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Maccabiah Athletes to be Offered Incentives to Move to Israel July 16, 2013 6:33 am

Maccabiah Athletes to be Offered Incentives to Move to Israel

JNS.0rg – Around 9,000 Jewish athletes from 79 countries will take part in the 19th...

Amar’e Stoudemire Part of Israeli Basketball Team’s New Ownership Group July 14, 2013 9:55 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire Part of Israeli Basketball Team’s New Ownership Group

JNS.0rg – National Basketball Association star Amar’e Stoudemire, who famously...

Netanyahu Shows FIFA President How Hamas Uses Football Fields to Launch Missiles at Israel (VIDEO) July 9, 2013 12:32 pm

Netanyahu Shows FIFA President How Hamas Uses Football Fields to Launch Missiles at Israel (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday met personally with FIFA President Joseph...

Omri Casspi Signs with Houston Rockets July 7, 2013 9:24 pm

Omri Casspi Signs with Houston Rockets

JNS.org – Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association...

New Hope for Israel’s National Lacrosse Team July 3, 2013 11:07 am

New Hope for Israel’s National Lacrosse Team

Israel’s National Lacrosse team has a full plate this summer. After a solid showing in its...

Dallas Mavericks Agree to Deal With Gal Mekel, Second Israeli to Sign With NBA Team July 3, 2013 12:09 am

Dallas Mavericks Agree to Deal With Gal Mekel, Second Israeli to Sign With NBA Team

JNS.org - Maccabi Haifa’s Gal Mekel, a 6-foot-3 point guard, agreed to a multi-year...

NBA Finals Game 7 Win Gives Israeli-Born Owner Micky Arison Two Straight Titles June 21, 2013 9:41 am

NBA Finals Game 7 Win Gives Israeli-Born Owner Micky Arison Two Straight Titles

JNS.org – The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88, in Game 7 of the National...

NBA Finals a Time to Remember Legendary Jewish Coach Red Auerbach June 18, 2013 7:58 am

NBA Finals a Time to Remember Legendary Jewish Coach Red Auerbach

JNS.org - At the start of each nationally televised game of the 2013 NBA Finals between the...

Formula 1 Road Show Thrills Jerusalem June 14, 2013 2:05 pm

Formula 1 Road Show Thrills Jerusalem

JNS.org - Some 100,000 people attended Israel’s first-ever Formula 1 Road Show in Jerusalem...

Omri Casspi, ‘Jewish Jordan’ Partner on Basketball Camps to Inspire Youths On and Off the Court June 7, 2013 8:21 am

Omri Casspi, ‘Jewish Jordan’ Partner on Basketball Camps to Inspire Youths On and Off the Court

Tamir Goodman (left) and NBA forward Omri Casspi—pictured on the court of the United...

Israeli Basketball Coach Honored by Russian President Putin June 3, 2013 2:37 pm

Israeli Basketball Coach Honored by Russian President Putin

Israeli basketball coach David Blatt was awarded a government medal by Russian President Vladimir...

Netanyahu Meets with Israeli Under-21 Soccer Team Before UEFA Tournament June 3, 2013 12:38 am

Netanyahu Meets with Israeli Under-21 Soccer Team Before UEFA Tournament

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had some encouraging words for the country’s...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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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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