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OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 15: IDF Soldier Killed Overnight, Army Death Toll Reaches 29 (LIVE UPDATES) July 22, 2014 10:01 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 15: IDF Soldier Killed Overnight, Army Death Toll Reaches 29 (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Israeli Officer, Called Up for Operation Protective Edge, Proposes to Girlfriend in Front of His Troops (VIDEO) July 22, 2014 8:53 pm

Israeli Officer, Called Up for Operation Protective Edge, Proposes to Girlfriend in Front of His Troops (VIDEO)

An Israeli Defense Forces reserves officer called up for Operation Protective Edge, on Tuesday...

Humiliation in Egypt: Kerry, Staff Forced to Pass Through Metal Detectors July 22, 2014 6:09 pm

Humiliation in Egypt: Kerry, Staff Forced to Pass Through Metal Detectors

In a symbolic incident that likely raised eyebrows back in Washington, Egyptian security forces...

Israeli Soldiers Sing, Dance to Bolster Spirits During Lull in Gaza Fighting (VIDEO) July 22, 2014 3:42 pm

Israeli Soldiers Sing, Dance to Bolster Spirits During Lull in Gaza Fighting (VIDEO)

In a moving sign of camaraderie during a break in fighting in Gaza, one IDF unit bolstered...

IDF Uncovers Underground Rocket Launchers, Medium-Range Grad Rockets Hidden on School Grounds in Beit Hanoun, Gaza (VIDEO) July 22, 2014 3:38 pm

IDF Uncovers Underground Rocket Launchers, Medium-Range Grad Rockets Hidden on School Grounds in Beit Hanoun, Gaza (VIDEO)

The Israel Defense Forces Nahal Brigade uncovered three underground rocket launchers loaded...

UNRWA Admits Finding More Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Second Time in a Week July 22, 2014 2:10 pm

UNRWA Admits Finding More Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Second Time in a Week

In the second case in a week, the UN Agency responsible for Palestinians admitted that its...

Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’ July 22, 2014 1:41 pm

Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’

Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said on Tuesday that the recently announced...

Family of Missing Israeli Soldier Oron Shaul Hoping He’s Still Alive July 22, 2014 1:33 pm

Family of Missing Israeli Soldier Oron Shaul Hoping He’s Still Alive

The family of an IDF soldier missing in the wake of an intense battle with Hamas in Gaza over...

Netanyahu to Foreign Ambassadors at Ashkelon Hospital: If Israel Not Allowed to Defend Itself, ‘You’re Next’ (VIDEO) July 22, 2014 11:50 am

Netanyahu to Foreign Ambassadors at Ashkelon Hospital: If Israel Not Allowed to Defend Itself, ‘You’re Next’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accompanied dozens of foreign ambassadors...

Tel Aviv-Area Home Damaged by Gaza Rocket Fire July 22, 2014 10:49 am

Tel Aviv-Area Home Damaged by Gaza Rocket Fire

JNS.org – Palestinian terrorists in Gaza continued to fire rockets at Israel on Tuesday,...

20,000 People Attend Funeral of IDF Soldier From Texas July 22, 2014 8:48 am

20,000 People Attend Funeral of IDF Soldier From Texas

JNS.org – In response to a widespread social media campaign to honor a fallen soldier,...

Israel’s Justice Minister Livni: ‘There is No Real Option for a Ceasefire Now’ July 22, 2014 8:27 am

Israel’s Justice Minister Livni: ‘There is No Real Option for a Ceasefire Now’

Jerusalem Post – Justice Minister Tzipi Livni dismissed on Tuesday the possibility of an...

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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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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    JNS.org – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man—in Israel. David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the 20th coach in the history of the Cavaliers. The selection was immediately celebrated by basketball players Tamir Goodman and Mark Sack, both from the Cleveland area, and one of [...]

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