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‘Identity Through Athletics’: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s 2013 Class March 21, 2013 1:43 am

‘Identity Through Athletics’: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s 2013 Class

A weightlifter who was one of the 11 Israeli Olympians killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics...

LeBron James Schedules Wedding for Yom Kippur March 8, 2013 3:52 pm

LeBron James Schedules Wedding for Yom Kippur

NBA superstar Lebron James has sent out invites for his wedding, reports TMZ, but the date...

How an NBA Player Plays Ball in the Holy Land March 1, 2013 1:24 am

How an NBA Player Plays Ball in the Holy Land

When most people think about sports in Israel, the first sport that comes to mind is soccer....

Jewish Boxer Says Claim He Backed Out of Match Because of Passover is False February 25, 2013 1:36 pm

Jewish Boxer Says Claim He Backed Out of Match Because of Passover is False

Jewish pugilist Dmitry Salita released a statement Monday countering claims made by Hector...

Ex-Texas Basketball Player Hospitalized in Israel After Skull Fracture February 21, 2013 10:00 am

Ex-Texas Basketball Player Hospitalized in Israel After Skull Fracture

Gary Johnson, a former University of Texas basketball player, is reportedly in stable condition...

Jewish Soccer Star Given Trial Run by English Side Brentford February 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Jewish Soccer Star Given Trial Run by English Side Brentford

Finnish soccer star Roni Porokara, the first Jewish player on Finland’s national team...

Jewish Israeli Soccer Star Banned from Training With Club in Dubai February 13, 2013 10:47 am

Jewish Israeli Soccer Star Banned from Training With Club in Dubai

Jewish Israeli soccer star and Swansea City (UK) striker Itay Shechter has been forced to...

Beth Tfiloh Graduate Gave Baltimore Ravens ‘A Reason to Win’ (VIDEO) February 6, 2013 1:13 pm

Beth Tfiloh Graduate Gave Baltimore Ravens ‘A Reason to Win’ (VIDEO)

Near the end of the regular season in the NFL the Baltimore Ravens were slumping and their...

Jewish International Soccer Star Dean Furman Wins Over South Africa Playing for National Team January 29, 2013 2:21 pm

Jewish International Soccer Star Dean Furman Wins Over South Africa Playing for National Team

With two games behind him in his most recent national team call up, South African soccer star...

Rising Jewish Brawler Cletus Seldin Wins Latest Match in Three Rounds January 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Rising Jewish Brawler Cletus Seldin Wins Latest Match in Three Rounds

Cletus Seldin, the Long Island boxer known as the “Hebrew Hammer,” won his latest...

Yuri Foreman Wins Comeback Fight After Almost Two Year Hiatus January 24, 2013 9:49 am

Yuri Foreman Wins Comeback Fight After Almost Two Year Hiatus

Famed Orthodox Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman, won his first fight since March 2011 Wednesday night...

Baseball GM With Jewish Mom Signs Player Accused of Anti-Semitism January 23, 2013 4:21 pm

Baseball GM With Jewish Mom Signs Player Accused of Anti-Semitism

The Philadelphia Phillies baseball team signed former number 1 draft pick Delmon Young Tuesday...

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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  • Europe Relationships Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less satisfied in their personal relationships than other couples, Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “All the research is that individuals who have an interest in psychology or spirituality or who practice something like Kaballah (the branch of Jewish mysticism popularized by Madonna) are less likely to have satisfactory relationships,” he said. “A lifetime spent doing self-improvement workshops can just be a case of someone running away from reality.” [...]

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