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Copts Face Violence After Morsi Ouster July 18, 2013 5:37 am

Copts Face Violence After Morsi Ouster

Violence by Islamic radicals aimed at Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority has increased...

Iranian Nuclear Crisis Approaching Tipping Point July 18, 2013 5:31 am

Iranian Nuclear Crisis Approaching Tipping Point

Iran is edging closer toward its goal of nuclear weapons possession and is leading the already...

Why is Thailand Celebrating Hitler and Nazism? July 18, 2013 5:30 am

Why is Thailand Celebrating Hitler and Nazism?

Graduation Day, especially from your nation’s most prestigious university, is a special...

Residents of Judea and Samaria Salute IDF July 16, 2013 8:04 am

Residents of Judea and Samaria Salute IDF

Over the past year, life in Judea and Samaria has become a precarious affair due to an increase...

Many Muslim ‘Grievances’ are Outrageous July 16, 2013 6:35 am

Many Muslim ‘Grievances’ are Outrageous

In 2012 in Pakistan, as Christian children were singing carols inside their church, Muslim...

Arab Leaders Are Using ‘Taqiyya’ to Deceive the West July 16, 2013 6:31 am

Arab Leaders Are Using ‘Taqiyya’ to Deceive the West

The Quran-derived “taqiyya” concept is a core cause of systematically-failed...

Weekend in Hebron: Swastikas Sprayed on Avraham Spring, Mezuzah’s Torn From Doorposts at Tomb of the Patriarchs July 15, 2013 10:28 am

Weekend in Hebron: Swastikas Sprayed on Avraham Spring, Mezuzah’s Torn From Doorposts at Tomb of the Patriarchs

The Jewish residents of Hebron experienced two Anti-Semitic acts of vandalism over the weekend. Hikers...

Gay Groups Were Great Addition to Celebrate Israel Parade July 15, 2013 8:43 am

Gay Groups Were Great Addition to Celebrate Israel Parade

On June 2, the annual Celebrate Israel Parade brought together Jews from across New York to...

Pro-Morsi Rally in D.C. Was a Fraud July 15, 2013 8:09 am

Pro-Morsi Rally in D.C. Was a Fraud

A rally outside the White House earlier this month offered a clear example of the Muslim Brotherhood’s...

Syrian, Palestinian Roles Seen in Egypt Street Violence July 12, 2013 11:31 am

Syrian, Palestinian Roles Seen in Egypt Street Violence

Late last month, as millions of protesters converged in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other...

Student Perspective: CAMERA Trip Inspires Future Jewish Leaders July 12, 2013 11:27 am

Student Perspective: CAMERA Trip Inspires Future Jewish Leaders

The room was so tense; one could hear the heartbeats of their colleagues as they desperately...

Muslim Brotherhood Academic Tariq Ramadan Blames U.S. and Israel for Morsi Ouster July 12, 2013 8:20 am

Muslim Brotherhood Academic Tariq Ramadan Blames U.S. and Israel for Morsi Ouster

According to Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan, all roads lead not to Rome but to America. A...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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