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Israeli Stabbing Victim’s Family Bereft as Gag Order on Police Probe Extended — ‘Shelly’s Mother Can’t Stop Crying’ June 2, 2014 1:30 pm

Israeli Stabbing Victim’s Family Bereft as Gag Order on Police Probe Extended — ‘Shelly’s Mother Can’t Stop Crying’

A Nazareth court on Sunday extended for the third time a gag order on details of the May...

New IDF Intel Chief: ‘Vengeance is of the Lord – Not Man’ June 2, 2014 1:18 pm

New IDF Intel Chief: ‘Vengeance is of the Lord – Not Man’

A revenge-driven soldier is far less likely to win the battle than one who is coolly “mission-oriented,”...

Israel Security Cabinet Vows to Oppose Hamas; Netanyahu: ‘Today, Abu Mazen Said Yes to Terrorism and No to Peace’ June 2, 2014 12:58 pm

Israel Security Cabinet Vows to Oppose Hamas; Netanyahu: ‘Today, Abu Mazen Said Yes to Terrorism and No to Peace’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday railed against the new Fatah-Hamas unity...

On Twitter, Netanyahu Calls Out Hamas as Terror Group, Points to its Sympathies for Bin Laden June 2, 2014 10:35 am

On Twitter, Netanyahu Calls Out Hamas as Terror Group, Points to its Sympathies for Bin Laden

As the rival Palestinian Fatah and Hamas parties announced details of their unity pact on...

11 Potential Kidnappings of Israelis Foiled Since Start of Last Year June 2, 2014 10:29 am

11 Potential Kidnappings of Israelis Foiled Since Start of Last Year

JNS.org – Since the beginning of 2013, the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Prison...

After Rocket Fire From Gaza, Israeli Air Force Strikes Terror Sites June 2, 2014 10:29 am

After Rocket Fire From Gaza, Israeli Air Force Strikes Terror Sites

JNS.org – The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck two terror sites in the Gaza Strip early...

Abbas Swears in Ministers of New Fatah-Hamas Unity Government June 2, 2014 10:27 am

Abbas Swears in Ministers of New Fatah-Hamas Unity Government

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new unity government...

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Says Turned Down Netanyahu’s Offer to Run for Israeli Presidency – ‘Leave Me Alone, I Write Books’ June 1, 2014 11:55 am

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Says Turned Down Netanyahu’s Offer to Run for Israeli Presidency – ‘Leave Me Alone, I Write Books’

Elie Wiesel, humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate and Chairman of The Algemeiner’s Advisory...

Israel’s Peres Hosts LA Lakers Center Pau Gasol, Along With Arab, Jewish Teen Basketball Players June 1, 2014 11:47 am

Israel’s Peres Hosts LA Lakers Center Pau Gasol, Along With Arab, Jewish Teen Basketball Players

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday hosted Pau Gasol, co-captain of the Los Angeles...

Israel: Torah Scrolls Destroyed in Suspicious Blazes During Shabbat June 1, 2014 11:31 am

Israel: Torah Scrolls Destroyed in Suspicious Blazes During Shabbat

Israeli police suspect arsonists are behind two suspicious fires that totally destroyed one...

Netanyahu on Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal: ‘This Will Not Strengthen Peace; It Will Strengthen Terrorism’ June 1, 2014 10:46 am

Netanyahu on Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal: ‘This Will Not Strengthen Peace; It Will Strengthen Terrorism’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the international community...

Gunman Opens Fire on Israelis in Jerusalem Neighborhood June 1, 2014 10:40 am

Gunman Opens Fire on Israelis in Jerusalem Neighborhood

An unknown gunman fired a volley of shots at a group of religious youths in Jerusalem’s...

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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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