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Global Jewish Genealogy Database Grows to 1 Million Entries March 25, 2015 3:07 pm

Global Jewish Genealogy Database Grows to 1 Million Entries

JNS.org - A growing Jewish genealogy database announced that it has reached 1 million entries. The...

Australian Principal Tells Students Islamic State Was Created by Israel March 23, 2015 8:36 pm

Australian Principal Tells Students Islamic State Was Created by Israel

The principal of an Islamic school in Melbourne tells his students that the Islamic State...

Secret Nazi Lair Reportedly Found in Argentina March 23, 2015 12:58 pm

Secret Nazi Lair Reportedly Found in Argentina

JNS.org – A team of archaeologists from the University of Buenos Aires believe they...

Retired British Col. Richard Kemp Accuses Anti-Israel Protesters of Racism, Antisemitism March 22, 2015 10:01 pm

Retired British Col. Richard Kemp Accuses Anti-Israel Protesters of Racism, Antisemitism

Retired British Army colonel Richard Kemp told The Algemeiner that protesters displayed...

Tunisian President Says Country at ‘War With Terror’ After Deadly Attack at Tunis Museum Kills 19 March 19, 2015 7:10 am

Tunisian President Says Country at ‘War With Terror’ After Deadly Attack at Tunis Museum Kills 19

Fox News – Tunisia’s president said late Wednesday that his country was “in...

Images of Hitler, Swastikas Plastered Over Buildings at South African University March 19, 2015 7:09 am

Images of Hitler, Swastikas Plastered Over Buildings at South African University

Times of Israel – Students at a South African university awoke Wednesday to images of...

Producer Says New ’72 Munich Terror Attack Documentary Will Differ From Others March 17, 2015 8:12 am

Producer Says New ’72 Munich Terror Attack Documentary Will Differ From Others

The producer of a new documentary short on the infamous terror attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics...

Muslims Harass Mourners at Jewish Cemetery in Sweden March 15, 2015 12:34 pm

Muslims Harass Mourners at Jewish Cemetery in Sweden

JNS.org – Police in Malmo, Sweden, have issued an order to post officers near a Jewish...

Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran March 15, 2015 12:26 pm

Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran

CBS News – Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland Sunday for a marathon...

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say March 13, 2015 11:31 am

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say

Reuters – Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council...

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged March 13, 2015 11:26 am

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged

JTA – A former leader of Russian Jews said he would like to hang prominent Ukrainian...

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO) March 13, 2015 8:26 am

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO)

A spokesman in Australia for the extreme Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir threatened to make...

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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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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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