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Analysis: Leaked Documents Reveal Mossad, Netanyahu Mostly Aligned Stance on Iran Nuclear Program February 24, 2015 10:47 am

Analysis: Leaked Documents Reveal Mossad, Netanyahu Mostly Aligned Stance on Iran Nuclear Program

Times of Israel – To contradict, according to the Oxford English Dictionary online,...

Islamic State Militants Abduct at Least 90 From Christian Villages in Syria February 24, 2015 10:45 am

Islamic State Militants Abduct at Least 90 From Christian Villages in Syria

JNS.org- The Islamic State terror group has abducted at least 90 Assyrian Christians from...

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany in US Court for Medieval Treasure Acquired by Nazis February 24, 2015 10:41 am

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany in US Court for Medieval Treasure Acquired by Nazis

JNS.org – The descendants of Jewish art dealers persecuted during the Holocaust have...

Watchdog Rips AFP for False Report Claiming Israel Flooded Gaza Areas by Opening Dams February 23, 2015 10:41 pm

Watchdog Rips AFP for False Report Claiming Israel Flooded Gaza Areas by Opening Dams

Media watchdog CAMERA has blasted the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency after it ran...

Columbia Leads List of America’s Top 10 Colleges ‘With Worst Antisemitic Activity’ February 23, 2015 10:05 pm

Columbia Leads List of America’s Top 10 Colleges ‘With Worst Antisemitic Activity’

New York’s Columbia University is home to the worst antisemitic activity in the United...

Insecurity Plagues European Jewry as Fear of Next Attack Looms February 23, 2015 9:35 pm

Insecurity Plagues European Jewry as Fear of Next Attack Looms

The latest antisemitic attacks in several European countries have made fear and insecurity...

Court Orders Palestinian Authority, PLO to Pay $218 Million to American Victims of Terror February 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Court Orders Palestinian Authority, PLO to Pay $218 Million to American Victims of Terror

JNS.org – A New York City-based federal jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation...

Report: Proposed Deal With Iran Would Enable it to Develop Nuclear Weapons February 23, 2015 3:36 pm

Report: Proposed Deal With Iran Would Enable it to Develop Nuclear Weapons

The deal that the United States and the P5+1 powers are working towards would enable Iran...

Survey: More Than Half of Jewish College Students Report Antisemitism on Campus February 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Survey: More Than Half of Jewish College Students Report Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - More than half of Jewish college students surveyed in a new national study said...

Nuclear Deal With Iran Closer Than Ever, French Newspaper Reports February 23, 2015 11:41 am

Nuclear Deal With Iran Closer Than Ever, French Newspaper Reports

JNS.org - As the March 24 deadline for a “political framework agreement” in nuclear...

Israeli-American Group: All Members of Congress Should Attend Netanyahu Speech February 23, 2015 11:39 am

Israeli-American Group: All Members of Congress Should Attend Netanyahu Speech

JNS.org - The Israeli-American Council (IAC), an organization whose programming reaches...

Shin Bet Arrests Hamas Cell in Hebron Planning Terror Attacks, Suicide Bombings February 23, 2015 11:39 am

Shin Bet Arrests Hamas Cell in Hebron Planning Terror Attacks, Suicide Bombings

JNS.org- Israel’s Shin Bet Israel security agency on Monday announced the arrest of nearly...

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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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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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