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Four Palestinians Indicted for Throwing Firebombs at Synagogue, Hebrew U April 28, 2014 11:56 am

Four Palestinians Indicted for Throwing Firebombs at Synagogue, Hebrew U

JNS.org – Four Palestinians were indicted on Sunday in Jerusalem for allegedly throwing...

Life in Israel Stops for Moment of Silence in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day April 28, 2014 9:57 am

Life in Israel Stops for Moment of Silence in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Daily Mail – Traffic ground to a halt, pedestrians stood still and radio and television...

Netanyahu Says Abbas Holocaust Comments Are ‘Damage Control’ Following Hamas Unity Deal April 28, 2014 9:40 am

Netanyahu Says Abbas Holocaust Comments Are ‘Damage Control’ Following Hamas Unity Deal

Bloomberg – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President...

Hamas Calls Holocaust ‘Made-Up Story’ Ahead of Yom HaShoah April 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Hamas Calls Holocaust ‘Made-Up Story’ Ahead of Yom HaShoah

JNS.org – Ahead of Yom HaShoah (Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day), the Hamas terrorist...

Natanyahu Compares Iranian Threat to Nazis April 27, 2014 2:54 pm

Natanyahu Compares Iranian Threat to Nazis

Times of Israel – The world turned a blind eye to the rising Nazi threat over 75 years...

Netanyahu Dismisses Abbas Shoah Comments, Cites Alliance With Hamas Which ‘Attempts to Create an Additional Holocaust’ April 27, 2014 10:45 am

Netanyahu Dismisses Abbas Shoah Comments, Cites Alliance With Hamas Which ‘Attempts to Create an Additional Holocaust’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected Palestinian Authority President...

Israel Approves 1 Billion NIS Increase in Holocaust Survivor Benefits April 27, 2014 9:50 am

Israel Approves 1 Billion NIS Increase in Holocaust Survivor Benefits

Times of Israel – On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Israeli government approved...

Israeli Official Says Abbas Demands Are Death Blow to Peace April 26, 2014 10:20 pm

Israeli Official Says Abbas Demands Are Death Blow to Peace

Ynet – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave the “coup de grace”...

Report: Israeli Attacked by Palestinian Youths in Berlin April 26, 2014 10:15 pm

Report: Israeli Attacked by Palestinian Youths in Berlin

Jerusalem Post – A group of six Palestinian youths punched an Israeli in the face on...

Hamas Parliament Member Says Party Will Never Recognize Israel April 25, 2014 11:25 am

Hamas Parliament Member Says Party Will Never Recognize Israel

Hamas MP Sheikh Hassan Youssef on Wednesday insisted that Hamas would never recognize Israel,...

Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation: Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV Broadcasts IDF Soldier Slaughter – ‘Our Harvest is Your Heads’  (VIDEO) April 24, 2014 6:41 pm

Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation: Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV Broadcasts IDF Soldier Slaughter – ‘Our Harvest is Your Heads’ (VIDEO)

As leaders of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah met Hamas in Gaza City on Wednesday to...

Controversy Erupts Over Nakba Ceremony Request at Galilee Forest April 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Controversy Erupts Over Nakba Ceremony Request at Galilee Forest

JNS.org – Moti Dotan, the head of Israel’s Lower Galilee Regional Council, and...

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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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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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