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Government, Community Forces Stand in Unity Against Iran June 13, 2011 5:02 pm

Government, Community Forces Stand in Unity Against Iran

The 2011 “Iran 180 Hero Awards” were presented to Ahmad Batebi and Shabnan Adssadollahi...

CT Senator Richard Blumenthal Awards 100 Teen Volunteers June 12, 2011 10:15 am

CT Senator Richard Blumenthal Awards 100 Teen Volunteers

The Circle of Friends, CT, hosted an Evening of Recognition Dinner; Sunday June 5, 2011 to...

NYC Celebrates the State of Israel (PHOTOS) June 6, 2011 6:16 pm

NYC Celebrates the State of Israel (PHOTOS)

Marchers took to the streets of New York June 5th, on a perfect Sunday for marching, filling...

Holocaust Memorial Museum Keeps the Vigil, Educates All June 6, 2011 4:49 pm

Holocaust Memorial Museum Keeps the Vigil, Educates All

What Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, told an...

Memory Speaks, Honor Stands Forth May 31, 2011 3:55 pm

Memory Speaks, Honor Stands Forth

When Four Star General Robert Magnus, USMC (retired) ascended the bimah of The Jewish Center...

Scene About AIPAC (PHOTOS) May 22, 2011 4:34 pm

Scene About AIPAC (PHOTOS)

JNF-OR Joins AICF at Tully Hall Gala May 17, 2011 5:31 pm

JNF-OR Joins AICF at Tully Hall Gala

Broadway Sensation, the Jewish National Fund (JNF)-Or Movement-American Israel Cultural...

Rabbi Arthur Schneier Awarded Top French Honor (PHOTOS) May 17, 2011 2:59 pm

Rabbi Arthur Schneier Awarded Top French Honor (PHOTOS)

Park East Synagogue Rabbi and Appeal of Conscience Foundation founder, Arthur Schneier was...

Israel Celebrates Sixty Three! (PHOTOS) May 12, 2011 11:38 am

Israel Celebrates Sixty Three! (PHOTOS)

In Israel, a nation stopped, came to its feet and stood in silence mourning, remembering and...

Cantor Attends Boteach Launch of National Institute of Jewish Values May 10, 2011 5:52 pm

Cantor Attends Boteach Launch of National Institute of Jewish Values

Englewood, NJ—Rabbi Shmuley Boteach announced the formation of the National Institute of...

Israel Film Festival Celebrates Silver Anniversary (PHOTOS) May 9, 2011 3:46 pm

Israel Film Festival Celebrates Silver Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Twenty five year ago, Meir Fenigstein actualized a dream and began bringing the best of Israeli...

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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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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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