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Holocaust Liberation Should be Marked on Hebrew Date, Jewish Leader Says May 13, 2014 8:04 pm

Holocaust Liberation Should be Marked on Hebrew Date, Jewish Leader Says

JNS.org – Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Vice President German Zacharyev says that world...

Malaysian Muslim Political Leader Rails Against ‘Proxies of Capitalist Jewish Groups’ May 13, 2014 4:02 pm

Malaysian Muslim Political Leader Rails Against ‘Proxies of Capitalist Jewish Groups’

Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman, the head of the Malaysian Muslim Solidarity party, on Monday...

ADL Global Survey Finds ‘Anti-Semitic Attitudes Are Persistent, Pervasive Around the World’; West Bank, Gaza Highest Scores May 13, 2014 12:19 pm

ADL Global Survey Finds ‘Anti-Semitic Attitudes Are Persistent, Pervasive Around the World’; West Bank, Gaza Highest Scores

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday said a survey of 53,100 adults in 102 countries and...

Netanyahu: In Unity Deal, Abbas Would be Held Responsible for Gaza Rocket Attacks May 13, 2014 9:42 am

Netanyahu: In Unity Deal, Abbas Would be Held Responsible for Gaza Rocket Attacks

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that if there were a unity...

Advocacy Group Calls for Full Disclosure Amid Concern Over Sanctions-Busting at Iran Oil Show May 13, 2014 9:40 am

Advocacy Group Calls for Full Disclosure Amid Concern Over Sanctions-Busting at Iran Oil Show

Advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran has called on attendees of Iran’s...

Netanyahu: Israel and Japan Should Cooperate Like Iran and North Korea Do May 12, 2014 9:39 am

Netanyahu: Israel and Japan Should Cooperate Like Iran and North Korea Do

Jerusalem Post – Israel and Japan, two countries facing rogue regimes, should cooperate...

Nigeria Terrorist Group Releases Video of Kidnapped Schoolgirls, Offers Release in Exchange for Prisoners May 12, 2014 9:38 am

Nigeria Terrorist Group Releases Video of Kidnapped Schoolgirls, Offers Release in Exchange for Prisoners

The Independent – The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has reportedly released a new...

Israel Warns India of Terror Risk Against Jewish, Israeli Targets May 9, 2014 10:59 am

Israel Warns India of Terror Risk Against Jewish, Israeli Targets

Israel has alerted Indian intelligence services of a renewed terror risk against Jewish tourists...

Activist Says Climate for Spread of Anti-Semitism Worse Now Than During Holocaust May 9, 2014 12:03 am

Activist Says Climate for Spread of Anti-Semitism Worse Now Than During Holocaust

The climate for the spread of anti-Semitism is worse now than it was during the holocaust...

Canada FM: UN Special Rapporteur Candidate’s Comments on Israel Show ‘Abysmal Judgment’ May 8, 2014 10:16 am

Canada FM: UN Special Rapporteur Candidate’s Comments on Israel Show ‘Abysmal Judgment’

Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird on Thursday said he was “concerned”...

UN Human Rights Council Under Fire Ahead of Vote to Fill Position Created by Gaddafi Prize Co-Founder May 7, 2014 5:43 pm

UN Human Rights Council Under Fire Ahead of Vote to Fill Position Created by Gaddafi Prize Co-Founder

The United Nations Human Rights Council came under fire ahead of a vote on Thursday to fill...

Facebook Removes ‘Moroccan Ghosts’ Page After Hacker Group Defaces Jewish Websites in U.S. May 7, 2014 1:41 pm

Facebook Removes ‘Moroccan Ghosts’ Page After Hacker Group Defaces Jewish Websites in U.S.

Facebook removed a page belonging to the Moroccan Ghosts, an anonymous hacker group that...

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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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