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What if Israel Had Left the Golan Heights? August 30, 2013 8:55 am

What if Israel Had Left the Golan Heights?

JNS.org - The barbarians didn’t appear out of thin air; they have always been around. They...

What Obama’s Failure on Egypt Means for Israel, America, and the World August 30, 2013 6:57 am

What Obama’s Failure on Egypt Means for Israel, America, and the World

To date, US President Barack Obama’s efforts to appease or engage Islamists have either...

Polio Discovered in Israeli Sewage System, Triggers Debate on Vaccination August 30, 2013 6:55 am

Polio Discovered in Israeli Sewage System, Triggers Debate on Vaccination

JNS.org – As Israeli children begin their school year this week, one particular requirement...

What Obama Can Learn From Netanyahu on Syria August 29, 2013 7:02 am

What Obama Can Learn From Netanyahu on Syria

It appears that a military strike by the United States on Syria is imminent. Yet, while developments...

Time for Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) to Change its Name August 29, 2013 6:56 am

Time for Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) to Change its Name

It is time for some truth in advertising. It’s time for Churches for Middle East Peace to...

Roger Waters and BDS Movement are an Embarrassment August 29, 2013 6:54 am

Roger Waters and BDS Movement are an Embarrassment

JNS.org – Back in 1976, when the burgeoning punk movement began transforming the rock’n’roll...

Christian Century Publisher is a Hypocrite on Racial Justice August 28, 2013 8:41 am

Christian Century Publisher is a Hypocrite on Racial Justice

Reverend John M. Buchanan is the editor and publisher of Christian Century, the house organ...

NYC Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson Talks Settlements, Chasidic Sects and the Price of Matzah (INTERVIEW) August 28, 2013 6:58 am

NYC Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson Talks Settlements, Chasidic Sects and the Price of Matzah (INTERVIEW)

New York Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson touted his relationship with the Jewish community...

Why Does The New York Times Ignore the Truth on Iran? August 28, 2013 6:51 am

Why Does The New York Times Ignore the Truth on Iran?

Recently, the New York Times had its latest of a series of articles fawning over Iran’s...

Is Hamas the Biggest Victim of Mideast Turmoil? August 27, 2013 9:37 am

Is Hamas the Biggest Victim of Mideast Turmoil?

JNS.org – In the shifting sands of the tumultuous Middle East, Hamas, the Palestinian...

Israel and India: Two Great Democracies That Should Deepen Their Strategic Ties August 27, 2013 9:28 am

Israel and India: Two Great Democracies That Should Deepen Their Strategic Ties

At first glance, Hindu-majority India, with approximately 1.2 billion people and an entire...

Preventing a Nuclear Iran is an Act of Tikkun Olam August 26, 2013 8:39 am

Preventing a Nuclear Iran is an Act of Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam: the Hebrew phrase for repairing a broken world and making it a better place. Some...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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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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