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Israeli Watchdog NGO Monitor ‘Censored’ by AP and Other Major Outlets December 1, 2014 3:19 pm

Israeli Watchdog NGO Monitor ‘Censored’ by AP and Other Major Outlets

The Associated Press is not the only major news outlet to uncritically report the perspectives...

Israeli Wounded in Gush Etzion Stabbing, Terrorist Taken to Hadassah Hospital December 1, 2014 10:28 am

Israeli Wounded in Gush Etzion Stabbing, Terrorist Taken to Hadassah Hospital

A female Palestinian terrorist was shot by Israeli security forces after she attempted to...

Netanyahu’s Youngest Son, Avner, Begins IDF Service December 1, 2014 10:16 am

Netanyahu’s Youngest Son, Avner, Begins IDF Service

Jerusalem Post – You’re in the army now! Avner Netanyahu, the youngest son of...

Israel Observes National Remembrance Day for Jews Expelled From Muslim Countries December 1, 2014 10:14 am

Israel Observes National Remembrance Day for Jews Expelled From Muslim Countries

Haaretz – For Meir Kahlon, chairman of the World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries,...

New IDF Chief, Lauded for Humility, Perseverance, Charged With Tackling Major Challenges November 30, 2014 4:12 pm

New IDF Chief, Lauded for Humility, Perseverance, Charged With Tackling Major Challenges

Incoming Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff, Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot is a quiet,...

Israeli Foreign Minister Suggests Paying Arabs to Move to Palestinian State November 30, 2014 2:47 pm

Israeli Foreign Minister Suggests Paying Arabs to Move to Palestinian State

JNS.org – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested that Israeli Arabs...

3 Palestinians Charged in Plot to Attack MK Feiglin, Glick on Temple Mount November 30, 2014 8:15 am

3 Palestinians Charged in Plot to Attack MK Feiglin, Glick on Temple Mount

JNS.org – Three Palestinian residents of eastern Jerusalem were indicted over the...

Netanyahu Says Ministers Threatening to Withdraw From Coalition Make it Difficult to Govern November 30, 2014 8:14 am

Netanyahu Says Ministers Threatening to Withdraw From Coalition Make it Difficult to Govern

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck out at his coalition members...

Arab-Jewish School in Jerusalem, Symbol of Co-existence, Set on Fire November 30, 2014 6:11 am

Arab-Jewish School in Jerusalem, Symbol of Co-existence, Set on Fire

Reuters – Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school...

Netanyahu Names Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff November 29, 2014 7:19 pm

Netanyahu Names Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff

JNS.org – Israel announced that Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot will succeed Lt. Gen. Benny...

First Woman to Command Vessel in Israeli Navy November 28, 2014 5:23 pm

First Woman to Command Vessel in Israeli Navy

JNS.org - For the first time a woman has been appointed a vessel commander in the Israeli...

Israel Plans to Build 22 New Negev Settlements November 28, 2014 5:21 pm

Israel Plans to Build 22 New Negev Settlements

JNS.org – The Israeli cabinet is set to vote Sunday on a plan for increased development...

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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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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