Spirituality/Tradition

Judaism Was First in Fight Against Income Inequality May 7, 2015 10:03 am

Judaism Was First in Fight Against Income Inequality

The most surprising best-selling book in 2014 was French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital...

What Makes Us Human? It’s Time for a Conversation May 6, 2015 11:33 am

What Makes Us Human? It’s Time for a Conversation

My eye was caught yesterday by a photo of a charming Chinese lady known to her friends as...

Remembering the Work of Soviet Jewish Activists May 6, 2015 11:12 am

Remembering the Work of Soviet Jewish Activists

Last week, I was deeply saddened to learn that Volodya Slepak passed away. A week earlier...

Are Jews Republicans or Democrats? Who Cares? May 5, 2015 10:22 am

Are Jews Republicans or Democrats? Who Cares?

As we head into the 2016 presidential election season, there’s a plethora of noise about...

Melting Pot Miseries May 5, 2015 9:20 am

Melting Pot Miseries

The protests over the past week in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, sparked by the unprovoked beating...

100 Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Students Meet in ‘War for the Environment’ May 1, 2015 2:09 pm

100 Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Students Meet in ‘War for the Environment’

Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies...

Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond May 1, 2015 1:46 pm

Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond

Despite the best efforts of Israeli volunteer rescuers, two Palestinian men in their 20s drowned...

‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ Turn Technology Into Solutions for People With Disabilities May 1, 2015 12:30 pm

‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ Turn Technology Into Solutions for People With Disabilities

JNS.org - From cyber-security to medicine to agriculture, Israeli innovators are coming...

Chabad Emissaries Doing ‘Extraordinary’ Work in Nepal Rescue Efforts April 30, 2015 7:28 pm

Chabad Emissaries Doing ‘Extraordinary’ Work in Nepal Rescue Efforts

Having sent their children to the safety of Israel, Chani and Chezki Lifshitz, the Chabad...

Nicki Minaj Bar Mitzvah Performance Inspires ‘Late, Late Show’ #CordenMitzvah Feature (VIDEO) April 30, 2015 4:18 pm

Nicki Minaj Bar Mitzvah Performance Inspires ‘Late, Late Show’ #CordenMitzvah Feature (VIDEO)

The Late Late Show with James Corden announced on Wednesday a new feature in which fans...

Israel and India Work Together on Nepal Quake Relief April 29, 2015 5:54 pm

Israel and India Work Together on Nepal Quake Relief

As the dust settles in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last week, the...

As Jews, We Must Hold Ourselves to Higher Standards April 29, 2015 4:17 pm

As Jews, We Must Hold Ourselves to Higher Standards

A President guilty of sexual abuse. A Prime Minister indicted on charges of corruption and...

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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 on Friday, 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 [...]

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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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