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Pollard Cancels Address to Jewish Organizations to Avoid Risk of Return to Prison January 26, 2016 2:18 pm

Pollard Cancels Address to Jewish Organizations to Avoid Risk of Return to Prison

JNS.org – Jonathan Pollard, who was released in November after serving 30 years in...

New Liberal Party Canadian FM Draws Criticism Over Israel Remarks January 26, 2016 10:34 am

New Liberal Party Canadian FM Draws Criticism Over Israel Remarks

JNS.org – Canada’s new Liberal party government said it is delivering a “tough message”...

Brooklyn Man Who Suffered Heart Attack While Shoveling Snow Saved by Jewish Volunteer Ambulance Service Medic January 24, 2016 1:30 pm

Brooklyn Man Who Suffered Heart Attack While Shoveling Snow Saved by Jewish Volunteer Ambulance Service Medic

A volunteer for a Jewish emergency rescue service saved the life of a Brooklyn, NY man who...

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officials Visit Israel to Learn About Preventing, Combating Terrorism January 24, 2016 1:05 pm

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officials Visit Israel to Learn About Preventing, Combating Terrorism

A group of law enforcement officials from Massachusetts left on Sunday for an organized 10-day...

Clean-Up Begins After Record-Breaking Winter Storm Jonas Kills at Least 19 People on East Coast January 24, 2016 11:26 am

Clean-Up Begins After Record-Breaking Winter Storm Jonas Kills at Least 19 People on East Coast

States across America are beginning the process of digging their way out of record-breaking...

David Blatt, Former Israeli Basketball Coach, Fired From NBA’s Cavaliers January 24, 2016 10:37 am

David Blatt, Former Israeli Basketball Coach, Fired From NBA’s Cavaliers

JNS.org – David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s...

Texas School District Seeks Suspect Who Painted Swastika on Car of  Jewish Student January 24, 2016 7:54 am

Texas School District Seeks Suspect Who Painted Swastika on Car of Jewish Student

A Texas school district is investigating the painting of a swastika on the car of a Jewish...

Jewish Wife of Don McLean Claims He Called Her ‘Hebe’ and Other Antisemitic Names January 24, 2016 7:28 am

Jewish Wife of Don McLean Claims He Called Her ‘Hebe’ and Other Antisemitic Names

The wife of famed American singer-songwriter Don McLean claimed the musician called her antisemitic...

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...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    JNS.org – Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations in atonal music changed the face of music. These days, even more Jews — in particular, Israeli Jews — are changing the face of Vienna’s culinary scene with innovations in…the art of the pita. Freudians may find a psychoanalytic motive for the local appeal of the Israeli eateries popping up in the Austrian capital. Walk […]

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  • Features Opinion In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    The two bullet casings are already beginning to rust. Sheikh Nasser Pasha plucks them from the ground. “Look, one is from an AK-47, one from an American M-4.” The casings are strewn on the ground atop a long mound of dirt with a few bits of white sticks on it. It would appear unremarkable if one were walking by it. A closer look, however, reveals the white objects are pieces of human bone: arms, legs, and a single human skull. […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

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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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