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Arab Knesset Members Under Fire for Meeting With Terrorists’ Families February 5, 2016 11:17 am

Arab Knesset Members Under Fire for Meeting With Terrorists’ Families

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein...

As Terror Rages in Israel, Hundreds of Ex-Combat Troops Get Gun Licenses February 5, 2016 11:16 am

As Terror Rages in Israel, Hundreds of Ex-Combat Troops Get Gun Licenses

JNS.org – The Israeli Public Security Ministry on Thursday issued 304 firearm licenses...

Clinton, Sanders Exchange Harsh Remarks Over Iran Policy February 5, 2016 11:16 am

Clinton, Sanders Exchange Harsh Remarks Over Iran Policy

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders snapped at one another over Sanders’ Iran policy...

British Judge Quits Following Investigation Over Antisemitic Comments February 5, 2016 11:14 am

British Judge Quits Following Investigation Over Antisemitic Comments

JNS.org – A British judge in northern London resigned prior to his impending removal...

Islamic State Fighters Increasing Presence in Libya, US Official Says February 5, 2016 10:57 am

Islamic State Fighters Increasing Presence in Libya, US Official Says

Islamic State fighters have streamed into Libya in recent months, a US official said Thursday,...

IDF Arrests 8 Wanted Palestinians in West Bank, Warns of House Demolitions February 5, 2016 10:54 am

IDF Arrests 8 Wanted Palestinians in West Bank, Warns of House Demolitions

IDF troops and Border Police forces arrested eight wanted Palestinians in overnight raids...

Syrian Rebels Battle for Survival in Aleppo As Peace Talks Fail in Geneva February 5, 2016 10:53 am

Syrian Rebels Battle for Survival in Aleppo As Peace Talks Fail in Geneva

Syrian rebels battled for their survival in and around Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on...

Four Charged With Assisting Copenhagen Synagogue Terrorist February 5, 2016 12:17 am

Four Charged With Assisting Copenhagen Synagogue Terrorist

A little less than a year after a Danish-born terrorist opened fire outside a Copenhagen...

Hillary Clinton Urges ‘Discipline of Gratitude’ While Pondering Jewish Parable February 5, 2016 12:15 am

Hillary Clinton Urges ‘Discipline of Gratitude’ While Pondering Jewish Parable

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton advised listeners at a CNN Town Hall meeting on Wednesday...

Fatah Facebook Page Presents Murderers of Israeli Border Policewoman as ‘Role Models’ February 4, 2016 4:02 pm

Fatah Facebook Page Presents Murderers of Israeli Border Policewoman as ‘Role Models’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party on Wednesday praised the...

State Dept Spokesman Lectures ‘Al Quds’ Journalist Challenging US Condemnation of Jerusalem Terror Attack February 4, 2016 3:42 pm

State Dept Spokesman Lectures ‘Al Quds’ Journalist Challenging US Condemnation of Jerusalem Terror Attack

During his daily press briefing on Wednesday, US State Department Spokesman John Kirby lectured a...

Media Watchdog Demands Accountability From CBS Over ‘Misleading’ Headline on Terrorist Attack, Even After It Was Changed February 4, 2016 2:59 pm

Media Watchdog Demands Accountability From CBS Over ‘Misleading’ Headline on Terrorist Attack, Even After It Was Changed

A watchdog organization called on the public on Thursday to join a campaign to “demand...

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

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