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Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day With Events Commemorating Death of Six Million Jews April 16, 2015 10:20 am

Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day With Events Commemorating Death of Six Million Jews

Ynet – The State of Israel marks its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday with...

US to Cut Nuclear Warheads Under Arms Treaty With Russia April 16, 2015 10:11 am

US to Cut Nuclear Warheads Under Arms Treaty With Russia

Washington Free Beacon – Despite nuclear saber-rattling by Moscow, US nuclear forces...

Stanford University Rejects Divestment Demand From Anti-Israel Students April 15, 2015 6:25 pm

Stanford University Rejects Divestment Demand From Anti-Israel Students

Stanford University turned down a demand from the local chapter of anti-Israel group Students...

Israel Launches Initiative to Have Antisemitism Recognized as an International Crime April 15, 2015 6:07 pm

Israel Launches Initiative to Have Antisemitism Recognized as an International Crime

Attorney Alan Baker, Israel’s former ambassador to Canada and a legal adviser to the...

Netanyahu Says Iran Nuclear Agreement Shows World Has Not Learned Lessons of the Holocaust April 15, 2015 5:56 pm

Netanyahu Says Iran Nuclear Agreement Shows World Has Not Learned Lessons of the Holocaust

The deal being discussed between Iran and world powers shows that the historical lesson of...

Aid Groups Blast Donors for Failing to Deliver on Pledges to Rebuild Gaza April 15, 2015 4:17 pm

Aid Groups Blast Donors for Failing to Deliver on Pledges to Rebuild Gaza

JNS.org – A new report by a group of international aid organizations criticized donors...

Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley April 15, 2015 11:22 am

Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley

Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack...

Holocaust Commemoration Group Lobbies for Return of 35 Torah Scrolls Found in Poland April 15, 2015 10:17 am

Holocaust Commemoration Group Lobbies for Return of 35 Torah Scrolls Found in Poland

JNS.org – Thirty-five Torah scrolls were recently discovered in a Polish monastery,...

Minister Calls Iran Oversight Bill ‘Achievement for Israeli Policy’ April 15, 2015 10:09 am

Minister Calls Iran Oversight Bill ‘Achievement for Israeli Policy’

Times of Israel – Israel welcomed the bill unanimously passed by the Senate Foreign...

John Kerry Remains ‘Confident’ US Can Negotiate Nuclear Deal With Iran April 15, 2015 9:59 am

John Kerry Remains ‘Confident’ US Can Negotiate Nuclear Deal With Iran

CBS News – Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is still confident that the...

Boehner: Obama Made ‘Deal With the Devil’ in Nuclear Framework Agreement With Iran April 15, 2015 9:58 am

Boehner: Obama Made ‘Deal With the Devil’ in Nuclear Framework Agreement With Iran

Bloomberg View – President Barack Obama made a “deal with the devil” in his nuclear...

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014 April 15, 2015 1:25 am

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014

Since the beginning of 2014, there has been an increase of 400 percent in the number of antisemitic...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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