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Egypt Looks to Russia for Arms Following U.S. Freeze October 19, 2013 9:00 am

Egypt Looks to Russia for Arms Following U.S. Freeze

Times of Israel – Egypt is looking to Russia to supply it with arms now that the US...

Report: Details of Iran Nuclear Proposal Revealed October 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Report: Details of Iran Nuclear Proposal Revealed

Ynet - Iran has put forward a new proposal to resolve the nuclear crisis that includes a...

World’s Oldest Holocaust Survivor Finally Gets Her Close-Up (VIDEO) October 18, 2013 4:32 pm

World’s Oldest Holocaust Survivor Finally Gets Her Close-Up (VIDEO)

At 109 years old, Alice Herz-Sommer can make multiple claims: she is the world’s oldest...

Syrian Civil War Causes One-Third of Country’s Christians to Flee Their Homes October 18, 2013 2:21 pm

Syrian Civil War Causes One-Third of Country’s Christians to Flee Their Homes

JNS.org – According to a Syrian Christian leader, nearly one-third of Syria’s native...

More American Jews Choose to Study Arab World, Results Vary October 18, 2013 1:13 pm

More American Jews Choose to Study Arab World, Results Vary

More Americans than ever are taking up studies of the Arab world and many of them are Jewish,...

Report: Israel Considering Targeting Advanced Missiles Transferred From Syria to Hezbollah October 18, 2013 11:21 am

Report: Israel Considering Targeting Advanced Missiles Transferred From Syria to Hezbollah

According to Israeli security forces, Syria has transferred a cache of precision-guided,...

Iranian FM on Facebook Accuses Israel of Seeking to Undermine Talks October 18, 2013 9:58 am

Iranian FM on Facebook Accuses Israel of Seeking to Undermine Talks

Iran is taking to social media to counter what it claims are Israeli attempts to stymie the...

Poll: Majority of Israelis Support Netanyahu on Iran October 18, 2013 8:36 am

Poll: Majority of Israelis Support Netanyahu on Iran

i24 News – Most Israelis support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance over...

Israel Official Says Turkey Reconciliation Talks ‘Stuck’ October 18, 2013 8:28 am

Israel Official Says Turkey Reconciliation Talks ‘Stuck’

Ynet – The Washington Post’s report about Turkey’s disclosure to Iran...

Report: U.S. May Release Iranian Assets October 18, 2013 8:25 am

Report: U.S. May Release Iranian Assets

JNS.org - Following nuclear talks in Geneva, the Obama Administration is considering to lighten...

Saudi Arabia Declines UN Security Council Seat October 18, 2013 8:15 am

Saudi Arabia Declines UN Security Council Seat

JNS.org - In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia has refused to accept its election to a seat...

Israel Defense Forces to Develop Drone Submarines, Market Expected to Reach $2 Billion October 17, 2013 9:55 pm

Israel Defense Forces to Develop Drone Submarines, Market Expected to Reach $2 Billion

The department within Israel’s Ministry of Defense, tasked with developing next generation...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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