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Why Obama Went to Congress on Syria September 15, 2013 6:15 pm

Why Obama Went to Congress on Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a military...

Oslo Accords Debated, Not Celebrated, in Israel on 20th Anniversary September 15, 2013 2:01 pm

Oslo Accords Debated, Not Celebrated, in Israel on 20th Anniversary

JNS.org - Twenty years after the signing of the fateful Oslo Accords between Palestinian...

Karl Vick’s Latest Dispatch From Jerusalem is Just Laughable September 13, 2013 11:55 am

Karl Vick’s Latest Dispatch From Jerusalem is Just Laughable

The latest dispatch from TIME magazine’s Jerusalem bureau chief Karl Vick would just...

American Pride and Morals Are Undermined by Inaction in Syria September 13, 2013 12:47 am

American Pride and Morals Are Undermined by Inaction in Syria

I’ve heard many people say that America has no vital national interest in Syria. Well how...

9/11 Reflections: 2001, 2012, and 2013 September 13, 2013 12:44 am

9/11 Reflections: 2001, 2012, and 2013

In the 16-month period following Osama Bin Laden’s assassination (on May 1, 2011),...

New Satellite Will Be Israel’s ‘Eye’ in the Sky September 12, 2013 7:00 am

New Satellite Will Be Israel’s ‘Eye’ in the Sky

JNS.org – Rachel and Max Javit love Israel. And because they do, they are helping...

The Struggle for Israel Must Begin Now September 12, 2013 6:57 am

The Struggle for Israel Must Begin Now

One of the many lessons that can be learned from the 2005 Gaza Disengagement is that the unthinkable...

Did Lavrov Help Obama Dodge the Syria Bullet? September 12, 2013 6:41 am

Did Lavrov Help Obama Dodge the Syria Bullet?

Any diplomatic initiative on Syria coming from Russia, whose UN votes have perpetuated...

Where Are the Borders? September 11, 2013 7:10 am

Where Are the Borders?

Palestinian Authority officials, evidently terrified that talks with Israel might actually...

Have Putin and Assad Trumped Obama? September 11, 2013 6:59 am

Have Putin and Assad Trumped Obama?

JNS.org – Like the biblical Jacob, U.S. President Barack Obama sees a ladder in his...

President Obama Must Finally Stand Up and Lead on Syria September 11, 2013 6:59 am

President Obama Must Finally Stand Up and Lead on Syria

(Editor’s note: This article was written before President Obama’s prime time...

Obama’s Insanity on Syria September 10, 2013 1:54 pm

Obama’s Insanity on Syria

The Algemeiner recently published a parody of President Obama’s indecisiveness on Syria. So...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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