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Search for Terrorist Continues as Israeli Killed on Way to Seder Laid to Rest April 17, 2014 10:07 am

Search for Terrorist Continues as Israeli Killed on Way to Seder Laid to Rest

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces has entrusted intelligence entities with the investigation...

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Move Forward Despite Terror Attack April 17, 2014 10:06 am

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Move Forward Despite Terror Attack

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to move forward with peace...

Three Hamas Operatives Killed in Gaza Explosion April 17, 2014 10:04 am

Three Hamas Operatives Killed in Gaza Explosion

JNS.org – Three operatives of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas were killed and five...

Widow of Slain Israeli Officer: I Didn’t Want My Children to See Their Father’s Body April 17, 2014 9:59 am

Widow of Slain Israeli Officer: I Didn’t Want My Children to See Their Father’s Body

Ynet – Wounded and bleeding, Hadas Mizrahi told rescue workers who rushed to the site of...

Kansas Shooting Suspect Was Guest Lecturer at Missouri State April 17, 2014 9:55 am

Kansas Shooting Suspect Was Guest Lecturer at Missouri State

Daily Caller – Frazier Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader accused...

Israeli-Arab Journalist Arrested for Contact With Hezbollah April 17, 2014 9:54 am

Israeli-Arab Journalist Arrested for Contact With Hezbollah

JNS.org - Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said that it has arrested an Israeli-Arab journalist...

Israeli Officials: Arabs Stockpiling Rocks, Stone Slabs on Temple Mount for Attacking Security Forces April 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Israeli Officials: Arabs Stockpiling Rocks, Stone Slabs on Temple Mount for Attacking Security Forces

Times of Israel – Israeli security officials said on Wednesday evening that they would...

Report: Pro-Russian Donetsk ‘People’s Governor’ Calls for Jews to ‘Register or be Deported’ April 16, 2014 10:14 pm

Report: Pro-Russian Donetsk ‘People’s Governor’ Calls for Jews to ‘Register or be Deported’

JNS.org - A flyer reportedly distributed on Passover to Jews in eastern Ukraine called on...

Syrian Rebels Accuse Assad Forces of New Poison Gas Attack April 16, 2014 10:03 pm

Syrian Rebels Accuse Assad Forces of New Poison Gas Attack

Reuters – Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of a...

Nazi Memorabilia Sale Canceled by France Auction House April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Nazi Memorabilia Sale Canceled by France Auction House

BBC – The memorabilia included Goering’s passport and a wooden chest marked with...

Warsaw Jewish Community Donates Food to Western Ukrainian Jews April 16, 2014 9:00 am

Warsaw Jewish Community Donates Food to Western Ukrainian Jews

JTA – The Jewish community of Warsaw donated food to Jews celebrating Passover in western...

Iran Nuclear Chief Says Country Has Right to Enrich Uranium to 90 Percent April 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Iran Nuclear Chief Says Country Has Right to Enrich Uranium to 90 Percent

Times of Israel – Iran’s nuclear chief asserted that the Islamic Republic has the...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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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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