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Israeli Surgeons Treat Palestinian Girl While Under Fire From Gaza July 20, 2014 11:36 am

Israeli Surgeons Treat Palestinian Girl While Under Fire From Gaza

JNS.org – As rocket sirens blared at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer last week,...

IDF Establishes Field Hospital to Serve Gazans; Center Includes Pediatrics, Maternity Care July 20, 2014 10:50 am

IDF Establishes Field Hospital to Serve Gazans; Center Includes Pediatrics, Maternity Care

The Israel Defense Forces will open a field hospital on Sunday evening to treat Gazan civilians,...

IDF Confirms: 13 More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting July 20, 2014 10:16 am

IDF Confirms: 13 More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

The Israeli Army on Sunday confirmed the deaths of 13 soldiers in several firefights against...

Israeli Nurse Discovers Own Son Among Wounded IDF Troops in Her Care (VIDEO) July 20, 2014 9:23 am

Israeli Nurse Discovers Own Son Among Wounded IDF Troops in Her Care (VIDEO)

Unconfirmed reports are filtering into the Israeli media of several dozen IDF soldiers wounded...

More Than 130 Terrorists Killed in Israel-Gaza Ground Operation, Including 60 Overnight July 20, 2014 6:54 am

More Than 130 Terrorists Killed in Israel-Gaza Ground Operation, Including 60 Overnight

Ynet – The IDF’s ground incursion into Gaza has led to a rapid rise in the number...

500 Hamas, Islamic Jihad Targets Hit by IDF in Gaza Ground Operation July 20, 2014 6:03 am

500 Hamas, Islamic Jihad Targets Hit by IDF in Gaza Ground Operation

Jerusalem Post – The IDF has struck 2,600 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets since the start...

Report: In Call With Kerry, Netanyahu Calls Out Erdogan for Anti-Semitic Comments July 20, 2014 6:01 am

Report: In Call With Kerry, Netanyahu Calls Out Erdogan for Anti-Semitic Comments

Jerusalem Post – After years of publicly restraining himself regarding Turkish Prime Minister...

Israeli Death Toll for Gaza Ground Operation Rises to Five July 20, 2014 2:40 am

Israeli Death Toll for Gaza Ground Operation Rises to Five

JNS.org – Four Israeli soldiers were killed and 23 were wounded on Saturday during the...

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting July 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

Jerusalem Post – Two more soldiers have been killed in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the...

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Says Israel is Worse Than Hitler July 19, 2014 10:14 pm

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Says Israel is Worse Than Hitler

Reuters – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Saturday of having...

Gaza Rocket Salvos Strike Israel, One Killed, Three Wounded July 19, 2014 9:37 pm

Gaza Rocket Salvos Strike Israel, One Killed, Three Wounded

Ynet – Another salvo of rockets hit Israel’s south late Saturday night, with 12...

Anti-Israel Protesters March in French Cities Defying Ban Following Synagogue Attacks July 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Anti-Israel Protesters March in French Cities Defying Ban Following Synagogue Attacks

Haaretz – Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday...

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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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