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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...

Two Baltic Countries Form New Christian-Israel Allies Caucus May 29, 2014 11:54 pm

Two Baltic Countries Form New Christian-Israel Allies Caucus

JNS.org – Estonia and Latvia this week became the 29th and 30th countries to form...

Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas to Visit Vatican on June 8 May 29, 2014 11:50 pm

Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas to Visit Vatican on June 8

JNS.org – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

Tony Blair Sister-in-Law Lauren Booth Slammed for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweet May 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Tony Blair Sister-in-Law Lauren Booth Slammed for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweet

British columnist Lauren Booth, the sister-in-law of Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister...

Czech President Blasts Islamist Ideology for Brussels Jewish Museum Attack May 28, 2014 1:03 pm

Czech President Blasts Islamist Ideology for Brussels Jewish Museum Attack

Czech President Miloš Zeman said Monday that Islamist ideology rather than individual groups...

Israeli Soldier Appeals for Help for Jailed Ukrainian Mother May 27, 2014 6:08 pm

Israeli Soldier Appeals for Help for Jailed Ukrainian Mother

JNS.org – Michael Rojkov, a Ukraine native and lone soldier (without parents living...

Rome Jewish Museum Stays Open to Midnight After Brussels Slayings – ‘We Are Not Afraid’ May 27, 2014 4:22 pm

Rome Jewish Museum Stays Open to Midnight After Brussels Slayings – ‘We Are Not Afraid’

Leading Italian political and cultural figures lined up at Rome’s Jewish Museum,...

Report: Suspect Arrested in Connection With Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting May 27, 2014 1:38 pm

Report: Suspect Arrested in Connection With Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

JNS.org - A suspect in the Brussels Jewish museum shooting has been arrested, Belgian media...

Daughters of Brussels Shooting Victims Pen Final Letter to Parents May 27, 2014 12:02 pm

Daughters of Brussels Shooting Victims Pen Final Letter to Parents

Ynet – “We couldn’t ask for better parents. Loving, caring and good-hearted,...

Belgian Prosecutors Say Fatal Shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum to be Investigated as Terrorist Attack May 26, 2014 1:56 pm

Belgian Prosecutors Say Fatal Shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum to be Investigated as Terrorist Attack

Belgian prosecutors announced on Monday that they are treating Saturday’s deadly shooting...

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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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