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75 Years Later, Reflections on World War II September 2, 2014 5:50 am

75 Years Later, Reflections on World War II

Exactly 75 years ago on September 1, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, which valiantly sought to...

Another Illegal Settlement–Where is the Outrage? September 2, 2014 5:48 am

Another Illegal Settlement–Where is the Outrage?

Another illegal settlement has arisen in the Judea-Samaria (West Bank) territories, the New...

The New York Times Censors Our Anti-ISIS Ad September 1, 2014 9:31 am

The New York Times Censors Our Anti-ISIS Ad

“America reinforces its values and thus its security by being transparent about even the...

The Palestinian Authority is Not the Answer in Gaza August 31, 2014 10:24 am

The Palestinian Authority is Not the Answer in Gaza

Prominent supporters of both Israel and the Palestinian cause are now saying that the solution...

Their Sons Did Not Die in Vain August 29, 2014 10:32 am

Their Sons Did Not Die in Vain

Tuesday’s ambiguous, open-ended cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas felt...

Physical Violence and the Violence of Words: Israel’s Wars Against Hamas August 29, 2014 9:58 am

Physical Violence and the Violence of Words: Israel’s Wars Against Hamas

In Israel’s neighborhood, sticks, stones, and name calling are adult problems. The old children’s...

Schooling Hamas, Surprising Abbas August 27, 2014 12:01 am

Schooling Hamas, Surprising Abbas

Israel’s school year, which begins September 1, may soon force a policy change that...

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...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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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 morale 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 [...]

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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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