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Bar Refaeli’s Instagram Account Becomes Forum for Debate, Again April 15, 2013 6:52 pm

Bar Refaeli’s Instagram Account Becomes Forum for Debate, Again

Once again a social media account belonging to Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has become a...

Balfour Declaration Returns to Israel for New Exhibit April 15, 2013 1:39 pm

Balfour Declaration Returns to Israel for New Exhibit

The historic Balfour Declaration will, for the first time, leave Britain and be presented...

UNESCO Silent as Hamas Bulldozes Heritage Site for Use as Terror Base April 15, 2013 11:43 am

UNESCO Silent as Hamas Bulldozes Heritage Site for Use as Terror Base

Hamas has been slowly eroding a proposed UNESCO World heritage site to use as a terror training...

Poll: 92% of Jewish Israelis Proud to be Israeli April 15, 2013 8:51 am

Poll: 92% of Jewish Israelis Proud to be Israeli

A new poll commissioned by Israeli daily Israel Hayom shows that almost 92% of respondents...

Ya’alon at Tel Aviv Memorial: Your Sorrow Becomes Our Sorrow April 15, 2013 8:41 am

Ya’alon at Tel Aviv Memorial: Your Sorrow Becomes Our Sorrow

Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, spoke at the Kiryat Shaul Remembrance...

Netanyahu: Enemies “Massacre Us, and Criticize Us for Defending Ourselves” April 15, 2013 7:41 am

Netanyahu: Enemies “Massacre Us, and Criticize Us for Defending Ourselves”

JPost – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at the Remembrance Day ceremony for...

IDF Hero Nitsan Baldran Remembered on Yom Hazikaron April 14, 2013 4:46 pm

IDF Hero Nitsan Baldran Remembered on Yom Hazikaron

Sunday marks Israel’s memorial day. The country’s official Day of Remembrance...

Netanyahu on Memorial Day: “We Are Here Thanks to Israel’s Fighters Who Joined the Struggle for Our Existence” April 14, 2013 11:40 am

Netanyahu on Memorial Day: “We Are Here Thanks to Israel’s Fighters Who Joined the Struggle for Our Existence”

On the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day, citizens of the Jewish state have already begun...

Israel Sees Growth as Population Passes 8 Million Mark April 14, 2013 11:34 am

Israel Sees Growth as Population Passes 8 Million Mark

The Central Bureau of Statistics, in its traditional Yom Ha’atzmaut statistical report about...

Palestinian Arab Museum that “Rewrites” History Funded by the West (VIDEO) April 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Palestinian Arab Museum that “Rewrites” History Funded by the West (VIDEO)

Palestinian Authority officials on Thursday joined a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for...

Netanyahu Meets Netanyahu On Popular Israeli TV Show April 12, 2013 2:49 pm

Netanyahu Meets Netanyahu On Popular Israeli TV Show

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the rare opportunity to meet himself Thursday...

Israeli Defense Ministry Ahead of Memorial Day: 23,085 Have Fallen in Israel’s Wars April 12, 2013 12:40 pm

Israeli Defense Ministry Ahead of Memorial Day: 23,085 Have Fallen in Israel’s Wars

Ahead of Israel’s Memorial Day on Monday the Defense Ministry released its annual figures...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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