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Danish Prime Minister Vows to Protect Country’s Jewish Community, Visits Site of Synagogue Attack February 15, 2015 11:58 am

Danish Prime Minister Vows to Protect Country’s Jewish Community, Visits Site of Synagogue Attack

Telegraph – Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Sunday that Denmark...

Germany Parade Canceled Over Threat of ‘Islamist Attack,’ Police Say February 15, 2015 11:57 am

Germany Parade Canceled Over Threat of ‘Islamist Attack,’ Police Say

BBC – A carnival parade has been called off at short notice in Braunschweig, northern...

First Copenhagen Attack Victim Identified as Filmmaker; Investigators Explore Islamist Motivation February 15, 2015 11:53 am

First Copenhagen Attack Victim Identified as Filmmaker; Investigators Explore Islamist Motivation

New York Post – Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday suspected of carrying...

Muslim Teen Arrested in Paris for Threatening Israeli Consul and Jewish Parliament Member February 15, 2015 11:51 am

Muslim Teen Arrested in Paris for Threatening Israeli Consul and Jewish Parliament Member

i24News – A 19-year-old Muslim high school student was arrested in Paris last week for...

Victim in Copenhagen Attack Was Jewish Community Member Guarding Synagogue During Bat-Mitzva February 15, 2015 1:31 am

Victim in Copenhagen Attack Was Jewish Community Member Guarding Synagogue During Bat-Mitzva

The civilian who was shot and killed earlier on Sunday in the terrorist attack on the Great...

After Copenhagen Synagogue Attack, Jewish Leaders Urge Authorities to Protect Local Community, Fight Islamist Extremism February 15, 2015 1:13 am

After Copenhagen Synagogue Attack, Jewish Leaders Urge Authorities to Protect Local Community, Fight Islamist Extremism

Hours following a deadly shooting attack outside the Great Synagogue in central Copenhagen,...

One Dead, Two Policemen Wounded in Attack at Copenhagen Synagogue February 14, 2015 9:11 pm

One Dead, Two Policemen Wounded in Attack at Copenhagen Synagogue

One civilian was killed and two policemen were wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting...

One Dead in Shooting Attack on Free Speech Event at Copenhagen Cafe February 14, 2015 7:58 pm

One Dead in Shooting Attack on Free Speech Event at Copenhagen Cafe

At least one gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cafe, killing one man in what authorities...

Anti-Zionist British Parliamentarian George Galloway Launches Legal Action Against Journalist’s ‘Antisemite’ Tweet February 12, 2015 11:54 am

Anti-Zionist British Parliamentarian George Galloway Launches Legal Action Against Journalist’s ‘Antisemite’ Tweet

George Galloway, the violently anti-Israel British parliamentarian who was accused on a BBC...

Jewish Woman Killed in Donetsk Fighting in Ukraine February 11, 2015 3:17 pm

Jewish Woman Killed in Donetsk Fighting in Ukraine

JNS.org – A Jewish woman has been killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk,...

Police Investigating Alleged ‘Shooting’ Incident at Kosher Restaurant in London February 11, 2015 2:49 pm

Police Investigating Alleged ‘Shooting’ Incident at Kosher Restaurant in London

Police in London are investigating a possible shooting incident earlier today at a kosher...

UK Police Investigate Antisemitic Hate Mail Sent to Jewish BBC Executive February 11, 2015 2:24 pm

UK Police Investigate Antisemitic Hate Mail Sent to Jewish BBC Executive

British police are investigating a hateful antisemitic email sent to a prominent Jewish executive...

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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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