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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...

Report: Iran’s Chief Negotiator Threatens to Leave Nuclear Talks February 23, 2015 11:36 am

Report: Iran’s Chief Negotiator Threatens to Leave Nuclear Talks

Times of Israel – Tehran’s chief negotiator in nuclear talks with the US and other...

US-Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva as March Deadline Looms February 23, 2015 11:30 am

US-Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva as March Deadline Looms

Huffington Post/Reuters – High-level nuclear negotiations between the United States...

Iran, Hezbollah Reportedly Backing Al-Qaeda Attacks Against US Interests in the Middle East February 22, 2015 8:58 pm

Iran, Hezbollah Reportedly Backing Al-Qaeda Attacks Against US Interests in the Middle East

Iran and Hezbollah have been supervising and funding fighters linked to Al-Qaeda to target...

Two Time Hero: Jerusalem Mayor’s Heroic Intervention Comes Exactly 11 Years After Saving Lives in Suicide Bombing Aftermath February 22, 2015 4:35 pm

Two Time Hero: Jerusalem Mayor’s Heroic Intervention Comes Exactly 11 Years After Saving Lives in Suicide Bombing Aftermath

The heroic intervention on Sunday of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who tackled an Arab terrorist...

Expert Says Al-Shabaab Threat Against Jewish-Owned Malls Shows Increased Jihadi Focus on Jewish Targets February 22, 2015 2:36 pm

Expert Says Al-Shabaab Threat Against Jewish-Owned Malls Shows Increased Jihadi Focus on Jewish Targets

A chilling video threat issued over the weekend by Somali terror group al-Shabaab against...

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Subdues Terrorist After Stabbing Attack in City (VIDEO) February 22, 2015 1:10 pm

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Subdues Terrorist After Stabbing Attack in City (VIDEO)

A 27-year-old Haredi youth was stabbed on Sunday by an Arab assailant in IDF Square in Jerusalem,...

Netanyahu Says Continuation of Iran Nuclear Talks After IAEA Report is ‘Astonishing’ February 22, 2015 12:50 pm

Netanyahu Says Continuation of Iran Nuclear Talks After IAEA Report is ‘Astonishing’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a veiled swipe at the Obama administration...

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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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