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Israeli Scientists Regenerate Heart Cells in Revolutionary Discovery April 14, 2015 4:06 pm

Israeli Scientists Regenerate Heart Cells in Revolutionary Discovery

JNS.org – When the cardiac muscle is compromised and cells die, it can often lead...

Israeli Film About Female Soldiers a Hit at Turkish Festival Despite Strained Ties April 14, 2015 4:05 pm

Israeli Film About Female Soldiers a Hit at Turkish Festival Despite Strained Ties

JNS.org – An Israeli film about female Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers has had...

New Curriculum Will Teach Arab Israeli Children About Suffering of Jews During Holocaust April 14, 2015 3:03 pm

New Curriculum Will Teach Arab Israeli Children About Suffering of Jews During Holocaust

Arab-Israeli children will be learning about the Holocaust this year, as part of the recent...

Israeli Authorities Arrest Hamas Terror Cell That Planned Purim Attack April 14, 2015 1:22 pm

Israeli Authorities Arrest Hamas Terror Cell That Planned Purim Attack

JNS.org – A gag order lifted on Tuesday revealed that a Hamas terror cell had planned...

Israel Blames Russian Missile Sale to Iran on Nuclear Framework Deal April 13, 2015 4:10 pm

Israel Blames Russian Missile Sale to Iran on Nuclear Framework Deal

JNS.org – Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday that Russia’s...

Zionist Union’s Herzog: No Political Division in Israel on Iran Nuclear Issue April 13, 2015 1:40 pm

Zionist Union’s Herzog: No Political Division in Israel on Iran Nuclear Issue

JNS.org – Zionist Union party leader Isaac Herzog, who was Prime Minister Benjamin...

On Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Annual Report Says 45,000 Survivors Live Below Poverty Line April 13, 2015 9:16 am

On Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Annual Report Says 45,000 Survivors Live Below Poverty Line

The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel has released their annual report...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Arrive in Israel for Baptism of Daughter North April 13, 2015 9:12 am

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Arrive in Israel for Baptism of Daughter North

JNS.org – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West on Monday...

Bank of Israel: Natural Gas Canceled Out Negative Economic Effects of Protective Edge April 12, 2015 9:46 pm

Bank of Israel: Natural Gas Canceled Out Negative Economic Effects of Protective Edge

Israel’s domestic production of natural gas countered the economic losses from the Jewish...

Israeli Official Says Hamas Will Fire Massive Volleys of Rockets in Next War April 12, 2015 3:05 pm

Israeli Official Says Hamas Will Fire Massive Volleys of Rockets in Next War

An Israeli Defense Forces official claims Hamas will up the ante in future conflicts with...

2,200 Runners Participate in First International Bible Marathon April 12, 2015 12:21 pm

2,200 Runners Participate in First International Bible Marathon

JNS.org - About 2,200 runners participated in Israel’s first annual Bible Marathon on...

After Obama Query, Netanyahu Repeats ‘Alternative’ to ‘Bad’ Iran Nuke Deal April 12, 2015 11:10 am

After Obama Query, Netanyahu Repeats ‘Alternative’ to ‘Bad’ Iran Nuke Deal

Iran can’t afford to walk away from the negotiating table, so the six world powers have...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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