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Negotiators Facing Significant Obstacles in Nuclear Talks With Iran June 28, 2015 11:22 am

Negotiators Facing Significant Obstacles in Nuclear Talks With Iran

After nearly a decade of international diplomacy, negotiators are trying to reach a final...

Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments June 26, 2015 8:21 pm

Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments

The Anti-Defamation League may have indicated that more than half of South Koreans harbor...

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP June 26, 2015 8:08 pm

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP

The two countries spending the highest percentage of their gross domestic product on defense...

After Confederate Flag Ban, Major Jewish Group Demands Amazon ‘Revisit’ Policy for Nazi, Hamas Banners June 26, 2015 12:19 pm

After Confederate Flag Ban, Major Jewish Group Demands Amazon ‘Revisit’ Policy for Nazi, Hamas Banners

Just days after online retailer Amazon announced a ban on Confederate flags, a major Jewish...

At Least 27 Killed, Including Tourists, in Attack at Tunisian Beachfront Hotel June 26, 2015 9:58 am

At Least 27 Killed, Including Tourists, in Attack at Tunisian Beachfront Hotel

At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened...

Global Jewish Population Approaches Pre-Holocaust Level June 26, 2015 9:45 am

Global Jewish Population Approaches Pre-Holocaust Level

JNS.org – The current global Jewish population is about 14.2 million, according to...

Report: Since Inception, UNHRC Condemned Israel More Than Rest of World’s Countries Combined June 25, 2015 11:51 am

Report: Since Inception, UNHRC Condemned Israel More Than Rest of World’s Countries Combined

Since its inception nine years ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council has issued more...

Though Relatively Low Overall, Traffic to BDS Websites Rises June 25, 2015 9:34 am

Though Relatively Low Overall, Traffic to BDS Websites Rises

JNS.org – A poll for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth conducted by SimilarWeb...

Israeli Embassy Teams With Filipino Foundation to Launch Tech Start-Up Contest June 24, 2015 10:16 am

Israeli Embassy Teams With Filipino Foundation to Launch Tech Start-Up Contest

JNS.org – The Israeli Embassy in the Philippines has teamed up with the Filipino foundation...

Saudis Believe Iran Shipped Nuclear Equipment to Sudan in 2012 June 24, 2015 10:16 am

Saudis Believe Iran Shipped Nuclear Equipment to Sudan in 2012

JNS.org – Diplomats from Saudi Arabia believe that Iran shipped nuclear equipment to...

Jewish Rights Group Demands UEFA Investigate Spanish ‘Deportivo’ Paper Over Antisemitism June 22, 2015 11:41 am

Jewish Rights Group Demands UEFA Investigate Spanish ‘Deportivo’ Paper Over Antisemitism

Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Union of European Football Associations...

Intelligence Agencies Warn of Possible Threat Against Israeli Tourists in India June 22, 2015 9:30 am

Intelligence Agencies Warn of Possible Threat Against Israeli Tourists in India

Indian Intelligence agencies have sounded a possible threat to Israeli tourists in India....

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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  • Blogs Sports Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken Loans Arena during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night weren’t your ordinary Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Tomer Hulli and his father, Eli, made the trip from Israel to attend games 3 and 4 in Cleveland. Tomer, who lives in Tzur Moshe, a 25-minute drive north of Tel Aviv, has been playing basketball since he was 5. Hulli said he didn’t plan this […]

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