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ARTICLES BY: Beth Kissileff / JointMedia News Service


July 21, 2013 7:15 am
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War Correspondent’s Death Changed Course for Oscar-Winning Jewish Producer Simon Chinn

JNS.0rg - The career of British-Jewish film producer Simon Chinn, who has received two Academy Awards in the Best Documentary category, might have taken a...

May 21, 2013 2:30 pm
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Jonathan Ames, ‘Herring Wonder’ and HBO Series Creator, Does Israel

Writer Jonathan Ames, creator of the HBO television series "Bored to Death," is known for his fearless and exhibitionistic persona. One can find YouTube videos...

March 25, 2013 10:35 am
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Winner of Israel’s Top Literary Prize Masters the ‘Craft of Asking Questions’

Beyond his use of Latin, Shimon Adaf is a Renaissance man when it comes to the arts, expressing himself in poetry, prose and music....

February 13, 2013 5:58 pm
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Jewish Teen Turns Tragedy Into Advocacy, Shares a Roundtable With the President

On Yom Kippur, Sept. 26, 2012, Sami Rahamim was with his father Reuven at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minn. On Feb....

October 3, 2012 3:34 pm
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Sukkot: The Environmental Perspective

The weather is changing and in North America the leaves are falling, yet around this time of year Jews persist in going outside just when...

February 27, 2012 3:31 pm
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Loss and Recovery: Stephen Greenblatt’s “The Swerve”

A few years ago, Stephen Greenblatt was asked to write on Vilna (also known as Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania) for the Nextbook series. However,...

Culture

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary...

Features

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel

JNS.org - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

World

EU Parliament Deems Anti-Iran Art ‘Too Controversial,’ Cancels ...

JNS.org - An exhibition of caricatures seeking to expose the Iranian government’s human-rights abuses has been rejected for display at the...

Israel

Israel’s United Hatzalah Receives Award in Panama

JNS.org - United Hatzalah received an award from the Panama Homefront Command on Feb. 5, honoring the organization for providing lifesaving first-response assistance in the Central American country. Jose Donderis, president of...

Middle East

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance...

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