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Father of Slain Israeli Teen Says Daughter Was ‘Butchered’ by Arab Terrorists May 2, 2014 12:19 pm

Father of Slain Israeli Teen Says Daughter Was ‘Butchered’ by Arab Terrorists

The father of Shelly Dadon, the 20-year-old resident of Afula, in the Jezreel Valley,...

Israel’s Population Nears 8.2 Million as Country Celebrates 66th Birthday May 2, 2014 10:11 am

Israel’s Population Nears 8.2 Million as Country Celebrates 66th Birthday

JNS.org – Days before Israel’s 66th Independence Day, the Israeli population reached...

Police Say Shelly Dadon, 20, Found Stabbed to Death in Parking Lot, Was Likely Victim of Terror Attack May 2, 2014 9:50 am

Police Say Shelly Dadon, 20, Found Stabbed to Death in Parking Lot, Was Likely Victim of Terror Attack

Jerusalem Post – The investigation into the murder of Shelly Dadon, 20, continued on Friday...

Israel Summons Jordan Envoy Over Anti-Semitic Article Quoting Hitler May 2, 2014 9:22 am

Israel Summons Jordan Envoy Over Anti-Semitic Article Quoting Hitler

AFP – Israel summoned Jordan’s ambassador Thursday to protest an “anti-Israeli”...

Bennett Backs Israeli Soldier: ‘I Would Have Done the Same Thing’ May 1, 2014 8:38 pm

Bennett Backs Israeli Soldier: ‘I Would Have Done the Same Thing’

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett stood by Israel Defense Forces soldier “David...

Jay Leno to Host ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ Ceremony in Jerusalem May 1, 2014 6:08 pm

Jay Leno to Host ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ Ceremony in Jerusalem

Legendary Tonight Show host Jay Leno will emcee the May 22 Genesis Prize Ceremony at the...

U.S. Report: Several Mideast Countries Top List of Violators of Religious Freedom May 1, 2014 5:55 pm

U.S. Report: Several Mideast Countries Top List of Violators of Religious Freedom

JNS.org - Several Middle East countries have been identified as among the worst violators...

Netanyahu Seeks to Add ‘Jewish State’ to Israel’s Basic Law May 1, 2014 5:29 pm

Netanyahu Seeks to Add ‘Jewish State’ to Israel’s Basic Law

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to codify Israel as...

Renowned Israeli Actor, Director, Screenwriter Assi Dayan Dies May 1, 2014 10:38 am

Renowned Israeli Actor, Director, Screenwriter Assi Dayan Dies

JNS.org – Renowned Israeli director and screenwriter Assi Dayan died in his Tel Aviv apartment...

New Islamic Fatwa Permits Millions of Muslims to Pray at Temple Mount April 30, 2014 11:26 pm

New Islamic Fatwa Permits Millions of Muslims to Pray at Temple Mount

JNS.org - A new Islamic fatwa permits millions of Muslims from around the world to visit...

Intel to Invest $6 Billion to Upgrade Production Facility in Israel April 30, 2014 11:16 pm

Intel to Invest $6 Billion to Upgrade Production Facility in Israel

JNS.org – U.S. chipmaker Intel announced on Wednesday that it plans to invest $6 billion...

Temple Mount Jewish Prayer Could be Allowed by New Rules April 30, 2014 4:47 pm

Temple Mount Jewish Prayer Could be Allowed by New Rules

JNS.org – Israel’s religious affairs ministry is preparing new rules that would...

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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