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Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman Says New Elections Preferable to Release of Israeli-Arab Convicts April 7, 2014 9:22 am

Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman Says New Elections Preferable to Release of Israeli-Arab Convicts

Xinhua – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that he prefers to...

Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show April 6, 2014 3:46 pm

Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season...

Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent Amid Instability April 6, 2014 1:10 pm

Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent Amid Instability

JNS.org – Ukrainian Jewish immigration to Israel has risen 70 percent in 2014 amid...

Netanyahu: We Are Ready to Continue Peace Talks But Not at Any Price April 6, 2014 9:25 am

Netanyahu: We Are Ready to Continue Peace Talks But Not at Any Price

As peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority appeared to end in failure...

Anonymous Hacker Collective Plans Wide-Ranging Cyber-Attack on Israel April 6, 2014 9:20 am

Anonymous Hacker Collective Plans Wide-Ranging Cyber-Attack on Israel

Ynet – A number of pro-Palestinian hacker collectives, united under the Anonymous banner,...

Israel Responds to Gaza Rocket Fire, Targets Terror Sites April 5, 2014 10:00 pm

Israel Responds to Gaza Rocket Fire, Targets Terror Sites

JNS.org - The Israeli Air Force on Saturday night struck five terrorist sites in the Gaza...

Discounted Tickets for Israel’s Rolling Stones Concert Sell Out in 27 Seconds April 4, 2014 6:36 pm

Discounted Tickets for Israel’s Rolling Stones Concert Sell Out in 27 Seconds

JNS.org – A bloc of discounted tickets for June’s Rolling Stones concert in Tel...

Shimon Peres Sets Up Chinese Social Media Account Ahead of China Trip April 4, 2014 11:04 am

Shimon Peres Sets Up Chinese Social Media Account Ahead of China Trip

JNS.org – Israeli President Shimon Peres is setting up his social media page on China’s...

Report: Israel Considering Sanctions Against Palestinian Authority April 4, 2014 10:52 am

Report: Israel Considering Sanctions Against Palestinian Authority

Times of Israel – Israel is considering retaliatory measures against the Palestinians in...

Gaza Terrorists Fire Four Rockets at Israel April 4, 2014 10:43 am

Gaza Terrorists Fire Four Rockets at Israel

JNS.org – Israeli Air Force jets struck five targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night...

Israel Formally Cancels Fourth Round of Palestinian Convict Release April 3, 2014 4:28 pm

Israel Formally Cancels Fourth Round of Palestinian Convict Release

JNS.org – Israel has formally canceled the fourth round of the Palestinian terrorist...

Israeli Startup Helps Save Chileans After Earthquake April 3, 2014 4:16 pm

Israeli Startup Helps Save Chileans After Earthquake

JNS.org – Millions of Chileans were alerted to an approaching tsunami this week by...

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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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