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Video Shows IDF ‘Knock on the Roof’ Warning (VIDEO) July 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Video Shows IDF ‘Knock on the Roof’ Warning (VIDEO)

JNS.org – A video posted on YouTube highlights Israel’s “knock on the...

Rick Perry: Isolationist Foreign Policy Increases Terrorism July 14, 2014 12:15 am

Rick Perry: Isolationist Foreign Policy Increases Terrorism

CBS – Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, came down firmly on the hawkish side of the Republican...

Hamas Interior Minister Orders Citizens to Ignore IDF Evacuation Calls July 13, 2014 1:24 pm

Hamas Interior Minister Orders Citizens to Ignore IDF Evacuation Calls

Ynet – Hamas called on Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip to “immediately...

Opinion: Containment is No Longer an Option July 11, 2014 11:08 am

Opinion: Containment is No Longer an Option

The goal of Israel’s war against Hamas — which has systematically and deliberately...

Opinion: Talk of Peace Always Leads to War July 11, 2014 11:06 am

Opinion: Talk of Peace Always Leads to War

After a light-hearted exchange about the chance of reaching our destination without getting...

Obama Says U.S. Willing to Broker Hamas-Israel Truce July 11, 2014 10:47 am

Obama Says U.S. Willing to Broker Hamas-Israel Truce

Ynet – The US is making every effort to deter an Israeli ground operation in Gaza, with...

Message to Obama: Terrorism is Not Senseless July 10, 2014 12:57 am

Message to Obama: Terrorism is Not Senseless

President Barack Obama thinks terror is “senseless,” but the terrorists disagree. Terrorists...

Analysis: Discord on Gaza Spurs Yisrael Beiteinu’s Lieberman to Split Party From Likud July 10, 2014 12:51 am

Analysis: Discord on Gaza Spurs Yisrael Beiteinu’s Lieberman to Split Party From Likud

JNS.org - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beiteinu political...

Peres: IDF Gaza Ground Offensive Could Begin ‘Quite Soon’ July 10, 2014 12:05 am

Peres: IDF Gaza Ground Offensive Could Begin ‘Quite Soon’

Arutz Sheva – Outgoing President Shimon Peres said in an interview Wednesday with CNN‘s...

Israeli Official: International Community Not Interested in Gaza War July 10, 2014 12:01 am

Israeli Official: International Community Not Interested in Gaza War

Times of Israel – Despite several statements by world leaders condemning rocket fire...

Analysis: Is the Palestinian Authority in Danger of Losing U.S. Funding? July 9, 2014 4:42 pm

Analysis: Is the Palestinian Authority in Danger of Losing U.S. Funding?

JNS.org – Despite both the Senate and House of Representatives being in recess last...

European Union Urges ‘Maximum Restraint’ After Gaza Rocket Attacks, IDF Response July 9, 2014 4:37 pm

European Union Urges ‘Maximum Restraint’ After Gaza Rocket Attacks, IDF Response

Arutz Sheva – The European Union (EU) on Tuesday strongly condemned the rocket fire...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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