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Belgium Searching for Accomplice to Jewish Museum Shooter January 23, 2015 3:52 pm

Belgium Searching for Accomplice to Jewish Museum Shooter

JNS.org – Belgian authorities are searching for a possible accomplice to Mehdi Nemmouche,...

French Rabbi Whose Daughter Was Murdered in Toulouse Jewish School Atrocity Finds Strength to Carry On (INTERVIEW) January 23, 2015 2:58 pm

French Rabbi Whose Daughter Was Murdered in Toulouse Jewish School Atrocity Finds Strength to Carry On (INTERVIEW)

It’s almost three years since the Islamist terrorist Mohammed Merah walked into the...

Petition Calls for Israel to Honor Muslim HyperCacher Hero Lassana Bathily January 23, 2015 2:30 pm

Petition Calls for Israel to Honor Muslim HyperCacher Hero Lassana Bathily

A British woman has started an online petition urging Israel to honor Lassana Bathily, the...

Former British Home Secretary Leon Brittan Dies From Cancer January 23, 2015 10:49 am

Former British Home Secretary Leon Brittan Dies From Cancer

BBC – Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died aged 75 after a long battle with cancer,...

Yarmulke-Clad Swedish Gentile Reporter Attacked in Malmo (VIDEO) January 22, 2015 6:49 pm

Yarmulke-Clad Swedish Gentile Reporter Attacked in Malmo (VIDEO)

Eighteen months after an intrepid gentile journalist strolled the streets of Malmo, Sweden...

Prospect of Jewish Exodus From Europe as Grave a Problem as Euro Crisis, Says Top EU Official January 21, 2015 3:57 pm

Prospect of Jewish Exodus From Europe as Grave a Problem as Euro Crisis, Says Top EU Official

The prospect of a Jewish exodus from Europe is as grave a problem as the future of the Euro...

Four Charged in Paris Attacks as France Announces New Counterterrorism Measures January 21, 2015 11:33 am

Four Charged in Paris Attacks as France Announces New Counterterrorism Measures

USA Today – France announced sweeping new counterterrorism measures Wednesday, including...

Poll: 24% of Young Brits Expect Another Holocaust January 21, 2015 2:22 am

Poll: 24% of Young Brits Expect Another Holocaust

Times of Israel – In a poll commissioned in the direct aftermath of January’s Paris...

British Opposition Leader Ed Miliband Condemns ‘Questioning the Right of Israel to Exist’ January 20, 2015 4:13 pm

British Opposition Leader Ed Miliband Condemns ‘Questioning the Right of Israel to Exist’

Ed Miliband, the Jewish leader of Britain’s Labour opposition whose stance on Israel...

Gaza Jihadists Rally in Support of Islamic State, Condemn Charlie Hebdo January 19, 2015 7:12 pm

Gaza Jihadists Rally in Support of Islamic State, Condemn Charlie Hebdo

JNS.org – Jihadists took to the streets in Gaza on Monday to support the Islamic State...

Auschwitz Survivor Remembers Encounter With Monstrous Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele January 19, 2015 5:10 pm

Auschwitz Survivor Remembers Encounter With Monstrous Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele

The great Italian Jewish writer Primo Levi famously wrote that a Nazi guard at the Auschwitz...

Lord Sacks Reveals British Police Thwarted Terror Plot Against Manchester Jews January 19, 2015 4:32 pm

Lord Sacks Reveals British Police Thwarted Terror Plot Against Manchester Jews

Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former British Chief Rabbi, has told the BBC that the greatest threat...

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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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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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