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‘You’re Beautiful’ Singer James Blunt to Perform in Tel Aviv November 20, 2014 11:35 am

‘You’re Beautiful’ Singer James Blunt to Perform in Tel Aviv

JNS.org - British singer James Blunt will perform at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena in February...

Firing of Arab Workers Condemned by Israeli Politicians November 20, 2014 11:33 am

Firing of Arab Workers Condemned by Israeli Politicians

Jerusalem Post – Israel must have zero tolerance for racism in the workforce, Economy...

Jews and Druze ‘Will Fight the Murderers’ Together, Minister Says at Policeman’s Funeral November 20, 2014 11:16 am

Jews and Druze ‘Will Fight the Murderers’ Together, Minister Says at Policeman’s Funeral

JNS.org - Thousands came to pay their last respects on Wednesday to Israeli Druze policeman...

Brit Milah Held in Terror Attack Synagogue; ‘In Your Bloods You Shall Live’ (VIDEO) November 20, 2014 6:02 am

Brit Milah Held in Terror Attack Synagogue; ‘In Your Bloods You Shall Live’ (VIDEO)

In a profound display of faith in the face of carnage, the family of a newborn infant on...

Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett Explains Why BBC Doesn’t Want to Show Pictures of Murdered Jews November 19, 2014 5:57 pm

Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett Explains Why BBC Doesn’t Want to Show Pictures of Murdered Jews

“Yesterday they told me on the BBC they do not want to see pictures of murdered Jews....

Terror Attacks Reignite Israeli Debate on Deploying Guards at Public Buildings November 19, 2014 12:34 pm

Terror Attacks Reignite Israeli Debate on Deploying Guards at Public Buildings

Despite a growing wave of terror attacks, the head of Israel’s association of private...

Congregants Return to Jerusalem Synagogue for Morning Services Day After Terror Attack November 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Congregants Return to Jerusalem Synagogue for Morning Services Day After Terror Attack

JNS.org – Congregants on Wednesday returned to Jerusalem’s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue...

Terrorists’ Hometown Celebrates Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre November 19, 2014 12:22 pm

Terrorists’ Hometown Celebrates Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre

JNS.org - Residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, the hometown...

Haredi Woman Arranges Bus Travel to Funeral of Slain Druze Police Officer November 19, 2014 12:17 pm

Haredi Woman Arranges Bus Travel to Funeral of Slain Druze Police Officer

Jerusalem Post – A haredi woman from Beitar Illit took upon herself to organize bus...

Slain Rabbi Mosheh Twersky Among ’36 Hidden Righteous People’, Says Student November 18, 2014 8:26 pm

Slain Rabbi Mosheh Twersky Among ’36 Hidden Righteous People’, Says Student

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, one of the victims killed in the Jerusalem synagogue terror attack on...

Netanyahu Calls on World Leaders to Condemn Jerusalem Terror Attack November 18, 2014 7:34 pm

Netanyahu Calls on World Leaders to Condemn Jerusalem Terror Attack

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called on world leaders to denounce...

Druze Israeli Policeman Who Killed Terrorist Dies of His Wounds, Leaves Behind 7-Month-Old Daughter November 18, 2014 3:48 pm

Druze Israeli Policeman Who Killed Terrorist Dies of His Wounds, Leaves Behind 7-Month-Old Daughter

Druze Israeli Police officer Zidan Sayif, 27, died of his wounds late Tuesday, hours after...

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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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  • 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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