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Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack January 21, 2015 11:30 am

Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack

A group of Israeli tourists has been forced to leave a hostel in Lago Puelo, a national park...

No Gunpowder Found on Nisman’s Hands, Investigating Prosecutor Reveals; Argentine President Implies Global Conspiracy at Work January 20, 2015 12:22 pm

No Gunpowder Found on Nisman’s Hands, Investigating Prosecutor Reveals; Argentine President Implies Global Conspiracy at Work

The Argentine official in charge of the investigation into the death in suspicious circumstances...

In Israel, Japanese Prime Minister Demands Release of Islamic State Hostages January 20, 2015 10:00 am

In Israel, Japanese Prime Minister Demands Release of Islamic State Hostages

JNS.org - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that the Islamic State release two...

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages January 20, 2015 9:40 am

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages

CNN – Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else. The...

Alberto Nisman Death: Judge Seizes Evidence, Initial Autopsy Findings Released January 19, 2015 2:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death: Judge Seizes Evidence, Initial Autopsy Findings Released

Ariel Lijo, the Argentinian judge who received a 300 page complaint from Special Prosecutor...

‘Alberto Nisman Was the 86th Victim of the AMIA Bombing:’ Skepticism Meets Official Argentine Suggestion That Special Prosecutor Committed Suicide (VIDEO) January 19, 2015 11:20 am

‘Alberto Nisman Was the 86th Victim of the AMIA Bombing:’ Skepticism Meets Official Argentine Suggestion That Special Prosecutor Committed Suicide (VIDEO)

Assertions by Argentinian officials that Alberto Nisman – the Special Prosecutor investigating...

Israeli and Japanese Prime Ministers Seek Greater Economic Cooperation January 19, 2015 10:25 am

Israeli and Japanese Prime Ministers Seek Greater Economic Cooperation

JNS.org – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead January 19, 2015 10:10 am

Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead

JNS.org – Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of...

Phone Taps Reveal Argentinian President ​Fernández de Kirchner’s Attempt to Cover Up Iranian Involvement in AMIA Bombing, Prosecutor Says January 14, 2015 5:27 pm

Phone Taps Reveal Argentinian President ​Fernández de Kirchner’s Attempt to Cover Up Iranian Involvement in AMIA Bombing, Prosecutor Says

In a sensational development in the long-running investigation into the 1994 bombing of the...

New Poll Reveals Widespread Antisemitism in UK Society, 84 Percent of British Jews Regard Anti-Israel Boycotts as ‘Intimidation’ January 14, 2015 11:42 am

New Poll Reveals Widespread Antisemitism in UK Society, 84 Percent of British Jews Regard Anti-Israel Boycotts as ‘Intimidation’

A new opinion poll released by the UK-based Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) has revealed...

French Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonné Investigated Over ‘I Am Charlie Coulibaly’ Declaration January 12, 2015 12:04 pm

French Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonné Investigated Over ‘I Am Charlie Coulibaly’ Declaration

Dieudonné M’Bala M’bala, the anti-Semitic French provocateur infamous for devising the...

‘Their Hands Are Covered in Blood:’ Bennett Denounces Presence of PA President Abbas and Qatar at Paris Anti-Terror Rally January 11, 2015 3:35 pm

‘Their Hands Are Covered in Blood:’ Bennett Denounces Presence of PA President Abbas and Qatar at Paris Anti-Terror Rally

Israel Economy Minister Naftali Bennett has issued a stinging criticism of the presence of...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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