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Israeli Woman Dead, Two Wounded, in 2nd Terror Stabbing in Israel (VIDEO/PHOTOS) November 10, 2014 11:11 am

Israeli Woman Dead, Two Wounded, in 2nd Terror Stabbing in Israel (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

An Israeli is dead, and two others are wounded, after a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion...

Parents of Soldier Injured in Gush Etzion Say Car Crash Was No Accident November 10, 2014 6:45 am

Parents of Soldier Injured in Gush Etzion Say Car Crash Was No Accident

JNS.org - While Israeli security officials have said the recent incident in Gush Etzion...

Jewish Man Narrowly Escapes Attempted Lynching by Masked Arabs in Israel November 10, 2014 6:43 am

Jewish Man Narrowly Escapes Attempted Lynching by Masked Arabs in Israel

Ynet – Masked Arab men stopped a car driven by a Jewish man and pulled him out of the...

Israel Law Center Files War Crimes Complaint With ICC Against Abbas November 10, 2014 6:37 am

Israel Law Center Files War Crimes Complaint With ICC Against Abbas

Jerusalem Post – Israel Law Center filed on Monday a war crimes complaint with the International...

Iron Dome in Gaza Just a ‘Warm-Up’ Against Massive Hezbollah Threat: Experts November 9, 2014 2:11 pm

Iron Dome in Gaza Just a ‘Warm-Up’ Against Massive Hezbollah Threat: Experts

Israeli officials say Operation Protective Edge and other IDF measures using the Iron Dome...

Arabic Billboard in Nazareth Calls for Running Over Israelis (VIDEO) November 9, 2014 1:12 pm

Arabic Billboard in Nazareth Calls for Running Over Israelis (VIDEO)

A large billboard in Israel’s largest Arab city, Nazareth, is using a play on words...

Netanyahu Vows Tough Stance Against Arab Rioters November 9, 2014 12:49 pm

Netanyahu Vows Tough Stance Against Arab Rioters

JNS.org – Following riots over the Israeli police’s fatal shooting of an Arab youth...

Arab Rioters Arrested After Protests at Israeli Universities, Strikes November 9, 2014 11:05 am

Arab Rioters Arrested After Protests at Israeli Universities, Strikes

Ynet – As dozens of Arab students at Tel Aviv and Haifa universities protested the shooting...

Israeli Army to Deploy Protective Barricades After Spate of Vehicle Terror Attacks November 9, 2014 10:46 am

Israeli Army to Deploy Protective Barricades After Spate of Vehicle Terror Attacks

Jerusalem Post – Following a spate of terror attacks in which Israelis have been run...

Arabs Declare Strike Amid Riots After Police Kill Violent Arab Attacker November 8, 2014 8:02 pm

Arabs Declare Strike Amid Riots After Police Kill Violent Arab Attacker

Jerusalem Post – A general strike was called for Sunday across the Arab sector, after...

U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Leaders in 10 Vehicle Convoy Near Mosul November 8, 2014 7:42 pm

U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Leaders in 10 Vehicle Convoy Near Mosul

Reuters – U.S. air strikes destroyed an Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of...

17-Year-Old Student Dies From Injuries Sustained in Jerusalem Terror Attack November 7, 2014 11:16 am

17-Year-Old Student Dies From Injuries Sustained in Jerusalem Terror Attack

JNS.org – Yeshiva student Shalom Aharon Baadani, 17, died Friday of injuries he sustained...

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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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