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Tel Aviv Terrorists Targeted Israeli Economic Sweet Spot; New York Times Blames Occupation June 10, 2016 8:18 am

Tel Aviv Terrorists Targeted Israeli Economic Sweet Spot; New York Times Blames Occupation

One angle totally missing so far from the New York Times’ coverage of the Tel Aviv shooting...

Tel Aviv Terror Attack Shatters Five Myths June 10, 2016 8:07 am

Tel Aviv Terror Attack Shatters Five Myths

JNS.org – The June 8 terrorist massacre in Tel Aviv exposed all five of the major myths...

Why Robert Wistrich Is Required Reading on Past, Present and Future Antisemitism June 10, 2016 8:01 am

Why Robert Wistrich Is Required Reading on Past, Present and Future Antisemitism

JNS.org – A year ago, the world of Jewish academia suffered an irreplaceable loss...

Understanding the Campaign to Divide the Holy City June 10, 2016 7:58 am

Understanding the Campaign to Divide the Holy City

On Sunday, Israel celebrated “Jerusalem Day,” the anniversary of the reunification of...

Headlines Are the Battleground as Global Media Distorts Tel Aviv Terror Attack June 10, 2016 7:51 am

Headlines Are the Battleground as Global Media Distorts Tel Aviv Terror Attack

JNS.org – After four Israelis were killed Wednesday in a Palestinian terrorist shooting...

How Trump’s Israel Adviser Could Play a History-Altering Role June 9, 2016 10:06 am

How Trump’s Israel Adviser Could Play a History-Altering Role

JNS.org – It’s not really a question of “how” Jason Greenblatt, the real estate...

‘Uneaten Birthday Cakes Next to Pools of Blood’ June 9, 2016 7:10 am

‘Uneaten Birthday Cakes Next to Pools of Blood’

An Israeli parliamentarian who arrived on the scene of Wednesday night’s Palestinian terrorist...

How Israeli Politicians are Bolstering BDS and Endangering Israel June 9, 2016 4:00 am

How Israeli Politicians are Bolstering BDS and Endangering Israel

Israeli leaders are shooting themselves in their PR foot. There is something wrong with the...

Arrests Show Jihadists Infiltrating Europe Posed as Syrian Refugees June 9, 2016 3:57 am

Arrests Show Jihadists Infiltrating Europe Posed as Syrian Refugees

When Europe agreed to open its borders to Syrian refugees in response to one of the greatest...

Advice to Clinton: Don’t Try to Placate Sanders’ Hard Left Voters June 8, 2016 4:46 pm

Advice to Clinton: Don’t Try to Placate Sanders’ Hard Left Voters

Even following Hillary Clinton’s historic victory in the primaries, there are some among...

Writing the Future of France June 8, 2016 6:42 am

Writing the Future of France

Two high-profile French novels, dissimilar in timing and tone, portray two influential visions...

NPR Ignores Biased Coverage of Nuclear Deal, Truth About Pro-Iran Mouthpiece June 8, 2016 6:21 am

NPR Ignores Biased Coverage of Nuclear Deal, Truth About Pro-Iran Mouthpiece

The fallout from Ben Rhodes’ admission that he and his colleagues at the White House created...

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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  • Blogs Food Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network‘s reality show, “Chopped,” Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht – who teaches up-and-coming chefs about the intricacies of kosher dietary laws at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) — was nominated for the show by a professional chef, and went through a rigorous interview process at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea, NY. Months later, he was informed he had been accepted as a contestant in the popular TV cooking competition. “I thought […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, was organizing refugee relief in Gaza. Before UNRWA, the UN created the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees (UNRPR). It outsourced […]

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