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Kosherfest 2013 High on Healthy Foods November 6, 2013 10:23 am

Kosherfest 2013 High on Healthy Foods

JNS.org - The growing demand for natural, organic, vegetarian, fiber, and gluten-free alternatives...

Trip to Cadbury World is Wonderful (and Kosher) October 31, 2013 9:36 am

Trip to Cadbury World is Wonderful (and Kosher)

JNS.org – It’s easy to imagine that if the ancient Israelites had been familiar with...

Jewish Group Supports German Breast Cancer Detection Tool That Employs Blind Women October 15, 2013 9:01 am

Jewish Group Supports German Breast Cancer Detection Tool That Employs Blind Women

JNS.org - As of 2005, German gynecologist Dr. Frank Hoffmann was no longer allowed to send...

Group Leads First Kosher Tour to Cuba October 11, 2013 11:56 am

Group Leads First Kosher Tour to Cuba

JNS.org - It started with a mutual fascination with Cuba, especially its tiny Jewish community....

New Dershowitz Book Explores His Life and the Law October 10, 2013 7:10 am

New Dershowitz Book Explores His Life and the Law

JNS.org – Claus von Bülow, Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and a number of lesser-known...

Sukkot and Squash Make a Lovely Fall Meal September 18, 2013 8:44 am

Sukkot and Squash Make a Lovely Fall Meal

JNS.org - Sukkot is the early Thanksgiving, that perfect season when we might still have access...

Israeli Knesset Members Get an Education in American Jewry September 9, 2013 11:07 am

Israeli Knesset Members Get an Education in American Jewry

JNS.org – Israeli Member of Knesset Nachman Shai (Labor), who studied and worked in...

CAMERA Helps Jewish Students Fight Back on Campus August 28, 2013 9:09 am

CAMERA Helps Jewish Students Fight Back on Campus

JNS.org – Lighting up the screen at Boston University Hillel is a progression map...

JDC App Features Rosh Hashanah Recipes from Around the World August 28, 2013 7:05 am

JDC App Features Rosh Hashanah Recipes from Around the World

JNS.org – The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) released a Facebook...

Technoda Program Cultivates Future Israeli Scientists August 22, 2013 9:01 am

Technoda Program Cultivates Future Israeli Scientists

JNS.org – On the one hand, Givat Olga is an underprivileged neighborhood in the Israeli...

US FDA Approves Use of Latest Israeli Invented PillCam to Monitor Crohn’s Disease August 13, 2013 12:33 pm

US FDA Approves Use of Latest Israeli Invented PillCam to Monitor Crohn’s Disease

Sufferers of Crohn’s and other diseases, including obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding...

The Ace of Falafel: Paris’s Not-So Secret Falafel Spot is Lenny Kravitz’s Favorite (VIDEO) August 6, 2013 12:15 pm

The Ace of Falafel: Paris’s Not-So Secret Falafel Spot is Lenny Kravitz’s Favorite (VIDEO)

French falafel bar The Ace of Falafel has grown from a hidden falafel outpost in Paris to,...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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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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