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Israel Defines the Empowerment of Women, Even During Wartime August 4, 2014 2:58 pm

Israel Defines the Empowerment of Women, Even During Wartime

The Electronic Intifada recently published a piece that claims ending Zionism is a feminist...

Israel Making Positive Strides in Uphill Battle on the Information Front August 1, 2014 1:45 pm

Israel Making Positive Strides in Uphill Battle on the Information Front

JNS.org – Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched...

Under Muslim-Jewish Hashtag, Sharing a Message of People Over Politics July 31, 2014 4:50 am

Under Muslim-Jewish Hashtag, Sharing a Message of People Over Politics

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. To some, it’s just a hashtag. To others, it’s a way...

While Global Anti-Semitism Surges, Don’t Forget U.S. Campuses July 31, 2014 4:42 am

While Global Anti-Semitism Surges, Don’t Forget U.S. Campuses

JNS.org – Amid the current unrest in Israel and Gaza, Jews around the world have been...

The Business of Hiring and Getting Hired at Jewish Non-Profits July 30, 2014 11:37 am

The Business of Hiring and Getting Hired at Jewish Non-Profits

JNS.org – It has been six years since the economy crashed in 2008, and while finding...

Israel and the Jewish People Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Survive July 29, 2014 11:40 am

Israel and the Jewish People Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Survive

It is easy for me, as someone who does not live in Israel, to tell the Israeli military...

To Be a Jew in France Today July 28, 2014 12:48 am

To Be a Jew in France Today

JNS.org – “Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was...

ADL Scrutinized Over Interfaith Camp Coordinators’ Alleged Ties to Al-Qaeda Terrorist July 27, 2014 11:23 pm

ADL Scrutinized Over Interfaith Camp Coordinators’ Alleged Ties to Al-Qaeda Terrorist

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is being scrutinized over the alleged ties staffers...

‘Redemption Song’ of U.S. Lone Soldiers in Israel July 25, 2014 2:10 am

‘Redemption Song’ of U.S. Lone Soldiers in Israel

Tens of thousands of Israelis attended the funeral of Staff Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli in Haifa...

While Gaza Conflict Rages, CUFI Summit Rallies Christian Support for Israel July 24, 2014 1:29 am

While Gaza Conflict Rages, CUFI Summit Rallies Christian Support for Israel

JNS.org – WASHINGTON, DC—With the conflict in Israel in their hearts and on their...

LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’ July 24, 2014 1:01 am

LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball...

Witnessing an Anti-Israel Rally First Hand July 23, 2014 3:06 pm

Witnessing an Anti-Israel Rally First Hand

They came with their posters and their chants. “Judeonazi” they cried, as rage filled...

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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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