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December 23, 2016 2:46 am

At the Jewish Museum, Hanukkah Menorahs Are More Than Ceremonial

JNS.org - New York’s Jewish Museum is shining a bright light on the many forms and enduring ritual uses of Hanukkah menorahs in a new exhibit that...

December 12, 2016 10:57 am

Making Traditional Jewish Food Great Again With the ‘Gefilte Manifesto’

JNS.org -- Two emerging young chefs are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine for the millennial generation. Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz both...

November 9, 2016 9:19 am

The Jewish War Veterans’ New Leader Brings a Lifetime of Service to the Organization

JNS.org - Retired United States Army Col. Carl A. Singer plans to bring a can-do attitude to the top volunteer post at the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) organization. Singer, who...

September 22, 2016 6:20 am

New Ken Burns Film Offers Compelling Tale of Christians Saving Jews During World War II

JNS.org - At Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, there are only five Americans listed as Righteous Among the Nations, a title awarded to non-Jews who risked...

August 25, 2016 5:03 am

Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

JNS.org - As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less...

August 3, 2016 7:15 am

National Geographic Helps Jewish Children Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Can a children’s book about the Jewish High Holidays help advance world peace? A new edition of an award-winning children’s book author thinks so —...

July 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

JNS.org - Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish...

June 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Israel’s Genesis Prize Foundation Seeks ‘Jewish Heroes’ to Set an Example for Younger Generation

JNS.org - As a community priding itself on thousands of years of continuity and tradition, the Jewish people now face the challenge of increasing secularization and...

October 15, 2015 10:10 am

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Hadassah Fights BRCA With Decorated Bras

JNS.org - BRCA. It’s the gene mutation that gives Ashkenazi Jews a higher risk of breast cancer than the general population. But the women’s Zionist organization...

August 20, 2015 11:33 am

Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

JNS.org - Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve...

July 16, 2015 1:55 am

Jewish Groups Try to Stay One Step Ahead of Anti-Semitic Hackers

JNS.org - When hackers from a group called Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail defaced the website of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, Pa., in July 2014,...

June 28, 2015 11:31 am

Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

JNS.org - Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever...

May 21, 2015 10:39 am

At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

JNS.org - Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day,...

April 17, 2015 9:41 am

Is ‘Mein Kampf’ a Learning Tool, or Too Offensive and Dangerous to Reissue?

JNS.org - Given the current climate of rising antisemitism in Europe and elsewhere, is it too offensive and dangerous to reissue Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf...


American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...


The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

New Book Examines History of Jewish Baseball Cards

If you think that Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg are among only a handful of Jewish baseball players, you might want...


Nine Killed in Toronto Van-Ramming Incident

A white Ryder rental van killed nine people and injured 16 when its driver plowed through a busy Toronto sidewalk on a sunny Monday afternoon, police said. Toronto Deputy Chief Peter Yuen provided the...


Israel Security Forces Arrest Hamas Cell in Samaria

JNS.org - Nineteen terror suspects were arrested in the Ramallah area in Samaria overnight on Saturday, in an operation carried out by the Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security forces and...

Middle East

Syrian Opposition Says US Cannot Afford to Leave Syria Yet

Syria's chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its goals in the region, even though President Donald...