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Anti-Semitism at Anti Zimmerman Protest; ‘You Ashkenazi Crafted Devil’ Proclaims T-Shirt July 17, 2013 12:43 pm

Anti-Semitism at Anti Zimmerman Protest; ‘You Ashkenazi Crafted Devil’ Proclaims T-Shirt

A man leading a demonstration against the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in a murder...

Orthodox Jewish Boxer Dmitriy Salita Featured in Documentary Series, Talks Jewish Roots (VIDEO) July 16, 2013 11:52 am

Orthodox Jewish Boxer Dmitriy Salita Featured in Documentary Series, Talks Jewish Roots (VIDEO)

New York-based, Orthodox Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita is front and center in a new documentary...

Canadian Mayor Who Said Israel Doesn’t ‘Deserve to Exist,’ Now Under Investigation After Bragging He Kills Kittens for Fun July 16, 2013 10:57 am

Canadian Mayor Who Said Israel Doesn’t ‘Deserve to Exist,’ Now Under Investigation After Bragging He Kills Kittens for Fun

A Canadian politician who previously stated that Israel doesn’t ‘deserve to exist,’...

ADL ‘Applauds’ De Blasio’s Campaign to Highlight Saudi Arabian Airlines ‘Six-Decades of Discrimination’ July 16, 2013 10:15 am

ADL ‘Applauds’ De Blasio’s Campaign to Highlight Saudi Arabian Airlines ‘Six-Decades of Discrimination’

The Anti-Defamation League praised New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s probe...

Group Promotes Guidelines to Prevent Jewish Funding of BDS Movement July 16, 2013 6:36 am

Group Promotes Guidelines to Prevent Jewish Funding of BDS Movement

JNS.0rg – JCC Watch, a pro-Israel advocacy group, is holding protests on the second...

NYC’s De Blasio Threatens to Pull JFK Airport Slot From Saudi Arabian Airlines for Blocking Israelis From Flights July 15, 2013 5:31 pm

NYC’s De Blasio Threatens to Pull JFK Airport Slot From Saudi Arabian Airlines for Blocking Israelis From Flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines discriminates against Israeli nationals attempting to fly the airline...

Long Island Jew Claims Landlord Evicted Him for Refusing to Remove Mezuzah July 15, 2013 12:51 pm

Long Island Jew Claims Landlord Evicted Him for Refusing to Remove Mezuzah

An Orthodox Jew living in Long Island is claiming in court that his landlord evicted him after...

Hillel Names Former Ohio Congressman Fingerhut as CEO July 15, 2013 12:10 pm

Hillel Names Former Ohio Congressman Fingerhut as CEO

JNS.0rg – The board of directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life...

Madonna Finishes Writing Torah in Honor of Son Rocco’s Bar Mitzvah July 15, 2013 10:03 am

Madonna Finishes Writing Torah in Honor of Son Rocco’s Bar Mitzvah

This past weekend Madonna helped her son Rocco celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in New York City,...

Netanyahu Tells ‘Face the Nation’: Iran Getting ‘Closer and Closer to the Bomb’ (VIDEO) July 15, 2013 8:50 am

Netanyahu Tells ‘Face the Nation’: Iran Getting ‘Closer and Closer to the Bomb’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation”...

Amar’e Stoudemire Part of Israeli Basketball Team’s New Ownership Group July 14, 2013 9:55 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire Part of Israeli Basketball Team’s New Ownership Group

JNS.0rg – National Basketball Association star Amar’e Stoudemire, who famously...

Madonna’s Son Rocco Celebrates Bar Mitzvah in NYC July 14, 2013 7:16 pm

Madonna’s Son Rocco Celebrates Bar Mitzvah in NYC

Entertainer Madonna’s son Rocco celebrated his bar mitzvah this past Friday and Saturday...

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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 moral 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 has [...]

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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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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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