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Suspected Kansas Killer Gave Anti-Semitic Rant to New York Rabbi Before Slayings April 20, 2014 9:41 am

Suspected Kansas Killer Gave Anti-Semitic Rant to New York Rabbi Before Slayings

New York Post – The anti-Semite charged with fatally shooting three people outside of...

Law to Bar Iran Envoy From Serving at U.N. Signed by Obama April 18, 2014 8:30 pm

Law to Bar Iran Envoy From Serving at U.N. Signed by Obama

JNS.org – President Barack Obama, whose administration already said it would deny a...

Spider-Man Actor Claims the Superhero for the Tribe April 18, 2014 5:46 pm

Spider-Man Actor Claims the Superhero for the Tribe

British actor and star of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Andrew Garfield claimed that the web-spinning...

U.S., Terror Victims’ Families Agree on Sale of Iran-Linked New York Skyscraper April 18, 2014 3:11 pm

U.S., Terror Victims’ Families Agree on Sale of Iran-Linked New York Skyscraper

JNS.org – In the largest terrorism-related forfeiture in U.S. history, the U.S. government...

Congresswoman Meng Pushes State Department on Israeli Visa Crisis; Kerry Admits 32% of Post-Army Israelis Were Refused B-2 Tourist Visa April 18, 2014 12:35 pm

Congresswoman Meng Pushes State Department on Israeli Visa Crisis; Kerry Admits 32% of Post-Army Israelis Were Refused B-2 Tourist Visa

The U.S. State Department said that 32 percent of Israelis aged 21 to 27 were refused B-2...

Obama Adviser David Axelrod Recruited by UK’s Miliband April 18, 2014 9:56 am

Obama Adviser David Axelrod Recruited by UK’s Miliband

The Guardian – Barack Obama’s most influential adviser during two presidential victories...

Mayor Faces Impeachment After Speaking Kindly of Jewish Center Killer April 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Mayor Faces Impeachment After Speaking Kindly of Jewish Center Killer

Marionville, Missouri, Mayor Dan Clevenger, who took office less than a week ago, is facing...

Kansas Jewish Community Center to Host ‘Interfaith Service of Unity and Hope’ April 17, 2014 10:25 am

Kansas Jewish Community Center to Host ‘Interfaith Service of Unity and Hope’

The Overland Park, Kansas, Jewish Community Center on Thursday will host an ‘Interfaith...

Kansas Shooting Suspect Was Guest Lecturer at Missouri State April 17, 2014 9:55 am

Kansas Shooting Suspect Was Guest Lecturer at Missouri State

Daily Caller – Frazier Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader accused...

Mayor of Kansas Shooter’s Hometown Aligns With White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic Views April 17, 2014 9:44 am

Mayor of Kansas Shooter’s Hometown Aligns With White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic Views

JNS.org - The mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller, the man who reportedly...

President Obama, John Kerry Send Passover Greetings to Jewish Community April 15, 2014 1:00 pm

President Obama, John Kerry Send Passover Greetings to Jewish Community

Jewish World – U.S President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were among...

Kansas Killings Suspect to Face Hate Crime Charges April 15, 2014 9:00 am

Kansas Killings Suspect to Face Hate Crime Charges

Jerusalem Post – The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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