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Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar!’ in a Crowded Movie Theater February 27, 2015 9:12 am

Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar!’ in a Crowded Movie Theater

On a busy Syrian street, members of al Qaeda held a Muslim woman captive. As part of their...

Why Are Russian Investors Increasingly Investing in Israeli Start-Ups? February 27, 2015 1:02 am

Why Are Russian Investors Increasingly Investing in Israeli Start-Ups?

JNS.org – The venture investment boom in Russia, which began 4-5 years ago, has contributed...

SPME BDS Monitor: A Busy Spring for Anti-Israel Activities on Campus February 27, 2015 12:42 am

SPME BDS Monitor: A Busy Spring for Anti-Israel Activities on Campus

Introduction With the spring semester in full swing BDS activities intensified greatly, with...

Poll: A Quarter of British Muslims Sympathize With Paris Attack Terrorists February 26, 2015 11:19 am

Poll: A Quarter of British Muslims Sympathize With Paris Attack Terrorists

More than a quarter of British Muslims sympathize with the terrorists who committed the Charlie...

A Message to Netanyahu: Enough is Enough February 26, 2015 11:09 am

A Message to Netanyahu: Enough is Enough

The killing of a security guard at a synagogue in Copenhagen more than two weeks ago has renewed...

Rasmieh Odeh Prosecution: Justice Demands Extraordinary Sentence February 26, 2015 11:07 am

Rasmieh Odeh Prosecution: Justice Demands Extraordinary Sentence

In a memorandum loaded with staggering new disclosures about her terrorist past, prosecutors...

Israeli President: ‘Adele Biton Touched All Our Hearts’ February 26, 2015 12:41 am

Israeli President: ‘Adele Biton Touched All Our Hearts’

On February 23, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence visit to the parents of...

How Attending the AIPAC Conference Seals My Commitment to Israel February 25, 2015 12:46 am

How Attending the AIPAC Conference Seals My Commitment to Israel

JNS.org - The following essay, written by 14-year-old Adam Hoffman of Houston, won Hoffman...

Saudi Arabia Now Fights Terrorists it Helped to Create February 25, 2015 12:43 am

Saudi Arabia Now Fights Terrorists it Helped to Create

In a move reminiscent of “ancient history,” Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great...

Why I’m Voting Likud February 25, 2015 12:42 am

Why I’m Voting Likud

In three weeks, on March 17, Israelis will go to the polls to elect the next Knesset. As...

Betting Our National Security on a Theory February 25, 2015 12:35 am

Betting Our National Security on a Theory

The debate over whether it’s a good idea to use phrases like “Islamic extremism”...

Algemeiner’s Dovid Efune on CNN: Demonization of Israel ‘Translating Into Antisemitic Acts’ (VIDEO) February 24, 2015 2:07 pm

Algemeiner’s Dovid Efune on CNN: Demonization of Israel ‘Translating Into Antisemitic Acts’ (VIDEO)

The uptick in violence against Jews in Europe is a result of widespread demonization of the...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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