Jewish Identity

Guide Book Maps Out Emerging Judea and Samaria Tourism Industry April 8, 2015 1:16 pm

Guide Book Maps Out Emerging Judea and Samaria Tourism Industry

JNS.org – When Haaretz approved writer Karni Eldad’s idea for an article on B&Bs...

At Passover, Ukraine’s Jews Bank on JDC Relief Efforts Amid Prolonged Chaos April 2, 2015 12:01 pm

At Passover, Ukraine’s Jews Bank on JDC Relief Efforts Amid Prolonged Chaos

JNS.org – As Ukraine continues to unravel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution...

Discrimination Against Hasidic Jews Matters Too… March 30, 2015 8:15 am

Discrimination Against Hasidic Jews Matters Too…

Every so often I see a press release that causes a double take. Last week’s came from the...

Kings of the Jews: Himyar, Khazaria, & Ethiopia March 29, 2015 3:22 pm

Kings of the Jews: Himyar, Khazaria, & Ethiopia

Historical knowledge regarding Jewish rulers outside of the Land of Israel remains...

Why Does New Israel Fund Continue to Support Anti-Israel Activities? March 27, 2015 1:15 am

Why Does New Israel Fund Continue to Support Anti-Israel Activities?

Count the Jewish establishment in the U.K. among those who stand against the New Israel Fund...

Ukrainian Jews Fleeing War Arrive in Israel in Time for Passover March 25, 2015 8:44 am

Ukrainian Jews Fleeing War Arrive in Israel in Time for Passover

With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning,...

J Street U Students March on Hillel March 24, 2015 8:09 am

J Street U Students March on Hillel

JNS.org – WASHINGTON, DC—On Monday, nearly 500 college students attending the...

What Israel’s Election Really Reveals About the Jewish State March 24, 2015 7:55 am

What Israel’s Election Really Reveals About the Jewish State

A saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt states that small minds discuss people, average...

India’s Modi Tweets Netanyahu in Hebrew, Showing Strong Indo-Israeli Ties March 20, 2015 11:33 am

India’s Modi Tweets Netanyahu in Hebrew, Showing Strong Indo-Israeli Ties

After Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted...

Swarthmore Hillel Drops ‘Hillel’ Name After Disagreement on Pro-BDS Speakers March 19, 2015 7:07 am

Swarthmore Hillel Drops ‘Hillel’ Name After Disagreement on Pro-BDS Speakers

JNS.org – The Hillel chapter at Swarthmore College voted to drop “Hillel” from...

Jewish Community in Wales ‘Feeling Vulnerable’ Following Record-Breaking Antisemitism in Britain March 19, 2015 1:58 am

Jewish Community in Wales ‘Feeling Vulnerable’ Following Record-Breaking Antisemitism in Britain

The Jewish community in Wales, UK is dwindling in number and its members are feeling vulnerable...

Why is the Jewish Communal Fund Allowing Grants to NIF? March 12, 2015 7:48 am

Why is the Jewish Communal Fund Allowing Grants to NIF?

The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) is the largest Jewish donor-advised fund in the United States,...

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  • Featured Sports World BREAKING: Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel from FIFA

    BREAKING: Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel from FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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