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Anti-Israel Activists Force Shutdown of Israeli Arms Factory in the UK February 18, 2015 9:31 am

Anti-Israel Activists Force Shutdown of Israeli Arms Factory in the UK

Anti-Israel activists forced the shutdown of an Israeli-owned arms factory in the United Kingdom...

Former French Minister Refuses to Apologize for Slur About PM’s Jewish Wife (VIDEO) February 17, 2015 11:29 am

Former French Minister Refuses to Apologize for Slur About PM’s Jewish Wife (VIDEO)

JNS.org – A former French foreign minister, 92-year-old Roland Dumas, has refused...

Islamic State Beheading of 21 Christians in Libya Shows Militants Setting Their Sights on Europe February 17, 2015 11:27 am

Islamic State Beheading of 21 Christians in Libya Shows Militants Setting Their Sights on Europe

Independent – The beheading of 21 Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya has brought...

Jewish Journalist Abused, Cursed Walking the Streets of Paris With Hidden Camera February 17, 2015 11:21 am

Jewish Journalist Abused, Cursed Walking the Streets of Paris With Hidden Camera

Daily Mail – A journalist decided to test how safe the streets of Paris are for Jews...

Friends Say Copenhagen Terrorist Was ‘Consumed With Hatred of Jews’ February 16, 2015 2:21 pm

Friends Say Copenhagen Terrorist Was ‘Consumed With Hatred of Jews’

Friends of Omar El-Hussein, the Islamist terrorist responsible for dual attacks over the weekend...

Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt Says Danish Jews ‘Belong in Denmark’ (VIDEO) February 16, 2015 1:38 pm

Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt Says Danish Jews ‘Belong in Denmark’ (VIDEO)

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Monday encouraged Denmark’s Jewish...

Danish Jewish Community Grapples With Attack Aftermath February 16, 2015 12:12 pm

Danish Jewish Community Grapples With Attack Aftermath

“It’s a hard time to be a Danish Jew whether you’re in Denmark or living outside the...

Danish Police Arrest Two Men Allegedly Linked to Copenhagen Shooter February 16, 2015 11:01 am

Danish Police Arrest Two Men Allegedly Linked to Copenhagen Shooter

CBS News/AP – Danish police say that they have arrested two men suspected of helping...

Gunman in Copenhagen Terror Attacks Named as 22-Year-Old Omar El-Hussein February 15, 2015 5:30 pm

Gunman in Copenhagen Terror Attacks Named as 22-Year-Old Omar El-Hussein

The alleged gunman in Copenhagen’s dual shooting attacks, who was himself killed in...

Defiant Mother Who Hosted Bat-Mitzva as Terror Struck Copenhagen Synagogue Recounts Harrowing Ordeal – ‘No One Can Tell Me Where I Can Live My Jewish Life’ (INTERVIEW) February 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Defiant Mother Who Hosted Bat-Mitzva as Terror Struck Copenhagen Synagogue Recounts Harrowing Ordeal – ‘No One Can Tell Me Where I Can Live My Jewish Life’ (INTERVIEW)

Mette Bentow, the mother whose daughter’s bat-mitzva was cut short by the terror attack...

Hundreds of Graves Desecrated at French Jewish Cemetery, Interior Minister Condemns as ‘Heinous Act’ February 15, 2015 3:03 pm

Hundreds of Graves Desecrated at French Jewish Cemetery, Interior Minister Condemns as ‘Heinous Act’

Hundreds of graves were desecrated at the French Jewish cemetery at Sarre-Union, a commune...

Details of Attack Emerge as Copenhagen Synagogue Security Guard Dan Uzan Hailed as Hero February 15, 2015 1:28 pm

Details of Attack Emerge as Copenhagen Synagogue Security Guard Dan Uzan Hailed as Hero

The synagogue security guard who was killed in the terror attack early Sunday morning in Copenhagen,...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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