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Gunman Opens Fire on Israelis in Jerusalem Neighborhood June 1, 2014 10:40 am

Gunman Opens Fire on Israelis in Jerusalem Neighborhood

An unknown gunman fired a volley of shots at a group of religious youths in Jerusalem’s...

Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi Angered by Netanyahu Delay of Bill Limiting Convict Releases June 1, 2014 10:22 am

Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi Angered by Netanyahu Delay of Bill Limiting Convict Releases

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is caving in to the left by delaying...

Israel to Purchase Iron Dome Parts From U.S. Contractors May 31, 2014 10:44 pm

Israel to Purchase Iron Dome Parts From U.S. Contractors

Ynet – Israel will purchase parts and components for its Iron Dome missile defense...

Hamas Funding Anti-Jewish Riots on Temple Mount May 30, 2014 5:48 pm

Hamas Funding Anti-Jewish Riots on Temple Mount

JNS.org – A top-ranking Hamas operative says the Palestinian terror group is paying young...

Israeli Army in Manhunt After Would-Be Suicide Bomber’s Accomplices, Second Attack Feared May 30, 2014 10:13 am

Israeli Army in Manhunt After Would-Be Suicide Bomber’s Accomplices, Second Attack Feared

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops fanned out midday Friday in hot pursuit of a terror cell...

Rolling Stones Tel Aviv Concert Changed to Start After Shavuot Ends May 30, 2014 10:09 am

Rolling Stones Tel Aviv Concert Changed to Start After Shavuot Ends

JNS.org – In a victory for observant Jews, the start time of the Rolling Stones June 4...

Israeli Police Nab Palestinian Wearing Explosives in Samaria May 30, 2014 10:08 am

Israeli Police Nab Palestinian Wearing Explosives in Samaria

JNS.org – Israeli Border Police officers apprehended a Palestinian man wearing a suicide...

Kerry Says Israel Response to Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal Was ‘Appropriate’ May 30, 2014 10:07 am

Kerry Says Israel Response to Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal Was ‘Appropriate’

Ynet – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that though he was “disappointed”...

Protect Cemeteries Act Praised by Group Preserving Poland’s Desecrated Jewish Grave Sites May 29, 2014 11:42 am

Protect Cemeteries Act Praised by Group Preserving Poland’s Desecrated Jewish Grave Sites

An organization working to preserve old Jewish cemeteries in Poland expressed support for...

Israeli Hamburger Wows Jessica Biel as Justin Timberlake Wows Tel Aviv May 29, 2014 10:43 am

Israeli Hamburger Wows Jessica Biel as Justin Timberlake Wows Tel Aviv

As Justin Timberlake readied to rock an incandescent musical performance Wednesday night,...

Israel Raids Publishing House Printing Pro-Terrorist Papers May 29, 2014 10:36 am

Israel Raids Publishing House Printing Pro-Terrorist Papers

JNS.org – Israel’s Civil Administration division of the Coordinator of Government Activities...

Muslim Brotherhood Opponent El-Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Election May 29, 2014 10:36 am

Muslim Brotherhood Opponent El-Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Election

JNS.org – Former defense minister and military commander Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, hailed as...

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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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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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