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4-Year-Old Israeli Boy’s Death Prompts Residents to Leave kibbutz en Masse August 24, 2014 11:55 am

4-Year-Old Israeli Boy’s Death Prompts Residents to Leave kibbutz en Masse

JNS.org - The Gaza mortar attack that killed 4-year-old Israeli boy Daniel Tragerman has...

Slain Israeli Child’s Letter to Wounded IDF Soldier: ‘Hero, Thanks for Protecting Me’ (VIDEO) August 24, 2014 11:40 am

Slain Israeli Child’s Letter to Wounded IDF Soldier: ‘Hero, Thanks for Protecting Me’ (VIDEO)

About a month before he was killed by a Hamas-fired mortar round outside his home near Gaza,...

Iran Claims Israeli Spy Drone Downed Near Nuclear Plant August 24, 2014 11:21 am

Iran Claims Israeli Spy Drone Downed Near Nuclear Plant

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) claimed on Sunday to have shot down an Israeli...

Mother of Child Rocket Victim Says ‘We Were the Happiest Family in the World’ August 24, 2014 11:01 am

Mother of Child Rocket Victim Says ‘We Were the Happiest Family in the World’

The four-year-old victim of a Hamas rocket at attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz on Friday, August...

Suspects Detained in Slaying of Prominent Jewish Couple in Istanbul August 24, 2014 9:34 am

Suspects Detained in Slaying of Prominent Jewish Couple in Istanbul

An Uzbek couple has been detained in the August 21st murder of prominent Jewish couple Jak...

Netanyahu: Gaza Operation Will Likely Continue Into New School Year August 24, 2014 9:22 am

Netanyahu: Gaza Operation Will Likely Continue Into New School Year

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s said on Sunday that Operation Protective...

Daniel Tregerman, First Israeli Child Victim of Operation Protective Edge, Buried August 24, 2014 9:19 am

Daniel Tregerman, First Israeli Child Victim of Operation Protective Edge, Buried

Ynet – Four-year-old Daniel Tregerman, the first Israeli child to be killed since the...

Israel-Gaza Border Crossing Closes After Mortar Shell Injures Three, Two Seriously August 24, 2014 9:16 am

Israel-Gaza Border Crossing Closes After Mortar Shell Injures Three, Two Seriously

JNS.org – Three Israelis were wounded on Sunday, two of them seriously, when a mortar...

Iran Unveils New Marine Missiles, Aerial Drones August 24, 2014 9:15 am

Iran Unveils New Marine Missiles, Aerial Drones

ABC News/AP – Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial...

Israeli Airstrike Topples 7-Floor Office Building in Gaza August 24, 2014 9:11 am

Israeli Airstrike Topples 7-Floor Office Building in Gaza

Fox News – Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged...

4-Year-Old Victim of Gaza Rocket Fire to be Laid to Rest Sunday August 24, 2014 12:26 am

4-Year-Old Victim of Gaza Rocket Fire to be Laid to Rest Sunday

Jerusalem Post – By the time the warning siren sounded at Nahal Oz on Friday afternoon,...

Rockets Fired From Syria, Lebanon Strike Israel August 24, 2014 12:19 am

Rockets Fired From Syria, Lebanon Strike Israel

Ynet – At least five rockets were fired from Syria at the northern Golan Heights Saturday...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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