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Polish Parliament Refuses to Recognize Religious Slaughter July 14, 2013 9:52 pm

Polish Parliament Refuses to Recognize Religious Slaughter

JNS.org – Jewish groups have condemned a July 12 vote in the Sejm, the lower house...

UK Telegraph Editor Slams ‘Jew-Obsessed Lib Dems’ July 14, 2013 8:17 pm

UK Telegraph Editor Slams ‘Jew-Obsessed Lib Dems’

In a recent column entitled, “Free schools, frozen yogurt and Jew-obsessed Lib Dems,”...

Twitter Complies with French Ruling, Will Reveal Identities of Racist, Anti-Semitic Posters July 12, 2013 9:18 am

Twitter Complies with French Ruling, Will Reveal Identities of Racist, Anti-Semitic Posters

JNS.org - Twitter has released data identifying users to French authorities in response to...

UK Politician Sir Bob Russell  Equates ‘Life of Palestinians’ to Holocaust (VIDEO) July 11, 2013 12:41 pm

UK Politician Sir Bob Russell Equates ‘Life of Palestinians’ to Holocaust (VIDEO)

Comments made by a UK politician are being met with heavy criticism after he called for...

UK Jew Sues HCA International After Boss Says ‘Lock Up Yids’ and ‘Gas Them All’ July 11, 2013 10:52 am

UK Jew Sues HCA International After Boss Says ‘Lock Up Yids’ and ‘Gas Them All’

HCA International, the world’s largest hospital group, is being sued in a London labor...

Rising UK Politician: Iran Should Have Been ‘Love-Bombed’ Long Ago July 11, 2013 10:17 am

Rising UK Politician: Iran Should Have Been ‘Love-Bombed’ Long Ago

A rising UK politician believes the West has “got it wrong” on Iran and that...

Counter-Terrorism Expert Advises EU Parliament to Name Hezbollah as Terrorists July 11, 2013 8:23 am

Counter-Terrorism Expert Advises EU Parliament to Name Hezbollah as Terrorists

A US counter-terrorism and intelligence expert called for Hezbollah to be branded as an international...

Israeli Rescuers Come to Aid of Injured Climber in Wales July 9, 2013 10:42 am

Israeli Rescuers Come to Aid of Injured Climber in Wales

One Welshman can count his lucky stars (of David) after two Israel Defense Forces Search and...

Maccabi Tel Aviv Match Cancelled in Germany Amid Security Fears July 9, 2013 10:32 am

Maccabi Tel Aviv Match Cancelled in Germany Amid Security Fears

Police in Austria this weekend cancelled a soccer match between Germany’s Energie Cottbus...

Hungary to Resume Compensation to Holocaust Survivors July 9, 2013 6:28 am

Hungary to Resume Compensation to Holocaust Survivors

JNS.org - Hungary will resume compensation to Holocaust survivors after settling a dispute...

Muslim Student Destroys Israeli Exhibit in Germany July 8, 2013 12:08 am

Muslim Student Destroys Israeli Exhibit in Germany

Jerusalem Post – BERLIN – A female Muslim student at the University of Duisburg-Essen...

London Mayor Receives Career Boost After Being Compared to Jewish Former PM Disraeli July 7, 2013 1:33 pm

London Mayor Receives Career Boost After Being Compared to Jewish Former PM Disraeli

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s prospects for becoming the UK’s next prime minister...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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