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Hamas Calls on West Bank Members to Target Israelis June 10, 2014 8:12 am

Hamas Calls on West Bank Members to Target Israelis

Times of Israel – Hamas has called on members of its armed wing in the West Bank to target...

Defense Minister Ya’alon: Israel Has Succeeded in Taking Peace Talks Off the Agenda June 10, 2014 8:09 am

Defense Minister Ya’alon: Israel Has Succeeded in Taking Peace Talks Off the Agenda

Ynet – Israel has successfully managed to take peace negotiations with the Palestinians...

Precedent: Israeli Court Imposes Cancer Treatment on Minor Despite Family’s Opposition June 10, 2014 7:03 am

Precedent: Israeli Court Imposes Cancer Treatment on Minor Despite Family’s Opposition

A judge in Tiberias on Monday ordered doctors to begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments...

Settler Leader Dani Dayan Unveils ‘Hebron’ Peace Plan, Calls for Integration in Absence of Violence June 9, 2014 11:06 pm

Settler Leader Dani Dayan Unveils ‘Hebron’ Peace Plan, Calls for Integration in Absence of Violence

Settler leader Dani Dayan, former chairman of the YESHA Council in Judea and Samaria, proposed...

IDF Chief Warns of ‘Dramatic Instability in the Entire Region’ June 9, 2014 5:29 pm

IDF Chief Warns of ‘Dramatic Instability in the Entire Region’

JNS.org – The Middle East is facing “dramatic instability in the entire region,...

IDF Opens Combat Positions to Cancer Survivors June 9, 2014 1:20 pm

IDF Opens Combat Positions to Cancer Survivors

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recruits with medical histories of certain serious...

Netanyahu Adviser: Israel Must be Ready to Act Alone Against Iran June 9, 2014 1:18 pm

Netanyahu Adviser: Israel Must be Ready to Act Alone Against Iran

JNS.org – Israel must be prepared to act alone in the face of the Iranian nuclear threat,...

Gaza Rocket Strikes Ashkelon Region June 9, 2014 12:24 pm

Gaza Rocket Strikes Ashkelon Region

JNS.org – A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Ashkelon region of southern...

IDF Chief Gantz Says Hezbollah is Better Armed Than Most Nations June 9, 2014 9:29 am

IDF Chief Gantz Says Hezbollah is Better Armed Than Most Nations

Ynet – IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz emphasized the threat Hezbollah poses to...

‘Hamas Aiming to Boost West Bank Support, Terror Via Charity Groups’ Shin Bet Warns (VIDEO) June 8, 2014 4:23 pm

‘Hamas Aiming to Boost West Bank Support, Terror Via Charity Groups’ Shin Bet Warns (VIDEO)

Gaza-based terror group Hamas is planning to encourage attacks against Israel as well as...

Israeli Cops Detain, Free Jewish Child ‘Caught’ Prostrating on Temple Mount (VIDEO) June 8, 2014 3:53 pm

Israeli Cops Detain, Free Jewish Child ‘Caught’ Prostrating on Temple Mount (VIDEO)

Israeli police would have arrested a little Jewish boy who ritually laid down on the Temple...

Netayahu Says Hamas Increasing Control in PA Areas Due to Unity Deal June 8, 2014 1:53 pm

Netayahu Says Hamas Increasing Control in PA Areas Due to Unity Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that Gaza-based terror group Hamas...

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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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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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