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Overland Park shootings victimized Jews and Christians

17 April 2014

By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — Tomorrow—Good Friday, April 18—is the funeral date for a grandfather and his grandson murdered this past week at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, allegedly by a neo-Nazi Klansman.  The service will be held at the Methodist Church of the Resurrection in nearby Leawood .  A […]

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Egypt tourism plummets following bus attack

17 April 2014

CAIRO, Egypt (eturbonews) – Egypt’s tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period the previous year to register $1.3 billion, reported Reuters Wednesday. The Ministry of Tourism was not immediately available to confirm the results. The decline is seen as a consequence of the Taba attack in February […]

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Sign ups being taken for Guardians golf & tennis tourney

17 April 2014

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release) – Guardians of San Diego has announced that early bird registration for the 23rd Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament presented by The William Gumpert Foundation is now open. Those who register by May 30th will save $100 off full price of $500. Golfers age 35 or younger can register to play […]

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Crystal announces cruises with Jewish heritage emphasis

17 April 2014

LOS ANGELES  (eturbonews) –With continued growing interest in its Jewish Heritage excursions, Crystal Cruises is expanding its spiritual offerings ashore for 2014 luxury European cruises. In Istanbul, a brand new Crystal Adventure ashore—offered with Crystal Serenity‘s May 7 and June 22 voyages—explores the city’s storied Jewish history and some of the most enduring spiritual landmarks, including: Centuries-old […]

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ADL denounces Mayor Clevenger’s anti-Semitic slurs

17 April 2014

ST. LOUIS (Press Release) – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is deeply disturbed that the mayor of Marionville, Missouri has publicly stated that he “kind of” agrees with the virulently anti-Semitic views of Frazier Glenn Miller, the man charged in the shooting deaths of three people outside two Jewish institutions in Overland Park, Kansas. In interviews with […]

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Jews from former Soviet Union to gather, learn in Moscow

17 April 2014

MOSCOW, Russia (Press Release) - Over 1,000 Jewish participants, mainly from across Russia, will gather in Moscow, April 24-27 for the Limmud FSU Moscow conference, which is considered the largest Jewish gathering in the former Soviet Union. Limmud FSU conferences are also considered to be among the leading Jewish cultural events in the FSU, and provide […]

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‘Only Israel’ singer has S.D. connection

17 April 2014

  SAN DIEGO– Marsha Sutton informs us that Yedida Freilich, the young woman who sings this song, is engaged to an Israeli soldier “adopted” by Congregation Beth El.

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Loving Israel and being ready to criticize it

17 April 2014

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — As we’re packing our bags for our summer sojourn in Toronto it brings to my mind Amos Oz’s confession that he loves Israel even when he can’t stand it; I discern similar mixed feelings in Ari Shavit’s, A Promised Land. Critics – “intellectuals” as described in a remarkable essay, […]

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Ukrainian Jews told to register with Donetsk government; world reaction to leaflets is swift and condemnatory

17 April 2014

DONETESK, Ukraine (WJC) — Armed men have handed out a leaflet calling on Jews to register their religion and property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation and loss of citizenship. The leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews is the latest worry of […]

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JNS news briefs: April 17, 2014

17 April 2014

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations move forward despite terror attack (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to move forward with peace negotiations with the Palestinians despite Monday’s terror attack in which a police officer was killed on his way to a Passover seder with his family. A meeting between the negotiating teams was […]

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If this NYT Op-Ed on Israel were graded, it wouldn’t pass

16 April 2014

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–There’s another New York Times Op-Ed on Israel. This one praises Iran’s move away from theocracy and toward secularism, while describing Israel is moving in the opposite direction. It seems a bit premature to applaud any sign of reasonable activity from the mullah’s of Iran, I am even less certain that the authors (one Iranian […]

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Second-hand anti-Semitism in a Muslim center in India

16 April 2014

By Navras Jaat Aafreedi GREATER NOIDA, India — I grew up in Lucknow, a major centre of Muslim scholarship and culture, home to prestigious institutions of Islamic studies, Nadwātul Ulamā and Firangi Mahal.  Except for a Jewish writer from Ahmedabad, Sheela Rohekar, who publishes in Hindi and has settled in Lucknow, and a few American and […]

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Western Europe most critical region about religion

16 April 2014

ZURICH, Switzerland (Press Release) – A global poll by WIN/Gallup International has revealed that over half of respondents believe that religion plays a positive role in their country, with people in Western Europe recording significantly lower positive results than other regions. Highlights Over half (59%) of global respondents said that religion plays a  positive role. 22% of […]

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The Wandering Review: ‘When Jews Were Funny’

16 April 2014

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO-If only Canadian filmmaker Alan Zweig’s comments and questions were as funny as his voice, this would be a hilarious movie.  Zweig, who sounds like a cross between Gilbert Gottfried and Arnold Stang, queries famous Jewish comedians about why Jews once dominated the field of American comedy and no longer do […]

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