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Friends Say Copenhagen Terrorist Was ‘Consumed With Hatred of Jews’ February 16, 2015 2:21 pm

Friends Say Copenhagen Terrorist Was ‘Consumed With Hatred of Jews’

Friends of Omar El-Hussein, the Islamist terrorist responsible for dual attacks over the weekend...

Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt Says Danish Jews ‘Belong in Denmark’ (VIDEO) February 16, 2015 1:38 pm

Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt Says Danish Jews ‘Belong in Denmark’ (VIDEO)

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Monday encouraged Denmark’s Jewish...

Danish Jewish Community Grapples With Attack Aftermath February 16, 2015 12:12 pm

Danish Jewish Community Grapples With Attack Aftermath

“It’s a hard time to be a Danish Jew whether you’re in Denmark or living outside the...

Danish Police Arrest Two Men Allegedly Linked to Copenhagen Shooter February 16, 2015 11:01 am

Danish Police Arrest Two Men Allegedly Linked to Copenhagen Shooter

CBS News/AP – Danish police say that they have arrested two men suspected of helping...

Gunman in Copenhagen Terror Attacks Named as 22-Year-Old Omar El-Hussein February 15, 2015 5:30 pm

Gunman in Copenhagen Terror Attacks Named as 22-Year-Old Omar El-Hussein

The alleged gunman in Copenhagen’s dual shooting attacks, who was himself killed in...

Defiant Mother Who Hosted Bat-Mitzva as Terror Struck Copenhagen Synagogue Recounts Harrowing Ordeal – ‘No One Can Tell Me Where I Can Live My Jewish Life’ (INTERVIEW) February 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Defiant Mother Who Hosted Bat-Mitzva as Terror Struck Copenhagen Synagogue Recounts Harrowing Ordeal – ‘No One Can Tell Me Where I Can Live My Jewish Life’ (INTERVIEW)

Mette Bentow, the mother whose daughter’s bat-mitzva was cut short by the terror attack...

Hundreds of Graves Desecrated at French Jewish Cemetery, Interior Minister Condemns as ‘Heinous Act’ February 15, 2015 3:03 pm

Hundreds of Graves Desecrated at French Jewish Cemetery, Interior Minister Condemns as ‘Heinous Act’

Hundreds of graves were desecrated at the French Jewish cemetery at Sarre-Union, a commune...

Details of Attack Emerge as Copenhagen Synagogue Security Guard Dan Uzan Hailed as Hero February 15, 2015 1:28 pm

Details of Attack Emerge as Copenhagen Synagogue Security Guard Dan Uzan Hailed as Hero

The synagogue security guard who was killed in the terror attack early Sunday morning in Copenhagen,...

Danish Prime Minister Vows to Protect Country’s Jewish Community, Visits Site of Synagogue Attack February 15, 2015 11:58 am

Danish Prime Minister Vows to Protect Country’s Jewish Community, Visits Site of Synagogue Attack

Telegraph – Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Sunday that Denmark...

Germany Parade Canceled Over Threat of ‘Islamist Attack,’ Police Say February 15, 2015 11:57 am

Germany Parade Canceled Over Threat of ‘Islamist Attack,’ Police Say

BBC – A carnival parade has been called off at short notice in Braunschweig, northern...

First Copenhagen Attack Victim Identified as Filmmaker; Investigators Explore Islamist Motivation February 15, 2015 11:53 am

First Copenhagen Attack Victim Identified as Filmmaker; Investigators Explore Islamist Motivation

New York Post – Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday suspected of carrying...

Muslim Teen Arrested in Paris for Threatening Israeli Consul and Jewish Parliament Member February 15, 2015 11:51 am

Muslim Teen Arrested in Paris for Threatening Israeli Consul and Jewish Parliament Member

i24News – A 19-year-old Muslim high school student was arrested in Paris last week for...

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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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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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