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IDF Arrests 17 More Palestinians in Ongoing Hunt for Abducted Israeli Teens June 25, 2014 11:11 am

IDF Arrests 17 More Palestinians in Ongoing Hunt for Abducted Israeli Teens

JNS.org – The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) arrested 17 additional Palestinian suspects overnight...

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones Celebrate Son’s Bar Mitzvah in Israel June 25, 2014 11:04 am

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones Celebrate Son’s Bar Mitzvah in Israel

Jerusalem Post – Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrated the bar mitzvah of...

Palestinian Security Prisoners Indicted Over Plot to Abduct Israeli Soldiers June 24, 2014 2:16 pm

Palestinian Security Prisoners Indicted Over Plot to Abduct Israeli Soldiers

JNS.org – Five Palestinian security prisoners were indicted Monday for plotting the abduction...

Hamas Chief Haniyeh: ‘The Third Intifada Has Begun’ June 24, 2014 10:32 am

Hamas Chief Haniyeh: ‘The Third Intifada Has Begun’

“The third intifada” of violence in the West Bank against Israel has begun, Gaza...

Former Shin Bet Chief Criticizes Policy of Convict Releases June 24, 2014 8:50 am

Former Shin Bet Chief Criticizes Policy of Convict Releases

Ynet – Former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin on Monday criticized government policy on prisoner...

Four Palestinians Arrested Overnight in West Bank as Search for Abducted Teens Continues June 24, 2014 8:48 am

Four Palestinians Arrested Overnight in West Bank as Search for Abducted Teens Continues

Times of Israel – Israeli security forces arrested four Palestinians and searched 120 buildings...

Turmoil and Global Anti-Semitism Boost Aliyah; Up 55 Percent June 24, 2014 8:45 am

Turmoil and Global Anti-Semitism Boost Aliyah; Up 55 Percent

The Chairman of the The Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky announced on Monday that global aliyah...

Bedouin Trackers Search for Clues to Kidnapped Israeli Boys June 24, 2014 6:37 am

Bedouin Trackers Search for Clues to Kidnapped Israeli Boys

New York Times – Maj. Mohammed Mazarib of the Israel Defense Forces ducked into an old stone...

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to Donate $25 Million to Ariel University June 23, 2014 7:30 pm

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to Donate $25 Million to Ariel University

JNS.org - U.S. businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, along with his wife Miriam,...

IDF Warns: Ramadan Could be Like Spark to Dry Kindling for Palestinians June 23, 2014 4:50 pm

IDF Warns: Ramadan Could be Like Spark to Dry Kindling for Palestinians

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officials cautioned on Monday that the coming Islamic month of...

Palestinian Parody Video Mocks Kidnapped Israeli Teens (VIDEO) June 23, 2014 4:41 pm

Palestinian Parody Video Mocks Kidnapped Israeli Teens (VIDEO)

Two crudely-produced YouTube videos uploaded by a user named “Paltube” on Sunday...

Israel PM Netanyahu on Iraq Crisis: When Enemies Are Fighting Each Other, Weaken Both June 23, 2014 4:27 pm

Israel PM Netanyahu on Iraq Crisis: When Enemies Are Fighting Each Other, Weaken Both

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told journalists at the Jewish Media...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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