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White House Reportedly Halts Missile Shipment to Israel August 14, 2014 1:53 pm

White House Reportedly Halts Missile Shipment to Israel

JNS.org – As further proof of deteriorating relations between Israel and the U.S.,...

Canadian Media Personality: Jews Provoke Hatred August 14, 2014 1:53 pm

Canadian Media Personality: Jews Provoke Hatred

JNS.org – Canadian media personality Gilles Proulx was called out by the Quebec wing...

Russell Brand Calls for Boycott of Israel (VIDEO) August 14, 2014 1:51 pm

Russell Brand Calls for Boycott of Israel (VIDEO)

JNS.org – British comedian and actor Russell Brand has called on banks, pension funds,...

Man Hangs Islamic State Flag Outside New Jersey Home, Raises Community Concern August 14, 2014 9:19 am

Man Hangs Islamic State Flag Outside New Jersey Home, Raises Community Concern

PIX 11 – A New Jersey man has raised a flag that is causing concern among his neighbors. The...

Philo-Semite Becomes a Jew for a Week to Experience Anti-Semitism Firsthand August 14, 2014 9:10 am

Philo-Semite Becomes a Jew for a Week to Experience Anti-Semitism Firsthand

As reports of the ‘Global Pogrom’ around the world reflect the latent anti-Semitism...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Visits Israel on Solidarity Trip August 14, 2014 9:02 am

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Visits Israel on Solidarity Trip

JNS.org – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with a delegation of top New York...

Norwegian Journalist: Hamas Expels Reporters Over Critical Coverage August 13, 2014 8:29 pm

Norwegian Journalist: Hamas Expels Reporters Over Critical Coverage

Pål T. Jørgensen of Norway’s TV 2 charged in a report that aired this week, that...

Golden Age Hollywood Starlet Lauren Bacall Dies as 89 August 13, 2014 2:52 pm

Golden Age Hollywood Starlet Lauren Bacall Dies as 89

JNS.org – Jewish-American Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall died Tuesday from a stroke...

AP Video Journalist, Palestinian Translator Killed in Gaza Explosion August 13, 2014 10:57 am

AP Video Journalist, Palestinian Translator Killed in Gaza Explosion

Yahoo/AP – An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator...

Kurds Join Pro-Israel, Anti-Hamas Protest Outside White House (VIDEO) August 12, 2014 10:10 pm

Kurds Join Pro-Israel, Anti-Hamas Protest Outside White House (VIDEO)

A group of Kurds joined a pro-Israel demonstration outside the White House on Saturday to...

U.S. Marine Assaulted by Hamas Supporters in Front of White House Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself (INTERVIEW) August 12, 2014 9:47 pm

U.S. Marine Assaulted by Hamas Supporters in Front of White House Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself (INTERVIEW)

Manuel E. Vega, a 29-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was assaulted at a pro-Hamas...

McDonald’s Customer Outraged After Finding Swastika Drawn on Chicken Sandwich August 12, 2014 10:16 am

McDonald’s Customer Outraged After Finding Swastika Drawn on Chicken Sandwich

WCTI12 – A Carteret County mother makes a shocking discovery when she goes to eat her...

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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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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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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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