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Israel Ranks 11th in 2014 Global Wealth Report September 28, 2014 3:44 pm

Israel Ranks 11th in 2014 Global Wealth Report

JNS.org - Israel has been ranked 11th in the 2014 Global Wealth Report, composed by the...

3 Wounded Syrian Children Brought to Israel for Medical Treatment September 28, 2014 1:51 pm

3 Wounded Syrian Children Brought to Israel for Medical Treatment

JNS.org - Three Syrian children wounded Saturday night when a mortar shell struck a courtyard...

Armed Palestinian Caught Trying to Infiltrate Israeli Gaza-Area Village September 28, 2014 11:51 am

Armed Palestinian Caught Trying to Infiltrate Israeli Gaza-Area Village

Israeli security forces on Sunday thwarted a possible stabbing attack in a rural farming...

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu Heads to U.S., Vows to ‘Refute the Slander and Lies Directed at Our Country’ September 27, 2014 9:14 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu Heads to U.S., Vows to ‘Refute the Slander and Lies Directed at Our Country’

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the United States on Sunday...

Israel Says Iran Testing Nuclear Weapons, Obama Stresses Diplomacy September 24, 2014 5:13 pm

Israel Says Iran Testing Nuclear Weapons, Obama Stresses Diplomacy

JNS.org - Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said that Iran has used its Parchin...

Netanyahu at Rosh Hashanah: Israel ‘Doing Better’ Despite ‘Harsher Reality’ September 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Netanyahu at Rosh Hashanah: Israel ‘Doing Better’ Despite ‘Harsher Reality’

JNS.org - In his office, next to photos of his wife and family, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Netanyahu Wedding Congratulations Video to IDF Officer Wounded Near Gaza Aired at Ceremony (VIDEO) September 24, 2014 11:31 am

Netanyahu Wedding Congratulations Video to IDF Officer Wounded Near Gaza Aired at Ceremony (VIDEO)

In a unique gesture, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally blessed...

Palestinians Riot on Temple Mount on Eve of Rosh Hashanah September 24, 2014 10:49 am

Palestinians Riot on Temple Mount on Eve of Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org - Dozens of masked Palestinian youths shot fireworks at police officers at the Mughrabi...

Israeli Arab Convicted of Fighting for Islamic State September 24, 2014 10:48 am

Israeli Arab Convicted of Fighting for Islamic State

JNS.org – An Israeli Arab man was convicted Tuesday of illegally entering Syria and...

Arab-Israeli Priest to UN: ‘Israel Only Safe Haven For Christians in Middle East’ (VIDEO) September 23, 2014 10:13 pm

Arab-Israeli Priest to UN: ‘Israel Only Safe Haven For Christians in Middle East’ (VIDEO)

Israeli-Arab Greek Orthodox Priest, Father Gabriel Nadaf, addressing the United Nations Human...

Official Palestinian Press: Israel Treats Our Workers Better Than the Palestinian Authority (VIDEO) September 23, 2014 7:14 pm

Official Palestinian Press: Israel Treats Our Workers Better Than the Palestinian Authority (VIDEO)

Despite toeing a heavily anti-Israel editorial policy, a Palestinian Authority (PA) mouthpiece...

Israeli Police Helmet Cam Captures Gunfight With Hamas Killers of Three Teens (VIDEO) September 23, 2014 1:25 pm

Israeli Police Helmet Cam Captures Gunfight With Hamas Killers of Three Teens (VIDEO)

Dramatic helmet cam footage released on Tuesday depicts a gunfight overnight between an Israeli...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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