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Romney to Speak With Netanyahu on Friday September 28, 2012 10:44 am

Romney to Speak With Netanyahu on Friday

Mitt Romney’s campaign has confirmed that the presidential candidate will speak with...

2 Ex-Israelis Killed in Minneapolis Shooting September 28, 2012 10:30 am

2 Ex-Israelis Killed in Minneapolis Shooting

Ynet/AP – Two Israelis were killed in a shooting incident in a Minneapolis sign-making...

New York Mayor Bloomberg Meets With Netanyahu After UN Speech September 28, 2012 9:53 am

New York Mayor Bloomberg Meets With Netanyahu After UN Speech

Following his speech to the United Nations on Thursday, in which he called for the international...

Bomb Survivor Highlights Pro-Israel Rally in New York September 28, 2012 9:28 am

Bomb Survivor Highlights Pro-Israel Rally in New York

While Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

White House Maintains Stance on Iran, No Red Lines September 28, 2012 9:19 am

White House Maintains Stance on Iran, No Red Lines

Reacting to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s United Nations speech Sept. 27,...

New Poll: 65% of American Jews Support Obama, Orthodox Prefer Romney September 28, 2012 6:52 am

New Poll: 65% of American Jews Support Obama, Orthodox Prefer Romney

Sixty-five percent of respondents in an American Jewish Committee (AJC) poll released Sept....

Canada PM Sees Iran as “Clear and Present Danger” September 27, 2012 9:28 pm

Canada PM Sees Iran as “Clear and Present Danger”

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, said the government of Iran constitutes, “unambiguously,...

Panetta: No Doubt Terrorists Were Behind Libya Attack September 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Panetta: No Doubt Terrorists Were Behind Libya Attack

Washington Post/AP – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it is clear that terrorists...

Mona Eltahawy to Be Sued by Protester in New York Anti-Jihad Incident (VIDEO) September 27, 2012 11:45 am

Mona Eltahawy to Be Sued by Protester in New York Anti-Jihad Incident (VIDEO)

Following an incident on Tuesday in the Times Square subway station where an Egyptian born...

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Gets New York Welcome, Beating (VIDEO) September 27, 2012 10:59 am

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Gets New York Welcome, Beating (VIDEO)

Protests near the United Nations welcomed the Iranian delegations this week and on Wednesday...

Republicans Step Up Campaign to Garner Jewish Votes in Presidential Race September 27, 2012 7:10 am

Republicans Step Up Campaign to Garner Jewish Votes in Presidential Race

NY Times  – Using billboards, television advertisements and finely honed voter lists,...

Egyptian CNN, MSNBC Pundit Arrested for Vandalizing Pro-Israel Ad (VIDEO) September 26, 2012 9:23 pm

Egyptian CNN, MSNBC Pundit Arrested for Vandalizing Pro-Israel Ad (VIDEO)

Egyptian-American anti-Israel activist Mona Eltahawy was arrested on Tuesday evening on charges...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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