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Israel’s Scandal-Ridden Chief Rabbinate Must Be Reformed July 7, 2016 6:38 am

Israel’s Scandal-Ridden Chief Rabbinate Must Be Reformed

The scandalous depths to which the haredi extremists who have abused their rabbinical authority...

On Saddam Hussein, Donald Trump Is Dead Wrong July 7, 2016 6:09 am

On Saddam Hussein, Donald Trump Is Dead Wrong

Given its length, the Chilcot report will address many subjects. One that will likely receive...

The New York Times Has the Nerve to Cheer a Posthumous Palestinian-Centric Assault on Elie Wiesel July 6, 2016 12:51 pm

The New York Times Has the Nerve to Cheer a Posthumous Palestinian-Centric Assault on Elie Wiesel

Of all the possible ways to respond to the death of Elie Wiesel, perhaps the most perverted...

Elie Wiesel: A Gentle Giant July 6, 2016 6:35 am

Elie Wiesel: A Gentle Giant

Presidents and princes revered him, and, when he wasn’t taking them to task, they adored...

The Algemeiner and the Jewish Media Are Wrong About Hungary July 6, 2016 6:27 am

The Algemeiner and the Jewish Media Are Wrong About Hungary

A few weeks ago, The Algemeiner posted an article titled “Mass Nazi Salute at Euro 2016...

The Green Line Is Not Israel’s Border July 6, 2016 6:17 am

The Green Line Is Not Israel’s Border

All peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians must properly address where Israel’s...

Bernard-Henri Lévy: The Humble Nobility of Elie Wiesel July 5, 2016 8:24 am

Bernard-Henri Lévy: The Humble Nobility of Elie Wiesel

It begins in a world now gone, lying at the borders of Ruthenia, Bukovina and Galicia, forgotten...

What is the Meaning of America? Ask My Family July 5, 2016 6:46 am

What is the Meaning of America? Ask My Family

To truly understand the meaning of America, ask someone who wasn’t born here. In my case,...

Forty Years Later, Israel’s Operation Entebbe Still Inspires Fulfillment of ‘Social Obligations’ July 5, 2016 6:41 am

Forty Years Later, Israel’s Operation Entebbe Still Inspires Fulfillment of ‘Social Obligations’

JNS.org – Forty years have passed and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Maj. Gen. (res.)...

Palestinian Water Shortages and Israel’s Water Supply: Behind the Headlines July 5, 2016 6:23 am

Palestinian Water Shortages and Israel’s Water Supply: Behind the Headlines

JNS.org – Highly publicized severe water shortages in Palestinian villages in the northern...

Entebbe and a Sad Fourth of July July 4, 2016 7:41 am

Entebbe and a Sad Fourth of July

It was on July 4, 1976 that Yonatan Netanyahu was killed while rescuing hostages in Uganda....

We Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Defend Ourselves July 4, 2016 6:33 am

We Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Defend Ourselves

“Now there is one less of them,” a Danish Facebook user wrote gleefully after...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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