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Smithsonian Institution Head Says Boycott of Israel Won’t Solve Conflict June 14, 2016 12:01 pm

Smithsonian Institution Head Says Boycott of Israel Won’t Solve Conflict

JNS.org – The head of the Smithsonian Institution, America’s national research...

Former Classmate of Orlando Shooter Says Killer Was Homosexual, Regularly Visited Gay Nightclub June 14, 2016 11:53 am

Former Classmate of Orlando Shooter Says Killer Was Homosexual, Regularly Visited Gay Nightclub

Omar Mateen lived a double life. The homophobic maniac who murdered 49 people inside Orlando’s...

World Jewish Leaders Condemn Orlando Nightclub Terror Attack June 13, 2016 10:35 pm

World Jewish Leaders Condemn Orlando Nightclub Terror Attack

JNS.org – World Jewish groups and Israeli leaders have condemned the terror attack...

Orlando Terror Attack Takes Center Stage in US Presidential Campaign June 13, 2016 9:54 pm

Orlando Terror Attack Takes Center Stage in US Presidential Campaign

The worst mass shooting in modern US history put terrorism at the heart of the 2016 election...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Offers Condolences to American People After Deadly Orlando Terror Attack June 13, 2016 9:22 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu Offers Condolences to American People After Deadly Orlando Terror Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to the mass shooting at gay nightclub Pulse...

Victims Named After 49 Killed in Mass Terror Shooting at Orlando Gay Club June 13, 2016 9:20 pm

Victims Named After 49 Killed in Mass Terror Shooting at Orlando Gay Club

These are the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history. Terrorist Omar Mateen...

Poll: Hillary Clinton Opens Three-Point Lead Over Donald Trump June 11, 2016 2:22 pm

Poll: Hillary Clinton Opens Three-Point Lead Over Donald Trump

Most voters feel the upcoming election matters more than ones in the past.  At the same time,...

Media Watchdog Accuses Notoriously Biased MSNBC Reporter of ‘Parroting’ Palestinian Narrative in Tel Aviv Terror Coverage (VIDEO) June 10, 2016 7:04 pm

Media Watchdog Accuses Notoriously Biased MSNBC Reporter of ‘Parroting’ Palestinian Narrative in Tel Aviv Terror Coverage (VIDEO)

An MSNBC correspondent notorious for his anti-Israel reporting is “only interested in parroting...

Former KKK Leader David Duke Blames ‘Viciousness  of Jews’ for Trump Opposition June 10, 2016 9:48 am

Former KKK Leader David Duke Blames ‘Viciousness of Jews’ for Trump Opposition

JNS.org – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke this week defended Donald Trump on...

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Calls for Solidarity With Israel Following Deadly Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack (VIDEO) June 10, 2016 8:35 am

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Calls for Solidarity With Israel Following Deadly Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack (VIDEO)

The host of Fox News‘ “On the Record” called for the international community...

Antisemitism Expert: Twitter Must ‘Step Up’ War Against Jew-Targeted Hate Speech June 10, 2016 8:30 am

Antisemitism Expert: Twitter Must ‘Step Up’ War Against Jew-Targeted Hate Speech

Twitter needs to “step up and deal with the hate speech” that is increasingly sweeping the...

In Robust Response to Tel Aviv Terror, Trump Rips ‘Uncivilized’ Palestinians Who Praised Attack June 9, 2016 5:11 pm

In Robust Response to Tel Aviv Terror, Trump Rips ‘Uncivilized’ Palestinians Who Praised Attack

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump harshly condemned on Thursday the...

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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  • Blogs Food Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network‘s reality show, “Chopped,” Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht – who teaches up-and-coming chefs about the intricacies of kosher dietary laws at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) — was nominated for the show by a professional chef, and went through a rigorous interview process at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea, NY. Months later, he was informed he had been accepted as a contestant in the popular TV cooking competition. “I thought […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, was organizing refugee relief in Gaza. Before UNRWA, the UN created the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees (UNRPR). It outsourced […]

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