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Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics July 20, 2016 3:19 pm

Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at...

Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games July 14, 2016 7:38 am

Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at...

Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Israeli Athletes Express Expectations, Pride July 10, 2016 5:38 am

Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Israeli Athletes Express Expectations, Pride

Israeli athletes talked this week about their preparations and expectations ahead of the...

Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court June 28, 2016 11:25 am

Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship...

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition June 23, 2016 6:26 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she...

British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor June 23, 2016 6:19 pm

British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for...

Former World Champion Boxer Rabbi Yuri Foreman Continues Comeback With Rapid Knockout June 5, 2016 2:45 pm

Former World Champion Boxer Rabbi Yuri Foreman Continues Comeback With Rapid Knockout

Former world champion boxer and ordained rabbi Yuri Foreman continued his comeback on Friday...

The ‘Uprising’ of Nili Block, Israel’s Female Kickboxing World Champion January 10, 2016 3:40 am

The ‘Uprising’ of Nili Block, Israel’s Female Kickboxing World Champion

JNS.org – The “cover photo” quote featured on 20-year-old Nili Block’s Facebook...

Rabbi Yuri Foreman Pulls Unanimous Eight-Round Decision Win After Two-Year Hiatus December 6, 2015 7:36 pm

Rabbi Yuri Foreman Pulls Unanimous Eight-Round Decision Win After Two-Year Hiatus

Former WBA middleweight champion and Brooklynite Yuri Foreman, a recently ordained Orthodox...

In Israel for Champions League Soccer Match, Chelsea Manager Says Team Not Worried About Security Situation November 23, 2015 3:52 pm

In Israel for Champions League Soccer Match, Chelsea Manager Says Team Not Worried About Security Situation

The manager of the Chelsea Football Club said on Monday that he is looking forward to playing...

After Two-Year Break and Completion of Rabbinic Studies, Jewish Boxer Yuri Foreman Plans Return to the Ring November 4, 2015 6:39 pm

After Two-Year Break and Completion of Rabbinic Studies, Jewish Boxer Yuri Foreman Plans Return to the Ring

Jewish boxing star Yuri Foreman will return to the ring on Dec. 5 after two years in retirement...

‘It’s Best to Keep Jews Under Control,’ Says Italian Football Federation President November 1, 2015 3:18 pm

‘It’s Best to Keep Jews Under Control,’ Says Italian Football Federation President

Italian Football Federation President Carlo Tavecchio is under attack for making antisemitic...

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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