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Obama Administration Still in Contact With the Muslim Brotherhood March 19, 2014 6:15 am

Obama Administration Still in Contact With the Muslim Brotherhood

On March 14, in a meeting with foreign journalists in Washington D.C., deputy spokesperson...

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul Ahead for 2016 March 19, 2014 6:05 am

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul Ahead for 2016

Politico – Sen. Rand Paul leads the GOP 2016 pack, and former Secretary of State Hillary...

Israel’s Peres Says Abbas is ‘True Partner for Peace’ March 18, 2014 6:00 am

Israel’s Peres Says Abbas is ‘True Partner for Peace’

Ynet – President Shimon Peres said on Monday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas...

Israeli Government Remains Silent on Crimea Vote March 18, 2014 5:59 am

Israeli Government Remains Silent on Crimea Vote

Times of Israel – While the United States and the European Union have vocally condemned...

American Islamist Coalition Launches With Empty Rhetoric March 14, 2014 12:12 pm

American Islamist Coalition Launches With Empty Rhetoric

Eight national Muslim organizations, many with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and with records...

Israeli President’s Residence Spent Over 57 Million Shekels in 2013 March 14, 2014 11:15 am

Israeli President’s Residence Spent Over 57 Million Shekels in 2013

Israel Hayom – The President’s Residence spent just over 57 million shekels ($16...

Mistake to Release Convicts, Says EU Envoy to Israel March 14, 2014 10:06 am

Mistake to Release Convicts, Says EU Envoy to Israel

Times of Israel – While praising Benjamin Netanyahu for being bold in his peace efforts...

Israel’s Lapid Claims IDF Conscription Law Victory March 13, 2014 1:02 am

Israel’s Lapid Claims IDF Conscription Law Victory

Israel Hayom – The Equal Sharing of the Burden Bill, which applies the mandatory national...

Will CPAC’s Libertarian Attitude Harm Republicans’ Efforts to Reach Jewish Voters? March 13, 2014 1:01 am

Will CPAC’s Libertarian Attitude Harm Republicans’ Efforts to Reach Jewish Voters?

JNS.org – In striking a more libertarian tone than in previous years, the annual Conservative...

After Rocket Attacks, Foreign Minister Lieberman Calls for Israel to Retake Gaza Strip March 13, 2014 12:46 am

After Rocket Attacks, Foreign Minister Lieberman Calls for Israel to Retake Gaza Strip

Times of Israel – Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday evening said the IDF...

At Knesset, British PM David Cameron Calls Boycotts of Israel ‘Abhorrent’ March 12, 2014 1:27 pm

At Knesset, British PM David Cameron Calls Boycotts of Israel ‘Abhorrent’

JNS.org – British Prime Minister David Cameron, in his first visit to Israel since taking...

Orthodox Candidate Narrowly Wins Beit Shemesh Mayoral Race March 12, 2014 10:54 am

Orthodox Candidate Narrowly Wins Beit Shemesh Mayoral Race

Times of Israel – Hours after the polls closed at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, culminating an...

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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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  • Europe Relationships Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less satisfied in their personal relationships than other couples, Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “All the research is that individuals who have an interest in psychology or spirituality or who practice something like Kaballah (the branch of Jewish mysticism popularized by Madonna) are less likely to have satisfactory relationships,” he said. “A lifetime spent doing self-improvement workshops can just be a case of someone running away from reality.” [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    He’s a 6’7″ Jewish freestyle rapper who roams the streets of New York delivering his rhymes to unsuspecting passersby. Te’Devan, who calls himself the “6’7″ Jew who will rap for you” was recently profiled by the Gothamist blog. In a video posted Monday on YouTube, as part of the website’s No Your City eight-part series created by Nicolas Heller, Te’Devan is seen rapping about “not trying to conform to the status quo” and his mission to “be what I’m supposed to be.” [...]

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