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Report: Tunisian Jihadist Group May Target Jewish Tourists Over Ramadan June 20, 2014 11:06 am

Report: Tunisian Jihadist Group May Target Jewish Tourists Over Ramadan

JNS.org – A report by a Tunisian counterterrorism expert claims that the North African...

China Wins Israeli Port Tender, Mediterranean Hub Poised for Growth June 19, 2014 2:52 pm

China Wins Israeli Port Tender, Mediterranean Hub Poised for Growth

Chinese national ports company China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. on Thursday won the...

Israeli ​FM Lieberman Says International Community Unable to Respond Effectively to Terror, Proposes Middle East-Africa Terror Intel Exchange June 19, 2014 10:31 am

Israeli ​FM Lieberman Says International Community Unable to Respond Effectively to Terror, Proposes Middle East-Africa Terror Intel Exchange

Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday met Kenyan President...

Netanyahu, Blair, Prosor Criticize Global Reaction to Kidnapping June 19, 2014 10:24 am

Netanyahu, Blair, Prosor Criticize Global Reaction to Kidnapping

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem on Tuesday with Middle East...

International Mayors Conference in Israel Condemns Kidnappings; Netanyahu Vows Hamas to ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ June 18, 2014 12:48 pm

International Mayors Conference in Israel Condemns Kidnappings; Netanyahu Vows Hamas to ‘Pay a Heavy Price’

The 29th International Mayors Conference met in Israel on Wednesday where the group issued...

Solidarity Campaigns for Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria, Boys in Israel, Converge in New York June 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Solidarity Campaigns for Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria, Boys in Israel, Converge in New York

Two solidarity campaigns for kidnapped youth converged in New York City on Monday, when a...

International Community Condemns Kidnapping of Israeli Teens June 16, 2014 2:26 pm

International Community Condemns Kidnapping of Israeli Teens

JNS.org - Leaders from some of Israel’s top allies have expressed their outrage and deep...

Knesset Committee on the Rights of the Child Calls on UN to Do More to Help Save Kidnapped Teens June 16, 2014 9:03 am

Knesset Committee on the Rights of the Child Calls on UN to Do More to Help Save Kidnapped Teens

The Israeli Knesset Committee on the Rights of the Child on Monday called on United Nations...

Billionaire Jewish Philanthropist Moise Safra Dead at 79 June 16, 2014 6:19 am

Billionaire Jewish Philanthropist Moise Safra Dead at 79

JNS.org – Brazilian-Jewish financier Moise Y. Safra died June 13 of a heart attack at the...

Palestinian Envoy: Australia at Economic Risk for Stance on Eastern Jerusalem June 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Palestinian Envoy: Australia at Economic Risk for Stance on Eastern Jerusalem

JNS.org – The Palestinian envoy to Australia says the country is at risk of economic...

ISIS Soldier Behind Brussels Jewish Museum Killings, Says France’s Hollande June 13, 2014 9:52 am

ISIS Soldier Behind Brussels Jewish Museum Killings, Says France’s Hollande

Mehdi Nemmouche, the primary suspect in the Brussels Jewish Museum shooting of four people,...

UNESCO Jewish Connection to Israel Exhibit Opens Without ‘Israel’ in Title June 12, 2014 3:39 pm

UNESCO Jewish Connection to Israel Exhibit Opens Without ‘Israel’ in Title

JNS.org - The title of a once-delayed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

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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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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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