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Netanyahu: Gaza Operation Will Likely Continue Into New School Year August 24, 2014 9:22 am

Netanyahu: Gaza Operation Will Likely Continue Into New School Year

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s said on Sunday that Operation Protective...

Daniel Tregerman, First Israeli Child Victim of Operation Protective Edge, Buried August 24, 2014 9:19 am

Daniel Tregerman, First Israeli Child Victim of Operation Protective Edge, Buried

Ynet – Four-year-old Daniel Tregerman, the first Israeli child to be killed since the...

Israel-Gaza Border Crossing Closes After Mortar Shell Injures Three, Two Seriously August 24, 2014 9:16 am

Israel-Gaza Border Crossing Closes After Mortar Shell Injures Three, Two Seriously

JNS.org – Three Israelis were wounded on Sunday, two of them seriously, when a mortar...

4-Year-Old Victim of Gaza Rocket Fire to be Laid to Rest Sunday August 24, 2014 12:26 am

4-Year-Old Victim of Gaza Rocket Fire to be Laid to Rest Sunday

Jerusalem Post – By the time the warning siren sounded at Nahal Oz on Friday afternoon,...

Rockets Fired From Syria, Lebanon Strike Israel August 24, 2014 12:19 am

Rockets Fired From Syria, Lebanon Strike Israel

Ynet – At least five rockets were fired from Syria at the northern Golan Heights Saturday...

Egypt Pushes Gaza Cease-Fire as Hamas Rockets, Israeli Strikes Continue August 24, 2014 12:09 am

Egypt Pushes Gaza Cease-Fire as Hamas Rockets, Israeli Strikes Continue

Reuters – Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities...

4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From Near UNRWA School in Gaza August 22, 2014 4:05 pm

4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From Near UNRWA School in Gaza

Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in a Gaza mortar attack on Israel late on Friday...

Rockets Pound Southern Israel, IDF Calls Up 10,000 Reservists August 22, 2014 10:00 am

Rockets Pound Southern Israel, IDF Calls Up 10,000 Reservists

JNS.org – Hamas terrorists continued to barrage southern Israel on Friday, firing more...

Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 10:48 pm

Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO)

Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday denied that there is a blockade...

Alert Father Saves 30 Kindergarten Children During Rocket Attacks, Sustains Injuries August 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Alert Father Saves 30 Kindergarten Children During Rocket Attacks, Sustains Injuries

Some 30 Israel children at Kibbutz Nir Oz avoided disaster Thursday morning as Palestinian...

Sderot Mayor: Hamas Terror Leaders’ ‘Assassinations Infused Hope’ in Rocket-Battered Israeli City (Video) August 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Sderot Mayor: Hamas Terror Leaders’ ‘Assassinations Infused Hope’ in Rocket-Battered Israeli City (Video)

“We have patience,” Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi said Thursday, of the IDF’s campaign...

PA and Hamas Leaders Meet in Qatar to Discuss Renewal of Cease-Fire Talks August 21, 2014 9:30 pm

PA and Hamas Leaders Meet in Qatar to Discuss Renewal of Cease-Fire Talks

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Qatar for a meeting...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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