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At Least 59 Dead in Kenya Shopping Center Terror Attack September 22, 2013 8:03 am

At Least 59 Dead in Kenya Shopping Center Terror Attack

BBC – At least 59 people were killed and 175 injured in Saturday’s attack on...

Russia Says Has Evidence Syria Rebels Used Chemical Weapons September 19, 2013 5:00 am

Russia Says Has Evidence Syria Rebels Used Chemical Weapons

Jerusalem Post – Russia will show the UN Security Council evidence it has received from...

Saudi TV Network’s Hitler Ad Campaign is ‘Offensive and Outrageous’ – ADL September 18, 2013 2:17 pm

Saudi TV Network’s Hitler Ad Campaign is ‘Offensive and Outrageous’ – ADL

A Saudi satellite television network’s use of Adolf Hitler’s image to promote...

Russia’s FM Lavrov Calls for Ghouta Attack to be ‘Impartially, Objectively, Professionally Investigated’ After UN Report September 18, 2013 8:49 am

Russia’s FM Lavrov Calls for Ghouta Attack to be ‘Impartially, Objectively, Professionally Investigated’ After UN Report

CBS News – Russia all but dismissed Wednesday a report by United Nations weapons inspectors...

Gentile Heartthrob Harry Styles Wants You to ‘Fast Well’ This Yom Kippur September 13, 2013 12:38 pm

Gentile Heartthrob Harry Styles Wants You to ‘Fast Well’ This Yom Kippur

Harry Styles wants everyone to “fast well” this Yom Kippur. The non-Jewish teen-pop-sensation...

UN Report to Confirm Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, But Avoid Ascribing Blame September 12, 2013 11:12 am

UN Report to Confirm Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, But Avoid Ascribing Blame

A report set to be released by the United Nations on a chemical weapons attack in Syria last...

Russia Rebukes U.S.-Israel Over Missile Test September 10, 2013 1:41 pm

Russia Rebukes U.S.-Israel Over Missile Test

JNS.org- Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov summoned the Israeli and American...

Russia Urges Syria to Submit Chemical Weapons Stockpiles to International Control September 9, 2013 2:42 pm

Russia Urges Syria to Submit Chemical Weapons Stockpiles to International Control

BBC – Russia has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons stockpiles under international...

New Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Known as Outspoken Israel Supporter September 9, 2013 1:20 pm

New Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Known as Outspoken Israel Supporter

JNS.org – Australians elected Tony Abbott of the conservative Liberal Party as prime...

Kerry to Assad: Avoid Western Strike by Turning Over Chemical Weapons September 9, 2013 8:24 am

Kerry to Assad: Avoid Western Strike by Turning Over Chemical Weapons

International Business Times – US secretary of state John Kerry has given an ultimatum...

Zanzibar Attack Victim Says She Didn’t Know Assailants September 8, 2013 10:53 pm

Zanzibar Attack Victim Says She Didn’t Know Assailants

Zanzibar acid attack victim Kirstie Trup, 18, said she had never met the assailants who attacked...

GQ ‘Men of the Year’ Awards: Jewish Jeremy Piven Responds to Russell Brand’s Nazi Jibe September 4, 2013 1:42 pm

GQ ‘Men of the Year’ Awards: Jewish Jeremy Piven Responds to Russell Brand’s Nazi Jibe

The GQ ‘Men of the Year’ awards program at London’s Royal Opera House on...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Education Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

    Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

    JNS.org – Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of poverty. Communal resistance to traditional schooling. Difficulty finding employment or a lack of motivation to be employed. These conditions are shared by two sectors of the Israeli population that the casual observer likely wouldn’t group together: haredi Jews and Bedouin. Through its operation of schools for each population, however, the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network seeks to give haredim and Bedouin a brighter future in the Jewish [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that is a cause of great concern to him: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds him captive. Tony, who is [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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