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Report: Michael Bloomberg Seriously Considering Presidential Run January 23, 2016 8:05 pm

Report: Michael Bloomberg Seriously Considering Presidential Run

Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent...

Kerry Admits That ‘Some’ Iran Sanctions Relief Will Likely Fund Terrorism January 22, 2016 12:38 pm

Kerry Admits That ‘Some’ Iran Sanctions Relief Will Likely Fund Terrorism

JNS.org – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted that “some” of...

Flag From Iconic ‘Exodus’ Ship That Transported Holocaust Survivors Donated to US Museum January 22, 2016 12:29 pm

Flag From Iconic ‘Exodus’ Ship That Transported Holocaust Survivors Donated to US Museum

The flag of an iconic ship that tried to take Jewish Holocaust survivors to what would later...

Campus Watchdog Finds ‘Clear Relationship Between Anti-Israel Activism and Targeting of Jewish Students’ January 21, 2016 2:57 pm

Campus Watchdog Finds ‘Clear Relationship Between Anti-Israel Activism and Targeting of Jewish Students’

There is a “clear relationship” between anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions activism...

Jonathan Pollard to Address Major Jewish Organizations January 21, 2016 1:47 pm

Jonathan Pollard to Address Major Jewish Organizations

JNS.org – Jonathan Pollard, who was released from a US prison last November after being...

Michael Douglas to Advocate for Israel on US College Campus Tour January 21, 2016 10:41 am

Michael Douglas to Advocate for Israel on US College Campus Tour

JNS.org – American actor Michael Douglas and Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan...

‘Militia Men’ in Oregon Blow Shofars as ‘Battle Trumpets’ to Gather Christians for Government Standoff January 20, 2016 4:13 pm

‘Militia Men’ in Oregon Blow Shofars as ‘Battle Trumpets’ to Gather Christians for Government Standoff

A video posted Sunday on Facebook shows militia men in Burns, Oregon using shofars (ram horns...

Watchdog: New York Times Downplays Palestinian Terror, Disregards Israeli Victims, Distorts English Language January 20, 2016 4:02 pm

Watchdog: New York Times Downplays Palestinian Terror, Disregards Israeli Victims, Distorts English Language

A media watchdog blasted The New York Times on Wednesday for “continuing to downplay Palestinian...

Kent State Professor Calling for ‘Death to Israel’ Under FBI Investigation for Possible ISIS Ties January 20, 2016 3:47 pm

Kent State Professor Calling for ‘Death to Israel’ Under FBI Investigation for Possible ISIS Ties

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating an outspoken antisemitic...

Trump: ‘I Am 100% in Favor of Moving US Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem’ January 20, 2016 1:33 pm

Trump: ‘I Am 100% in Favor of Moving US Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem’

JNS.org – Donald Trump, the front-runner in the polls for the Republican presidential...

US Supports EU Move to Distinguish West Bank Settlements From Israel Proper January 20, 2016 11:14 am

US Supports EU Move to Distinguish West Bank Settlements From Israel Proper

The US State Department came out in support of a European Union move to distinguish West Bank...

Captive Jewish Ex-FBI Agent Levinson May No Longer Be in Iran, White House Says January 20, 2016 11:05 am

Captive Jewish Ex-FBI Agent Levinson May No Longer Be in Iran, White House Says

JNS.org – The White House said on Tuesday that Robert Levinson, a Jewish former FBI...

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

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