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Lithuanian Officials Skip Local Commemoration of Kaunas Pogrom, Lietūkis Garage Massacre July 2, 2015 2:21 pm

Lithuanian Officials Skip Local Commemoration of Kaunas Pogrom, Lietūkis Garage Massacre

A somber memorial was held last week to mark the 74th anniversary of the Lietūkis Garage...

Jews Fleeing Ukraine Arrive in Israel, Recount Assaults by Pro-Russian Rebels July 2, 2015 1:21 pm

Jews Fleeing Ukraine Arrive in Israel, Recount Assaults by Pro-Russian Rebels

JNS.org – Two Jewish refugees who say they endured torture by pro-Russian rebels in...

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ During Trial: ‘I Can Only Ask My God for Forgiveness’ July 2, 2015 10:12 am

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ During Trial: ‘I Can Only Ask My God for Forgiveness’

JNS.org – Former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, 94, asked for forgiveness on Wednesday...

Nicholas Winton’s Jewish ‘Children’ Offer Praise to ‘British Schindler’ After Passing July 1, 2015 2:33 pm

Nicholas Winton’s Jewish ‘Children’ Offer Praise to ‘British Schindler’ After Passing

Jews who were among the 669 youths from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia who were saved by Sir...

Holocaust Rescuer Nicholas Winton, Known as ‘British Schindler,’ Dies at 106 July 1, 2015 2:31 pm

Holocaust Rescuer Nicholas Winton, Known as ‘British Schindler,’ Dies at 106

JNS.org – Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children during the Holocaust and was dubbed...

Local Jewish Patrols Report Two Antisemitic Attacks Against Jewish Property in London Borough June 30, 2015 8:50 pm

Local Jewish Patrols Report Two Antisemitic Attacks Against Jewish Property in London Borough

As London police announced a decision to move an “anti-Judaization” rally in...

ADL Poll Shows More than Half of Western European Muslims Harbor Antisemitic Beliefs June 30, 2015 5:28 pm

ADL Poll Shows More than Half of Western European Muslims Harbor Antisemitic Beliefs

Though antisemitic attitudes in France, Germany and Belgium have dipped dramatically so...

Australian Financial Adviser Loses License After Antisemitic Tirade Against Jewish MP June 30, 2015 3:03 pm

Australian Financial Adviser Loses License After Antisemitic Tirade Against Jewish MP

An Australian financial adviser had his professional license revoked after he spewed an antisemitic...

Germany to Invest 500,000 Euros in Israeli Tech Start-Ups June 30, 2015 12:35 pm

Germany to Invest 500,000 Euros in Israeli Tech Start-Ups

JNS.org – Germany will be investing 500,000 euros ($559,000 or 2.1 million shekels)...

London Neo-Nazi Rally Won’t March Through Mostly Jewish Golders Green June 30, 2015 9:33 am

London Neo-Nazi Rally Won’t March Through Mostly Jewish Golders Green

Police have barred a neo-Nazi rally scheduled for Saturday from taking place in Golders Green. Chief...

Council of Europe Calls on Spain to Introduce Laws to Combat Antisemitism June 30, 2015 1:39 am

Council of Europe Calls on Spain to Introduce Laws to Combat Antisemitism

The Council of Europe called on Spain to pass “new and comprehensive anti-discrimination...

Authorities Identify Decapitated Victim of French Terrorist Attack at Factory June 28, 2015 11:26 am

Authorities Identify Decapitated Victim of French Terrorist Attack at Factory

French authorities have identified the man whose decapitated head was found after an attack...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie: ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie: ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday released the trailer of a new Christmas film produced by Jews and set to be released on Thanksgiving. “Here’s the trailer for #TheNightBefore which was made by Jews, is about Christmas, and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen tweeted. The Night Before is about three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up the tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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  • Relationships World Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given the ability to travel back in time, a recently published research paper revealed. The paper analyzed 40 studies involving 6,100 respondents in a time-travel thought experiment, the New York Post reported on Friday. While 60 percent of men said they would theoretically be willing to kill Hitler, only 55 percent of women said they would be comfortable doing the same. The paper was published in the Personality and […]

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