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A High School Unlike Any Other August 12, 2016 4:22 am

A High School Unlike Any Other

JNS.org – After their bus pulls up next to the park that hugs the Tel Aviv shoreline,...

As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains July 25, 2016 3:16 am

As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes...

Cybersecurity Training Program for Israeli High School Students Extends Recruitment to Include Younger Kids July 7, 2016 7:31 am

Cybersecurity Training Program for Israeli High School Students Extends Recruitment to Include Younger Kids

An after-school cybersecurity training program for Israeli high school students is looking...

Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History May 20, 2016 2:00 am

Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging...

Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’ May 5, 2016 12:52 pm

Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27...

Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region April 22, 2016 10:09 am

Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state...

Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy April 22, 2016 10:01 am

Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual...

For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition April 15, 2016 6:47 am

For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

JNS.org – Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I...

New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed April 15, 2016 6:33 am

New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

JNS.org – When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I...

At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’ April 8, 2016 2:34 am

At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’

JNS.org – Nine months ago, Seth Cohen, director of network initiatives for the Charles...

Timna Valley’s New Visitor Center Is the Latest Enhancement in Israel’s Negev Desert April 5, 2016 6:49 am

Timna Valley’s New Visitor Center Is the Latest Enhancement in Israel’s Negev Desert

JNS.org – Signs along the road remind drivers and hikers not to drop fruits or vegetables...

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 March 30, 2016 1:50 am

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 ACADEMIA Daniel Sperber Jeffrey...

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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