Rally as ‘Too Provocative’ August 15, 2014 6:12 am

Dutch Mayor Bans Pro-Israel, Anti-ISIS Rally as ‘Too Provocative’

While Islamic State (IS) jihadists battle their way across Syria and Iraq – beheading...

Vital Statistics: Stealth Changes Made to the BBC’s Gaza Casualty Figures Article August 14, 2014 7:56 pm

Vital Statistics: Stealth Changes Made to the BBC’s Gaza Casualty Figures Article

Readers no doubt recall that on Aug. 8 an article titled “Caution needed with Gaza casualty...

Guardian Editor Justifies Terror Attacks on Israel in Speech to 10,000 Anti-Israel Protesters (VIDEO) August 14, 2014 9:04 am

Guardian Editor Justifies Terror Attacks on Israel in Speech to 10,000 Anti-Israel Protesters (VIDEO)

Here’s a clip of the speech given by Guardian Associate Editor Seamus Milne in front...

It’s Time for Netanyahu to Call Hamas’ Bluff August 14, 2014 9:01 am

It’s Time for Netanyahu to Call Hamas’ Bluff

The earlier failure to achieve a new and lasting ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was not...

Holocaust Imagery, Anti-Semitic Stereotypes Punctuate Chicago Anti-Israel Rally (PHOTOS) August 13, 2014 7:51 pm

Holocaust Imagery, Anti-Semitic Stereotypes Punctuate Chicago Anti-Israel Rally (PHOTOS)

It was a scene “straight out of Istanbul or Amsterdam,” remarked one observer. Dr. Arie...

Has the Islamic State Come to the Gaza Strip? August 13, 2014 7:39 pm

Has the Islamic State Come to the Gaza Strip?

According to a recent Gatestone Institute publication, the presence of the Islamic State of...

Of Rocks and a Hard Place August 13, 2014 2:49 pm

Of Rocks and a Hard Place

The sound of the boom was so startling that we yelped in unison. Luckily, our taxi driver...

The Federal Aviation Administration Did Israel a Big Favor August 13, 2014 10:52 am

The Federal Aviation Administration Did Israel a Big Favor

Israel and its friends were justifiably shocked and angry when the Federal Aviation Administration...

To the Weekend Protesters August 12, 2014 7:24 am

To the Weekend Protesters

This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago,...

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...

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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