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Where Did the Islamic State Come From? September 14, 2014 2:19 pm

Where Did the Islamic State Come From?

The simple answer – and the one you’ll hear most often – is that IS, or Islamic...

When is an Islamic State Not Islamic? September 12, 2014 1:19 pm

When is an Islamic State Not Islamic?

In his nationally televised speech on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, President Obama...

Repentance September 12, 2014 10:20 am

Repentance

When I was a child in England, I often used to see men and women standing at street corners...

A Sad Anniversary September 12, 2014 10:08 am

A Sad Anniversary

I awoke on Sept. 11, 2001, in an agitated state. I was going to have to tell my boss that...

Mourning 9/11: The Loss of Innocence September 12, 2014 2:30 am

Mourning 9/11: The Loss of Innocence

The first time I came to New York was in April 1997, fresh from service in the IDF, just...

Pro-Christian Conference Descends Into Anti-Israel Bigotry September 11, 2014 4:36 pm

Pro-Christian Conference Descends Into Anti-Israel Bigotry

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got a heavy dose of Middle Eastern hospitality during his keynote...

The Arab World Still Believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion September 11, 2014 7:30 am

The Arab World Still Believes in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

I did a Google News search for mentions of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”...

Why I Am Devoting My Life to Israel September 10, 2014 6:27 pm

Why I Am Devoting My Life to Israel

It’s June 2009. I am in Israel on a CAMERA Student Leadership trip, and I’m on the...

Swarthmore College Events Shed Light on J Street’s Co-Sponsorships With Pro-BDS Groups September 10, 2014 7:12 am

Swarthmore College Events Shed Light on J Street’s Co-Sponsorships With Pro-BDS Groups

JNS.org – The self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street states that...

The Jewish State Supports a Kurdish State, But is the Idea Viable? September 10, 2014 6:44 am

The Jewish State Supports a Kurdish State, But is the Idea Viable?

JNS.org – The leader of the Jewish state has called for the creation of an independent...

Has Pro-Christian Conference Been Hijacked by Pro-Iran/Hezbollah Dhimmis? September 9, 2014 4:20 pm

Has Pro-Christian Conference Been Hijacked by Pro-Iran/Hezbollah Dhimmis?

A group of Christian activists in the United States is warning that an upcoming summit about...

Obama’s Disastrous (Lack of) Policy on ISIS September 9, 2014 6:23 am

Obama’s Disastrous (Lack of) Policy on ISIS

A day before ISIS released its latest gruesome video of the beheading of an innocent and heroic...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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