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Making Friends With My Grey Hair June 12, 2013 10:32 am

Making Friends With My Grey Hair

My big sister’s hair went grey in her 30s My little brother Eddie also went grey early I...

A Call to Humanity (VIDEO) June 10, 2013 12:31 am

A Call to Humanity (VIDEO)

Muslim leaders from across the globe visited Auschwitz recently and prayed for those who were...

The Fallacy, Delusion and Myth of Tikkun Olam June 7, 2013 10:45 am

The Fallacy, Delusion and Myth of Tikkun Olam

All illustration of Jews praying in synagogue on Yom Kippur. The term Tikkun Olam is...

Tikkun Olam: Ethical Mitzvot are Mitzvot June 7, 2013 9:05 am

Tikkun Olam: Ethical Mitzvot are Mitzvot

In the aftermath of human tragedy such as the Boston Marathon bombings (pictured),...

How to Draft the Ultra-Orthodox June 6, 2013 11:32 am

How to Draft the Ultra-Orthodox

Since its inception in 1948, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has served as a major means of...

Both Jesus and Paul Lived and Died Dedicated Jews June 4, 2013 12:21 am

Both Jesus and Paul Lived and Died Dedicated Jews

It’s widely acknowledged that Jesus was a thoroughly practicing Jew throughout his...

The Sinful Marriage June 3, 2013 1:42 am

The Sinful Marriage

Marriage and long-term relationships are on the decline throughout the world as is marital...

Muslims Combating Anti-Semitism May 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Muslims Combating Anti-Semitism

A small, but increasingly vocal number of Muslims are rejecting radical hate speech and combating...

How to Develop the Outer Persona and the Inner Person May 30, 2013 11:01 am

How to Develop the Outer Persona and the Inner Person

Our Torah portion, this week’s sedra, ends with one of the great commands of Judaism...

Full Transcript: Shimon Peres Remarks at the World Economic Forum in Jordan 2013 May 27, 2013 9:53 am

Full Transcript: Shimon Peres Remarks at the World Economic Forum in Jordan 2013

Below is the full transcript of remarks by Israeli President Shimon Peres at the World Economic...

Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West May 27, 2013 9:24 am

Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West

The gruesome murder last week of a soldier outside London by a Muslim convert, Michael...

Path of Least Resistance? May 23, 2013 9:47 am

Path of Least Resistance?

By now you have surely recovered from Pesach (Passover) so we can break the news to you that...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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