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Israel Hoopster Has “Real Chance” to Make NBA Roster in Minnesota June 27, 2012 7:34 am

Israel Hoopster Has “Real Chance” to Make NBA Roster in Minnesota

Forward Lior Eliyahu, whose rights were traded Tuesday from the Houston Rockets to the Minnesota...

Israel Hopes For Best Showing Ever at 2012 Olympics, Announces 36-Member Team June 25, 2012 1:55 pm

Israel Hopes For Best Showing Ever at 2012 Olympics, Announces 36-Member Team

At a Sunday press conference in Tel Aviv, the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) formally named...

Israeli-American Miami Heat Owner Wins NBA Title June 22, 2012 11:46 am

Israeli-American Miami Heat Owner Wins NBA Title

The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, on Thursday night to give Israeli-American...

UEFA Stands Behind Israel as Host of European Championship June 21, 2012 6:44 am

UEFA Stands Behind Israel as Host of European Championship

Jewish Chronicle – Uefa president Michel Platini has rejected calls to strip Israel...

Canada Throws Weight Behind Moment of Silence at London Olympics June 15, 2012 8:30 am

Canada Throws Weight Behind Moment of Silence at London Olympics

Canada is the latest country asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pay tribute...

Palestinians Attempt to Remove Israel as Host for European Football Championships June 15, 2012 8:23 am

Palestinians Attempt to Remove Israel as Host for European Football Championships

JPost – Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub urged UEFA to remove...

IOC Warns Against Boycott of Israeli Athletes at London Games June 14, 2012 9:47 am

IOC Warns Against Boycott of Israeli Athletes at London Games

JTA – The International Olympic Committee warned that a refusal by any participant...

“Jewish Jordan” Hails Gilad Shalit’s Coverage of NBA Finals June 13, 2012 10:33 am

“Jewish Jordan” Hails Gilad Shalit’s Coverage of NBA Finals

A month after meeting the cast of Showtime’s “Homeland” series in Israel,...

English National Team Visits Auschwitz With Jewish Soccer Legend June 8, 2012 10:00 pm

English National Team Visits Auschwitz With Jewish Soccer Legend

AP/Times of Israel- England coach Roy Hodgson led members of his European Championship squad...

German Soccer Players’ Auschwitz Visit Draws Rebuke From Jewish Group June 4, 2012 12:11 pm

German Soccer Players’ Auschwitz Visit Draws Rebuke From Jewish Group

After months of debate over whether the German national soccer team should visit Auschwitz...

Poland: Where “Jew” is a Soccer Hooligan Taunt June 1, 2012 10:44 am

Poland: Where “Jew” is a Soccer Hooligan Taunt

Britain’s Foreign Office has advised “those of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent...

English National Soccer Team Prepares for Auschwitz Visit May 30, 2012 10:32 am

English National Soccer Team Prepares for Auschwitz Visit

England’s national soccer team will visit Auschwitz when they arrive in Poland to compete...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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