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The Ace of Falafel: Paris’s Not-So Secret Falafel Spot is Lenny Kravitz’s Favorite (VIDEO) August 6, 2013 12:15 pm

The Ace of Falafel: Paris’s Not-So Secret Falafel Spot is Lenny Kravitz’s Favorite (VIDEO)

French falafel bar The Ace of Falafel has grown from a hidden falafel outpost in Paris to,...

SWC to Greek President: Politician’s Swastika Tattoo is Grounds for Banning the Symbol Nationally August 6, 2013 11:06 am

SWC to Greek President: Politician’s Swastika Tattoo is Grounds for Banning the Symbol Nationally

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday called on Greek President...

Al-Qaeda Threatens Britain’s Tottenham Soccer Club; Calls Management ‘Greedy Jews’ August 6, 2013 10:26 am

Al-Qaeda Threatens Britain’s Tottenham Soccer Club; Calls Management ‘Greedy Jews’

English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hostspur had more than angry fans to contend...

Lloyd’s of London Insurer Offers $1.3 Million Reward for Information Leading to Recovery of Lev Leviev’s $130 Million Stolen Diamonds August 6, 2013 9:45 am

Lloyd’s of London Insurer Offers $1.3 Million Reward for Information Leading to Recovery of Lev Leviev’s $130 Million Stolen Diamonds

An affiliate of British insurance company Lloyd’s of London has offered a $1.3 million...

New Study Finds Holocaust Survivors Live Longer August 2, 2013 12:14 pm

New Study Finds Holocaust Survivors Live Longer

Men who survived the Holocaust have a longer life expectancy than those who did not have to...

Muslim Anti-Semitic Incidents Concern Jewish Community of Malmo, Sweden August 1, 2013 9:41 am

Muslim Anti-Semitic Incidents Concern Jewish Community of Malmo, Sweden

JNS.org - Swedish Jews, particularly those who reside in Malmoe—the country’s third-largest...

French President to Visit Israel by ‘End of the Year’ July 31, 2013 12:02 pm

French President to Visit Israel by ‘End of the Year’

French President Francois Hollande will visit Israel by the end of the year, the country’s...

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Targeted on Twitter With Anti-Semitic Barbs July 31, 2013 11:09 am

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Targeted on Twitter With Anti-Semitic Barbs

The chairman of UK football club Tottenham Hotspur has become a high-profile victim of anti-Semitic...

‘Viva Palestina’ UK Charity Connected to Anti-Israel Activist George Galloway, Under Investigation July 31, 2013 10:58 am

‘Viva Palestina’ UK Charity Connected to Anti-Israel Activist George Galloway, Under Investigation

A UK charity created in 2009 supposedly to provide aid in the wake of the Israeli ground...

New Holocaust Museum Honors Couple that Hid Jews in Latvia July 30, 2013 4:45 pm

New Holocaust Museum Honors Couple that Hid Jews in Latvia

JNS.org - Israeli President Shimon Peres attended a ceremony marking the opening of a museum...

Anti-Semitic German Magazine that Praises Nazis Refuses to Shut Down Despite Global Criticism July 30, 2013 12:07 pm

Anti-Semitic German Magazine that Praises Nazis Refuses to Shut Down Despite Global Criticism

Nazis are generally vilified, and for good reason, but one German pulp magazine has taken...

Report: Bomb Parts Used in Burgas Attack Smuggled in From Poland July 29, 2013 11:54 am

Report: Bomb Parts Used in Burgas Attack Smuggled in From Poland

The detonator and remote control used in the Burgas, Bulgaria bus bombing last year that left...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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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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