Opinion

Are Things Growing Worse for Jews and Israel? July 28, 2014 12:09 am

Are Things Growing Worse for Jews and Israel?

JNS.org - “That February, in Sarcelles, flaming objects were thrown into the Tiferet...

Israel-Palestine: Play it Like it Lies July 27, 2014 1:55 am

Israel-Palestine: Play it Like it Lies

The response of an abundance of Israel’s Arab citizens to the fourth round of battles with...

Don’t Dismiss California School System’s Fights Over Israel Divestment July 27, 2014 1:18 am

Don’t Dismiss California School System’s Fights Over Israel Divestment

Experts disagree about who first observed “academic politics is so vicious because the...

A Letter of Thanks From Hamas to the International Media July 25, 2014 2:05 am

A Letter of Thanks From Hamas to the International Media

Dear Members of the Mainstream Media, You’ve been awesome! Everyone knows that we...

Tenth Lesson of the Gaza War: Obama Doesn’t Want to Disarm Hamas July 25, 2014 1:16 am

Tenth Lesson of the Gaza War: Obama Doesn’t Want to Disarm Hamas

There is a growing consensus in the United States and around the world that the way to end...

Israeli Combat Reaping Good Results July 24, 2014 2:15 pm

Israeli Combat Reaping Good Results

Israel got several indications early Wednesday that Hamas terrorists are in serious trouble...

Ninth Lesson From the Gaza War: Hamas Will Use Humanitarian Aid for Evil July 24, 2014 1:32 am

Ninth Lesson From the Gaza War: Hamas Will Use Humanitarian Aid for Evil

It required 800 tons of concrete to build the terror tunnel that almost resulted in a massacre...

Opinion: Slate’s Blood Libel Against Birthright Israel July 24, 2014 12:58 am

Opinion: Slate’s Blood Libel Against Birthright Israel

We Jews know what a blood libel is. It captures false accusations that Jews are culpable...

Eighth Lesson of the Gaza War: Hamas Reeling, and Kerry Comes to the Rescue July 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Eighth Lesson of the Gaza War: Hamas Reeling, and Kerry Comes to the Rescue

With Hamas reeling from Israel’s military strikes, Secretary of State John Kerry is...

The Atrocious Accusation of Israeli ‘Genocide’ July 22, 2014 1:32 am

The Atrocious Accusation of Israeli ‘Genocide’

JNS.org – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Israel is carrying...

Israel is Being Crucified by Unchallenged Lies July 21, 2014 12:02 pm

Israel is Being Crucified by Unchallenged Lies

I recently received an email from a reporter asking me to comment on questions of the “when...

Jews Must Fight Back Against Anti-Semitism July 21, 2014 11:32 am

Jews Must Fight Back Against Anti-Semitism

JNS.org – The debate about whether Jews have a future in Europe has once again surfaced,...

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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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