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Shin Bet Foils Planned Hamas Terror Attacks to Topple Palestinian Authority August 18, 2014 1:40 pm

Shin Bet Foils Planned Hamas Terror Attacks to Topple Palestinian Authority

JNS.org - Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said it has uncovered a plot by Hamas to launch...

Israeli Arab Knesset Members Visit Hamas-Funding Qatar August 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Israeli Arab Knesset Members Visit Hamas-Funding Qatar

JNS.org - A group of three Arab members of Knesset from the Balad party—Jamal Zahalka,...

Palestinians Reportedly Uninterested in Return to Full Scale Conflict With Israel, Even if Cease-Fire Talks Fail August 18, 2014 7:35 am

Palestinians Reportedly Uninterested in Return to Full Scale Conflict With Israel, Even if Cease-Fire Talks Fail

Jerusalem Post – The five-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is set to expire at...

Norway, Egypt Plan Gaza Donor Conference for After Cease-Fire Reached August 18, 2014 7:31 am

Norway, Egypt Plan Gaza Donor Conference for After Cease-Fire Reached

WSJ – Norway and Egypt plan to host a donor conference on Palestine in Cairo, with a...

Israel Destroys Homes of Teens’ Suspected Killers August 18, 2014 7:29 am

Israel Destroys Homes of Teens’ Suspected Killers

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces said Monday that its Combat Engineering Corps special...

Earthquake Rocks Western Iran Injuring Over 250 August 18, 2014 7:26 am

Earthquake Rocks Western Iran Injuring Over 250

CNN – A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, injuring at least 250...

After Gaza Rockets, Over 40% of Israelis Say They Won’t Send Kids to Unfortified Schools August 17, 2014 7:44 pm

After Gaza Rockets, Over 40% of Israelis Say They Won’t Send Kids to Unfortified Schools

After a month of intermittent rocket fire from Gaza on Israel’s densely-populated...

Experts Say Islamic State is No Threat to Israel – For Now August 17, 2014 7:31 pm

Experts Say Islamic State is No Threat to Israel – For Now

A number of Israeli analysts are claiming that the self-declared Islamic State (IS) does...

British Supermarket Sainsbury’s Under Fire After Branch Reportedly Clears Out Kosher Section for Fear of Anti-Israel Protesters (VIDEO) August 17, 2014 7:00 pm

British Supermarket Sainsbury’s Under Fire After Branch Reportedly Clears Out Kosher Section for Fear of Anti-Israel Protesters (VIDEO)

Major British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has come under fire after the kosher section...

Gaza Tunnel Digger Recounts Being Beaten, Threatened by Hamas August 17, 2014 4:13 pm

Gaza Tunnel Digger Recounts Being Beaten, Threatened by Hamas

JNS.org - A newly revealed letter written by a Gaza resident depicts a grim picture of life...

Israeli Ship Remains at Sea as Anti-Israel Protesters Block Port August 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Israeli Ship Remains at Sea as Anti-Israel Protesters Block Port

The Guardian – An Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in...

Fmr. Israel Navy Chief: A Gaza Seaport Would Be an Iranian Seaport (VIDEO) August 17, 2014 11:29 am

Fmr. Israel Navy Chief: A Gaza Seaport Would Be an Iranian Seaport (VIDEO)

Allowing Hamas to open a Gaza seaport would only serve to allow Iran direct access to rearm...

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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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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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