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Standing with Israel on Yom Haatzmaut

The Zionistas had a booth at the JCC Yom Haatzmaut Israel Independence Day celebration and gave celebration attendees the opportunity to learn more about this 3-year-old group of Christian and Jewish women and men who are a voice for Israel in the... Full story

 By Uriel Heilman    News    May 23, 2014

ADL survey: More than a quarter of the world hates Jews

NEW YORK (JTA)-A lot of people around the world hate the Jews. That's the main finding of the Anti-Defamation League's largest-ever worldwide survey of anti-Semitic attitudes. The survey, released... Full story

 By Debra Rubin    Features    May 23, 2014

New pluralistic military siddur will make the rounds on Memorial Day weekend

The Shabbat of Memorial Day weekend later this month will mark a first in American Jewish life: Three New York City congregations representing the three major U.S. Jewish movements will daven from... Full story


Bat Mitzvah - Elizabeth (Betty) Agranovsky

Elizabeth (Betty) Agranovsky, daughter of Marie and Alex Agranovsky of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Betty is... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 23, 2014

Scene Around

A must read... This comes (in part) directly from the American Jewish Committee (AJC): “Iran subjects children to the death penalty, including public hangings from cranes; North Korea maintains vast gulags where political prisoners, including the... Full story


Renowned Israeli actor, director, screenwriter Assi Dayan dies

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org)-Renowned Israeli director and screenwriter Assi Dayan died in his Tel Aviv apartment at the age of 69 on May 1, 2014, following a long battle with substance abuse... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 23, 2014

Rand Paul's Jewish outreach finds receptive if wary audience

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Can Rand Paul woo his party's Jews? The Kentucky senator and likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is stepping up his Jewish outreach. In recent weeks,... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    Features    May 23, 2014

Scholars seek Hebrew Bible's original text-but did one ever exist?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—According to Jewish tradition, the Torah is so sacred that even a single error made on a single letter renders the entire scroll unfit for use. And yet the Hebrew Bible, including the Torah (its first five books), is riddled with... Full story


U.S. congressmen on the Temple Mount shocked by discrimination against Jews

Two U.S. congressmen participated in a fact-finding mission of the Temple Mount last week. Congressmen Andrew Harris (R- Maryland) and Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and their wives witnessed firsthand how... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Maccabi Tev Aviv upsets its way to Euroleague basketball crown ROME (JTA)—Maccabi Tel Aviv upset favored Real Madrid to win the Euroleague basketball championship. Maccabi defeated the Spanish squad, 98-86, in overtime on Sunday night in Milan in... Full story


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