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Largest Pro-Israel Rally of Gaza War Held in India, 20,000 in Attendance August 17, 2014 10:24 am

Largest Pro-Israel Rally of Gaza War Held in India, 20,000 in Attendance

JNS.org – Nearly 20,000 participants gathered at a pro-Israel and anti-radical Islam...

Campaign Posters of New Zealand PM With Jewish Roots Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti August 16, 2014 8:11 pm

Campaign Posters of New Zealand PM With Jewish Roots Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

JNS.org – Campaign posters for New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, who has Jewish...

As Threats Rise, Israelis Mull Nixing Turkey From Travel Plans (VIDEO) August 14, 2014 8:18 pm

As Threats Rise, Israelis Mull Nixing Turkey From Travel Plans (VIDEO)

In the wake of crude anti Semitic remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Israel – Vietnam Seeking Major Boost in Defense Ties August 14, 2014 8:08 pm

Israel – Vietnam Seeking Major Boost in Defense Ties

Vietnam and Israel are working towards a major upgrade in bilateral defense relations, Hanoi...

For 90 Minutes, Jewish Leaders Tell UN’s Ban Ki-moon About Hamas Abuses, List 19 War Crimes August 14, 2014 7:48 pm

For 90 Minutes, Jewish Leaders Tell UN’s Ban Ki-moon About Hamas Abuses, List 19 War Crimes

For a full 90 minutes on Wednesday, Jewish leaders told United Nations Secretary-General...

Malaysian Teen’s Facebook ‘Like’ of Post That Says ‘I Love Israel’ Prompts Sedition Probe August 14, 2014 7:10 pm

Malaysian Teen’s Facebook ‘Like’ of Post That Says ‘I Love Israel’ Prompts Sedition Probe

A 17-year-old student in the northern Malaysian state of Penang was placed under investigation...

Israelis Campaign for Kurdish Independence and Against Yazidi Massacre at U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (VIDEO) August 14, 2014 1:56 pm

Israelis Campaign for Kurdish Independence and Against Yazidi Massacre at U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

A large group of Israelis, many of them Kurdish Jews, gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy...

ADL Reports ‘Dramatic Surge’ in Anti-Semitic Attacks Worldwide Since Start of Gaza Conflict August 14, 2014 9:21 am

ADL Reports ‘Dramatic Surge’ in Anti-Semitic Attacks Worldwide Since Start of Gaza Conflict

Times of Israel – The U.S.-based Anti-Defamation League recorded a “dramatic surge”...

South African Union Leader Calls for Violence Against Country’s Jews in Response to Gaza Civilian Deaths August 14, 2014 9:21 am

South African Union Leader Calls for Violence Against Country’s Jews in Response to Gaza Civilian Deaths

JTA – A South African union leader wrote a Facebook post calling for “eye for an...

‘Human Wrongs Council’ – Israel Ambassador to UN on Schabas Appointment to Gaza Commission August 13, 2014 3:02 pm

‘Human Wrongs Council’ – Israel Ambassador to UN on Schabas Appointment to Gaza Commission

Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Tuesday...

Planned New Gaza Flotilla Gathers Pace, Will Set Sail Later This Year August 12, 2014 10:19 am

Planned New Gaza Flotilla Gathers Pace, Will Set Sail Later This Year

ABC News/AP – A group of human rights organizations said Tuesday they are organizing...

Known Anti-Israel Critic Appointed Head of UNHRC Gaza Probe August 11, 2014 8:17 pm

Known Anti-Israel Critic Appointed Head of UNHRC Gaza Probe

JNS.org – Known anti-Israel critic William Schabas, a Canadian professor of international...

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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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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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