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UN Chief Assures Frustrated, Skeptical Gaza-Area Israelis That International Aid Won’t Fall Into ‘Wrong Hands’ (VIDEO) October 14, 2014 2:46 pm

UN Chief Assures Frustrated, Skeptical Gaza-Area Israelis That International Aid Won’t Fall Into ‘Wrong Hands’ (VIDEO)

“He was very empathetic,” one Kibbutz Nirim resident said of United Nations Secretary-General...

Jerusalem Institute Gets $2.2 Million to Teach Religious Texts to Christians October 14, 2014 2:12 pm

Jerusalem Institute Gets $2.2 Million to Teach Religious Texts to Christians

JNS.org - The Herzl Institute in Jerusalem has received a $2.2 million grant from the U.S.-based...

Hezbollah: Attack on IDF at Lebanon-Israel Border a ‘Message’ October 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Hezbollah: Attack on IDF at Lebanon-Israel Border a ‘Message’

JNS.org – The leader of the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah,...

Temple Mount Policy Will Treat Muslims and Jews Equally, Minister Says October 14, 2014 12:23 pm

Temple Mount Policy Will Treat Muslims and Jews Equally, Minister Says

JNS.org – After the latest Islamic riots on the Temple Mount, Israeli Public Security...

Christian Commander of Zionist Pioneers to be Buried in Israel October 13, 2014 2:37 pm

Christian Commander of Zionist Pioneers to be Buried in Israel

JNS.org - The Christian leader of the British Army’s Jewish Legion, which fought the Turks...

Netanyahu Meets Ban Ki-Moon, Says UN Actions During Operation Protective Edge Helped Hamas October 13, 2014 2:06 pm

Netanyahu Meets Ban Ki-Moon, Says UN Actions During Operation Protective Edge Helped Hamas

JNS.org- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the United Nations for allowing...

Temple Mount Attack Foiled After Police Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque October 13, 2014 10:39 am

Temple Mount Attack Foiled After Police Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

JNS.org – Jerusalem Police units stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound early Monday and...

Authorities Believe Dozens More Israeli Arabs Plan to Join Islamic State October 13, 2014 10:38 am

Authorities Believe Dozens More Israeli Arabs Plan to Join Islamic State

JNS.org – The Israel Police and the Shin Bet security agency believe that dozens...

Jerusalem Light Rail Line Crippled by Arab Rock Throwing October 13, 2014 10:37 am

Jerusalem Light Rail Line Crippled by Arab Rock Throwing

JNS.org – The company that runs the Jerusalem light rail system, City Pass, said Sunday...

Israel Successfully Tests Naval Anti-Missile System October 13, 2014 10:37 am

Israel Successfully Tests Naval Anti-Missile System

JNS.org – The Israeli Navy secretly and successfully tested an upgraded anti-missile...

Report: Syrian Jewish Family Smuggled Into Israel With Help of Israeli Businessmen October 13, 2014 10:35 am

Report: Syrian Jewish Family Smuggled Into Israel With Help of Israeli Businessmen

Times of Israel – A Jewish family from Syria was secretly smuggled into Israel several...

Local Arab Priest: Israel a Refuge for Persecuted Middle East Christians; One killed Every 5 Minutes (VIDEO) October 12, 2014 7:32 pm

Local Arab Priest: Israel a Refuge for Persecuted Middle East Christians; One killed Every 5 Minutes (VIDEO)

A controversial Israeli-Arab Greek Orthodox Priest recently told an Israeli television host...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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