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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...

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...

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...

Tel Aviv Holds First Doggy Run (VIDEO) January 7, 2014 1:27 pm

Tel Aviv Holds First Doggy Run (VIDEO)

Tel Aviv dog lovers held the city’s first ever doggy run, called Dog Day in Tel Aviv,...

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in US National Championship Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in US National Championship Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard that has Hebrew lettering on it when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” which means God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The P&G Championships will […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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  • Blogs Food Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network‘s reality show, “Chopped,” Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht – who teaches up-and-coming chefs about the intricacies of kosher dietary laws at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) — was nominated for the show by a professional chef, and went through a rigorous interview process at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea, NY. Months later, he was informed he had been accepted as a contestant in the popular TV cooking competition. “I thought […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, was organizing refugee relief in Gaza. Before UNRWA, the UN created the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees (UNRPR). It outsourced […]

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