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Iran Scrambles to Deal with Cyber Attack on its Oil Infrastructure April 24, 2012 8:03 am

Iran Scrambles to Deal with Cyber Attack on its Oil Infrastructure

Ynet – The Iranian Oil Ministry has formed a crisis center to deal with the recent cyber...

Sudan Bombing of South Sudan Sparks Talk of War April 24, 2012 7:30 am

Sudan Bombing of South Sudan Sparks Talk of War

Fox News/AP – Sudan continued with its aerial bombardment of South Sudan on Tuesday,...

U.S. Sanctions Syrian, Iranian Internet Companies for Human Rights Abuses April 23, 2012 1:46 pm

U.S. Sanctions Syrian, Iranian Internet Companies for Human Rights Abuses

LA Times -The Obama administration took aim Monday at what it called “digital guns for...

China to Use Gold for Purchase of Iranian Oil, Avoiding U.S. Financial Sanctions April 23, 2012 9:45 am

China to Use Gold for Purchase of Iranian Oil, Avoiding U.S. Financial Sanctions

As countries around the world and the banks that operate within them attempt to avoid American...

Turkey Turns Israel Away from NATO Summit in Chicago April 23, 2012 8:45 am

Turkey Turns Israel Away from NATO Summit in Chicago

Israel National News – Turkey has “punished” Israel by blocking it from a NATO summit...

North Korea, Iran and 4 Other Recent International Missile Advancements April 21, 2012 5:00 am

North Korea, Iran and 4 Other Recent International Missile Advancements

CS Monitor – In a display that Indian officials said put their country “among...

Barak Not “Optimistic” About Iran Talks Ahead of Meeting With U.S. Defense Secretary April 20, 2012 3:00 am

Barak Not “Optimistic” About Iran Talks Ahead of Meeting With U.S. Defense Secretary

JPost – Iran bought five weeks for its nuclear program through talks with the international...

Bombings Hit 10 Iraqi Cities, 30 Dead as Violence Returns April 19, 2012 11:00 pm

Bombings Hit 10 Iraqi Cities, 30 Dead as Violence Returns

 AJC/AP – Bombs ripped through 10 Iraqi cities Thursday, killing at least 30 people...

U.S. Military Planning for Increased Role in Syria Conflict April 19, 2012 7:00 pm

U.S. Military Planning for Increased Role in Syria Conflict

CS Monitor – The Pentagon is “reviewing and planning for a range of additional measures...

Wiesel: Stop Equating Iran with the Holocaust April 19, 2012 8:16 am

Wiesel: Stop Equating Iran with the Holocaust

JPost – Few people in the world today represent the Holocaust and its commemoration...

Israeli Minister Ayalon Warns Against “Falling into the Trap” in Talks with Iran April 18, 2012 9:56 am

Israeli Minister Ayalon Warns Against “Falling into the Trap” in Talks with Iran

Fox News/AP – Israel’s deputy foreign minister says the nuclear talks between...

The Leopard and the Kid, A Biblical Prophesy Fulfilled (for 45 Minutes) April 17, 2012 9:42 pm

The Leopard and the Kid, A Biblical Prophesy Fulfilled (for 45 Minutes)

A South African game ranger might have assumed that the arrival of ‘the Messiah’...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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