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Israeli Team Plans to Send Torah Scroll to the Moon to Preserve Sacred Text in Event of Apocalypse May 23, 2014 12:09 pm

Israeli Team Plans to Send Torah Scroll to the Moon to Preserve Sacred Text in Event of Apocalypse

An Israeli team hopes to send a Torah scroll to the moon’s surface in an effort to preserve...

Israeli Ballistics Expert Casts Doubt Over Bullet Claimed to Be Found in Bitunia Shootings May 23, 2014 11:48 am

Israeli Ballistics Expert Casts Doubt Over Bullet Claimed to Be Found in Bitunia Shootings

As the Israeli government continues to investigate what really happened in Bitunia, where...

Israel to Rebuild Synagogue Demolished During 1948 War May 23, 2014 10:01 am

Israel to Rebuild Synagogue Demolished During 1948 War

JNS.org – The Israeli government has made plans to allocate 50 million shekels ($14.3...

IDF Suggests Video of Palestinian Deaths Could be Forgery May 22, 2014 7:05 pm

IDF Suggests Video of Palestinian Deaths Could be Forgery

JNS.org - A senior Israel Defense Forces official has cast doubt on the accuracy of a recently...

PA Art Exhibit to Depict Palestinians as Suffering Jesus During Pope Francis Visit May 22, 2014 1:57 pm

PA Art Exhibit to Depict Palestinians as Suffering Jesus During Pope Francis Visit

JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority-sponsored Palestinian Museum has commissioned an art...

Watchdog Slams TED Talks for Promoting ‘Malicious Libel’ Against Israel May 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Watchdog Slams TED Talks for Promoting ‘Malicious Libel’ Against Israel

CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, on Wednesday slammed...

Israeli FM Lieberman Rejects Calls to Probe Shooting, Questions Video’s Authenticity May 22, 2014 11:35 am

Israeli FM Lieberman Rejects Calls to Probe Shooting, Questions Video’s Authenticity

JNS.org – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday rejected international...

Israeli Transportation Minister Proposes Expansion of Jerusalem’s Borders May 22, 2014 11:05 am

Israeli Transportation Minister Proposes Expansion of Jerusalem’s Borders

JNS.org – Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) announced Thursday that...

Israeli ‘Popcorn Bill’ Seeks to Lower Cost of Food in Movie Theaters May 22, 2014 7:30 am

Israeli ‘Popcorn Bill’ Seeks to Lower Cost of Food in Movie Theaters

Israel’s Economic Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved for the second and third readings...

Pro-Palestinian Activist Corrie’s Family Takes Legal Battle to Israeli Supreme Court May 21, 2014 3:22 pm

Pro-Palestinian Activist Corrie’s Family Takes Legal Battle to Israeli Supreme Court

JNS.org – The family of the late American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie has appealed...

Pope Francis to Lay Wreath at Theodor Herzl’s Grave May 21, 2014 9:29 am

Pope Francis to Lay Wreath at Theodor Herzl’s Grave

JNS.org – Pope Francis will lay a wreath on Theodor Herzl’s grave in Jerusalem during...

Jay Leno Arrives in Israel to Host ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ Ceremony May 21, 2014 9:21 am

Jay Leno Arrives in Israel to Host ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ Ceremony

Ynet – American television host Jay Leno arrived in Israel on Tuesday evening ahead of...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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