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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...

Israel Handily Defeats Honduras 2-0 in New York Friendly June 2, 2013 9:42 pm

Israel Handily Defeats Honduras 2-0 in New York Friendly

Israel’s national soccer team handily defeated Honduras in a friendly match at New York’s...

Meet Israel’s Under-21 Soccer Team with Players of Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian Origin (VIDEO) May 27, 2013 11:22 am

Meet Israel’s Under-21 Soccer Team with Players of Jewish, Arab, Druze, Russian and Ethiopian Origin (VIDEO)

Israel’s official YouTube channel has begun to publish videos introducing members of...

Israeli Soccer Star Victim of Anti-Semitic Abuse on Twitter May 8, 2013 9:20 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Victim of Anti-Semitic Abuse on Twitter

Israeli soccer star Yossi Benayoun, who currently plays for FC Chelsea in the English Premier...

Israel’s National Hockey Team Wins World Championship in Turkey Tournament April 30, 2013 11:18 am

Israel’s National Hockey Team Wins World Championship in Turkey Tournament

Israel’s national ice hockey team struck gold at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship...

Star Jewish High School Baseball Player Draws Comparisons to Koufax (VIDEO) April 22, 2013 9:25 pm

Star Jewish High School Baseball Player Draws Comparisons to Koufax (VIDEO)

Robert Kaminsky is one of the best pitching prospects in high school. The lefty has that mixture...

Hank Greenberg Biography Invokes Legendary Jewish Slugger’s Magic April 17, 2013 6:33 pm

Hank Greenberg Biography Invokes Legendary Jewish Slugger’s Magic

SAN DIEGO—In front of Hank Greenberg is the pitcher, menacing, mean, wanting to strike him...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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