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Recent Poll Shows Americans Want Netanyahu to Address Congress on Iranian Threat February 18, 2015 12:40 pm

Recent Poll Shows Americans Want Netanyahu to Address Congress on Iranian Threat

The White House, many Congressional Democrats and even some Jewish groups have been pushing...

Israeli High Court Proposes Compromise for Charlie Hebdo Distribution February 18, 2015 11:05 am

Israeli High Court Proposes Compromise for Charlie Hebdo Distribution

JNS.org – Israel’s High Court of Justice on Tuesday discussed a petition filed by...

Iran’s Khamenei Threatens to Cut Gas Exports if Sanctions Imposed Over Nuclear Program February 18, 2015 11:04 am

Iran’s Khamenei Threatens to Cut Gas Exports if Sanctions Imposed Over Nuclear Program

Reuters – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Wednesday that...

India Close to Finalizing Defense Deals With Israel Worth Over $1.5 Billion February 18, 2015 11:04 am

India Close to Finalizing Defense Deals With Israel Worth Over $1.5 Billion

Times of India – India is close to finalizing several major defense deals with Israel,...

State Department Says US Will Welcome More Syrian Refugees in Coming Years February 18, 2015 11:03 am

State Department Says US Will Welcome More Syrian Refugees in Coming Years

CNS News – The United States has “a long tradition of welcoming refugees,”...

Burnt Body Found Across From Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s Apartment February 18, 2015 10:58 am

Burnt Body Found Across From Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s Apartment

Breitbart – As Argentine investigators attempt to uncover the mystery behind the death...

Argentine FM Asks P5+1 Powers to Include Jewish Center Bombing in Iran Talks February 18, 2015 10:04 am

Argentine FM Asks P5+1 Powers to Include Jewish Center Bombing in Iran Talks

JNS.org – Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary...

Anti-Israel Activists Force Shutdown of Israeli Arms Factory in the UK February 18, 2015 9:31 am

Anti-Israel Activists Force Shutdown of Israeli Arms Factory in the UK

Anti-Israel activists forced the shutdown of an Israeli-owned arms factory in the United Kingdom...

Netanyahu Vows to Establish Coalition With Charedim, Cancel Criminal Sanctions for Draft Dodgers February 18, 2015 9:01 am

Netanyahu Vows to Establish Coalition With Charedim, Cancel Criminal Sanctions for Draft Dodgers

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu told Charedi journalists on Tuesday that after the...

Livid Giuliani Contrasts Obama With Netanyahu: ‘That’s a Man Who Fights for His People, Unlike Our President’ (VIDEO) February 17, 2015 6:41 pm

Livid Giuliani Contrasts Obama With Netanyahu: ‘That’s a Man Who Fights for His People, Unlike Our President’ (VIDEO)

Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani contrasted US President Obama and Israeli Prime...

Report Says Dramatic Rise in Wisconsin Antisemitic Incidents; Data Released Day After Major Graffiti Spree in Madison February 17, 2015 6:13 pm

Report Says Dramatic Rise in Wisconsin Antisemitic Incidents; Data Released Day After Major Graffiti Spree in Madison

Antisemitic incidents in the state of Wisconsin more than doubled in 2014 compared to reports...

Israel to Spend $300 Million Rebuilding Rocket Ravaged Southern Communities February 17, 2015 5:14 pm

Israel to Spend $300 Million Rebuilding Rocket Ravaged Southern Communities

Israel’s National Emergency Authority in the Defense Ministry has begun a comprehensive...

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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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