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Obama Announces $1 Billion European ‘Reassurance’ Fund June 3, 2014 10:21 am

Obama Announces $1 Billion European ‘Reassurance’ Fund

BBC News – President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1bn (£600m) fund to increase...

UK Students Defeat Israel Boycott Motion With New Message, Including Quote From Chomsky June 2, 2014 8:22 pm

UK Students Defeat Israel Boycott Motion With New Message, Including Quote From Chomsky

Jewish students at Britain’s University of Sussex co-opted the narrative of their opponents...

France Arrests Four Members of Jihadist Recruiting Network June 2, 2014 10:25 am

France Arrests Four Members of Jihadist Recruiting Network

ABC News/AP – Four people were arrested Monday for being members of a French jihadist recruiting...

Suspect in Brussels Museum Shooting Claims Responsibility for Attack in Video June 2, 2014 10:24 am

Suspect in Brussels Museum Shooting Claims Responsibility for Attack in Video

JTA – A man arrested on suspicion of killing four people last month at the Jewish Museum...

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings Charged With Murder, Terrorist Activity June 1, 2014 6:18 pm

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings Charged With Murder, Terrorist Activity

Financial Times – A French man suspected of ties with Islamic militant groups and who...

French Man With Suspected Islamist Ties Arrested in Connection to Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings June 1, 2014 10:24 am

French Man With Suspected Islamist Ties Arrested in Connection to Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings

JNS.org - Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French national with suspected ties to Islamic radicals...

Crimean Jewish Group Says Bank Account Emptied of Funds May 31, 2014 9:00 am

Crimean Jewish Group Says Bank Account Emptied of Funds

JTA  - A Jewish organization from Crimea said its Ukrainian bank account had been emptied...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘We are Not Afraid’ Says Mother of Jewish Brothers Brutally Beaten Outside Paris Synagogue May 30, 2014 7:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE: ‘We are Not Afraid’ Says Mother of Jewish Brothers Brutally Beaten Outside Paris Synagogue

The mother of two Jewish brothers, who are recovering after being severely beaten on Saturday...

Jewish POW Relayed Intel From Nazis Most Notorious Prison in Coded Letters May 30, 2014 6:04 pm

Jewish POW Relayed Intel From Nazis Most Notorious Prison in Coded Letters

Captain Julius Morris Green, a Jewish dentist from Glasgow, was captured by the Nazis at...

Simon Wiesenthal Center to Swedish Education Minister: ‘Prevent Nazification of Sweden’s Schools’ May 30, 2014 10:38 am

Simon Wiesenthal Center to Swedish Education Minister: ‘Prevent Nazification of Sweden’s Schools’

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged Jan Björkland, Swedish Minister...

Donetsk’s 11,000 Jews Live in Fear of Ukraine Rising Violence May 30, 2014 10:08 am

Donetsk’s 11,000 Jews Live in Fear of Ukraine Rising Violence

Jerusalem Post – Driving through the streets of separatist-controlled Donetsk, my guide...

Record of Largest Nazi Art Hoard Publicized for First Time by German Auction House May 30, 2014 9:58 am

Record of Largest Nazi Art Hoard Publicized for First Time by German Auction House

Telegraph – A German auction house has made its records from the Nazi era public for the...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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