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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...

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...

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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