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Documentary Claims Hitler’s Lover May Have Had Jewish Ancestry April 6, 2014 9:05 am

Documentary Claims Hitler’s Lover May Have Had Jewish Ancestry

Telegraph – Hitler may have “unwittingly married a Jew” hours before his suicide,...

Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds April 5, 2014 10:55 pm

Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical...

Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships April 5, 2014 10:43 pm

Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less...

Soccer Star Anelka Blames Opposition to Quenelle Salute on French Prime Minister’s Jewish Wife April 4, 2014 12:45 pm

Soccer Star Anelka Blames Opposition to Quenelle Salute on French Prime Minister’s Jewish Wife

British soccer star Nicolas Anelka believes the Jewish wife of newly appointed French Prime...

EXCLUSIVE: Victim of Anti-Semitic Attack in France Says Similar Incidents Occur Every Week (INTERVIEW) April 3, 2014 7:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Victim of Anti-Semitic Attack in France Says Similar Incidents Occur Every Week (INTERVIEW)

The victim of a brutal anti-Semitic attack in Paris late last month said assaults similar...

London’s King’s College Overturns Israel Boycott Decision April 2, 2014 1:45 pm

London’s King’s College Overturns Israel Boycott Decision

The Student Union at London’s King’s College overturned a decision made last week...

Top British Minister Says Zionism is ‘Common Sense’ April 2, 2014 1:27 pm

Top British Minister Says Zionism is ‘Common Sense’

Britain’s Education Secretary Michael Gove on Monday said support for Israel as the...

Polish Jews Allowed to Perform Non-Commercial Shechitah, Parliament Says April 2, 2014 10:17 am

Polish Jews Allowed to Perform Non-Commercial Shechitah, Parliament Says

JNS.org – The Polish parliament (Sejm) has decided to allow the kosher slaughter of...

British PM David Cameron Orders Investigation Into Muslim Brotherhood’s U.K. Activities April 1, 2014 1:30 pm

British PM David Cameron Orders Investigation Into Muslim Brotherhood’s U.K. Activities

JNS.org - British Prime David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood’s...

French Immigration to Israel Sharply Rises in Early 2014 March 31, 2014 3:42 pm

French Immigration to Israel Sharply Rises in Early 2014

JNS.org - French-Jewish aliyah rose sharply in the first few months of 2014, according to...

Archaeologist Finds Evidence of Gas Chambers at Treblinka Nazi Death Camp March 31, 2014 10:22 am

Archaeologist Finds Evidence of Gas Chambers at Treblinka Nazi Death Camp

Jerusalem Post – An archaeologist featured on a TV documentary series unearthed what may...

France’s Far Right Front National Party Beats Previous Records in Regional Elections March 31, 2014 10:21 am

France’s Far Right Front National Party Beats Previous Records in Regional Elections

Telegraph – France’s anti-immigrant Front National was on track to win at least 14...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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