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4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From Near UNRWA School in Gaza August 22, 2014 4:05 pm

4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From Near UNRWA School in Gaza

Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in a Gaza mortar attack on Israel late on Friday...

Rockets Pound Southern Israel, IDF Calls Up 10,000 Reservists August 22, 2014 10:00 am

Rockets Pound Southern Israel, IDF Calls Up 10,000 Reservists

JNS.org – Hamas terrorists continued to barrage southern Israel on Friday, firing more...

Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 10:48 pm

Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO)

Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday denied that there is a blockade...

Alert Father Saves 30 Kindergarten Children During Rocket Attacks, Sustains Injuries August 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Alert Father Saves 30 Kindergarten Children During Rocket Attacks, Sustains Injuries

Some 30 Israel children at Kibbutz Nir Oz avoided disaster Thursday morning as Palestinian...

Sderot Mayor: Hamas Terror Leaders’ ‘Assassinations Infused Hope’ in Rocket-Battered Israeli City (Video) August 21, 2014 9:41 pm

Sderot Mayor: Hamas Terror Leaders’ ‘Assassinations Infused Hope’ in Rocket-Battered Israeli City (Video)

“We have patience,” Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi said Thursday, of the IDF’s campaign...

PA and Hamas Leaders Meet in Qatar to Discuss Renewal of Cease-Fire Talks August 21, 2014 9:30 pm

PA and Hamas Leaders Meet in Qatar to Discuss Renewal of Cease-Fire Talks

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Qatar for a meeting...

Christian Organization Brings 500 Volunteers to Israel to Help Farmers (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 9:25 pm

Christian Organization Brings 500 Volunteers to Israel to Help Farmers (VIDEO)

JNS.org – A group of 500 Christian volunteers has traveled to Israel to support farmers...

Footage Shows Israeli Air Force Bombing of Senior Hamas Members’ Residence (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 9:01 pm

Footage Shows Israeli Air Force Bombing of Senior Hamas Members’ Residence (VIDEO)

The Israeli army on Thursday released UAV footage of an air strike in Gaza that killed three...

Farmers in Israel’s South to Get 120 New Shelters August 21, 2014 1:21 pm

Farmers in Israel’s South to Get 120 New Shelters

JNS.org – Farmers in Israeli communities near Gaza will receive some 120 portable...

Shin Bet to Israeli Gymnastics Team: We Can’t Protect You in Turkey (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 10:14 am

Shin Bet to Israeli Gymnastics Team: We Can’t Protect You in Turkey (VIDEO)

Officials at Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency have warned Israeli gymnasts that...

Hamas Threat Against Ben Gurion Airport Proves Hollow as Fighting Resumes August 21, 2014 10:01 am

Hamas Threat Against Ben Gurion Airport Proves Hollow as Fighting Resumes

JNS.org - With the resumption of fighting in Gaza, Hamas on Wednesday returned to issuing...

Israel Police: Try Arab Knesset Member Zoabi for Incitement August 20, 2014 11:57 pm

Israel Police: Try Arab Knesset Member Zoabi for Incitement

The Israel Police on Tuesday said there was enough evidence to try firebrand Israeli-Arab...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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