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Lockheed Martin Officially Opens Israel Office April 11, 2014 3:45 pm

Lockheed Martin Officially Opens Israel Office

JNS.org – American defense, aerospace, and technology company Lockheed Martin has...

Four Bodyguards Hired for NYC Book Launch Hosted by Israeli War Hero April 11, 2014 1:47 pm

Four Bodyguards Hired for NYC Book Launch Hosted by Israeli War Hero

Raanan Lurie, the legendary Israeli political cartoonist and war hero, was in the gossip...

Major BDS Donor Owned Shares of Caterpillar While Campaigning to Divest the Stock to Punish Israel April 11, 2014 1:12 pm

Major BDS Donor Owned Shares of Caterpillar While Campaigning to Divest the Stock to Punish Israel

The $12 million charitable foundation of Medea Benjamin, who has become a leading supporter...

Survey: In 2013, 1,000 Start-Ups Founded in Israel; For Each Start-Up That Closes, Two More Launch April 11, 2014 11:34 am

Survey: In 2013, 1,000 Start-Ups Founded in Israel; For Each Start-Up That Closes, Two More Launch

A survey of Israel’s start-up eco-system revealed on Friday that 1,000 nascent ventures...

Palestinian Authority Official Says Hitler Could Have Learned From Israelis About Concentration Camps April 11, 2014 10:57 am

Palestinian Authority Official Says Hitler Could Have Learned From Israelis About Concentration Camps

Another Palestinian Authority leader was caught inciting hatred against Israel and demonizing...

Israel’s Bennett Leaving Govt if Prisoners Released Into Israel: ‘We Will Not Allow Them to Walk All Over Us’ April 11, 2014 10:36 am

Israel’s Bennett Leaving Govt if Prisoners Released Into Israel: ‘We Will Not Allow Them to Walk All Over Us’

Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Economy Minister and head of Bayit Yehudi, the Jewish Home...

Bereaved Israeli Families Stage Mock Passover Seder to Protest Prisoner Release April 11, 2014 10:30 am

Bereaved Israeli Families Stage Mock Passover Seder to Protest Prisoner Release

JNS.org – Bereaved families and victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks staged a mock...

Jerusalem Court Convicts Islamic Movement Head of Obstructing Police Operations April 11, 2014 10:28 am

Jerusalem Court Convicts Islamic Movement Head of Obstructing Police Operations

JNS.org – The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court on Thursday convicted Islamic Movement head...

Swiss Government Grants Palestinian Authority Permission to Join Geneva Conventions April 11, 2014 10:26 am

Swiss Government Grants Palestinian Authority Permission to Join Geneva Conventions

JNS.org – The Swiss government on Friday announced that it has approved the Palestinian...

Diplomats, Insiders Claim White House Campaign to Blame Israel for Peace Talks Failure April 11, 2014 10:19 am

Diplomats, Insiders Claim White House Campaign to Blame Israel for Peace Talks Failure

Washington Free Beacon – The Obama administration has been waging a secret media war in...

Israeli Peace Activist Ron Pundak, Pioneer of Oslo Accords, Dies at 59 April 11, 2014 10:10 am

Israeli Peace Activist Ron Pundak, Pioneer of Oslo Accords, Dies at 59

Associated Press – Ron Pundak, an Israeli academic and peace activist who was instrumental...

Cornell Student Government Tables Israel Divestment, Averting Passover Vote April 10, 2014 9:44 pm

Cornell Student Government Tables Israel Divestment, Averting Passover Vote

JNS.org – Cornell University’s Student Assembly on Thursday voted 15-8 (with one...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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