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Jewish 100, 2015: Elie Wiesel – Voices March 30, 2016 12:56 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Elie Wiesel – Voices

Elie Wiesel Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Prize winner, author and humanitarian, holds...

Jewish 100, 2015: David Brooks – Voices March 30, 2016 12:55 am

Jewish 100, 2015: David Brooks – Voices

David Brooks Political commentator  An American conservative political and cultural commentator...

Jewish 100, 2015: Dara Horn – Voices March 30, 2016 12:54 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Dara Horn – Voices

Dara Horn Author Author Dara Horn, who still makes public appearances in connection with...

Jewish 100, 2015: Rupert Murdoch – Business March 30, 2016 12:52 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Rupert Murdoch – Business

Rupert Murdoch Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, in a statement at a pro-Israel...

Jewish 100, 2015: Bernard-Henri Lévy – Voices March 30, 2016 12:52 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Bernard-Henri Lévy – Voices

Bernard-Henri Lévy Philosopher Famed French philosopher and humanitarian Bernard-Henri Lévy...

Jewish 100, 2015: Bernard Lewis – Voices March 30, 2016 12:52 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Bernard Lewis – Voices

Bernard Lewis Historian Over his long academic career, Bernard Lewis has arguably become the...

Jewish 100, 2015: Ayelet Tsabari – Voices March 30, 2016 12:51 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Ayelet Tsabari – Voices

Ayelet Tsabari Author Ayelet Tsabari, an Israeli-Canadian writer, was born in Israel into...

Jewish 100, 2015: Ari Shavit – Voices March 30, 2016 12:51 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Ari Shavit – Voices

Ari Shavit Writer Leading columnist and writer Ari Shavit represents one of the most-respected...

Jewish 100, 2015: Anwar Eshki – Voices March 30, 2016 12:50 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Anwar Eshki – Voices

Anwar Eshki Former adviser to Saudi government Anwar Eshki, a retired major general in the...

Jewish 100, 2015: Alan Dershowitz – Voices March 30, 2016 12:50 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Alan Dershowitz – Voices

Alan Dershowitz American lawyer and author Liberal Zionist Alan Dershowitz remains as active...

Jewish 100, 2015: Sarah Litman – Tomorrow March 30, 2016 12:49 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Sarah Litman – Tomorrow

Sarah Litman Terror victim As the unwitting representative of the dozens of people killed...

Jewish 100, 2015: Jonny Daniels – Tomorrow March 30, 2016 12:49 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Jonny Daniels – Tomorrow

Jonny Daniels Founder of From the Depths Jonny Daniels is the founder of the group From the...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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

    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 straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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