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‘Night Will Fall’ Holocaust Documentary Omits the Word ‘Jewish’ January 28, 2015 6:58 pm

‘Night Will Fall’ Holocaust Documentary Omits the Word ‘Jewish’

JNS.org – Last night, I prepped myself mentally for the difficult visual experience...

BBC Arabic Official Refuses to Call Paris Attacks ‘Terrorism’ January 28, 2015 11:44 am

BBC Arabic Official Refuses to Call Paris Attacks ‘Terrorism’

For reasonable people, the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and kosher supermarket in...

Depaul University Site of Fundraiser for Convicted Terrorist January 28, 2015 11:43 am

Depaul University Site of Fundraiser for Convicted Terrorist

On February 21, 1969 a bomb exploded in a crowded Jerusalem supermarket filled with “mostly...

Death of Argentinian Prosecutor Raises Very Troubling Questions January 27, 2015 3:51 pm

Death of Argentinian Prosecutor Raises Very Troubling Questions

Occurring suddenly in the midst of Oscar season, the mysterious death of Argentine special...

The Evolution of Terrorism, From Politics to Vengeance January 27, 2015 3:37 pm

The Evolution of Terrorism, From Politics to Vengeance

The explosion of violence across the streets of Paris is the most recent reminder that terrorism...

Bibi Must Stop an Iran Bomb No Matter What Happens With Obama January 27, 2015 1:08 pm

Bibi Must Stop an Iran Bomb No Matter What Happens With Obama

There is nothing wrong with an Israeli Prime Minister doing his utmost to prevent Iran from...

Charging Israel With War Crimes is a New Israel Fund Endeavor January 26, 2015 11:23 pm

Charging Israel With War Crimes is a New Israel Fund Endeavor

If recent events in Paris were not the eye-opener for those on the ultra-Left who still believe...

Islamist Panel Displays Misguided View on Islamic Terror January 26, 2015 9:33 am

Islamist Panel Displays Misguided View on Islamic Terror

A panel discussion last Thursday hosted by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy...

After King’s Death, Status Quo Expected for Saudi Relations With Iran and Israel January 26, 2015 9:32 am

After King’s Death, Status Quo Expected for Saudi Relations With Iran and Israel

JNS.org – The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday (US time) shouldn’t...

New York Times Silently Changes ’1967 Borders With Palestine’ January 25, 2015 1:09 pm

New York Times Silently Changes ’1967 Borders With Palestine’

On Friday, I noted that The New York Times sneaked in a new phrase in an article about Obama...

Gaza Protesters Support Islamic State, Threaten to Kill the French January 25, 2015 1:20 am

Gaza Protesters Support Islamic State, Threaten to Kill the French

Roughly 200 Salafi-Jihadis in Gaza rallied outside of the French Cultural Institute recently,...

A Momentous Opportunity to Embrace the Arab Peace Initiative January 25, 2015 1:11 am

A Momentous Opportunity to Embrace the Arab Peace Initiative

The Arab Peace Initiative (API) presents an unprecedented and vital opportunity to change...

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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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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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