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Hamas Fires Rockets From Ancient Church Sheltering Refugees August 10, 2014 1:27 pm

Hamas Fires Rockets From Ancient Church Sheltering Refugees

Hamas used a Greek Orthodox Church sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who fled their homes...

How Church Attendance Affects American Attitudes Toward Israel August 10, 2014 12:25 am

How Church Attendance Affects American Attitudes Toward Israel

Israel benefits from the fact that Americans remain in large part a religious people. But...

The Morally Confused World of Atheist Mathematician Jason Rosenhouse August 10, 2014 12:23 am

The Morally Confused World of Atheist Mathematician Jason Rosenhouse

Jason Rosenhouse is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University in Harrisonburg,...

It is Completely Moral to Fight a Justified War August 8, 2014 11:11 am

It is Completely Moral to Fight a Justified War

When a civilized country determines that for the sake of self-protection and survival it must...

Tisha B’Av: Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zones August 5, 2014 2:36 am

Tisha B’Av: Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zones

Tisha B’Av, the Ninth Day of the Month of Av, is the second most important fast day in...

From Welfare to Warfare August 4, 2014 7:02 pm

From Welfare to Warfare

As Operation Protective Edge enters its third week, we have now seen four incidents in the...

How Islamic Are Muslims? August 1, 2014 1:49 pm

How Islamic Are Muslims?

Islamic law demands much of Muslims; how successfully do they fulfill its precepts? Scheherazade...

A Radical New Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Change the Education System August 1, 2014 1:18 pm

A Radical New Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Change the Education System

Those at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) who voted to condemn Israel in the...

Pro-Israel Muslims Seek Alternative to Radical Islam as a Means for Peace August 1, 2014 12:00 am

Pro-Israel Muslims Seek Alternative to Radical Islam as a Means for Peace

JNS.org – Jews around the world were inspired last month when Arab-Israeli teenager Mohammad...

Jewish Warfare: A Traditional Perspective July 30, 2014 10:57 am

Jewish Warfare: A Traditional Perspective

In the timely hour of battle between Israel and its neighbors, it is helpful to recall the...

Making Aliyah During Wartime July 29, 2014 12:40 am

Making Aliyah During Wartime

JNS.org – Of the 228 souls who emerged from El Al Flight LY 3004 on the morning...

Christians United For Israel Comes Through at a Critical Moment July 29, 2014 12:27 am

Christians United For Israel Comes Through at a Critical Moment

Recent events have propelled Christians United for Israel (CUFI) to the front row of pro-Israel...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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