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Israeli Cops Warn of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy for Either Jewish or Arab Disturbances Over Yom Kippur Fast October 3, 2014 10:25 am

Israeli Cops Warn of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy for Either Jewish or Arab Disturbances Over Yom Kippur Fast

Both the Israel Police and the army say they’re taking no chances of allowing Jewish...

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Team to Visit Tehran for Talks October 3, 2014 10:14 am

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Team to Visit Tehran for Talks

Reuters – A high-level U.N. nuclear watchdog team will visit Tehran for talks in coming...

British Medical Journal Editor ‘Deeply’ Regrets Anti-Israel Letter (VIDEO) October 3, 2014 10:11 am

British Medical Journal Editor ‘Deeply’ Regrets Anti-Israel Letter (VIDEO)

JNS.org – The editor of British medical journal The Lancet said on Thursday that...

British Conference Tries to Force Israeli Scholars to Hide University Affiliation October 3, 2014 10:10 am

British Conference Tries to Force Israeli Scholars to Hide University Affiliation

JNS.org - Two scholars from Israel’s Ariel University decided to withdraw from an academic...

US Jewish Leaders Slam Obama Administration’s Attack on Israeli Residency in Eastern Jerusalem October 2, 2014 5:16 pm

US Jewish Leaders Slam Obama Administration’s Attack on Israeli Residency in Eastern Jerusalem

Leading Jewish personalities in the United States  have reacted angrily to the Obama Administration’s...

Anti-Semites Gather in Iran for Regime Sponsored Hate-Fest October 2, 2014 4:06 pm

Anti-Semites Gather in Iran for Regime Sponsored Hate-Fest

Anti-Semites and radical anti-Zionists from the United States and Europe have converged on...

Israeli Minister: Peace Now ‘Poisoning the Atmosphere’ With New Settlements Claim October 2, 2014 2:49 pm

Israeli Minister: Peace Now ‘Poisoning the Atmosphere’ With New Settlements Claim

Israeli Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Thursday came out swinging against the US Administration’s...

Tehran ‘Has Much To Hide’ Over Nuclear Program, Members of Congress Tell Kerry October 2, 2014 2:14 pm

Tehran ‘Has Much To Hide’ Over Nuclear Program, Members of Congress Tell Kerry

More than 300 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to U.S. Secretary...

Leading American Journalist Slams AP Claim That ‘Vast Majority’ of Gazan Dead Were Civilians October 2, 2014 10:46 am

Leading American Journalist Slams AP Claim That ‘Vast Majority’ of Gazan Dead Were Civilians

A leading American investigative journalist and political commentator is going on the offensive...

Netanyahu: U.S. Should Know ‘Facts’ About New East Jerusalem Housing Units October 2, 2014 10:32 am

Netanyahu: U.S. Should Know ‘Facts’ About New East Jerusalem Housing Units

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected U.S. government...

Jerusalem Mayor Defends Construction Plan Condemned by U.S October 2, 2014 10:31 am

Jerusalem Mayor Defends Construction Plan Condemned by U.S

Ynet – Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat responded to criticism lodged by the U.S. over Israel’s...

IDF Nabs Bomb-Laden Terrorists En Route to Attack October 2, 2014 10:21 am

IDF Nabs Bomb-Laden Terrorists En Route to Attack

Alert army and Border Police forces foiled a planned terror attack by two Palestinians, as...

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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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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