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Likely Presidential Candidates Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Travel to New Hampshire March 13, 2015 7:08 am

Likely Presidential Candidates Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Travel to New Hampshire

Boston Herald – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — the...

Report: Netanyahu’s Likud Fearing Loss as Rival Parties Gain Ground March 12, 2015 7:28 am

Report: Netanyahu’s Likud Fearing Loss as Rival Parties Gain Ground

The Guardian – Israel’s opposition leader, Yitzhak Herzog, appears to be gaining momentum...

Bennett Says ‘Primitive Mezuzah Kissers’ Will Win Elections March 12, 2015 7:27 am

Bennett Says ‘Primitive Mezuzah Kissers’ Will Win Elections

Arutz Sheva – Don’t count out the “primitive mezuzah kissers” that leftist...

Iran Declares Victory Over US in Nuke Talks March 12, 2015 7:27 am

Iran Declares Victory Over US in Nuke Talks

Free Beacon – Iran’s foreign minister and chief negotiator in nuclear talks with the...

Democrats Slam Republicans Again on Iran Letter March 11, 2015 1:36 am

Democrats Slam Republicans Again on Iran Letter

New York Times – Angry Democrats on Tuesday excoriated the open letter sent toIran’s...

Hillary Clinton Seeks to Downplay Email Controversy March 11, 2015 1:35 am

Hillary Clinton Seeks to Downplay Email Controversy

CNN – Former secretary of State and likely 2016 White House aspirant Hillary Clinton...

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Defiant in Face of Palestinian ICC Threats March 11, 2015 1:34 am

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Defiant in Face of Palestinian ICC Threats

Arutz Sheva – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday brushed off Palestinian...

White House Admits Obama Emailed Clinton on Private Account, Claims Ignorance March 10, 2015 7:36 am

White House Admits Obama Emailed Clinton on Private Account, Claims Ignorance

Washington Times – President Obama communicated with Hillary Rodham Clinton via email...

Iran: GOP Letter on Nuclear Deal is ‘Propaganda’ March 10, 2015 7:33 am

Iran: GOP Letter on Nuclear Deal is ‘Propaganda’

CBS News – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif thinks some Senate Republicans need...

Obama: I’ll Talk to American People About Iran After Deal is Made March 10, 2015 7:25 am

Obama: I’ll Talk to American People About Iran After Deal is Made

Weekly Standard – President Obama will wait until after a nuclear deal with Iran is...

New Poll Shows Likud Ahead in Israeli Elections March 9, 2015 11:30 am

New Poll Shows Likud Ahead in Israeli Elections

Arutz Sheva – If elections were held today, Likud would be the largest party with...

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take Questions About E-Mail Accounts March 6, 2015 11:30 am

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take Questions About E-Mail Accounts

Business Insider – Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at an...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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