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Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Meets With Netanyahu in Jerusalem August 29, 2014 4:43 pm

Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Meets With Netanyahu in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a bipartisan delegation from...

Boxing Superstar Floyd Mayweather Selling Star of David Hats on His Website August 27, 2014 6:46 pm

Boxing Superstar Floyd Mayweather Selling Star of David Hats on His Website

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is selling a Jewish-themed hat on his website. Labeled...

Former Envoy Indyk: Gaza War Has Had ‘Very Negative Impact’ on U.S.-Israel Ties August 27, 2014 10:45 am

Former Envoy Indyk: Gaza War Has Had ‘Very Negative Impact’ on U.S.-Israel Ties

Foreign Policy – When it comes to U.S. Mideast policy, Martin Indyk is something like...

66th Emmys Produce Several Jewish Winners August 27, 2014 10:41 am

66th Emmys Produce Several Jewish Winners

JNS.org – Several Jewish entertainers took home honors at the television industry’s...

Report: Jewish Couple Attacked in NYC by Pro-Palestinians August 26, 2014 1:13 pm

Report: Jewish Couple Attacked in NYC by Pro-Palestinians

JNS.org – A Jewish couple was attacked Monday in an apparent anti-Semitic incident...

Parents of Missing American Yeshiva Student Offer $28,000 Reward for Safe Return August 26, 2014 1:13 pm

Parents of Missing American Yeshiva Student Offer $28,000 Reward for Safe Return

JNS.org – The parents of missing 23-year-old American yeshiva student Aaron Sofer...

Police Investigating ‘Nationalistic Motive’ as Search Continues for U.S. Student Missing in Jerusalem August 26, 2014 10:59 am

Police Investigating ‘Nationalistic Motive’ as Search Continues for U.S. Student Missing in Jerusalem

Times of Israel – The search continued Tuesday for missing U.S. citizen Aaron Sofer,...

Sarah Silverman Thanks ‘My Jews’ in Emmys Acceptance Speech August 26, 2014 10:55 am

Sarah Silverman Thanks ‘My Jews’ in Emmys Acceptance Speech

JTA – Comedian Sarah Silverman broke out a Jewish joke as she took home a trophy at...

Anti-Israel Activist Ali Abunimah Accused of ‘African-Hating’ After Comparing President Obama to White Supremacist August 25, 2014 4:27 pm

Anti-Israel Activist Ali Abunimah Accused of ‘African-Hating’ After Comparing President Obama to White Supremacist

An outspoken anti-Israel activist has found himself in the cross-hairs after comparing comments...

Canadian Rioters Charged With Assault for Attacking Jewish Israel Supporters During Anti-Israel Rally August 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Canadian Rioters Charged With Assault for Attacking Jewish Israel Supporters During Anti-Israel Rally

Three men were charged with assault after physically attacking Jewish counter-protesters who...

187 Hollywood Notables, Including Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver, Sign Pro-Israel, Anti-Hamas Statement August 24, 2014 12:01 am

187 Hollywood Notables, Including Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver, Sign Pro-Israel, Anti-Hamas Statement

JNS.org - A group of 187 celebrities—including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone,...

London Anti-Israel Protester Defends Hitler August 23, 2014 11:46 pm

London Anti-Israel Protester Defends Hitler

Breitbart – Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters lined the streets of Westminster today...

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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 morale 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 [...]

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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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