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‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday night raised over $500,000 for the Israeli military, The Algemeiner has...

December 8, 2016 5:06 am

The Late Fritz Weaver, Star of Famed ‘Holocaust’ TV Miniseries, Said He ‘Became a Jew’ From the Experience

JNS.org -- A recently deceased actor who starred in a widely viewed 1970's television drama about the Holocaust used to say that his role in the show deeply affected his worldview and, though raised Catholic, he felt...

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation: toughness, gruffness and idealism. He wanted to be a farmer, but the realities of life in Israel in the 1940s forced him to become a...

New Film Tells Story of How Underdog Basketball Team Put Israel ‘On The Map’ After Yom Kippur War

“We are on the map and we will stay on the map, not only in sports but in everything!” Those powerful words -- uttered by American-Israeli basketball star Tal Brody -- encapsulated the sentiments of an...

December 5, 2016 3:48 pm

Andy Samberg Fan on New York City Street: ‘I Love His Nose Because It Looks So Jewish’

"Saturday Night Live" alum actor Andy Samberg had what turned out to be an unwittingly...

December 4, 2016 11:15 am

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages...

December 4, 2016 4:35 am

‘Godfather’ Co-Star James Caan Tells Facebook Followers: ‘You Gotta Come’ to Israel

Movie star James Caan, who played Sonny Corleone in the classic 1972 film "The Godfather,"...

November 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Jewish Rapper Called ‘Filthy Zionist’ by Hacker of Another Musician’s Twitter Account

Canadian-Jewish rapper Drake was called a "filthy Zionist" and other slurs by a hacker who took...

November 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Jewish Broadway Star Belts Out Hebrew Show Tune on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt belted out a classic show tune in Hebrew during a late-night...

December 8, 2016 5:06 am

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday night raised over $500,000 for the Israeli military, The Algemeiner has learned. The...

December 6, 2016 2:37 pm

The Late Fritz Weaver, Star of Famed ‘Holocaust’ TV Miniseries, Said He ‘Became a Jew’ From the Experience

JNS.org -- A recently deceased actor who starred in a widely viewed 1970's television drama about the Holocaust used to say that his role in the show...

December 6, 2016 8:04 am

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation: toughness, gruffness and idealism. He wanted to be a farmer, but the realities of life...

December 5, 2016 5:50 pm

New Film Tells Story of How Underdog Basketball Team Put Israel ‘On The Map’ After Yom Kippur War

“We are on the map and we will stay on the map, not only in sports but in everything!” Those powerful words -- uttered by American-Israeli...

December 5, 2016 3:48 pm

Andy Samberg Fan on New York City Street: ‘I Love His Nose Because It Looks So Jewish’

"Saturday Night Live" alum actor Andy Samberg had what turned out to be an unwittingly different kind of humorous experience while filming a comedic skit...

December 4, 2016 11:15 am

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media announced Friday that it has...

December 4, 2016 4:35 am

‘Godfather’ Co-Star James Caan Tells Facebook Followers: ‘You Gotta Come’ to Israel

Movie star James Caan, who played Sonny Corleone in the classic 1972 film "The Godfather," was full of praise for Israel on Thursday, telling followers...

November 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Jewish Rapper Called ‘Filthy Zionist’ by Hacker of Another Musician’s Twitter Account

Canadian-Jewish rapper Drake was called a "filthy Zionist" and other slurs by a hacker who took over the official Twitter account of another singer, SPIN magazine reported. Calling himself "rorylol," the...

November 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Jewish Broadway Star Belts Out Hebrew Show Tune on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt belted out a classic show tune in Hebrew during a late-night television interview last week, drawing applause from the studio audience. Platt, who...

November 29, 2016 12:23 pm

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz for the first time last week. Five members of Bnei Menashe — who claim to...

November 28, 2016 11:38 am

Literary Rites of Passage

Philip Roth’s decision to stop writing earned the laudatory attention it deserves. After authoring 31 books, he announced, first to himself and then to the literary...

November 25, 2016 4:33 am

Arab-Israeli Cousin of Anti-Zionist Knesset Member Declares Allegiance to Jewish State at Western Wall

The relative of an anti-Zionist Knesset member released a video of herself standing at Jerusalem's Western Wall in full Islamic garb and declaring her allegiance to...

November 25, 2016 3:45 am

Hundreds of Students, Faculty at Prestigious Israeli University Wow Social Media With Special-Effects ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Video

Hundreds of students and faculty members from one of Israel's most prestigious universities took local social media by storm this week when they posed together for...

November 25, 2016 2:41 am

Work Begins in Israel on World’s First Underground Blood Bank

JNS.org - For most organizations, moving underground would be an ominous decision. For Israel’s national blood services center, it’s an exciting one. November 16 marked the groundbreaking for Israel’s...

Opinion

American Jewish Liberals Have Lost the Plot

Throughout the 2000 years of Jews living in the Diaspora, there has been no precedent comparable to the behavior of...

Keith Ellison’s Views on Israel Reflect the Democrats’ True Colors

JNS.org -- Haim Saban is wrong when he says Minnesota’s US Rep. Keith Ellison...

Europe’s Future Hangs on the Ballot

"The novelty and magnitude of Europe's predicament make it difficult to understand, tempting to overlook, and nearly impossible to predict....

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Major US Jewish Group Calls on Qatar to Remove Antisemitic Titles From Doha...

A leading US-based Jewish human rights group has called on the Qatari government to remove antisemitic titles from an international...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister: International ‘War of Legal Attrition’...

A “war of legal attrition” is currently being waged against Israel by foreign entities, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the...

Middle East

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons Fro...

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled out in principle, an expert...

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