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Jewish History of Budapest: A Day Trip to a Golden Age August 1, 2013 11:04 am

Jewish History of Budapest: A Day Trip to a Golden Age

JNS.org - Budapest is the 25th most-visited city in the world, and it’s easy to understand...

For Germany and Israel, a Textbook Case July 30, 2013 10:46 am

For Germany and Israel, a Textbook Case

JNS.org - Almost 70 years after the Holocaust and 50 years after Germany and Israel established...

Bay Area Initiative Shows Strides in Integrating Israel Education into Curriculums July 30, 2013 6:13 am

Bay Area Initiative Shows Strides in Integrating Israel Education into Curriculums

JNS.org – “In a beautiful valley, among vineyards and fields, there stood a tower...

College Care Packages, From Starbucks Cards to Pharaoh Punching Bags, Help Synagogues Stay in Touch With Students July 29, 2013 1:20 pm

College Care Packages, From Starbucks Cards to Pharaoh Punching Bags, Help Synagogues Stay in Touch With Students

JNS.org – What do hamantaschen, a Starbucks gift card and a pharaoh punching bag have...

School Safety Guide Compiled ‘for the Love of the Jewish People’ July 28, 2013 7:47 pm

School Safety Guide Compiled ‘for the Love of the Jewish People’

JNS.org – It was the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut....

Jewish eLearning Fellowship Brings Together Institutions From Across Denominations July 26, 2013 9:10 am

Jewish eLearning Fellowship Brings Together Institutions From Across Denominations

JNS.org – With the rise of numerous open online courses such as Khan Academy, Coursera,...

List of Top Boutique Wineries in Israel Showcases Vino Variety April 25, 2013 2:54 pm

List of Top Boutique Wineries in Israel Showcases Vino Variety

Israel has carved out a place on the global wine stage in recent years, much thanks to the...

The Wandering Jew of Kosher Wines April 3, 2013 1:52 am

The Wandering Jew of Kosher Wines

It was eight years ago, on a rainy afternoon at New York City’s Javits Center, while I was...

Report: Matzoh Brei is One of Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Foods March 31, 2013 12:47 pm

Report: Matzoh Brei is One of Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Foods

Kim Kardashian may not observe Passover but she enjoys one of its staple dishes: matzoh brei....

No More Gorging on Matzah for a Week: Delicious Passover Recipes for Every Day March 31, 2013 2:01 am

No More Gorging on Matzah for a Week: Delicious Passover Recipes for Every Day

While planning what to cook to feed the whole Mishpucha (family) on Passover’s big seder...

Marketing Israeli Wine to the American Masses March 31, 2013 1:41 am

Marketing Israeli Wine to the American Masses

Not long ago, kosher wine sales in America were dominated by wines from California, New York...

The New York Times Praising the Orthodox? How a Kosher Market Transformed Our Image March 22, 2013 2:33 am

The New York Times Praising the Orthodox? How a Kosher Market Transformed Our Image

On Thursday, March 7th, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote an op-ed column entitled...

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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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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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