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Jews Sprayed With Water Pistol From Passing Car in the UK June 25, 2015 4:09 pm

Jews Sprayed With Water Pistol From Passing Car in the UK

Jews in the U.K. were “soaked” by water pistols aimed at them by occupants in...

Jewish Group Thanks Pope for Recognizing Great Powers’ Failure to Intervene During the Holocaust June 24, 2015 4:29 pm

Jewish Group Thanks Pope for Recognizing Great Powers’ Failure to Intervene During the Holocaust

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) on Wednesday thanked Pope Francis for his recent...

British Parliament Member Suggests Boycotting Orange in Response to CEO’s Comments on Israel June 23, 2015 2:20 pm

British Parliament Member Suggests Boycotting Orange in Response to CEO’s Comments on Israel

British Member of Parliament Robert Halfon suggested boycotting French mobile carrier Orange...

Holocaust Education Trust Offers to Educate British Teens Found Stealing From Auschwitz June 23, 2015 12:18 pm

Holocaust Education Trust Offers to Educate British Teens Found Stealing From Auschwitz

The British Holocaust Education Trust called the recent theft of artifacts from the Auschwitz...

Antisemitic London Rally in Disarray After Conflict Breaks Out Among Organizers Over Jewish Speaker June 22, 2015 4:24 pm

Antisemitic London Rally in Disarray After Conflict Breaks Out Among Organizers Over Jewish Speaker

An antisemitic rally set to take place in a London suburb is in jeopardy after fighting...

Heavily Armed Soldiers Photographed Guarding Jewish Wedding in Paris June 22, 2015 4:09 pm

Heavily Armed Soldiers Photographed Guarding Jewish Wedding in Paris

Heavily armed soldiers stood guard outside a Jewish wedding in Paris over the weekend, photos posted...

Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku June 22, 2015 12:31 pm

Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver...

Small Spanish Village Named ‘Kill Jews’ Changes Name June 22, 2015 9:26 am

Small Spanish Village Named ‘Kill Jews’ Changes Name

JNS.org – A Spanish village named Castrillo Matajudios (“Camp Kill Jews”) has...

UK-Israeli Trade Doubled Under Resigning Ambassador Taub June 19, 2015 3:23 pm

UK-Israeli Trade Doubled Under Resigning Ambassador Taub

Trade between Israel and the U.K. doubled during the four-year tenure of Israeli ambassador...

Swedish Supermarket Chain Cancels Boycott of Israeli Products June 19, 2015 11:02 am

Swedish Supermarket Chain Cancels Boycott of Israeli Products

JNS.org – COOP, a national supermarket chain in Sweden, has backed out of a planned boycott...

Spanish Sports Writer Claims ‘Jewish Lobby’ Pressuring Barcelona to Ditch Qatar Sponsorship June 18, 2015 5:57 pm

Spanish Sports Writer Claims ‘Jewish Lobby’ Pressuring Barcelona to Ditch Qatar Sponsorship

Spanish sports commentator Xavier Bosch wrote a column this week claiming a “Jewish...

US Journalist’s Expose on Ireland BDS Riles Irish Pro-Israel Group June 18, 2015 3:44 pm

US Journalist’s Expose on Ireland BDS Riles Irish Pro-Israel Group

U.S. journalist Ami Horowitz’s recent video for Fox News highlighting an apparent double...

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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  • Blogs Sports Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken Loans Arena during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night weren’t your ordinary Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Tomer Hulli and his father, Eli, made the trip from Israel to attend games 3 and 4 in Cleveland. Tomer, who lives in Tzur Moshe, a 25-minute drive north of Tel Aviv, has been playing basketball since he was 5. Hulli said he didn’t plan this […]

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