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Fox’s Pete Hegseth: America Has Much to Learn From Israeli Society, Military (INTERVIEW) August 17, 2016 12:29 pm

Fox’s Pete Hegseth: America Has Much to Learn From Israeli Society, Military (INTERVIEW)

There is much America can learn from Israel, a Fox News contributor and former head of a US...

New Jersey Becomes Latest US State to Pass Anti-BDS Bill August 17, 2016 10:01 am

New Jersey Becomes Latest US State to Pass Anti-BDS Bill

JNS.org – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law prohibiting the state’s...

African-American Missouri Church Leader ‘Rejects Without Hesitation’ Anti-Israel Components of Black Lives Matter Platform August 17, 2016 7:15 am

African-American Missouri Church Leader ‘Rejects Without Hesitation’ Anti-Israel Components of Black Lives Matter Platform

A prominent African-American clergyman in Missouri has issued a stinging public rebuke to...

Tennessee Jewish Federations Outraged by University’s ‘Tepid Response’ to Virulent Antisemitism, Racism on Knoxville Campus August 16, 2016 12:29 pm

Tennessee Jewish Federations Outraged by University’s ‘Tepid Response’ to Virulent Antisemitism, Racism on Knoxville Campus

Jewish groups in Tennessee expressed “anger, disappointment and worry” over the...

Poll: Few US Voters Support Entry of Syrian Refugees Into Country August 16, 2016 10:07 am

Poll: Few US Voters Support Entry of Syrian Refugees Into Country

Only 36 percent of US voters support accepting Syrian refugees into the country, according...

Jewish Gold Medalist Becomes Oldest Male Individual Swimming Champion in Olympic History August 15, 2016 3:09 pm

Jewish Gold Medalist Becomes Oldest Male Individual Swimming Champion in Olympic History

A Jewish-American athlete made history at the Olympics in Rio on Friday night, when he became...

Chabad Sets Up Donation Page for Baton Rouge Flood Victims August 15, 2016 2:01 pm

Chabad Sets Up Donation Page for Baton Rouge Flood Victims

JNS.org – The Chabad center in Baton Rouge, La., has set up a fund to help victims...

Major Jewish Organization Condemns Double-Slaying of Imam, Assistant August 15, 2016 1:00 pm

Major Jewish Organization Condemns Double-Slaying of Imam, Assistant

JNS.org – The American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) US Director of Muslim-Jewish...

Hacked Emails of Jewish Billionaire George Soros Reveal Plan to Fight Israel’s ‘Racist’ Policies August 15, 2016 9:50 am

Hacked Emails of Jewish Billionaire George Soros Reveal Plan to Fight Israel’s ‘Racist’ Policies

JNS.org – The website DC Leaks has released a confidential report composed of documents...

New Jersey Woman Fails to Contest Father’s Will Over Alleged Bias Against Jewish Spouse August 14, 2016 1:06 pm

New Jersey Woman Fails to Contest Father’s Will Over Alleged Bias Against Jewish Spouse

A New Jersey woman who claimed her father disinherited her because she married a Jew failed...

‘Termites’ Congressman Reportedly Toured West Bank With Palestinian Advocacy Group August 14, 2016 9:05 am

‘Termites’ Congressman Reportedly Toured West Bank With Palestinian Advocacy Group

JNS.org – US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who became embroiled in controversy last month...

Jewish Woman Sues Dallas County, After Job Offer Rescinded Over Shabbat Observance August 14, 2016 6:26 am

Jewish Woman Sues Dallas County, After Job Offer Rescinded Over Shabbat Observance

A Jewish woman is suing the Dallas County for discrimination, claiming that a job offer...

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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