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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...

ADL: Kansas Shootings Suspect Has Long History of Anti-Semitism, Racism April 14, 2014 5:56 pm

ADL: Kansas Shootings Suspect Has Long History of Anti-Semitism, Racism

JNS.org – A new report issued by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says that the gunman...

Vassar Profs Who Brought Students to Israel Describe Campus ‘Climate of Fear’ April 14, 2014 3:20 pm

Vassar Profs Who Brought Students to Israel Describe Campus ‘Climate of Fear’

Anti-Israel sentiment on the Vassar College campus, in upstate New York, was described as...

7-Year-Old Girl Sends Passover Macaroons to Jewish Soldiers Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan April 14, 2014 2:16 pm

7-Year-Old Girl Sends Passover Macaroons to Jewish Soldiers Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan

A second-grader from Pennsylvania sent 160 cans of macaroons to Jewish soldiers stationed...

Following Kansas Killings, de Blasio Says NYPD Taking Steps to Ensure Safety of Jewish Individuals April 13, 2014 8:53 pm

Following Kansas Killings, de Blasio Says NYPD Taking Steps to Ensure Safety of Jewish Individuals

Following shootings at Kansas Jewish institutions earlier Sunday that left three dead, New...

3 Killed in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Sites; Suspect Detained, Shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ (VIDEO) April 13, 2014 3:58 pm

3 Killed in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Sites; Suspect Detained, Shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ (VIDEO)

Three people were killed in shootings at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas, in a suspected...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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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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