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Putin’s Former High School Teacher, Now Living in Israel, Says Russian President Lavished Her With Gifts March 29, 2014 9:29 pm

Putin’s Former High School Teacher, Now Living in Israel, Says Russian President Lavished Her With Gifts

Ynet – Meet Mina Yuditskaya, Vladimir Putin’s former high-school teacher, who...

Full Itinerary for Pope Francis Trip to Israel Released March 27, 2014 1:28 pm

Full Itinerary for Pope Francis Trip to Israel Released

Despite the strike by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the complete itinerary of the first trip...

Legal Rights Group Releases Full Report on Oxfam Ties to Terror Group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine March 26, 2014 7:45 pm

Legal Rights Group Releases Full Report on Oxfam Ties to Terror Group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Oxfam International is tied to banned terror group PFLP, the Popular Front for the Liberation...

Israel’s Elbit Wins UAV Contract for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup March 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Israel’s Elbit Wins UAV Contract for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

Israeli defense manufacturer Elbit Systems won a contract from the Brazilian Air Force to...

Jimmy Carter Confuses Israel as ‘Jewish State’ for Meaning All Arabs Must Convert March 25, 2014 10:42 am

Jimmy Carter Confuses Israel as ‘Jewish State’ for Meaning All Arabs Must Convert

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter confused Israel’s demand for the Palestinian Authority...

Austrian Politician Compares European Union to Hitler’s 3rd Reich March 25, 2014 10:17 am

Austrian Politician Compares European Union to Hitler’s 3rd Reich

Daily Mail – An Austrian far-right politician under fire for saying that Hitler’s...

Jews Brought Holocaust on Themselves, Russian TV Host Says (VIDEO) March 24, 2014 7:49 pm

Jews Brought Holocaust on Themselves, Russian TV Host Says (VIDEO)

JNS.org - A Russian TV presenter, in a conversation with a writer about the Ukrainian protests...

Iran Lashes Out at Canadian Court Decision to Award $7 Million in Seized Assets to Terror Victims March 24, 2014 1:36 pm

Iran Lashes Out at Canadian Court Decision to Award $7 Million in Seized Assets to Terror Victims

Iran lashed out at a decision by a Canadian court to award $7 million in seized Iranian assets...

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search: Australian, Chinese Planes Spot ‘Objects’ in Indian Ocean March 24, 2014 9:34 am

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search: Australian, Chinese Planes Spot ‘Objects’ in Indian Ocean

Fox News – Crews of Australian and Chinese search planes have spotted several objects across...

Egyptian Satirist’s Plagiarism of Jewish Author Prompts Anti-Semitic Maelstrom on Twitter March 23, 2014 2:13 pm

Egyptian Satirist’s Plagiarism of Jewish Author Prompts Anti-Semitic Maelstrom on Twitter

Cairo-based satirist Bassem Youssef, the host of Egypt’s popular El Bernameg news...

Jewish Organizations Condemn Holocaust Denial By Iran’s Supreme Leader March 23, 2014 9:59 am

Jewish Organizations Condemn Holocaust Denial By Iran’s Supreme Leader

Jewish organizations broadly condemned Iran’s Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei for questioning...

U.S., U.K. Call on United Nations to Investigate Iran Arms Shipment March 21, 2014 6:32 pm

U.S., U.K. Call on United Nations to Investigate Iran Arms Shipment

JNS.org - The United Nations ambassadors from the United States and the United Kingdom called...

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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