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Following Pope Visit to Security Fence, Netanyahu Highlights Pre-Wall Terror Deaths (VIDEO) May 26, 2014 7:08 pm

Following Pope Visit to Security Fence, Netanyahu Highlights Pre-Wall Terror Deaths (VIDEO)

A day after Pope Francis was pictured praying at Israel’s security barrier on Sunday, beneath...

Newly Crowned ‘Miss Israel’ Mor Maman Brings New Jersey Crowd to Tears May 26, 2014 12:43 pm

Newly Crowned ‘Miss Israel’ Mor Maman Brings New Jersey Crowd to Tears

Tears are not the first thing that comes to mind what you admire 18-year-old Mor Maman, Miss...

Pope Francis Honors Holocaust, Terror Victims in Last Day of Israel Trip May 26, 2014 10:16 am

Pope Francis Honors Holocaust, Terror Victims in Last Day of Israel Trip

JNS.org – On Monday, the final day of his Mideast trip, Pope Francis visited the Western...

Egyptians Vote in Presidential Election, Sisi Likely to Win May 26, 2014 10:11 am

Egyptians Vote in Presidential Election, Sisi Likely to Win

Reuters – Egyptians voted on Monday in an election expected to install army chief Abdel...

Avid Automobile Collector Jay Leno Talks Cars With Israeli Kid (VIDEO) May 25, 2014 11:39 pm

Avid Automobile Collector Jay Leno Talks Cars With Israeli Kid (VIDEO)

Former late night talk show host Jay Leno found the time to engage with a young Israeli boy...

Pope Francis References ‘State of Palestine,’ Makes Surprise Stop at Security Fence May 25, 2014 9:47 pm

Pope Francis References ‘State of Palestine,’ Makes Surprise Stop at Security Fence

JNS.org – During his visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis...

Pope Prays Beside Graffiti Comparing Bethlehem to Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish Group Calls for Reflection at Yad Vashem May 25, 2014 3:15 pm

Pope Prays Beside Graffiti Comparing Bethlehem to Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish Group Calls for Reflection at Yad Vashem

Pope Francis I was pictured praying at Israel’s security barrier on Sunday beneath a...

Peres Following Brussels Slayings: ‘We Must Act Without Hesitation Against Any Form of Anti-Semitism’ May 25, 2014 12:15 pm

Peres Following Brussels Slayings: ‘We Must Act Without Hesitation Against Any Form of Anti-Semitism’

Israel’s President Shimon Peres on Sunday called upon European leaders to take action...

Justin Timberlake Tel Aviv Gig Sells 44,000 Tickets, Seats Going for $360 May 25, 2014 11:16 am

Justin Timberlake Tel Aviv Gig Sells 44,000 Tickets, Seats Going for $360

TEL AVIV – Promoters here say they’ve already sold 44,000 tickets to pop powerhouse...

Police, Israeli Protesters Clash on Mt. Zion Ahead of Papal Visit May 25, 2014 8:53 am

Police, Israeli Protesters Clash on Mt. Zion Ahead of Papal Visit

JERUSALEM — Hours before the Pope’s arrival in the area, Israeli police arrested some...

Netanyahu Says Brussels Killings Are Result of ‘Endless Incitement Against Jews and Their State’ May 24, 2014 10:08 pm

Netanyahu Says Brussels Killings Are Result of ‘Endless Incitement Against Jews and Their State’

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the shooting at Brussels Jewish...

Bnei Menashe Couple Reunite Upon Arrival in Israel After 7 Years Apart May 23, 2014 3:07 pm

Bnei Menashe Couple Reunite Upon Arrival in Israel After 7 Years Apart

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport was the site of a heartwarming reunion on...

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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