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Are Rwandan Troops the Solution for Gaza? August 26, 2014 1:07 pm

Are Rwandan Troops the Solution for Gaza?

What to do about Gaza and Hamas? How can Israel avoid a war of attrition – with Hamas...

What Barack Obama Can Learn from Richard Nixon on Israel and Foreign Policy August 26, 2014 11:18 am

What Barack Obama Can Learn from Richard Nixon on Israel and Foreign Policy

Richard Nixon and Barack Obama are rarely compared.  But the way these two presidents have...

Temple University the Latest Hotbed of Anti-Semitism on College Campuses August 26, 2014 11:15 am

Temple University the Latest Hotbed of Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

Temple University has become the latest focal point for groups concerned about the spreading...

How Huffington Post Could Test Out its Advice to Israel August 25, 2014 5:26 pm

How Huffington Post Could Test Out its Advice to Israel

Since its debut in 2005, The Huffington Post has positioned editorials exclusively on the left...

The Student Operation to Bring Sderot Back From the Edge August 24, 2014 2:08 am

The Student Operation to Bring Sderot Back From the Edge

JNS.org – Many continue to pray that Israel’s recently completed Operation Protective...

Message to Americans: ISIS is Just Like Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Every Other Terrorist Group August 24, 2014 1:49 am

Message to Americans: ISIS is Just Like Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Every Other Terrorist Group

While many analysts still refuse to see the commonalities among radical Islamic terrorist...

Obama’s Hypocrisy on Hamas, ISIS, and Iran August 24, 2014 1:46 am

Obama’s Hypocrisy on Hamas, ISIS, and Iran

The beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley has raised concerns in the West about Islamist...

Beheadings and Clarity August 22, 2014 3:14 pm

Beheadings and Clarity

Behold, I place before you today a blessing and a curse… These are the laws you must...

The Foley Beheading and Israel’s PR Problem August 22, 2014 1:21 pm

The Foley Beheading and Israel’s PR Problem

The video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley went viral this week, in ‎spite...

An Open Thank You Letter to Hollywood’s Ryan Kavanaugh August 21, 2014 3:05 am

An Open Thank You Letter to Hollywood’s Ryan Kavanaugh

Recently, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh became the first major Hollywood executive...

Palestinians Should Support Boycotting Hamas, Not Israel August 21, 2014 2:32 am

Palestinians Should Support Boycotting Hamas, Not Israel

In a column last week for Al Jazeera America, Rafeef Ziadah, an activist with the Palestinian...

How the Media Distorted the Gaza War August 21, 2014 2:13 am

How the Media Distorted the Gaza War

Reporting during wartime may be the ultimate challenge for the media. But the conflict between...

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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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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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