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EXCLUSIVE: Jewish Woman Explains How She Outsmarted Her Muggers With Sting Operation (INTERVIEW) July 4, 2013 3:13 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Jewish Woman Explains How She Outsmarted Her Muggers With Sting Operation (INTERVIEW)

The  story of a 24-year-old Jewish woman being robbed in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn,...

Jewish Camp Counselor From New York Dies in Tragedy July 4, 2013 2:32 pm

Jewish Camp Counselor From New York Dies in Tragedy

The Jewish Daily Forward – A Jewish summer camp counselor from New York was killed and...

‘Christian Century’ Under Fire for Ties With Editor From Magazine Accused of Anti-Semitism July 3, 2013 1:00 pm

‘Christian Century’ Under Fire for Ties With Editor From Magazine Accused of Anti-Semitism

JNS.org - The Christian Century, a mainline Christian magazine based in Chicago, has come...

Slain Orthodox Jewish Jamaican to Have Street Named in His Honor (VIDEO) July 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Slain Orthodox Jewish Jamaican to Have Street Named in His Honor (VIDEO)

New York City is set to name a street after a Chasidic Jew who was killed trying to protect...

Pro-Israel Group Launches Campaign to Counter Anti-Israel Ads in San Francisco July 2, 2013 7:14 pm

Pro-Israel Group Launches Campaign to Counter Anti-Israel Ads in San Francisco

JNS.org - The pro-Israel education group StandWithUs has launched an advertising campaign...

Muggers Outwitted by Young Jewish Woman in Brooklyn July 1, 2013 12:18 pm

Muggers Outwitted by Young Jewish Woman in Brooklyn

A victim of a theft used her own ingenuity to capture the crooks after police came up empty...

ADL Slams MSNBC Pundit Michael Eric Dyson for Comparing Justice Clarence Thomas to ‘Jew Who Sided With Hitler’ (VIDEO) June 30, 2013 10:45 am

ADL Slams MSNBC Pundit Michael Eric Dyson for Comparing Justice Clarence Thomas to ‘Jew Who Sided With Hitler’ (VIDEO)

The 100 year old Anti Defamation League, a major Jewish human rights group, has lashed out...

ZOA Concerned by Jewish Groups’ Criticism of Opposition to Two-State Solution June 30, 2013 10:09 am

ZOA Concerned by Jewish Groups’ Criticism of Opposition to Two-State Solution

JNS.org – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is expressing concern about...

Blogger Spearheads Petition Urging Human Rights Groups to Condemn Anti-Semitic TV Show June 28, 2013 10:49 am

Blogger Spearheads Petition Urging Human Rights Groups to Condemn Anti-Semitic TV Show

Scene during filming of upcoming Khaybar series. A petition urging human rights groups...

Retired U.S. General Under Investigation for Stuxnet Leak June 28, 2013 7:06 am

Retired U.S. General Under Investigation for Stuxnet Leak

Times of Israel – A retired US general who served in the Pentagon’s upper echelon...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted, Allegedly Left Confession in Boat June 28, 2013 12:37 am

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted, Allegedly Left Confession in Boat

Boston Globe – A federal grand jury today handed up a sweeping indictment of Boston...

Alicia Keys Demands Removal of Anti-Israel YouTube Video June 27, 2013 4:19 pm

Alicia Keys Demands Removal of Anti-Israel YouTube Video

A video protesting Israel posted to YouTube that featured a song by Alicia Keys was removed...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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