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Venture Fund Backed by Big Name Angels Invests in Israeli Tech November 22, 2013 2:57 pm

Venture Fund Backed by Big Name Angels Invests in Israeli Tech

The Genesis Angels fund, which is chaired by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and...

Israel’s Peres to Lead Business Delegation to Mexico; Will Meet Billionaire Carlos Slim November 21, 2013 2:44 pm

Israel’s Peres to Lead Business Delegation to Mexico; Will Meet Billionaire Carlos Slim

Israeli President Shimon Peres will lead a delegation of 80 companies to Mexico on an official...

Foodies Loving Medjool Dates From Israel, Crop Thrives With Irrigation System November 21, 2013 1:34 pm

Foodies Loving Medjool Dates From Israel, Crop Thrives With Irrigation System

Global foodies are clamoring for Israel’s Medjool dates, which are thriving because...

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Hits Record Mark November 20, 2013 2:30 pm

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Hits Record Mark

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange saw a record day Wednesday, hitting 1,344 points, above the all-time...

Israel Finance Minister Lapid: 5% Yearly Growth ‘Not Out of the Question’ November 19, 2013 12:54 pm

Israel Finance Minister Lapid: 5% Yearly Growth ‘Not Out of the Question’

Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid downplayed concerns there could be an economic...

Boycott Israel Websites Built Using Israeli Software Wix November 18, 2013 8:39 pm

Boycott Israel Websites Built Using Israeli Software Wix

Fringe organizations dedicated to boycotting the Jewish state are finding it hard to practice...

Israel Ranks Second on Global Dynamism Index Science and Technology Sector November 17, 2013 5:22 pm

Israel Ranks Second on Global Dynamism Index Science and Technology Sector

Israel has been ranked second in the Global Dynamism Index science and technology sector...

Huffington Post Planning Israel Website November 6, 2013 2:02 pm

Huffington Post Planning Israel Website

The Huffington Post is planning to launch an Israeli website, founding editor Roy Sekoff told...

Israel’s NightSense Medical Device Start-Up to Protect Diabetics From Hypoglycemia When Asleep November 5, 2013 8:33 pm

Israel’s NightSense Medical Device Start-Up to Protect Diabetics From Hypoglycemia When Asleep

Israeli medical device start-up NightSense has developed an application to alert sleeping...

eBay Apologizes for Listing Nazi Relics for Auction November 4, 2013 9:44 am

eBay Apologizes for Listing Nazi Relics for Auction

NY Daily News – Holocaust survivors were horrified that ghoulish death camp relics were...

Uruguayan Delegation Visiting Israel Seeks to Learn How to Become a ‘High-Tech Nation’ November 1, 2013 11:24 am

Uruguayan Delegation Visiting Israel Seeks to Learn How to Become a ‘High-Tech Nation’

A large delegation of Uruguayan business and political leaders arrived in Israel on Friday...

Report: Turkey’s Zorlu Enerji in Talks to Build Gas Pipeline to Israel November 1, 2013 10:49 am

Report: Turkey’s Zorlu Enerji in Talks to Build Gas Pipeline to Israel

Turkey’s Zorlu Group, which holds an indirect stake in an Israeli power plant, has begun...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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