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UK Groups Circulate Declaration of Appreciation for Israel as Safe Haven for Christians March 10, 2015 3:47 pm

UK Groups Circulate Declaration of Appreciation for Israel as Safe Haven for Christians

JNS.org – British Christian groups are circulating a declaration expressing appreciation...

French Police Arrest 4, Including Policewoman, Linked to Gunman Behind Paris Kosher Supermarket Attack March 9, 2015 3:47 pm

French Police Arrest 4, Including Policewoman, Linked to Gunman Behind Paris Kosher Supermarket Attack

CNN – French police have arrested four people linked to Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman...

Austrian Panel Rules Against Returning Gustav Klimt Fresco to Jewish Heirs March 6, 2015 5:10 pm

Austrian Panel Rules Against Returning Gustav Klimt Fresco to Jewish Heirs

JNS.org – An Austrian panel has ruled that the famous fresco “Beethoven Frieze”...

Paris Drones, Including One Spotted Near Scene of Hyper Cacher Attack, Raise New Terror Fears March 6, 2015 3:42 pm

Paris Drones, Including One Spotted Near Scene of Hyper Cacher Attack, Raise New Terror Fears

A number of drone sightings in Paris, including one near the scene of the deadly terror attack...

First Paris, Now Britain: Journalist Wearing Kippah Faces Shocking Antisemitism; Abuse Started Within 1 Minute (VIDEO) March 6, 2015 3:08 pm

First Paris, Now Britain: Journalist Wearing Kippah Faces Shocking Antisemitism; Abuse Started Within 1 Minute (VIDEO)

Not long after a Jewish journalist was cursed and spat on as he walked the streets of Paris...

EU Chief Mogherini Claims ‘Good Iranian Nuclear Deal is at Hand’ March 6, 2015 8:37 am

EU Chief Mogherini Claims ‘Good Iranian Nuclear Deal is at Hand’

Reuters – A good deal is at hand in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, European...

Argentinian Government Places Newspaper Ad Denying Alberto Nisman’s Allegations March 6, 2015 5:32 am

Argentinian Government Places Newspaper Ad Denying Alberto Nisman’s Allegations

Daily Mail – Forensic tests on the body of Argentine state prosecutor Alberto Nisman...

Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent March 5, 2015 12:37 pm

Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

JNS.org - New data from the German National Tourist Board shows that among non-European...

Arrest Warrants Issued for Suspects in 1982 Attack on Kosher Restaurant in Paris March 4, 2015 11:47 am

Arrest Warrants Issued for Suspects in 1982 Attack on Kosher Restaurant in Paris

JNS.org - French police have identified three suspects in a terror attack on a Jewish deli...

UK Bans Ad for Saying Old City of Jerusalem is Part of Israel March 4, 2015 11:38 am

UK Bans Ad for Saying Old City of Jerusalem is Part of Israel

Yahoo/AFP – Britain’s advertising watchdog banned an Israeli government tourism...

Italian Film Defending Pope Pius XII’s Holocaust Record Criticized by Jews and Christians March 3, 2015 3:46 pm

Italian Film Defending Pope Pius XII’s Holocaust Record Criticized by Jews and Christians

JNS.org - Jews and Christians are objecting to a new Italian film that portrays Pope Pius...

Jewish Group Shocked by US Support of Muscat International Book Fair, a ‘Hothouse of Antisemitic Hate’ March 2, 2015 10:38 pm

Jewish Group Shocked by US Support of Muscat International Book Fair, a ‘Hothouse of Antisemitic Hate’

Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday lamented US participation...

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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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