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Israeli Relief Organization Delivers Aid to Christians, Yazidis Fleeing Islamic State October 27, 2014 1:08 pm

Israeli Relief Organization Delivers Aid to Christians, Yazidis Fleeing Islamic State

JNS.org – The Israeli relief organization IsraAID says it has delivered humanitarian...

Ministers Approve 5-Year Prison Term for Israelis Joining Islamic State October 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Ministers Approve 5-Year Prison Term for Israelis Joining Islamic State

JNS.org – Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday unanimously approved...

Israel Advances Planning for 1,000 New Homes in Jerusalem October 27, 2014 10:04 am

Israel Advances Planning for 1,000 New Homes in Jerusalem

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a directive on Monday to...

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Ecuadorian Woman Killed in Jerusalem Terrorist Attack October 27, 2014 10:02 am

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Ecuadorian Woman Killed in Jerusalem Terrorist Attack

Jerusalem Post – The woman who died of her wounds sustained during last week’s terrorist...

Jerusalem Car-Ramming Terror Attack Claims Second Death October 26, 2014 1:37 pm

Jerusalem Car-Ramming Terror Attack Claims Second Death

JNS.org- Ecuadorian woman Karen Mosquera, 22, became the second victim to die from last week’s...

Arab Violence Prompts Tel Aviv Schools to Cancel Trips to Jerusalem October 26, 2014 11:45 am

Arab Violence Prompts Tel Aviv Schools to Cancel Trips to Jerusalem

JNS.org - Amid the recent spate of Arab violence in Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv municipality...

Israeli Minister Promises to Seal Home of Terrorist Who Attacked Light Rail October 26, 2014 11:40 am

Israeli Minister Promises to Seal Home of Terrorist Who Attacked Light Rail

JNS.org - Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch on Friday visited the bereaved...

Israeli Genealogy Website MyHeritage to Partner With DNA Firm 23andMe October 26, 2014 11:37 am

Israeli Genealogy Website MyHeritage to Partner With DNA Firm 23andMe

JNS.org - The Israeli start-up MyHeritage, one of the world’s largest genealogy research...

Netanyahu Says Islamic Extremists Responsible for Jerusalem Violence October 26, 2014 11:31 am

Netanyahu Says Islamic Extremists Responsible for Jerusalem Violence

Jerusalem Post – Islamic extremists are trying to ignite the capital, Prime Minister...

Israel’s Ya’alon Says After Gaza War, Withdrawal From Judea, Samaria is ‘Irrational’ October 25, 2014 8:53 pm

Israel’s Ya’alon Says After Gaza War, Withdrawal From Judea, Samaria is ‘Irrational’

Washington Post – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, known as a hawk, heightened...

Israeli Minister Lapid Claims ‘Crisis’ in U.S.-Israel Relations October 25, 2014 8:40 pm

Israeli Minister Lapid Claims ‘Crisis’ in U.S.-Israel Relations

Bloomberg – Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid told a gathering in Tel Aviv today that...

Arab Riots Resume in Jerusalem; Firebombs, Rocks Thrown October 25, 2014 8:25 pm

Arab Riots Resume in Jerusalem; Firebombs, Rocks Thrown

Ynet – Riots broke out on Saturday evening in several locations throughout Jerusalem,...

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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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