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Hundreds of Palestinians Attack Israeli Police After Friday Prayers on Temple Mount June 13, 2014 9:40 am

Hundreds of Palestinians Attack Israeli Police After Friday Prayers on Temple Mount

Jerusalem Post –Immediately following Friday prayers on the Temple Mount, hundreds of Palestinians...

Tel Aviv Beer Ranks Among Top 5 Most Expensive Worldwide June 12, 2014 6:57 pm

Tel Aviv Beer Ranks Among Top 5 Most Expensive Worldwide

At over 11 shekels to pop the cap of a 1/3 liter bottle, Israel’s “City That Never...

Senate Confirms Former Bank of Israel Head Fischer as Fed Vice Chairmain June 12, 2014 4:21 pm

Senate Confirms Former Bank of Israel Head Fischer as Fed Vice Chairmain

JNS.org – The U.S. Senate on Thursday officially confirmed former Bank of Israel...

After Victories in Iraq, Jihadists Threaten to Invade Jordan and Israel June 12, 2014 4:13 pm

After Victories in Iraq, Jihadists Threaten to Invade Jordan and Israel

JNS.org – Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group are...

Israel’s Newest Spy Satellite Sees its 1,000th Dawn (VIDEO) June 12, 2014 1:13 pm

Israel’s Newest Spy Satellite Sees its 1,000th Dawn (VIDEO)

Israel’s Ofek 10 surveillance satellite is operating at “100 percent success,” two...

Rolling Stones Tel Aviv Concert Again News, As Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Reportedly Dumps Boyfriend After Dancing With Mick June 12, 2014 11:48 am

Rolling Stones Tel Aviv Concert Again News, As Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Reportedly Dumps Boyfriend After Dancing With Mick

The Rolling Stones’s first concert ever in Tel Aviv last week continued to make the...

Israel Targets Gaza Terrorist; Defense Minister Ya’alon Says ‘We Will Pursue and Lay Our Hands on Whoever Threatens Us’ June 12, 2014 11:34 am

Israel Targets Gaza Terrorist; Defense Minister Ya’alon Says ‘We Will Pursue and Lay Our Hands on Whoever Threatens Us’

Overnight on Thursday, an Israel Air Force jet targeted terrorist Mahmed Awwar, 33, the architect...

June 11, 2014 7:01 pm

‘Shields of David’: Israeli Knights Triumphant at Medieval Warfare Tourney

Team Israel – ‘Battle of the Nations’ While Israel won’t be among...

Israeli Media Play Up President-Elect’s Comedic Side (VIDEO) June 11, 2014 6:25 pm

Israeli Media Play Up President-Elect’s Comedic Side (VIDEO)

Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, elected on Tuesday by the Knesset parliament to be Israel’s...

In Farewell Speech, Hamas Interior Minister Calls on Fatah to Join Jihad (VIDEO) June 11, 2014 6:12 pm

In Farewell Speech, Hamas Interior Minister Calls on Fatah to Join Jihad (VIDEO)

Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad last week addressed Fatah members with a call to join...

Hamas Could Take Over Judea and Samaria, Israeli Defense Minister Says June 11, 2014 1:55 pm

Hamas Could Take Over Judea and Samaria, Israeli Defense Minister Says

JNS.org – Hamas could seize control of Judea and Samaria as a result of the recently formed...

Artwork by Autistic Israeli Children Displayed at U.N. June 11, 2014 1:55 pm

Artwork by Autistic Israeli Children Displayed at U.N.

JNS.org – Alut—the Israeli Society for Autistic Children—and the Israeli delegation...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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