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Palestinians Hold Pro-Hamas Rally on Temple Mount, Pledge Support to Mohammad Deif December 19, 2014 1:12 pm

Palestinians Hold Pro-Hamas Rally on Temple Mount, Pledge Support to Mohammad Deif

Jerusalem Post – Dozens of Palestinians, some of them dressed in balaclavas with the...

Gaza Rocket Strikes Open Territory in Southern Israel December 19, 2014 12:39 pm

Gaza Rocket Strikes Open Territory in Southern Israel

Jerusalem Post – A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory near...

Hamas Reconstructing Terror Tunnels in Gaza With Israeli Material December 19, 2014 11:54 am

Hamas Reconstructing Terror Tunnels in Gaza With Israeli Material

JNS.org - Hamas has reportedly renewed work on its terror tunnels, using building materials...

Abbas Continues to Pursue UN Measure on Israeli Withdrawal From West Bank December 19, 2014 8:55 am

Abbas Continues to Pursue UN Measure on Israeli Withdrawal From West Bank

JNS.org -Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he supports...

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Entryway to King Herod’s Palace December 19, 2014 8:54 am

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Entryway to King Herod’s Palace

JNS.org – Israeli archeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have announced...

Energy Deals Can Alleviate Middle East Tensions, Says State Department Envoy December 18, 2014 5:30 pm

Energy Deals Can Alleviate Middle East Tensions, Says State Department Envoy

A State Department Envoy has said that energy ties between Israel and Egypt, Turkey and Jordan...

EU Will Lift Restrictions on Hamas in Three Months if Court Ruling Remains Unchallenged, Expert Says December 18, 2014 4:56 pm

EU Will Lift Restrictions on Hamas in Three Months if Court Ruling Remains Unchallenged, Expert Says

The EU’s measures against Hamas arising from the designation of the Islamist group as...

UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO) December 18, 2014 3:47 pm

UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)

Israel pledged an additional $8.75 million USD on Wednesday to the UN’s Ebola Response...

Israeli Modern Orthodox Rabbi Slams Tel Aviv Synagogue Fashion Show (VIDEO) December 18, 2014 3:15 pm

Israeli Modern Orthodox Rabbi Slams Tel Aviv Synagogue Fashion Show (VIDEO)

A leading voice in Israeli Modern Orthodoxy has sharply criticized a fashion show, which included...

Islamic State Boasts of French Cultural Center Blast, Gaza Operations (VIDEO) December 18, 2014 11:02 am

Islamic State Boasts of French Cultural Center Blast, Gaza Operations (VIDEO)

A Gaza salafist group which has sworn its loyalty to the terrorist Islamic State organization...

Israeli Military Courts Aim to Cut Off Hamas Funding December 18, 2014 10:58 am

Israeli Military Courts Aim to Cut Off Hamas Funding

JNS.org - In the wake of a European Union (EU) court removing Hamas from the EU’s terror...

MSU Archaeological Team Finds Artifacts in Israel Linking to David and Solomon December 18, 2014 10:57 am

MSU Archaeological Team Finds Artifacts in Israel Linking to David and Solomon

Clarion-Ledger – A Mississippi State University professor and a team of archaeologists...

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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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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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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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