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Zuckerberg and Peres Launch New Facebook Page for Peace (VIDEO) March 6, 2012 3:25 pm

Zuckerberg and Peres Launch New Facebook Page for Peace (VIDEO)

On Sunday evening, President Obama announced in Washington that Israeli President Shimon Peres...

An Evening in Paris – Via Persia (PHOTO) March 6, 2012 3:23 pm

An Evening in Paris – Via Persia (PHOTO)

Imagine the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, miss-en-scène “painted”...

Klout: The Top 10 #Jewish “Influencers” February 29, 2012 12:03 pm

Klout: The Top 10 #Jewish “Influencers”

People have always had the power to influence others, and that power is being democratized...

Prime Butcher Offers Fine Dining – At Home February 28, 2012 10:24 am

Prime Butcher Offers Fine Dining – At Home

When Joey Allaham left his family’s ancestral home in Syria, few could have predicted the...

I Accuse: The Eichmann Trial Remembered (PHOTOS) February 19, 2012 2:49 pm

I Accuse: The Eichmann Trial Remembered (PHOTOS)

The 1961 trial of Nazi arch criminal Adolf Eichmann changed the philosophy and future thinking...

KFWE Kosher Food and Wine Extravaganza 2012 (PHOTOS) February 14, 2012 3:13 pm

KFWE Kosher Food and Wine Extravaganza 2012 (PHOTOS)

Well before the Sixth Annual Kosher Wine and Food Experience came to Chelsea Piers in New...

The Multi-Talented Lily Henley February 12, 2012 3:51 pm

The Multi-Talented Lily Henley

In a setting reminiscent of a small café, the Manhattan JCC became the backdrop for the music...

Guess Who Came to Dinner – And Why! (PHOTOS) February 9, 2012 3:38 pm

Guess Who Came to Dinner – And Why! (PHOTOS)

In seven welcoming homes throughout New York City and New Jersey, gracious families welcomed...

Israel Honors Martin Luther King (PHOTOS) February 7, 2012 11:51 am

Israel Honors Martin Luther King (PHOTOS)

“We, all of us… we humanity, are blessed to have Jacques DeGraff with us as a recipient...

‘Rabbi to the Diplomats’ Hosts Ban Ki-moon for Shoah Service February 6, 2012 3:30 pm

‘Rabbi to the Diplomats’ Hosts Ban Ki-moon for Shoah Service

Rabbi Arthur Schneier ‘Rabbi to the Diplomats’ and the Upper East Side’s Park East Synagogue...

Rumsfeld ‘Amazed’ by Washington Treatment of Israel, Vice Premier Highlights ‘Conceptual Failure’ (PHOTOS) January 31, 2012 11:57 am

Rumsfeld ‘Amazed’ by Washington Treatment of Israel, Vice Premier Highlights ‘Conceptual Failure’ (PHOTOS)

Stressing that attributing current problems in the Middle East to the Israel- Palestinian...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Presides Over Naming of Ed Koch Center (PHOTOS) January 30, 2012 11:02 am

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Presides Over Naming of Ed Koch Center (PHOTOS)

Oh what a night! Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented (former) Mayor Edward I. Koch to an admiring...

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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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