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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...

Jewish Boxer Yuri Foreman’s Comeback Advances with Unanimous Decision Win April 5, 2013 12:32 pm

Jewish Boxer Yuri Foreman’s Comeback Advances with Unanimous Decision Win

Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman proved triumphant Thursday night, beating Gundrick King by unanimous...

‘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...

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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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