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49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets July 15, 2015 11:12 am

49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for...

Jewish Groups Enraged After New 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Claims That Jews Killed Jesus July 10, 2015 12:25 pm

Jewish Groups Enraged After New 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Claims That Jews Killed Jesus

Former Australian rugby player and 2014 NFL grab Jarryd Hayne grabbed headlines and angered...

Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy July 7, 2015 2:26 pm

Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

JNS.org – Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase...

Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku June 22, 2015 12:31 pm

Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver...

Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6 June 17, 2015 2:13 pm

Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season...

Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals June 14, 2015 10:02 pm

Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken...

Jewish-Owned American Pharoah Ends Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Drought June 7, 2015 12:29 pm

Jewish-Owned American Pharoah Ends Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Drought

JNS.org – American Pharoah, a horse owned by an Egyptian-born Jew, on Saturday won...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal June 3, 2015 9:33 am

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal

Sepp Blatter, who led world soccer’s governing body for 17 years and who was regarded as...

Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games June 1, 2015 3:54 pm

Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers...

Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA May 29, 2015 9:59 am

Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join...

Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals May 27, 2015 2:42 pm

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 Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’ May 26, 2015 1:17 pm

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...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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