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Netanyahu Accuses Iran of ‘Subversive Activities’ in Latin America, Around the World February 17, 2014 10:58 am

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of ‘Subversive Activities’ in Latin America, Around the World

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Peruvian President on Monday...

Israel Helping India Clean Polluted Wetlands February 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Israel Helping India Clean Polluted Wetlands

A team of Israel scientists arrived in Bhubaneswar, Hubaneswar, India, this week to test a...

Israel Calls for Iran to be Held Accountable for 2012 Attack on Diplomat in India February 13, 2014 1:51 pm

Israel Calls for Iran to be Held Accountable for 2012 Attack on Diplomat in India

Israel on Thursday demanded that Iran be held accountable for an attempted terrorist attack...

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Iran’s Press TV Praise Presbytarian Church USA’s Anti-Israel Report February 13, 2014 11:33 am

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Iran’s Press TV Praise Presbytarian Church USA’s Anti-Israel Report

David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and Louisiana State...

Pope Francis Says Jews, Catholics Should Work Together to Help World’s Poor February 13, 2014 11:25 am

Pope Francis Says Jews, Catholics Should Work Together to Help World’s Poor

Pope Francis I told a delegation from the American Jewish Committee at the Vatican on Thursday...

UN Envoy Says Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Eroding February 13, 2014 9:52 am

UN Envoy Says Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Eroding

Ynet – The ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas is eroding, UN Middle East...

1979 Revolution Anniversary: Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Chant ‘Death to Israel’ at Rally February 11, 2014 10:00 am

1979 Revolution Anniversary: Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Chant ‘Death to Israel’ at Rally

Jerusalem Post – “For the past 200 years Iran hasn’t attacked or occupied...

Russian Olympic Ice Skater Julia Lipnitskaia Performs to ‘Schindler’s List’ Theme Song (VIDEO) February 10, 2014 8:23 pm

Russian Olympic Ice Skater Julia Lipnitskaia Performs to ‘Schindler’s List’ Theme Song (VIDEO)

Julia Lipnitskaia, the 15-year-old Russian Olympic ice skater who is emerging as a superstar...

Turkish Planes Intercept Hijacked Airliner Headed for Sochi February 7, 2014 7:30 pm

Turkish Planes Intercept Hijacked Airliner Headed for Sochi

AFP – Turkey scrambled a jet fighter Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine...

Report: Israel, India to Build Integrated Anti-Missile System February 7, 2014 11:56 am

Report: Israel, India to Build Integrated Anti-Missile System

Israel and India will jointly build an integrated anti-missile system to be deployed against...

Sochi Jews Remain Vigilant as Planes to Olympics Threatened With Toothpaste Bombs February 6, 2014 2:57 pm

Sochi Jews Remain Vigilant as Planes to Olympics Threatened With Toothpaste Bombs

JNS.org - The Chabad-Lubavitch center in Sochi, Russia is taking security precautions as...

Canadian Minister Compares Israel and Iran Human Rights Records February 6, 2014 11:22 am

Canadian Minister Compares Israel and Iran Human Rights Records

Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Social Development & Multiculturalism,...

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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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