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Christian Missionaries Threaten Survival of Kaifeng Jews March 1, 2013 2:05 am

Christian Missionaries Threaten Survival of Kaifeng Jews

After two centuries of slow decline, the Kaifeng Jews of Central China, who now number only...

A Web of Hate: European, U.S. Laws Clash on Defining and Policing Online Anti-Semitism February 28, 2013 1:44 am

A Web of Hate: European, U.S. Laws Clash on Defining and Policing Online Anti-Semitism

Last October, the hashtag #unbonjuif (#agoodjew) was trending as the third-most tweeted subject...

New Institute Seeks to Consolidate the Growing Field of Israel Studies February 28, 2013 1:42 am

New Institute Seeks to Consolidate the Growing Field of Israel Studies

In response to the Jewish community’s concern with the growth of anti-Israel bias and pro-Palestinian...

Netanyahu Thanks Pope Benedict for Boosting Jewish-Christian Ties February 20, 2013 1:18 am

Netanyahu Thanks Pope Benedict for Boosting Jewish-Christian Ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Pope Benedict XVI for his boosting Jewish-Christian...

Israel Presses International Community to Protect Tunisian Jews February 18, 2013 1:05 am

Israel Presses International Community to Protect Tunisian Jews

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has instructed its diplomats to press the international community...

Art Exhibition Features Tefillin Hair Ties for Women February 15, 2013 1:14 am

Art Exhibition Features Tefillin Hair Ties for Women

The most fun part of planning an exhibition is when you get to the works coming together for...

First Ever Hebrew Conference Held in South Asia February 14, 2013 1:55 am

First Ever Hebrew Conference Held in South Asia

Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, made history when it organized a three-day...

Finding the Jewish Billy Graham, the Israeli Martin Luther King February 12, 2013 2:09 am

Finding the Jewish Billy Graham, the Israeli Martin Luther King

The Jewish people can be characterized as a noble and distinguished nation who have excelled...

A Synagogue With an Open Bar February 10, 2013 3:04 pm

A Synagogue With an Open Bar

Wall Street Journal – Come Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, the atmosphere at Rabbi Sholom...

Faceless With a Kippah (PHOTO BLOG) February 8, 2013 8:54 am

Faceless With a Kippah (PHOTO BLOG)

There is considerable debate among the Halachic authorities as to whether or not wearing...

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Israeli Wines February 8, 2013 2:16 am

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Israeli Wines

Tulip Winery certainly isn’t alone in the growing market of Israeli kosher wine. Here are...

Inside the Revamped Tel Aviv Museum of Art January 31, 2013 1:48 am

Inside the Revamped Tel Aviv Museum of Art

TEL AVIV - There is hardly any movement in the entry of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.  The...

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  • Book Reviews Opinion Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’s memoir follows the classic form, telling the story of his years at the Pentagon during the Bush and Obama administrations. He focuses on what he did and experienced personally as secretary, neither writing a broad policy treatise nor recounting the entire history of the administrations in which he served. In so doing, Gates provides penetrating insights about the inner workings of US national security decision-making. Had I been George W. Bush, I would [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z by Lee Bender and Jerome Verlin (Pavilion Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013) Sophocles said, “What people believe prevails over truth,” Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z is ideal for the arm chair reader who would like a basic grasp of the terms used in the mainstream media’s presentation of the Arab-Israeli situation as is reported today. This is a book whose time has come. This is a book where the reader gains a [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    JNS.org – On Thursday, audiences around the country can feel what it is like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World”—which was on Broadway and toured Canada, Australia, and the United States—will be presented in nearly 700 movie theaters nationwide for one night only on April 24. Sponsored by Fathom Events and Priceline.com (for whom Shatner has famously served as a pitchman), [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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