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Israeli Woman Among Injured in London Knife Attack August 4, 2016 2:31 pm

Israeli Woman Among Injured in London Knife Attack

JNS.org – An Israeli woman was among those wounded on Wednesday night in a knife attack...

Antisemitic Incidents in UK Spike in First Half of 2016 August 4, 2016 9:42 am

Antisemitic Incidents in UK Spike in First Half of 2016

Antisemitic hate incidents jumped in the first half of this year as the Jewish community was...

American Woman Killed, Five Injured in London Stabbing Attack August 4, 2016 9:38 am

American Woman Killed, Five Injured in London Stabbing Attack

The 19-year-old Norwegian, of Somali origin, was Tasered by police outside the Imperial Hotel,...

Chief Rabbi of Poland: Memory of World’s Inaction During Holocaust Should Spur Jews to Help Today’s Persecuted Christians August 4, 2016 7:00 am

Chief Rabbi of Poland: Memory of World’s Inaction During Holocaust Should Spur Jews to Help Today’s Persecuted Christians

Poland’s chief rabbi said the world’s inaction during the Holocaust should serve as a...

Study: Scottish Jews Increasingly Keeping Identity Secret to Avoid Antisemitism August 2, 2016 7:00 am

Study: Scottish Jews Increasingly Keeping Identity Secret to Avoid Antisemitism

Scottish Jews are increasingly keeping their identity a secret for fear of being the target...

Pope Francis Says Wrong to Identify Islam With Violence August 1, 2016 9:39 pm

Pope Francis Says Wrong to Identify Islam With Violence

JNS.org – Pope Francis on Sunday stressed that he will not associate the religion of...

French-Jewish Activist Recalls Slaughter of Peer on 14th Anniversary of Hebrew University Bombing (INTERVIEW) July 31, 2016 10:59 pm

French-Jewish Activist Recalls Slaughter of Peer on 14th Anniversary of Hebrew University Bombing (INTERVIEW)

On the 14th anniversary of the bombing at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, which left nine...

Former British Foreign Secretary Ridicules Palestinian Plan to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration as Publicity Stunt July 31, 2016 7:13 am

Former British Foreign Secretary Ridicules Palestinian Plan to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration as Publicity Stunt

A former British foreign secretary ridiculed the recent Palestinian initiative to sue the...

Report: UK Prison Authorities Ignored Alerts of Radical Islamist, Antisemitic Literature Distributed by Imams to Inmates July 31, 2016 6:47 am

Report: UK Prison Authorities Ignored Alerts of Radical Islamist, Antisemitic Literature Distributed by Imams to Inmates

British prison authorities ignored warnings about the distribution of radical Islamist...

Pope Francis Prays in Silence, Walks Alone at Site of Auschwitz Concentration Camp July 29, 2016 10:49 am

Pope Francis Prays in Silence, Walks Alone at Site of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

JNS.org – Pope Francis made a historic and somber visit to the Auschwitz-Burkenau Nazi...

UK Jewish Students Blast National Union Leader for False Claim of Backtrack on Decision to Exclude Jewish Voice July 28, 2016 3:40 pm

UK Jewish Students Blast National Union Leader for False Claim of Backtrack on Decision to Exclude Jewish Voice

A major British Jewish student group blasted the head of the country’s largest student...

Celebrities Rally to Find Stem Cell Donor for UK Jewish Mother Battling Second Bout of Leukemia July 28, 2016 2:35 pm

Celebrities Rally to Find Stem Cell Donor for UK Jewish Mother Battling Second Bout of Leukemia

Celebrities joined efforts to find a stem cell donor for a Jewish mother battling leukemia...

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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