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U.S. Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Parents Contort Hilariously During Her Performance (VIDEO) July 30, 2012 11:32 am

U.S. Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Parents Contort Hilariously During Her Performance (VIDEO)

Aly raisman’s parents watching daughter’s performance at Olympics on Sunday....

CBS Debuts “3″, Adaptation of Israeli Dating Show (VIDEO) July 25, 2012 12:02 pm

CBS Debuts “3″, Adaptation of Israeli Dating Show (VIDEO)

Following the success of “Homeland”( 9 Emmy nominations), the American adaptation...

Israel’s Most Famous Fountain Is Back In Use July 23, 2012 3:53 pm

Israel’s Most Famous Fountain Is Back In Use

In Tel Aviv, preparations for the re-opening of famed artist, Yaakov Agam’s Dizengoff Square...

Living Life to the Fullest: Tips from Dr. Ruth (INTERVIEW) July 22, 2012 9:59 am

Living Life to the Fullest: Tips from Dr. Ruth (INTERVIEW)

Born Karola Ruth Siegel in Frankfurt, Germany, the woman now known as “Dr. Ruth” saw her...

Our Forgotten Jewish War Heroes July 20, 2012 2:25 am

Our Forgotten Jewish War Heroes

Roses often have thorns, but do not actively attack those who try to pluck them. Leesha Rose...

Jewish Author Reflects on ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ Jubilee July 18, 2012 3:02 pm

Jewish Author Reflects on ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ Jubilee

Growing up in Brooklyn and going to school in Philadelphia, Jewish author Norton Juster saw...

Painting to the Sound of the Music (VIDEO) July 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Painting to the Sound of the Music (VIDEO)

David Asher Brook is a 31 year old artist, living in Sydney Australia with his wife and three...

“Son of Hamas” Author to Film Documentary on Muhammed July 17, 2012 7:00 am

“Son of Hamas” Author to Film Documentary on Muhammed

Mosab Hassan Yousef is currently in Israel to produce two films with Israeli producer and...

Breaking Boundaries: Orthodox Woman to Run For New York State Senate July 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Breaking Boundaries: Orthodox Woman to Run For New York State Senate

Flatbush resident Mindy Meyer is a busy multi-tasker, juggling between her work as a judicial...

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence July 11, 2012 7:57 am

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence

Alexandra “Aly” Raisman is a Jewish American gymnast slated to compete in the...

India Buys Rare Gandhi Letters Belonging To Jewish Bodybuilder July 11, 2012 6:57 am

India Buys Rare Gandhi Letters Belonging To Jewish Bodybuilder

In a private transaction held at Sotheby’s before the scheduled auction, the Government...

Roseanne Barr: I’m a Fat Old Jew July 10, 2012 10:37 am

Roseanne Barr: I’m a Fat Old Jew

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter this week to announce that she’s a “fat old Jew”. ...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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