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Study Predicts Israeli Coastline Under Threat From Tsunami (VIDEO) September 21, 2014 9:35 pm

Study Predicts Israeli Coastline Under Threat From Tsunami (VIDEO)

A new study predicts that over the next 50 years, at least one destructive tsunami will hit...

Great-Grandson of Fiercely Anti-Zionist Rabbi Joins IDF (VIDEO) September 21, 2014 4:50 pm

Great-Grandson of Fiercely Anti-Zionist Rabbi Joins IDF (VIDEO)

Haim Maizlish, the American-born great-grandson of a major rabbi of the New York-based Satmar...

Fears of Violence in Mixed Areas as Jewish, Muslim Holidays May Collide in Once in 30 Years Occurrence September 21, 2014 11:40 am

Fears of Violence in Mixed Areas as Jewish, Muslim Holidays May Collide in Once in 30 Years Occurrence

In the wake of a summer wracked by Arab-Jewish violence within Israel, in Gaza, and in the...

Netanyahu Likens New National Cyber Authority to ‘Creation of an Air Force’ to Protect Strategic Online Assets September 21, 2014 11:24 am

Netanyahu Likens New National Cyber Authority to ‘Creation of an Air Force’ to Protect Strategic Online Assets

In an historic decision, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced...

Stalactite Cave Discovered in Jerusalem Hills September 21, 2014 11:15 am

Stalactite Cave Discovered in Jerusalem Hills

JNS.org – A 660-foot-long stalactite cave was discovered during construction work...

Israel’s Population Reaches 8.9 Million Ahead of Rosh Hashanah September 21, 2014 11:15 am

Israel’s Population Reaches 8.9 Million Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org – The Israeli  population has reached 8.9 million, the country’s Central...

Gaza War Sees IDF Record for Female Soldiers in Combat Roles September 20, 2014 8:47 pm

Gaza War Sees IDF Record for Female Soldiers in Combat Roles

Washington Post – After five days treating wounded Israeli soldiers on the battlefields...

U.S. ‘Not Optimistic’ Heading Into Iran Nuclear Talks September 19, 2014 5:44 pm

U.S. ‘Not Optimistic’ Heading Into Iran Nuclear Talks

JNS.org – U.S. officials expressed pessimism going into nuclear talks with Iran in...

Israel Wins Gold, Bronze Medals at European Judo Youth Championship September 19, 2014 4:55 pm

Israel Wins Gold, Bronze Medals at European Judo Youth Championship

JNS.org – Israeli Baruch Shmailov, 20, won a gold medal at the under-21 European Judo...

Israeli-Born Woman to Replace Larry Ellison as Head of Oracle September 19, 2014 4:37 pm

Israeli-Born Woman to Replace Larry Ellison as Head of Oracle

JNS.org - Israeli-born Safra Catz is set to replace Oracle Corporation founder and multi-billionaire...

Senior Israeli Officer in Gaza Saw Hamas Fighter Seize Children as Shields After Firing at IDF Forces (INTERVIEW) September 19, 2014 10:34 am

Senior Israeli Officer in Gaza Saw Hamas Fighter Seize Children as Shields After Firing at IDF Forces (INTERVIEW)

A senior Israel Defense Forces officer told The Algemeiner that he personally witnessed a...

IDF Beefs Up Security in the South Ahead of High Holidays September 19, 2014 10:06 am

IDF Beefs Up Security in the South Ahead of High Holidays

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces placed soldiers and Iron Dome missile defense...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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