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Leonard Nimoy’s Judaism Informs Photography and Life July 10, 2013 11:01 am

Leonard Nimoy’s Judaism Informs Photography and Life

JNS.org - Leonard Nimoy says there is a “strong strain of Judaism” in everything he...

Amy Winehouse Exhibit Exploring Singer’s Jewish Roots Opens in London July 2, 2013 1:12 pm

Amy Winehouse Exhibit Exploring Singer’s Jewish Roots Opens in London

An exhibition dedicated to the late Jewish singer Amy Winehouse, featuring unpublished photographs...

Yeshiva University Chancellor Resigns, Admits Failure Over Sexual Abuse Cases July 1, 2013 4:25 pm

Yeshiva University Chancellor Resigns, Admits Failure Over Sexual Abuse Cases

JNS.org – Yeshiva University (YU) Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm, 85, has stepped down...

Major League Baseball’s Bud Selig Honored by B’nai B’rith June 28, 2013 5:33 pm

Major League Baseball’s Bud Selig Honored by B’nai B’rith

JNS.org - B’nai B’rith International honored Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud...

From ‘Scared Child’ to Miss Israel June 24, 2013 10:24 am

From ‘Scared Child’ to Miss Israel

JNS.org - NEW MILFORD, NJ—When Yitayish “Titi” Ayenew, the first black Miss Israel,...

NBA Finals a Time to Remember Legendary Jewish Coach Red Auerbach June 18, 2013 7:58 am

NBA Finals a Time to Remember Legendary Jewish Coach Red Auerbach

JNS.org - At the start of each nationally televised game of the 2013 NBA Finals between the...

Sol Tevel Does Boee Kallah (INTERVIEW) June 13, 2013 6:33 pm

Sol Tevel Does Boee Kallah (INTERVIEW)

If you aren’t yet familiar with Sol Tevél, imagine Euro-Latin star Manu Chao, reggae...

Nora Ephron, Famed Jewish Screenwriter, Remembered Through Tribeca Film Festival Prize June 11, 2013 12:18 am

Nora Ephron, Famed Jewish Screenwriter, Remembered Through Tribeca Film Festival Prize

JNS.org – For filmmaker Meera Menon, no honor could have been more fitting than winning...

Book Review: ‘Jewish Jordan’ Memoir an Important Guide for Players and Coaches June 10, 2013 12:27 am

Book Review: ‘Jewish Jordan’ Memoir an Important Guide for Players and Coaches

JNS.org – Despite his friends’ and family’s doubts that a young Orthodox Jewish...

Mensch of Steel June 7, 2013 11:02 am

Mensch of Steel

With the newest Superman film, “Man of Steel,” set for release, it seems only fitting...

Frank Lautenberg Leaves Legacy of American Jewry’s Profile June 3, 2013 7:30 pm

Frank Lautenberg Leaves Legacy of American Jewry’s Profile

The late Senator Frank Lautenberg. Photo: United States Senate. JNS.org – Someone...

Remembering Stanley Abramovitch, for Seven Decades ‘the Embodiment of the Joint’ June 3, 2013 1:54 am

Remembering Stanley Abramovitch, for Seven Decades ‘the Embodiment of the Joint’

Stanley Abramovitch (left) receives rabbinical ordination from Chief Rabbi Mordechai...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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

    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 coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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