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Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons June 29, 2014 7:54 pm

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...

Hollywood Gossip Mills Spar Over Rumors Mila Kunis Will Give Birth in ‘Kabbala Water’ June 29, 2014 2:59 pm

Hollywood Gossip Mills Spar Over Rumors Mila Kunis Will Give Birth in ‘Kabbala Water’

Tinseltown twitter feeds, gossip blogs and Facebook pages are awash with, um, reports, that...

‘The Fat Jew’ Rising – Comedian Scores Two TV Shows June 27, 2014 6:46 pm

‘The Fat Jew’ Rising – Comedian Scores Two TV Shows

A 30-year-old comedian known as “The Fat Jew” is rapidly building his fan base...

Jewish Professor Quit University of Calgary After School Refused to Act Against Students Who Endorsed Terror Groups June 27, 2014 4:49 pm

Jewish Professor Quit University of Calgary After School Refused to Act Against Students Who Endorsed Terror Groups

A tenured professor at Canada’s University of Calgary said he left the school after...

Report: U.S. Mideast Envoy Martin Indyk Resigns After Failed Peace Deal Attempt June 27, 2014 10:52 am

Report: U.S. Mideast Envoy Martin Indyk Resigns After Failed Peace Deal Attempt

United States special Middle East envoy Martin Indyk will leave his post after nearly a year...

Gary Oldman Takes to Jimmy Kimmel Live to Apologize Again for Defense of Mel Gibson After ADL Rejects First Apology (VIDEO) June 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Gary Oldman Takes to Jimmy Kimmel Live to Apologize Again for Defense of Mel Gibson After ADL Rejects First Apology (VIDEO)

British actor Gary Oldman on Wednesday apologized again for remarks he made during an interview...

The United Airlines Newark-Israel Flight From Hell (VIDEO) June 26, 2014 4:28 pm

The United Airlines Newark-Israel Flight From Hell (VIDEO)

…and you think you had a rough flight to Israel? Go talk to United Airlines passengers...

Massive Times Square Billboard Calls for Return of Missing Israeli Teens June 26, 2014 2:16 pm

Massive Times Square Billboard Calls for Return of Missing Israeli Teens

JNS.org – A massive new billboard in Times Square calling for the return of the three missing...

Fears Jewish Contractor Held in Cuba May Commit Suicide After Mother’s Death June 26, 2014 10:18 am

Fears Jewish Contractor Held in Cuba May Commit Suicide After Mother’s Death

Judy Gross, wife of Alan Gross, the Jewish U.S. government subcontractor in the fifth year...

CAMERA Sends College Students to Israel to Learn About Media Bias June 25, 2014 6:37 pm

CAMERA Sends College Students to Israel to Learn About Media Bias

JNS.org – The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA)...

NGO Monitor Slams PCUSA in 66-Page Report on Radical Church’s Opposition to Israel, Hatred of Jews June 25, 2014 4:31 pm

NGO Monitor Slams PCUSA in 66-Page Report on Radical Church’s Opposition to Israel, Hatred of Jews

Non-profit industry watchdog NGO Monitor on Wednesday slammed Presbyterian Church USA, which...

San Francisco State University Challenged for Funding Meetings With Terrorists June 25, 2014 11:18 am

San Francisco State University Challenged for Funding Meetings With Terrorists

JNS.org – Eight pro-Israel groups, headed by the AMCHA Initiative, sent a letter Tuesday...

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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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