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Five Days After Abduction, EU Calls for Return of Kidnapped Israelis June 17, 2014 9:32 am

Five Days After Abduction, EU Calls for Return of Kidnapped Israelis

Jerusalem Post – The EU condemned on Tuesday the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in...

French Synagogue Threatened by Armed Motorcyclists, Emulating Toulouse Attack June 16, 2014 8:00 am

French Synagogue Threatened by Armed Motorcyclists, Emulating Toulouse Attack

A synagogue in Paris on Saturday night was threatened by two armed men on motorcycles, emulating...

Jewish Leader Speaks Out Against Anti-Christian Attacks at Israel Allies Summit June 15, 2014 11:52 am

Jewish Leader Speaks Out Against Anti-Christian Attacks at Israel Allies Summit

JNS.org – The head of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, expressed solidarity...

Czech President Zeman Refuses to Apologize for Quote From Koran Calling for Muslims to Kill Jews June 13, 2014 5:52 pm

Czech President Zeman Refuses to Apologize for Quote From Koran Calling for Muslims to Kill Jews

Czech president Miloš Zeman, via his spokesman, stood by a speech made at the Israeli Embassy...

Palestinian Envoy to Britain: PA Should Recognize Jewish State June 12, 2014 4:31 pm

Palestinian Envoy to Britain: PA Should Recognize Jewish State

JNS.org – The Palestinian envoy to Great Britain has partnered with an Israeli professor...

Nazi Seizure of Stores Garners Jewish Family $68 Million Judgment June 12, 2014 4:27 pm

Nazi Seizure of Stores Garners Jewish Family $68 Million Judgment

JNS.org – A court in Berlin ordered Germany to compensate the descendants of the Jewish...

Suspected Brussels Jewish Museum Killer Agrees to Belgium Trial June 12, 2014 11:02 am

Suspected Brussels Jewish Museum Killer Agrees to Belgium Trial

RFI – Suspected Brussels Jewish Museum gunman Mehdi Nemmouche said he would not oppose...

Paris Jew Suffers Taser Attack After Tear Gas and Axe Incidents June 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Paris Jew Suffers Taser Attack After Tear Gas and Axe Incidents

JNS.org - A third anti-Semitic attack over the course of about a week occurred in Paris....

Jews of Marseille ‘Bunkerize’ after Brussels Museum Shootings June 11, 2014 6:33 pm

Jews of Marseille ‘Bunkerize’ after Brussels Museum Shootings

French police are guarding ninety synagogues and Jewish schools in Marseille after the shooting...

Paris Jews Sprayed With Tear Gas a Week After Axe Attack June 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Paris Jews Sprayed With Tear Gas a Week After Axe Attack

JNS.org – Two Jewish friends wearing yarmulkes were attacked in Sarcelles, a northern...

Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Hitting a Wall,’ French Foreign Minister Says June 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Hitting a Wall,’ French Foreign Minister Says

JNS.org – As the deadline for an agreement nears, negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program...

UNESCO Jewish Connection to Israel Exhibit Opens Wednesday June 10, 2014 2:00 pm

UNESCO Jewish Connection to Israel Exhibit Opens Wednesday

JNS.org – An exhibit on the Jewish connection to the land of Israel that was postponed in...

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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 moral 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 has [...]

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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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