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Argentina Jewish Community Sees Nisman Death as Another Attack January 26, 2015 11:57 pm

Argentina Jewish Community Sees Nisman Death as Another Attack

Members of Argentina’s Jewish community feel like they have been attacked once again...

Israeli Doctors Join Mission to Help Hundreds of Children in Vietnam January 25, 2015 1:20 pm

Israeli Doctors Join Mission to Help Hundreds of Children in Vietnam

For more than 30 years, Operation Smile has provided more than 200,000 free surgical procedures...

Officials: Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Shot Point Plank in Forehead January 25, 2015 11:57 am

Officials: Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Shot Point Plank in Forehead

Yahoo/AFP – An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive...

Journalist Who Covered Alberto Nisman Death Flees Argentina January 24, 2015 8:11 pm

Journalist Who Covered Alberto Nisman Death Flees Argentina

The mystery shrouding the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman continued to engulf...

Argentinian President: Prosecutor’s Death Was Part of Plot to Discredit Me January 23, 2015 10:50 am

Argentinian President: Prosecutor’s Death Was Part of Plot to Discredit Me

Yahoo/AFP – Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday she believes that a...

French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy Denounces ‘Delirium of Anti-Zionism’ Before UN General Assembly January 22, 2015 11:57 am

French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy Denounces ‘Delirium of Anti-Zionism’ Before UN General Assembly

The first ever meeting of the UN General Assembly devoted solely to the question of antisemitism...

Argentina President Kirchner Says Nisman Didn’t Commit Suicide January 22, 2015 11:04 am

Argentina President Kirchner Says Nisman Didn’t Commit Suicide

The Telegraph – Cristina Kirchner, the president of Argentina, has said that she does...

Alberto Nisman Death: Argentine Investigators Discover Unidentified Finger and Footprints in Passageway Connected to Apartment January 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death: Argentine Investigators Discover Unidentified Finger and Footprints in Passageway Connected to Apartment

Argentine investigators have discovered unidentified finger and footprints in an outdoor passageway...

Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack January 21, 2015 11:30 am

Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack

A group of Israeli tourists has been forced to leave a hostel in Lago Puelo, a national park...

No Gunpowder Found on Nisman’s Hands, Investigating Prosecutor Reveals; Argentine President Implies Global Conspiracy at Work January 20, 2015 12:22 pm

No Gunpowder Found on Nisman’s Hands, Investigating Prosecutor Reveals; Argentine President Implies Global Conspiracy at Work

The Argentine official in charge of the investigation into the death in suspicious circumstances...

In Israel, Japanese Prime Minister Demands Release of Islamic State Hostages January 20, 2015 10:00 am

In Israel, Japanese Prime Minister Demands Release of Islamic State Hostages

JNS.org - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that the Islamic State release two...

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages January 20, 2015 9:40 am

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages

CNN – Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else. The...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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