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Apple Appoints First Israeli Vice President August 19, 2014 9:29 pm

Apple Appoints First Israeli Vice President

JNS.org - Electronics giant Apple revealed last weekend that it had appointed its first...

Netanyahu to Sderot Teens: Your Resilience Gives Us Strength August 19, 2014 9:27 pm

Netanyahu to Sderot Teens: Your Resilience Gives Us Strength

JNS.org – “The public’s resilience, and yours, gives us considerable strength...

Hamas Vows to Open ‘Gates of Hell’ After Possible Attempt to Assassinate Rocket Chief August 19, 2014 8:07 pm

Hamas Vows to Open ‘Gates of Hell’ After Possible Attempt to Assassinate Rocket Chief

An reported Israeli Air Force targeted strike on a Hamas terror chief in Gaza on Tuesday left...

Heavy Rocket Barrage Fired at Tel Aviv, Southern Israel From Gaza August 19, 2014 5:02 pm

Heavy Rocket Barrage Fired at Tel Aviv, Southern Israel From Gaza

Ynet – A heavy barrage of rockets was fired at Israel on Tuesday night, ar around 10:40pm....

U.S.-Born Israel Defense Forces Soldier Found Dead After Going Missing on Sunday August 19, 2014 1:29 pm

U.S.-Born Israel Defense Forces Soldier Found Dead After Going Missing on Sunday

The body of an American-born IDF soldier who went missing on Sunday has been found, the...

IDF Hits Gaza Targets After Rockets Strike Near Beersheba, Ending Cease-fire August 19, 2014 9:33 am

IDF Hits Gaza Targets After Rockets Strike Near Beersheba, Ending Cease-fire

Israeli Air Force planes hit 10 Palestinian rocket sites and other targets in northern Gaza...

Israel Police in Manhunt After Missing IDF Soldier August 19, 2014 8:48 am

Israel Police in Manhunt After Missing IDF Soldier

Israeli security authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding an IDF soldier...

Fresh Evidence Shows Iran Support for Hamas After Easing of U.S. Sanctions August 19, 2014 6:48 am

Fresh Evidence Shows Iran Support for Hamas After Easing of U.S. Sanctions

Washington Times – When President Obama announced last year the easing of U.S. sanctions...

Islamic State Fighter: Hezbollah and the Jews Are Next August 18, 2014 10:30 pm

Islamic State Fighter: Hezbollah and the Jews Are Next

“From Syria, we’ll expand the caliphate, Allah willing, and Hizbullah and the...

Mystery Marijuana Plants Appear Around Tel Aviv (VIDEO) August 18, 2014 10:08 pm

Mystery Marijuana Plants Appear Around Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

Some unsuspecting Tel Aviv residents got a green surprise over the weekend, when they discovered...

Haifa Considering Opening High-Tech Stock Market August 18, 2014 9:39 pm

Haifa Considering Opening High-Tech Stock Market

JNS.org – The mayor of Haifa is seeking to open a second Israeli stock exchange in...

Gaza Truce Extended for 24 Hours August 18, 2014 6:33 pm

Gaza Truce Extended for 24 Hours

Ynet – Israel announced it agreed to extend the temporary truce in Gaza for 24 hours...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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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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