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Amateur Video Shows Police Rushing to Scene of Hostage Crisis at Kosher Supermarket in Paris January 9, 2015 2:53 pm

Amateur Video Shows Police Rushing to Scene of Hostage Crisis at Kosher Supermarket in Paris

A video posted Friday on Twitter, and filmed in the Porte de Vincennes area of eastern Paris, shows...

Islamist Terrorist Seizes Kosher Supermarket Near Paris in New Hostage Crisis, At Least 6 People Trapped Inside January 9, 2015 9:17 am

Islamist Terrorist Seizes Kosher Supermarket Near Paris in New Hostage Crisis, At Least 6 People Trapped Inside

For latest updates, please click here. As French police attempt to capture the Charlie Hebdo...

Girlfriend of Murdered Charlie Hebdo Editor: ‘I Always Knew He Was Going to Die’ January 9, 2015 6:30 am

Girlfriend of Murdered Charlie Hebdo Editor: ‘I Always Knew He Was Going to Die’

Daily Mail – The partner of ‘Charb’ – Stephane Charbonnier, editor of...

WikiLeaks Blames ‘Jewish Pro-Censorship Lobby’ for Legitimizing Attacks on Charlie Hebdo January 8, 2015 5:04 pm

WikiLeaks Blames ‘Jewish Pro-Censorship Lobby’ for Legitimizing Attacks on Charlie Hebdo

The official Twitter account of WikiLeaks on Thursday blamed what it is called a “Jewish...

BDS Leaders Promote Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory Linking Mossad to Charlie Hebdo Atrocity January 8, 2015 11:53 am

BDS Leaders Promote Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory Linking Mossad to Charlie Hebdo Atrocity

The anti-Semitism at the heart of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting...

France Police Officer Shot Dead by ‘North African’ Gunman Hours After Charlie Hebdo Shooting January 8, 2015 10:54 am

France Police Officer Shot Dead by ‘North African’ Gunman Hours After Charlie Hebdo Shooting

Daily Mail – A policewoman was shot in the back and killed and a hero street cleaner...

Main Suspects in Charlie Hebdo Shooting Rob Service Station in France January 8, 2015 10:37 am

Main Suspects in Charlie Hebdo Shooting Rob Service Station in France

BBC – The two main suspects in the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris...

Identities of Islamist Terrorists in Paris Attack Revealed January 7, 2015 5:39 pm

Identities of Islamist Terrorists in Paris Attack Revealed

The French Interior Ministry has confirmed the identities of the three terrorist suspects...

‘The Muslims Have Turned Paris Into a Battlefield:’ Islamists Celebrate Terror Attack Against Charlie Hebdo January 7, 2015 5:01 pm

‘The Muslims Have Turned Paris Into a Battlefield:’ Islamists Celebrate Terror Attack Against Charlie Hebdo

Jihadi terrorists and their sympathizers have flocked to online forums in celebration of the...

Charlie Hebdo Terrorists Abandon Escape Car Outside Kosher Restaurant in Paris January 7, 2015 2:01 pm

Charlie Hebdo Terrorists Abandon Escape Car Outside Kosher Restaurant in Paris

The three gunmen who carried out the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie...

Amateur Video Captures Attack on French Satirical Magazine January 7, 2015 1:13 pm

Amateur Video Captures Attack on French Satirical Magazine

Jerusalem Post – Two gunmen reportedly armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles stormed...

Car Explodes Outside Paris Synagogue Hours After Magazine Attack January 7, 2015 11:42 am

Car Explodes Outside Paris Synagogue Hours After Magazine Attack

A car exploded outside a synagogue near Paris just hours after Islamist terrorists murdered...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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