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Bulgaria Identifies Burgas Bomber as Lebanese-French Citizen July 18, 2014 6:32 am

Bulgaria Identifies Burgas Bomber as Lebanese-French Citizen

JNS.org – Bulgaria identified a third suspect in the Burgas bus bombing that killed...

Wiesenthal Center to Dutch Prime Minister: ISIS Threatens Netherlands Jews After Terror Group Demonstration in The Hague (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 3:26 am

Wiesenthal Center to Dutch Prime Minister: ISIS Threatens Netherlands Jews After Terror Group Demonstration in The Hague (VIDEO)

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center warned Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director Admits UK Supporters Use Social Media, Demonstrations to ‘Peddle Hatred and Intolerance’ of Jews July 17, 2014 12:27 pm

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director Admits UK Supporters Use Social Media, Demonstrations to ‘Peddle Hatred and Intolerance’ of Jews

Sarah Colborne, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the UK, admitted that the...

Anti-Semitic Incidents Double in UK as Israel Responds to Gaza Rocket Attacks July 16, 2014 3:13 pm

Anti-Semitic Incidents Double in UK as Israel Responds to Gaza Rocket Attacks

Anti-Semitic incidents doubled in the UK in the past two weeks, as Britons lashed out against...

Israel’s Netanyahu to Italy FM: ‘Imagine Rome, Florence and Milan Were Rocketed Indiscriminately by a Terrorist Group Next to You’ July 16, 2014 2:31 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu to Italy FM: ‘Imagine Rome, Florence and Milan Were Rocketed Indiscriminately by a Terrorist Group Next to You’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked Italian Foreign Minister Federica...

Anti-Israel Protest in Germany Turns Violent July 14, 2014 11:51 pm

Anti-Israel Protest in Germany Turns Violent

JNS.org - A protest against Israel’s Operation Protective Edge turned violent in Frankfurt,...

Jew Good Luck Charm for Sale in Poland to Help ‘Keep the Money Safe’ July 14, 2014 12:28 am

Jew Good Luck Charm for Sale in Poland to Help ‘Keep the Money Safe’

A paraphernalia shop near the mountain resort town of Zakopane, Poland, is selling lucky charms,...

Violent Anti-Jewish Riots Rock Paris; Activist Says ‘French Jews Are in Serious Danger’ (VIDEO) July 13, 2014 5:58 pm

Violent Anti-Jewish Riots Rock Paris; Activist Says ‘French Jews Are in Serious Danger’ (VIDEO)

Violent anti-Jewish riots in Paris on Sunday, sparked by Israel’s ongoing operation...

Jewish Groups Blast EU Parliament Committee Seat for Neo-Nazi July 9, 2014 12:10 pm

Jewish Groups Blast EU Parliament Committee Seat for Neo-Nazi

JNS.org – Jewish organizations condemned the European Parliament for giving a seat on...

Man Violently Assaulted in Sweden for Flying Israeli Flag July 7, 2014 6:34 pm

Man Violently Assaulted in Sweden for Flying Israeli Flag

JNS.org – A  38-year-old man was severely assaulted on Sunday after hanging an Israeli...

Mel Gibson Honored by Czech Film Festival Despite Jewish Protest July 7, 2014 6:12 pm

Mel Gibson Honored by Czech Film Festival Despite Jewish Protest

JNS.org - The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic protested the Karlovy...

Belgian-Jewish Leader: European Jews Must Brace for More Attacks July 3, 2014 1:41 pm

Belgian-Jewish Leader: European Jews Must Brace for More Attacks

JNS.org – The head of Belgium’s 40,000-member Jewish community and vice president of...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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