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Israel to Double Water Supply for Gaza Despite Threats From Hamas March 4, 2015 4:50 pm

Israel to Double Water Supply for Gaza Despite Threats From Hamas

JNS.org - Israeli officials say they are doubling the amount of water the Jewish state provides...

IDF Chief Says Israel Must Meet Maritime Threats March 4, 2015 11:55 am

IDF Chief Says Israel Must Meet Maritime Threats

JNS.org – The Israeli Naval Academy held its 130th graduation ceremony on Tuesday....

Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’ March 4, 2015 11:55 am

Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

JNS.org - A speech by Zionist Union alliance head and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog...

After Speech, Netanyahu Holds Bipartisan Meeting With Senate Leaders March 4, 2015 11:54 am

After Speech, Netanyahu Holds Bipartisan Meeting With Senate Leaders

JNS.org – After addressing Congress on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Netanyahu Says Congress Speech Offered ‘Practical Alternative’ to Bad Iran Deal March 4, 2015 11:53 am

Netanyahu Says Congress Speech Offered ‘Practical Alternative’ to Bad Iran Deal

US News/Associated Press – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday...

Gaza’s Islamic Jihad Says It’s Ready for Next Round of Fighting With Israel, Will Employ Hamas’ Tunnel Strategy March 3, 2015 9:38 pm

Gaza’s Islamic Jihad Says It’s Ready for Next Round of Fighting With Israel, Will Employ Hamas’ Tunnel Strategy

Terrorist organizations in Gaza are busy rearming, Israel’s NRG reported on Tuesday....

After Congress Speech, Leader of Israel’s Shas Party Pledges Allegiance to Netanyahu March 3, 2015 7:10 pm

After Congress Speech, Leader of Israel’s Shas Party Pledges Allegiance to Netanyahu

Aryeh Deri, the leader of Israel’s Sephardic Ultra-Orthodox party, Shas said that...

Court Decision on Activist Yehudah Glick Upholds Jewish Prayer at Temple Mount March 3, 2015 3:49 pm

Court Decision on Activist Yehudah Glick Upholds Jewish Prayer at Temple Mount

JNS.org - The attorney for Jewish activist Yehudah Glick says the Jerusalem Magistrate Court’s...

Israeli Company’s Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Networks March 3, 2015 3:46 pm

Israeli Company’s Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Networks

JNS.org – Israeli company Altair Semiconductor says that it has developed the capability...

In Congress Speech, Netanyahu Details ‘Fateful Crossroads’ on Iran Nukes March 3, 2015 2:52 pm

In Congress Speech, Netanyahu Details ‘Fateful Crossroads’ on Iran Nukes

JNS.org – In perhaps the most widely debated address ever given by a foreign leader...

Singaporean Fund to Invest in Israeli Start-Ups March 2, 2015 9:45 pm

Singaporean Fund to Invest in Israeli Start-Ups

JNS.org – A fund backed by the government of Singapore and holding $200 million is...

IDF Holds Wide-Ranging Surprise Drill in Judea and Samaria March 2, 2015 2:50 pm

IDF Holds Wide-Ranging Surprise Drill in Judea and Samaria

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday held a wide-ranging surprise exercise...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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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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