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French Authorities Seal Off Marseille Neighborhood After Gunmen Open Fire at Police February 9, 2015 10:13 am

French Authorities Seal Off Marseille Neighborhood After Gunmen Open Fire at Police

Yahoo/Reuters – French police sealed off a housing estate in Marseille on Monday after...

British MPs Recommend Prevention Orders Used for Sex Offenders to Tackle Antisemitism on Social Media February 8, 2015 11:02 pm

British MPs Recommend Prevention Orders Used for Sex Offenders to Tackle Antisemitism on Social Media

A report following a British parliamentary inquiry into antisemitism released Sunday proposes...

Washington Post: After Supermarket Attack, Jews Planning Exodus From France February 7, 2015 8:36 pm

Washington Post: After Supermarket Attack, Jews Planning Exodus From France

France — For all her 30 years, Jennifer Sebag has lived in a community that embodies everything...

Anti-Zionist UK Parliamentarian George Galloway Eviscerated by Audience on BBC Panel Show (VIDEO) February 6, 2015 3:57 pm

Anti-Zionist UK Parliamentarian George Galloway Eviscerated by Audience on BBC Panel Show (VIDEO)

George Galloway, the British parliamentarian infamous for his unflinching support of terrorist...

British Jews Suffered Record Number of Antisemitic Incidents in 2014, Communal Body Reports February 5, 2015 3:30 pm

British Jews Suffered Record Number of Antisemitic Incidents in 2014, Communal Body Reports

The Community Security Trust, the official body dealing with security for the British Jewish...

British Anti-EU Party Roiled Over Opposition to Kosher Slaughter, Parliamentary Candidate Threatens to Resign February 4, 2015 3:02 pm

British Anti-EU Party Roiled Over Opposition to Kosher Slaughter, Parliamentary Candidate Threatens to Resign

A British parliamentary candidate has threatened to resign from from the United Kingdom Independence...

Head of Pro-Russian Rebels Calls Current Ukrainian Leaders ‘Miserable’ Jews February 4, 2015 10:43 am

Head of Pro-Russian Rebels Calls Current Ukrainian Leaders ‘Miserable’ Jews

JNS.org - The head of the self-titled Donetsk People’s Republic, the pro-Russian rebel...

Poll: British People Dislike Israel More Than Iran February 4, 2015 10:42 am

Poll: British People Dislike Israel More Than Iran

JNS.org – A recent survey found that Israel is one of the most disliked countries...

JDC Partnering With French Jewish Community to Provide Support Amid Growing Threats February 4, 2015 10:35 am

JDC Partnering With French Jewish Community to Provide Support Amid Growing Threats

JNS.org - The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) said Tuesday that it is partnering...

Winston Churchill Biographer Sir Martin Gilbert Dies After ‘Long and Serious Illness’ February 4, 2015 10:33 am

Winston Churchill Biographer Sir Martin Gilbert Dies After ‘Long and Serious Illness’

JNS.org – British-Jewish historian Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of United...

Outrage as Paris Graphics Company Runs ‘No Jews’ Job Ad February 3, 2015 5:28 pm

Outrage as Paris Graphics Company Runs ‘No Jews’ Job Ad

SOS Racisme, the French anti-racist organization, has filed a legal complaint against a Paris...

British Parliamentarian Faces Ejection from Party Over Anti-Zionist, Antisemitic Tweets February 2, 2015 5:50 pm

British Parliamentarian Faces Ejection from Party Over Anti-Zionist, Antisemitic Tweets

A British parliamentarian could be fired from the Liberal Democrat Party over a series of...

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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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