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Miss Israel Pays Surprise Visit to Philadelphia 76ers, Shows Off Dribbling Skills (VIDEO) February 21, 2014 3:11 pm

Miss Israel Pays Surprise Visit to Philadelphia 76ers, Shows Off Dribbling Skills (VIDEO)

Miss Israel, Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, stopped by a Philadelphia 76ers practice session...

Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs Speaks Hebrew When Asked If He’s the Greatest Jewish NFL Athlete (VIDEO) February 20, 2014 9:11 pm

Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs Speaks Hebrew When Asked If He’s the Greatest Jewish NFL Athlete (VIDEO)

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs spoke in Hebrew to a TMZ reporter when asked if he considered...

Russian Olympic Ice Skater Julia Lipnitskaia Performs to ‘Schindler’s List’ Theme Song (VIDEO) February 10, 2014 8:23 pm

Russian Olympic Ice Skater Julia Lipnitskaia Performs to ‘Schindler’s List’ Theme Song (VIDEO)

Julia Lipnitskaia, the 15-year-old Russian Olympic ice skater who is emerging as a superstar...

Sochi Olympics Get First Jewish Medalists February 10, 2014 6:30 pm

Sochi Olympics Get First Jewish Medalists

JNS.org - Three days into the 2014 Sochi Olympic games, Jewish-American figure skaters...

Israel to Host FIBA’s 3-on-3 Basketball Under 18 World Championships in 2015 February 10, 2014 3:39 pm

Israel to Host FIBA’s 3-on-3 Basketball Under 18 World Championships in 2015

Israel will host the 2015 FIBA 3-on-3 under-18 World Championship basketball tournament,...

With Super Bowl Over, Signature Event for Football in Israel Lies Ahead February 10, 2014 1:36 am

With Super Bowl Over, Signature Event for Football in Israel Lies Ahead

JNS.org – NEW YORK – Days before Super Bowl XLVIII in northern New Jersey’s...

Jewish Network Plans Superbowl ‘Kosher Halftime Show’ January 27, 2014 6:52 pm

Jewish Network Plans Superbowl ‘Kosher Halftime Show’

JNS.org – The Nachum Segal Network announced plans to air its first-ever “Kosher...

After FA Charges, Anelka Defends Quenelle Salute Again January 22, 2014 10:39 am

After FA Charges, Anelka Defends Quenelle Salute Again

West Bromwich Albion’s controversial French striker, Nicolas Anelka, who was charged...

West Brom Knew About FA Charge Over Anti-Semitic Gesture But Still Played Anelka January 21, 2014 10:39 am

West Brom Knew About FA Charge Over Anti-Semitic Gesture But Still Played Anelka

Management of British soccer team West Bromwich decided to play French striker Nicolas Anelka...

West Brom Sponsor Zoopla Insists That Anelka Play Without Their Logo; To Withdraw Sponsorship End of Season January 20, 2014 11:39 am

West Brom Sponsor Zoopla Insists That Anelka Play Without Their Logo; To Withdraw Sponsorship End of Season

The sponsor of British soccer team West Bromwich, part Jewish-owned property site Zoopla,...

Another Jewish Barrier Broken in NCAA Basketball January 9, 2014 8:15 am

Another Jewish Barrier Broken in NCAA Basketball

Northwestern’s walk-on freshman Aaron Liberman got his first in-game action in the NCAA’s...

Shaquille O’Neal Greets Rabbi in Hebrew (VIDEO) January 8, 2014 5:38 pm

Shaquille O’Neal Greets Rabbi in Hebrew (VIDEO)

Shaquille O’Neal, gentle giant and retired basketball player, greeted Rabbi Jason Miller...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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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 morale 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 [...]

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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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