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Protesters Urge Donors to Stop Giving to NY Federation Due to Funding of Anti-Israel Activity September 16, 2013 8:58 am

Protesters Urge Donors to Stop Giving to NY Federation Due to Funding of Anti-Israel Activity

JNS.org – A group of between 50 and 75 protesters gathered outside the UJA-Federation...

Obama Says Iran ‘Shouldn’t Draw a Lesson’ From U.S. Handling of Syria Chemical Weapons Crisis September 15, 2013 6:30 pm

Obama Says Iran ‘Shouldn’t Draw a Lesson’ From U.S. Handling of Syria Chemical Weapons Crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Sunday that his country’s hesitation in carrying...

New Film Reveals Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix Hired Manager Because He was Jewish September 15, 2013 3:10 pm

New Film Reveals Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix Hired Manager Because He was Jewish

Shep Gordon had an influential ally during his rise to the top of the music industry: Jimi...

Iranian Delegation Finds New Home in New York for UN General Assembly at ONE UN Hotel September 15, 2013 2:29 pm

Iranian Delegation Finds New Home in New York for UN General Assembly at ONE UN Hotel

Iran has found a new home for its delegation during this month’s UN General Assembly...

Thriving Nazi Memorabilia Auction Business Highlights ‘Perversity’ of Collectors, ADL’s Foxman Says September 13, 2013 2:51 pm

Thriving Nazi Memorabilia Auction Business Highlights ‘Perversity’ of Collectors, ADL’s Foxman Says

The market for Nazi memorabilia is estimated to generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually....

The Jewish Hunger Games – Released in Time for Yom Kippur! (VIDEO) September 13, 2013 11:32 am

The Jewish Hunger Games – Released in Time for Yom Kippur! (VIDEO)

A day bereft of food is no laughing matter, unless you’re satirizing one of the most...

Obama and Rouhani May Meet Even as Iran Nuclear Program Continues Unabated September 13, 2013 10:05 am

Obama and Rouhani May Meet Even as Iran Nuclear Program Continues Unabated

JNS.org - U.S. President Barack Obama has corresponded with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

Missing NYC Alzheimer’s Patient, Armand Koskas, Has Been Found September 13, 2013 9:59 am

Missing NYC Alzheimer’s Patient, Armand Koskas, Has Been Found

After being reported lost in Manhattan for over 48 hours, Armand Koskas, 74, a retired chemical...

Al Qaeda Leader Threatens to ‘Bleed America Economically’ Via Small-Scale Attacks September 13, 2013 8:43 am

Al Qaeda Leader Threatens to ‘Bleed America Economically’ Via Small-Scale Attacks

Telegraph – Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al-Qaeda leader, has called on followers to commit...

Armand Koskas, 74, Alzheimer’s Patient Missing in New York, Synagogue Fears for His Life September 12, 2013 1:51 pm

Armand Koskas, 74, Alzheimer’s Patient Missing in New York, Synagogue Fears for His Life

Armand Koskas, 74, a retired chemical engineer now suffering from Alzheimer’s, has gone...

Report: Influential Rabbi Pinto Invited to Meet Iranian President Rouhani During New York Visit September 12, 2013 12:50 pm

Report: Influential Rabbi Pinto Invited to Meet Iranian President Rouhani During New York Visit

Influential Israeli kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto has been invited to meet with newly...

Watchdog Group Denounces UN Human Rights Council for Ignoring Syria While Censuring Israel (VIDEO) September 12, 2013 10:44 am

Watchdog Group Denounces UN Human Rights Council for Ignoring Syria While Censuring Israel (VIDEO)

UN Human Rights Council. Photo: wiki commons. UN Watch, a watchdog NGO, denounced the...

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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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