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Direct, Secure Hotline Between Putin and Netanyahu to be Installed June 1, 2014 10:18 am

Direct, Secure Hotline Between Putin and Netanyahu to be Installed

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have...

Jewish Humanitarian Group Sends 15 Tons of Aid to Balkans Flood Victims May 30, 2014 5:46 pm

Jewish Humanitarian Group Sends 15 Tons of Aid to Balkans Flood Victims

JNS.org – In response to last week’s massive floods in Serbia as well as Bosnia and...

Australian Museum Returns First Nazi-Looted Art Piece to Heirs of Original Jewish Owner May 30, 2014 12:57 pm

Australian Museum Returns First Nazi-Looted Art Piece to Heirs of Original Jewish Owner

The National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, agreed to return a portrait in...

EXCLUSIVE: SWC Rabbi Takes on Jerusalem Cardinal Over Papal Trip, Says Herzl Grave Visit Was Break From Church Doctrine May 29, 2014 4:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE: SWC Rabbi Takes on Jerusalem Cardinal Over Papal Trip, Says Herzl Grave Visit Was Break From Church Doctrine

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center,...

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Artist Yaacov Agam Explains Jewish Kinetic Rainbow Painting Presented to Pope Francis May 29, 2014 2:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Artist Yaacov Agam Explains Jewish Kinetic Rainbow Painting Presented to Pope Francis

When Pope Francis, and the hundred Vatican officials and international journalists who accompanied...

Teva’s Parkinson’s Drug Now Marketed in Japan May 29, 2014 10:46 am

Teva’s Parkinson’s Drug Now Marketed in Japan

Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, Takeda, recently signed an agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical...

UN Secretary General Condemns Deadly Shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum May 26, 2014 10:11 am

UN Secretary General Condemns Deadly Shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum

JTA – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the recent killing of four...

Thailand Coup Leads Israel to Issue Travel Warning May 22, 2014 1:59 pm

Thailand Coup Leads Israel to Issue Travel Warning

JNS.org – Israel’s Foreign Ministry has issued a travel warning for Israeli tourists...

Survivor Recounts 1972 PFLP-Red Army Terror Attack at Tel Aviv’s Lod Airport May 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Survivor Recounts 1972 PFLP-Red Army Terror Attack at Tel Aviv’s Lod Airport

Ros Sloboda, a wounded survivor of the 1972 terror attack at Israel’s Lod airport...

Israel Sends Intelligence Experts to Help Search for Nigerian Schoolgirls May 20, 2014 4:41 pm

Israel Sends Intelligence Experts to Help Search for Nigerian Schoolgirls

JNS.org - Israel has sent a team of intelligence experts to Nigeria to help the government...

Bulgarian Prime Minister Meets With Israeli Families of Burgas Bombing Victims May 20, 2014 2:21 pm

Bulgarian Prime Minister Meets With Israeli Families of Burgas Bombing Victims

JNS.org – Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on Monday in Israel had an emotional...

Pope to Visit Palestinian Authority Mufti Who Endorsed Extermination of Jews (VIDEO) May 20, 2014 11:22 am

Pope to Visit Palestinian Authority Mufti Who Endorsed Extermination of Jews (VIDEO)

Watchdog Palestinian Media Watch on Tuesday warned that Pope Francis, as the most senior...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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