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Israel’s Mossad Says Eight Iranian Jews Missing Since 1990s Were Murdered March 21, 2014 12:42 am

Israel’s Mossad Says Eight Iranian Jews Missing Since 1990s Were Murdered

Reuters – Israel declared dead on Thursday eight Iranian Jews who disappeared while trying...

Thaw in Relations? Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Visits Turkey March 21, 2014 12:08 am

Thaw in Relations? Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Visits Turkey

After returning from Thailand to spend a few days in Israel for the Jewish holiday of Purim...

Israeli Company Creating Drinking Water Out of Thin Air Now Used by Seven Armies (VIDEO) March 20, 2014 8:03 pm

Israeli Company Creating Drinking Water Out of Thin Air Now Used by Seven Armies (VIDEO)

Israeli water tech company Water-Gen, which has developed a technique for creating drinkable...

Israeli Conversion Bill Approved for Second and Third Readings March 20, 2014 4:02 pm

Israeli Conversion Bill Approved for Second and Third Readings

JNS.org – The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Wednesday approved the...

Israeli Christian Leaders Call Out EU Hypocrisy on Persecution of Mideast Christians March 20, 2014 4:01 pm

Israeli Christian Leaders Call Out EU Hypocrisy on Persecution of Mideast Christians

JNS.org – A new coalition of Israeli Christian leaders called the “Israeli Christian...

Tel Aviv Attempts to Set Guinness World Record for Largest Shabbat Dinner With 1,000 Jews (INTERVIEW) March 20, 2014 2:42 pm

Tel Aviv Attempts to Set Guinness World Record for Largest Shabbat Dinner With 1,000 Jews (INTERVIEW)

The city of Tel Aviv will host a Shabbat dinner that is expected to set a Guinness-certified...

Hamas Navy SEALs Revealed Following Death of Jihadist Commander (VIDEO) March 20, 2014 2:31 pm

Hamas Navy SEALs Revealed Following Death of Jihadist Commander (VIDEO)

Hamas revealed its fledgling Navy SEALs special operations force in a video paying tribute...

Israel Can Operate Inside Iran, IDF Chief Tells High School Students March 20, 2014 2:23 pm

Israel Can Operate Inside Iran, IDF Chief Tells High School Students

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz told a group of 12th graders that Israel...

Netanyahu Plans First Official Visit to Panama by Israeli Prime Minister March 20, 2014 1:31 pm

Netanyahu Plans First Official Visit to Panama by Israeli Prime Minister

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a rare five-day trip to...

Israel’s Chief Economist Resigns Over Yair Lapid’s Housing Plan March 20, 2014 1:30 pm

Israel’s Chief Economist Resigns Over Yair Lapid’s Housing Plan

JNS.org – Dr. Michael Sarel, head of the Economics and State Revenues Department at the...

‘Those Who Act Against Us Will Feel Our Response,’ IDF Chief Says on Golan Blast March 20, 2014 1:29 pm

‘Those Who Act Against Us Will Feel Our Response,’ IDF Chief Says on Golan Blast

JNS.org – “Those who act against us will feel our response,” Israel Defense Forces...

Israel Budgets Billions for Iran Strike, Despite Nuclear Talks March 20, 2014 9:24 am

Israel Budgets Billions for Iran Strike, Despite Nuclear Talks

Times of Israel – Israel is still preparing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities,...

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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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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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