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Support for Netanyahu Speech to Congress on Iranian Nuclear Threat Surges February 13, 2015 2:15 pm

Support for Netanyahu Speech to Congress on Iranian Nuclear Threat Surges

Advocacy group Christians United for Israel (CUFI) has hailed the response to an action alert...

Senator: ‘The President Isn’t Working for Anything in the Middle East Except Regime Change in Israel’ February 13, 2015 12:57 pm

Senator: ‘The President Isn’t Working for Anything in the Middle East Except Regime Change in Israel’

President Barack Obama’s only goal in the Middle East is to have new leadership installed...

Former Cop Sues NYPD for $150 Million Over Antisemitic Abuse February 13, 2015 11:32 am

Former Cop Sues NYPD for $150 Million Over Antisemitic Abuse

JNS.org - A former New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer is suing the force for...

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Endorses Upcoming Netanyahu Congress Speech February 13, 2015 10:41 am

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Endorses Upcoming Netanyahu Congress Speech

Reuters – Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his...

US Reportedly Stepping Up Raids Against Taliban, Al Qaida Militants February 13, 2015 10:40 am

US Reportedly Stepping Up Raids Against Taliban, Al Qaida Militants

Fox News – US Special Forces soldiers and their Afghan allies have undertaken an increasing...

Poll: Majority of Americans Say Obama Should Meet With Netanyahu February 12, 2015 11:01 pm

Poll: Majority of Americans Say Obama Should Meet With Netanyahu

JNS.org – A strong majority of Americans believe that President Barack Obama should...

Sen. Chuck Schumer Says He Will Vote for New Iran Sanctions if March 24 Deadline Missed February 12, 2015 3:10 pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer Says He Will Vote for New Iran Sanctions if March 24 Deadline Missed

JNS.org – US Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday said he is prepared to vote for...

George W. Bush, John Boehner, Mitt Romney to Headline Jewish Republican Conference February 12, 2015 3:10 pm

George W. Bush, John Boehner, Mitt Romney to Headline Jewish Republican Conference

JNS.org - Former president George W. Bush, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), and former...

GOP Congressman Blasts White House for Omitting Jews From List of Minorities Threatened by Islamic State February 12, 2015 12:35 pm

GOP Congressman Blasts White House for Omitting Jews From List of Minorities Threatened by Islamic State

Lee Zeldin, the freshman Republican congressman from New York, has strongly criticized the...

ADL Slams ‘Repugnant’ J Street Campaign Against Netanyahu February 11, 2015 3:14 pm

ADL Slams ‘Repugnant’ J Street Campaign Against Netanyahu

The Anti-Defamation League has blasted the left-wing lobby group J Street for running an “inflammatory...

Israel Advocates Warn US Legislators of Political Costs Over Boycott of Netanyahu’s Congress Speech February 11, 2015 1:37 pm

Israel Advocates Warn US Legislators of Political Costs Over Boycott of Netanyahu’s Congress Speech

Two of America’s most outspoken Israel advocacy organizations have issued a warning...

Donald Trump Congratulated on ‘Fox and Friends’ for Receiving The Algemeiner’s ‘Liberty’ Award (VIDEO) February 10, 2015 3:45 pm

Donald Trump Congratulated on ‘Fox and Friends’ for Receiving The Algemeiner’s ‘Liberty’ Award (VIDEO)

The hosts at Fox News morning show Fox and Friends congratulated business tycoon Donald...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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