Politics

Sarah Palin Says She is ‘Seriously’ Considering White House Run January 25, 2015 1:22 am

Sarah Palin Says She is ‘Seriously’ Considering White House Run

Washington Post – Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an...

Third Yesh Atid MK Retires From Israeli Politics January 25, 2015 1:20 am

Third Yesh Atid MK Retires From Israeli Politics

Arutz Sheva – MK Rina Frenkel (Yesh Atid) is retiring from politics, she announced in...

Opinion: Does Europe Have No-Go Zones? January 23, 2015 3:09 pm

Opinion: Does Europe Have No-Go Zones?

Comments by Steven Emerson on Fox News have prompted a heated debate over whether predominantly...

Report: Obama Administration Leaked Mossad Story for ‘Revenge’ January 23, 2015 3:04 pm

Report: Obama Administration Leaked Mossad Story for ‘Revenge’

Jerusalem Post – Israeli officials in Jerusalem told Army Radio on Thursday that a report...

New York’s Sheldon Silver Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes January 23, 2015 2:43 pm

New York’s Sheldon Silver Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes

New York Post – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver mastered “the greedy art of secret...

Housing Minister: Netanyahu Should Form New Israeli Government January 22, 2015 11:09 am

Housing Minister: Netanyahu Should Form New Israeli Government

Arutz Sheva – At a conference for administrators of religious Zionist institutions,...

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested on Corruption Chargers January 22, 2015 11:08 am

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested on Corruption Chargers

NY Daily News – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan...

Israel’s First Ultra-Orthodox Female Party is Announced January 21, 2015 12:09 pm

Israel’s First Ultra-Orthodox Female Party is Announced

Haaretz – The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women,...

Netanyahu Kindergarten Campaign Ad May Have Violated Election Law January 21, 2015 12:05 pm

Netanyahu Kindergarten Campaign Ad May Have Violated Election Law

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party released a campaign...

Obama Defies Republicans, Outlines Agenda in State of the Union Address January 20, 2015 6:58 pm

Obama Defies Republicans, Outlines Agenda in State of the Union Address

New York Times - President Obama claimed credit on Tuesday for an improving economy and defiantly...

Former Top Intelligence Official Added to Labor Party Election Roster January 20, 2015 6:57 pm

Former Top Intelligence Official Added to Labor Party Election Roster

Times of Israel – The Labor party is set to announce the appointment of Maj. Gen. (res.)...

Lieberman Presents Party’s Election Slate, 4 Women in Top 10 January 20, 2015 6:56 pm

Lieberman Presents Party’s Election Slate, 4 Women in Top 10

Haaretz – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the Yisrael Beiteinu party,...

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  • Commentary Featured Sports Remembering Myra Kraft on Super Bowl Sunday

    Remembering Myra Kraft on Super Bowl Sunday

    JNS.org – I am a Dallas Cowboys fan still recovering from our playoff defeat at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, or should I say, the instant replay booth. Still, football is like life—not always fair. And even the lead-up to Sunday’s Super Bowl has lacked fairness, as the media is obsessed with deflated footballs. Fans of the sport are not enjoying the sidebar stories that always accompany the lead-up to the big game. When the Patriots and the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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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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