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Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say March 31, 2015 6:58 pm

Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

JNS.org – The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah could fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets...

Top Critics Warn Iran Nuclear Deal Will ‘Clearly’ Leave Less Than One Year Breakout Time to Bomb March 31, 2015 6:33 pm

Top Critics Warn Iran Nuclear Deal Will ‘Clearly’ Leave Less Than One Year Breakout Time to Bomb

Olli Heinonen, the former Deputy Director-General for Safeguards at the IAEA, is convinced...

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah March 31, 2015 11:26 am

Official: Iran Placing Warheads on Rockets, Smuggling Them to Hezbollah

Jerusalem Post – Iran is placing warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah...

Iran, World Powers to Continue Nuclear Talks in New Phase With June Deadline March 31, 2015 11:24 am

Iran, World Powers to Continue Nuclear Talks in New Phase With June Deadline

Associated Press – Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results,...

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony March 31, 2015 11:23 am

Israel’s Knesset Welcomes New Members in Festive Swearing-In Ceremony

Ynet – Two weeks after the end of a stormy election season, the Knesset convened Tuesday...

New ‘Daily Show’ Host Faces Online Protest Over History of Antisemitic Tweets March 31, 2015 11:21 am

New ‘Daily Show’ Host Faces Online Protest Over History of Antisemitic Tweets

JNS.org – South African comedian Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon...

Human Rights Groups Blast UNHRC for Issuing More Condemnations of Israel Than Any Other Country March 30, 2015 10:10 pm

Human Rights Groups Blast UNHRC for Issuing More Condemnations of Israel Than Any Other Country

Prominent Jewish human rights groups on Sunday sharply criticized the United Nations Human...

Report Says Iran May Be Keeping Elements of Nuclear Program in Syria, North Korea March 30, 2015 4:44 pm

Report Says Iran May Be Keeping Elements of Nuclear Program in Syria, North Korea

As world powers race to close a nuclear deal with Iran, recent reports have indicated that...

Criticizing Iran Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Act Against Every Threat’ March 30, 2015 9:37 am

Criticizing Iran Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Act Against Every Threat’

As negotiators in Lausanne, Switzerland representing world powers worked to finalize a deal...

Report: As Nuclear Deal Closes, Iranian Troops Headed to Israel’s Border March 30, 2015 8:43 am

Report: As Nuclear Deal Closes, Iranian Troops Headed to Israel’s Border

The Times – Iran is close to putting its forces on Israel’s northeast border for the...

Jewish Democrats Tell White House to Stop Blaming Stalled Peace Process on Netanyahu March 30, 2015 8:40 am

Jewish Democrats Tell White House to Stop Blaming Stalled Peace Process on Netanyahu

JNS.org – In a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, a dozen Jewish...

White House Escalating Yearlong Domestic Lobbying Effort for Iran Nuclear Deal March 30, 2015 8:39 am

White House Escalating Yearlong Domestic Lobbying Effort for Iran Nuclear Deal

Wall Street Journal – As negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal come down to the wire,...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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