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Rabbi Says JDate Lawsuit Against JSwipe is Not Kosher July 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Rabbi Says JDate Lawsuit Against JSwipe is Not Kosher

A lawsuit filed by JDate against competing Jewish digital dating company JSwipe would be frowned...

Jewish Comic Jackie Mason: New York Restaurants Face Harsher Inspections Than Iran Under Nuclear Deal July 26, 2015 10:37 am

Jewish Comic Jackie Mason: New York Restaurants Face Harsher Inspections Than Iran Under Nuclear Deal

Legendary Jewish comic Jackie Mason joined the list of critics of the nuclear deal signed...

Israeli Official Says US ‘Threats’ Won’t Stop Opposition to Nuclear Deal July 25, 2015 11:31 pm

Israeli Official Says US ‘Threats’ Won’t Stop Opposition to Nuclear Deal

In a stern response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent comments on the Iran nuclear...

Kerry Holds ‘Intense’ Meeting With Jewish Leaders Over Iran Nuclear Deal July 25, 2015 9:30 am

Kerry Holds ‘Intense’ Meeting With Jewish Leaders Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry had an “intense exchange” when he tried to sell the Iran...

Report: US Plans to Release Jonathan Pollard, Long-Imprisoned Jewish Spy July 24, 2015 7:47 pm

Report: US Plans to Release Jonathan Pollard, Long-Imprisoned Jewish Spy

JNS.org – The United States is planning to release jailed Jewish spy Jonathan Pollard,...

Illinois Governor Signs Unprecedented Anti-BDS Bill Into Law July 24, 2015 4:30 pm

Illinois Governor Signs Unprecedented Anti-BDS Bill Into Law

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law on Thursday a bill to combat the anti-Israel...

Watchdog Rips Toronto Star for Posting Video Portraying Israel as ‘Bloodthirsty Warmongering Nation’ July 24, 2015 3:40 pm

Watchdog Rips Toronto Star for Posting Video Portraying Israel as ‘Bloodthirsty Warmongering Nation’

Media watchdog Honest Reporting on Friday railed against the Toronto Star after it posted...

Rubio Asks Kerry: What Would US Do if Israel Launches Cyber Attack on Iran Nuclear Program? July 24, 2015 1:36 pm

Rubio Asks Kerry: What Would US Do if Israel Launches Cyber Attack on Iran Nuclear Program?

“If Israel conducts a cyber attack against the Iranian nuclear program are we (the...

Israeli Envoy to the US Engages Lawmakers in Bid to Stop Iran Deal July 24, 2015 10:50 am

Israeli Envoy to the US Engages Lawmakers in Bid to Stop Iran Deal

JNS.org – Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer on Thursday continued to meet with...

Obama Admin Dodges Response to Claims Iran Would Self-Inspect Nuclear Sites July 24, 2015 9:33 am

Obama Admin Dodges Response to Claims Iran Would Self-Inspect Nuclear Sites

The Obama administration ducked concerns Thursday raised by senators in a public hearing that...

US Defense Secretary Talks With Iraqi Kurds About Fight Against ISIS July 24, 2015 9:33 am

US Defense Secretary Talks With Iraqi Kurds About Fight Against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional...

Transgender Reporter Calls Orthodox Judaism ‘Misogynistic Cult,’ Threatens Jewish Commentator July 23, 2015 4:40 pm

Transgender Reporter Calls Orthodox Judaism ‘Misogynistic Cult,’ Threatens Jewish Commentator

A transgender reporter referred to Orthdox Judaism as a “misogynistic cult” on...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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