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The Anti-Jewish Riots Have Exposed Hamas August 17, 2014 8:05 pm

The Anti-Jewish Riots Have Exposed Hamas

The editors at British newspaper The Guardian are beside themselves. Somebody forgot to pass...

How Hillary Clinton Enabled Hamas’ Construction of Terror Tunnels August 17, 2014 11:20 am

How Hillary Clinton Enabled Hamas’ Construction of Terror Tunnels

Much has been said and written about the terror tunnels that Hamas built in Gaza. But too...

Who is Monitoring the ‘Impartial Observers’ in the Media? August 17, 2014 11:17 am

Who is Monitoring the ‘Impartial Observers’ in the Media?

As is the historical pattern concerning Israel, last week began the growing tsunami of groups...

U.S. Jewish Leaders’ Deafening Silence August 15, 2014 11:28 am

U.S. Jewish Leaders’ Deafening Silence

Over the past few months, the Jewish state has been increasingly castigated by U.S. President...

Israel and America: Time for a Trial Divorce? August 15, 2014 6:16 am

Israel and America: Time for a Trial Divorce?

The Obama Administration has halted a shipment of Hellfire aerial anti-armor missiles to Israel,...

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Under Pressure As Armed Wing of Fatah Insists on Fighting, Questioning His Sincerity for Peace August 14, 2014 7:25 pm

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Under Pressure As Armed Wing of Fatah Insists on Fighting, Questioning His Sincerity for Peace

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

Supporting Hamas is Anti-Semitic August 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Supporting Hamas is Anti-Semitic

Criticizing specific Israeli policies is certainly not anti-Semitic. Indeed many Israelis...

Why Governor Cuomo Should Visit the Palestinian West Bank August 14, 2014 9:03 am

Why Governor Cuomo Should Visit the Palestinian West Bank

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is refusing to meet with Palestinian leaders during his visit...

UNHRC Declares Israel the Aggressor – BEFORE the Inquiry August 13, 2014 8:03 pm

UNHRC Declares Israel the Aggressor – BEFORE the Inquiry

Here is the statement from the UN Human Rights Council establishing a “commission of...

How to Make the Case That Israel’s Actions Are Just and Proportionate August 13, 2014 6:02 am

How to Make the Case That Israel’s Actions Are Just and Proportionate

When observers describe or denounce Israeli military actions as “disproportionate,” they...

A View from Israel: Deathly Silence at the Gaza Border August 13, 2014 6:01 am

A View from Israel: Deathly Silence at the Gaza Border

It was a moving day. Almost too moving. And I don’t know how to quite process the emotions. It...

The Media’s Anti-Israel Bias is Beyond All Shame August 12, 2014 7:35 am

The Media’s Anti-Israel Bias is Beyond All Shame

Illustrative of the Western media’s anti-Israel bias, the Philadelphia Inquirer (our sole...

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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