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New Pro-Israel College Group Seeks to Turn Florida Success Into National Growth November 15, 2013 9:54 am

New Pro-Israel College Group Seeks to Turn Florida Success Into National Growth

JNS.org - A new pro-Israel campus organization is looking to tap into the success its founders...

Rice Critical of Israel’s Settlement Plans November 15, 2013 9:47 am

Rice Critical of Israel’s Settlement Plans

JPost – US President Barack Obama’s top national security aide on Thursday blamed...

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital Rejects Proposed Bill Banning Religious Adornment November 14, 2013 5:42 pm

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital Rejects Proposed Bill Banning Religious Adornment

The new executive director of Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital had strong words for...

Jim Joseph Foundation Gives $4.5 Million to Jewish Education Initiatives November 14, 2013 2:58 pm

Jim Joseph Foundation Gives $4.5 Million to Jewish Education Initiatives

JNS.org – The San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation awarded more than $4.5 million...

ADL ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Brooklyn College Departments’ Sponsorship of Events Featuring ‘Unabashed Haters of Israel’ November 14, 2013 11:54 am

ADL ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Brooklyn College Departments’ Sponsorship of Events Featuring ‘Unabashed Haters of Israel’

The Anti-Defamation League says it is “deeply troubled” by the fact that two events...

Anti-Israeli Statements in Kerry Congress Briefing November 14, 2013 10:20 am

Anti-Israeli Statements in Kerry Congress Briefing

JNS.org - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told U.S. senators to ignore Israeli...

Kerry Pleads for No New Iran Sanctions as Talks Continue November 14, 2013 10:05 am

Kerry Pleads for No New Iran Sanctions as Talks Continue

CNN – Secretary of State John Kerry took his case on Wednesday to Capitol Hill, urging...

Billy Crystal Lampoons Popular TV Series With ‘Schmuck Dynasty’ (VIDEO) November 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Billy Crystal Lampoons Popular TV Series With ‘Schmuck Dynasty’ (VIDEO)

Actor and comedian Billy Crystal is crying fowl–err foul — and he has the tape...

Jewish Pugilist Foreman Scores First Round Knockout Win, Continuing Stellar Comeback (VIDEO) November 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Jewish Pugilist Foreman Scores First Round Knockout Win, Continuing Stellar Comeback (VIDEO)

Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman scored a stunning first-round knockout victory Tuesday night at...

42 Jewish Groups Urge Protection of Iraqi Jewish Archives November 13, 2013 10:55 am

42 Jewish Groups Urge Protection of Iraqi Jewish Archives

JNS.org – Forty-two groups, led by the Conference of Presidents of Major American...

White House Claims New Iran Sanctions Could Lead to War November 13, 2013 9:35 am

White House Claims New Iran Sanctions Could Lead to War

Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON – The White House warned Congress on Tuesday...

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Audience at Awards Show (VIDEO) November 12, 2013 4:54 pm

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Audience at Awards Show (VIDEO)

JNS.org - British-Jewish comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, known for roles such as Borat, Bruno,...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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