Beliefs and concepts

Finding Inner Peace December 8, 2014 8:52 am

Finding Inner Peace

For so many people, spirituality brings inner peace and allows increased serenity. For me...

Christians in Jaffa Mark Beginning of Christmas Season December 4, 2014 11:22 am

Christians in Jaffa Mark Beginning of Christmas Season

JNS.org – Israeli Arab Christians in Jaffa marked the beginning of the Christmas season...

Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew Deplore ‘Terrible Situation’ for Mideast Christians December 1, 2014 6:26 pm

Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew Deplore ‘Terrible Situation’ for Mideast Christians

JNS.org – In a rare display of Christian unity, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch...

A Jewish State November 28, 2014 10:55 am

A Jewish State

Is Israel a Jewish state or not? If there are avowedly Christian and Muslim states, why shouldn’t...

The Disturbing Heroes of Dutch Muslim Youth November 28, 2014 10:53 am

The Disturbing Heroes of Dutch Muslim Youth

For American teens these days, the biggest heroes are no longer baseball players or even Lady...

Fast-Growing Hispanic Evangelical Population Steps Up Support for Israel November 27, 2014 4:12 pm

Fast-Growing Hispanic Evangelical Population Steps Up Support for Israel

JNS.org - Against the backdrop of growing threats facing Israel at home and abroad, one...

Israeli Imam Terrorized for Condemning Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter November 26, 2014 12:19 pm

Israeli Imam Terrorized for Condemning Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter

Sheikh Samir Aasi, Imam of the main mosque in the city of Akko, openly condemned the massacre...

The Temple Mount and ‘Disproportionate Response’ November 26, 2014 12:50 am

The Temple Mount and ‘Disproportionate Response’

Since pundits who profess to understand the Arab-Israel conflict regularly accuse Israel of...

As Shiva Ends… Three Lessons From the Har-Nof Massacre November 26, 2014 12:28 am

As Shiva Ends… Three Lessons From the Har-Nof Massacre

AN UNSPEAKABLE MASSACRE Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, 2014, 7:15 am: Two men with guns, knives,...

From Abortion to Conversion, New Book Tackles Hot-Button Issues in Jewish Law (INTERVIEW) November 14, 2014 1:37 am

From Abortion to Conversion, New Book Tackles Hot-Button Issues in Jewish Law (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org – One of the most beautiful aspects about Jewish life is its diversity—the...

A New World Order? The Extraordinary Within the Ordinary November 7, 2014 11:22 am

A New World Order? The Extraordinary Within the Ordinary

New attacks in Jerusalem. Nuclear Iran. Middle East ablaze. Volatility the new constant. Europe...

Genocide, the Jews, and Why They Call Israel Nazis November 4, 2014 12:45 am

Genocide, the Jews, and Why They Call Israel Nazis

We’ve long witnessed Mahmoud Abbas – “the moderate” – naming public squares...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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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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