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Days After White House Meeting, AIPAC Says ‘No Pause’ in Iran Sanctions Efforts November 3, 2013 2:58 pm

Days After White House Meeting, AIPAC Says ‘No Pause’ in Iran Sanctions Efforts

JNS.org - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) President Michael Kassen said...

ADL Honors Ukrainian Archbishop Who Saved Jews During Holocaust November 1, 2013 3:39 pm

ADL Honors Ukrainian Archbishop Who Saved Jews During Holocaust

The Anti-Defamation League posthumously honored a Ukrainian Archbishop on Friday for his role...

Schumer to Kerry: Jewish Archive ‘Should Not Be Returned’ to Iraq November 1, 2013 1:25 pm

Schumer to Kerry: Jewish Archive ‘Should Not Be Returned’ to Iraq

At least one influential member of government is pushing to have the United States renege...

New Diapers Make it Kosher to Keep Babies Clean on Shabbos November 1, 2013 11:30 am

New Diapers Make it Kosher to Keep Babies Clean on Shabbos

There’s Kosher wine, kosher meat, and now kosher…diapers? Indeed, the item has...

Kerry Set to Arrive in Israel as PA Threatens to Walk Away from Talks November 1, 2013 8:53 am

Kerry Set to Arrive in Israel as PA Threatens to Walk Away from Talks

JPost – US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit next week for talks on the Israeli-Palestinian...

White House, Biden, Pushing Senate to Hold Off On New Iran Sanctions November 1, 2013 8:50 am

White House, Biden, Pushing Senate to Hold Off On New Iran Sanctions

Reuters – Vice President Joe Biden led a high-powered delegation to Capitol Hill on...

ADL’s Foxman Says He ‘Loses Sleep’ Over Signs of U.S. Isolationism on Syria, Iran October 31, 2013 7:12 pm

ADL’s Foxman Says He ‘Loses Sleep’ Over Signs of U.S. Isolationism on Syria, Iran

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, warned attendees at the ADL’s...

Pollster: ADL Anti-Semitism Survey Reflects Growing Tolerance for All Minorities, But Anti Jewish Prejudices Persist October 31, 2013 6:13 pm

Pollster: ADL Anti-Semitism Survey Reflects Growing Tolerance for All Minorities, But Anti Jewish Prejudices Persist

Results of an annual Anti-Defamation League survey on American attitudes towards Jews reflects...

White House, J Street Pressure Jewish Groups on Iran October 31, 2013 5:59 pm

White House, J Street Pressure Jewish Groups on Iran

JNS.org - The U.S. government is asking pro-Israel activists to reduce their public support...

New ADL Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Americans’ Anti-Semitic Attitudes October 31, 2013 12:08 pm

New ADL Survey Shows Slight Decrease in Americans’ Anti-Semitic Attitudes

A new survey taken on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League shows that 12 percent of Americans...

Day After Rushed White House Meeting With Jewish Leaders, Simon Wiesenthal Center Calls Out Obama Admin. on Iran October 30, 2013 10:01 pm

Day After Rushed White House Meeting With Jewish Leaders, Simon Wiesenthal Center Calls Out Obama Admin. on Iran

A leading Jewish human rights group called out the Obama administration Wednesday for its...

The New King of New York Ramen is…Jewish? October 30, 2013 8:37 pm

The New King of New York Ramen is…Jewish?

The new and future king of Ramen is…Jewish? Well, yes, according to the New York Post. Meet...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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