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Terror Victims Advocacy Group Petitions High Court to Prevent Convict Release December 30, 2013 10:12 am

Terror Victims Advocacy Group Petitions High Court to Prevent Convict Release

Jerusalem Post – Almagor, the NGO that advocates for victims of terrorism, petitioned...

Following Rocket Attacks, IDF Boosts Golan Security December 30, 2013 10:06 am

Following Rocket Attacks, IDF Boosts Golan Security

Times of Israel – The IDF, bracing for an increased threat of rocket attacks along the...

Two Arrested in Protest Against Upcoming Release of Palestinian Convicts December 30, 2013 12:42 am

Two Arrested in Protest Against Upcoming Release of Palestinian Convicts

Times of Israel – Two people were arrested overnight Sunday-Monday during a protest...

Girl Power: 2014 Israeli Independence Day Ceremony to be an Exclusively Female Affair December 29, 2013 6:19 pm

Girl Power: 2014 Israeli Independence Day Ceremony to be an Exclusively Female Affair

This year’s State of Israel Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony will be conducted with...

Palestinian Authority Report: Third Intifada May be Imminent December 29, 2013 12:32 pm

Palestinian Authority Report: Third Intifada May be Imminent

JNS.org – Palestinian security officials warned over the weekend that a third intifada...

Kiryat Shmona Mayor on Rocket Attack: I ‘Went Outside and Saw the Smoke’ December 29, 2013 10:12 am

Kiryat Shmona Mayor on Rocket Attack: I ‘Went Outside and Saw the Smoke’

Residents of Israel’s northern town of Kiryat Shmona recounted their experiences during...

Netanyahu: Israel Holds Lebanese Government Responsible for Rocket Attacks December 29, 2013 8:37 am

Netanyahu: Israel Holds Lebanese Government Responsible for Rocket Attacks

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Sunday that his country holds the Lebanese...

Rockets From Lebanon Strike Northern Israel, IDF Returns Fire December 29, 2013 8:10 am

Rockets From Lebanon Strike Northern Israel, IDF Returns Fire

JNS.org - A Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon exploded west of the northern Israeli city...

Israeli Science Minister: We Will Need to Evacuate 15-25% of Judea and Samaria December 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Israeli Science Minister: We Will Need to Evacuate 15-25% of Judea and Samaria

Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri said on Saturday that the...

Israeli Government Panel Approves List of 26 Palestinian Arab Convicts to Release December 28, 2013 7:48 pm

Israeli Government Panel Approves List of 26 Palestinian Arab Convicts to Release

JNS.org – Israel on Saturday night publicized the 26 Palestinian terrorist prisoners...

Report: Kerry Offered to Arrange Release of Jonathan Pollard if Israel Frees Arab Convicts December 27, 2013 4:30 pm

Report: Kerry Offered to Arrange Release of Jonathan Pollard if Israel Frees Arab Convicts

Times of Israel – US Secretary of State John Kerry offered to arrange the release of...

Executioner: ‘Death to Israel’ Was Among Saddam Hussein’s Final Comments December 27, 2013 4:16 pm

Executioner: ‘Death to Israel’ Was Among Saddam Hussein’s Final Comments

Moments before being executed, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was sure to get in one last anti-Israel...

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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