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Czech Republic President Milos Zeman: We All Must Say ‘I am a Jew’ March 2, 2015 12:29 pm

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman: We All Must Say ‘I am a Jew’

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman on Monday urged the global community to show solidarity...

French PM Valls Says Anti-Zionist Jew-Hatred Has ‘All the Components of Antisemitism, the Old Ones’ March 2, 2015 1:04 am

French PM Valls Says Anti-Zionist Jew-Hatred Has ‘All the Components of Antisemitism, the Old Ones’

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a weekend interview with The Wall Street Journal...

German Police Step Up Security Measures at Jewish Community Sites February 28, 2015 8:54 pm

German Police Step Up Security Measures at Jewish Community Sites

Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists...

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State February 27, 2015 4:49 pm

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State

JNS.org - The Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding...

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’ February 27, 2015 10:31 am

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

JNS.org - As the international press repeatedly aired Madonna’s stage tumble during the...

Masked Jihadist in Islamic State Beheading Videos Identified as London Native February 27, 2015 10:29 am

Masked Jihadist in Islamic State Beheading Videos Identified as London Native

Yahoo/Reuters – The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State...

Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish February 26, 2015 4:42 pm

Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish

Footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during his killing spree inside the Hyper Cacher...

German Jewish Leader Warns Community: Don’t Wear Yarmulkas ‘in Certain Areas’ February 26, 2015 11:27 am

German Jewish Leader Warns Community: Don’t Wear Yarmulkas ‘in Certain Areas’

Times of Israel – Jews should think twice before wearing a yarmulka in certain areas...

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to be Reprinted for First Time Since World War II February 25, 2015 11:35 am

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to be Reprinted for First Time Since World War II

Washington Post – Old copies of the offending tome are kept in a secure “poison cabinet,”...

European Rabbis Train in Self-Defense, First Aid After Wave of Antisemitic Attacks February 25, 2015 11:31 am

European Rabbis Train in Self-Defense, First Aid After Wave of Antisemitic Attacks

My Fox NY/Associated Press – Rabbis from European countries gathered in Prague Tuesday...

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany in US Court for Medieval Treasure Acquired by Nazis February 24, 2015 10:41 am

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany in US Court for Medieval Treasure Acquired by Nazis

JNS.org – The descendants of Jewish art dealers persecuted during the Holocaust have...

Insecurity Plagues European Jewry as Fear of Next Attack Looms February 23, 2015 9:35 pm

Insecurity Plagues European Jewry as Fear of Next Attack Looms

The latest antisemitic attacks in several European countries have made fear and insecurity...

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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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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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