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Paris Jews Sprayed With Tear Gas a Week After Axe Attack June 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Paris Jews Sprayed With Tear Gas a Week After Axe Attack

JNS.org – Two Jewish friends wearing yarmulkes were attacked in Sarcelles, a northern...

Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Hitting a Wall,’ French Foreign Minister Says June 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Hitting a Wall,’ French Foreign Minister Says

JNS.org – As the deadline for an agreement nears, negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program...

UNESCO Jewish Connection to Israel Exhibit Opens Wednesday June 10, 2014 2:00 pm

UNESCO Jewish Connection to Israel Exhibit Opens Wednesday

JNS.org – An exhibit on the Jewish connection to the land of Israel that was postponed in...

EU and Israel Ink Horizon 2020 Scientific Cooperation Agreement June 9, 2014 5:26 pm

EU and Israel Ink Horizon 2020 Scientific Cooperation Agreement

JNS.org – The European Union and Israel have signed the Horizon 2020 cooperation agreement,...

Jewish Actress Sophie Okonedo Wins Tony Award June 9, 2014 3:44 pm

Jewish Actress Sophie Okonedo Wins Tony Award

JNS.org – British-Jewish actress Sophie Okonedo took home the honor for best performance...

Peres and Abbas Join Pope Francis for Vatican ‘Prayer Summit’ June 9, 2014 9:26 am

Peres and Abbas Join Pope Francis for Vatican ‘Prayer Summit’

JNS.org – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...

Top UK Editor Says Britain Should Grant Asylum to European Jews Fleeing Anti-Semitism June 8, 2014 5:47 pm

Top UK Editor Says Britain Should Grant Asylum to European Jews Fleeing Anti-Semitism

A leading British journalist said that the country should grant asylum to Jews looking to...

Spain Takes Another Step to Grant Citizenship to Sephardic Jews June 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Spain Takes Another Step to Grant Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

JNS.org – The Spanish government has taken another step in approving legislation...

Vatican Announces Details of Peres-Abbas Prayer Session June 7, 2014 9:00 am

Vatican Announces Details of Peres-Abbas Prayer Session

JNS.org – Vatican officials say that Pope Francis hopes to help end “eternal negotiations”...

Black-Frocked Rabbi Killed by Car at Night; Defense Lawyer Says Walkers Should Wear Lights June 6, 2014 3:12 pm

Black-Frocked Rabbi Killed by Car at Night; Defense Lawyer Says Walkers Should Wear Lights

Rabbi Hyman Steinberg, 82, was rushing to his synagogue one night in bad weather when Simon...

Brussels Shooter Refuses Extradition From France June 6, 2014 2:52 pm

Brussels Shooter Refuses Extradition From France

JNS.org – The French man arrested in connection with the shooting at the Jewish Museum...

France’s President Hollande Leads D-Day Anniversary Ceremony June 6, 2014 10:31 am

France’s President Hollande Leads D-Day Anniversary Ceremony

BBC – French President Francois Hollande has led the D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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