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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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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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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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