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Kerry Blasts Hamas for Refusing Ceasefire With Israel July 15, 2014 9:12 am

Kerry Blasts Hamas for Refusing Ceasefire With Israel

Jerusalem Post – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Hamas for powering through a ceasefire...

Pro-Israel Activists Attacked With Wooden Sticks in Los Angeles July 15, 2014 9:06 am

Pro-Israel Activists Attacked With Wooden Sticks in Los Angeles

JNS.org – Pro-Palestinian activists wielding wooden sticks attacked participants at a...

Anti-Semites Hold Hateful Demonstration in Seattle; Pro-Israel Rallies Disrupted in Los Angeles, Boston July 14, 2014 1:42 pm

Anti-Semites Hold Hateful Demonstration in Seattle; Pro-Israel Rallies Disrupted in Los Angeles, Boston

An anti-Israel demonstration in Seattle to oppose Israel’s week-long response to Hamas’s...

Five Jewish Organizations Split Ruderman Family Foundation’s $250K Inclusion Prize July 14, 2014 12:06 pm

Five Jewish Organizations Split Ruderman Family Foundation’s $250K Inclusion Prize

JNS.org – The Ruderman Family Foundation on Monday announced the recipients of its third...

Canadian Prime Minister Harper Praised for Statement in Support of Israel’s Gaza Campaign July 13, 2014 1:56 pm

Canadian Prime Minister Harper Praised for Statement in Support of Israel’s Gaza Campaign

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was praised for a statement he published on Sunday...

IDF Graphic Shows New York, Empire State Building Under Rocket Fire (PHOTO) July 12, 2014 10:46 pm

IDF Graphic Shows New York, Empire State Building Under Rocket Fire (PHOTO)

A graphic published by the Israel Defense Forces to illustrate what life is like under rocket...

Jewish Federations Launch Emergency Fund for Israeli Communities Facing Rocket Attacks July 12, 2014 10:17 pm

Jewish Federations Launch Emergency Fund for Israeli Communities Facing Rocket Attacks

JNS.org – The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on Friday announced the launch...

Amid Rocket Attacks, Roger Waters Reiterates Demand for Neil Young to Cancel Israel Concerts; SWC Calls Waters an Anti-Semite July 11, 2014 1:28 pm

Amid Rocket Attacks, Roger Waters Reiterates Demand for Neil Young to Cancel Israel Concerts; SWC Calls Waters an Anti-Semite

Veteran Israel-basher Roger Waters was labelled an anti-Semite after taking to Facebook on...

U.S. Jewish Leaders Taking Solidarity Trip to Israel Amid Gaza Conflict July 11, 2014 9:59 am

U.S. Jewish Leaders Taking Solidarity Trip to Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

JNS.org – Leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,...

Poll: Obama Approval Among Jews Drops to 55 Percent, Down 22 Points Since Start of Presidency July 11, 2014 9:05 am

Poll: Obama Approval Among Jews Drops to 55 Percent, Down 22 Points Since Start of Presidency

A new poll released by Gallup on Friday shows President Obama’s approval rating among...

Remaining Senate Support for Palestinian Unity Government Diminishing in Face of Gaza Rocket Attacks July 11, 2014 6:05 am

Remaining Senate Support for Palestinian Unity Government Diminishing in Face of Gaza Rocket Attacks

Times of Israel – As senators submitted a bipartisan resolution in support of Israel’s...

House Members Call for White House Consultation With Congess on Iran Nuclear Deal July 11, 2014 6:00 am

House Members Call for White House Consultation With Congess on Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org - More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a strongly...

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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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