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Famed Israeli Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

JNS.org - Famed Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman will be among the 17 recipients of America’s Presidential Medal of Freedom next week. He is the fourth...

November 17, 2015 1:34 pm

New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.'s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in...

U2 Frontman Bono Dedicates Song to Former Israeli President Peres

JNS.org - A moving tribute awaited former Israeli president Shimon Peres on Wednesday when U2 frontman Bono dedicated the song One to the Israeli statesman during a concert in Toronto. Peres, who was attending a conference in...

Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

A Jewish violinist played in Israel on Sunday the complete Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, 82 years after Nazis interrupted his father mid-performance and escorted him offstage, The Week magazine reported. Ernest Drucker played only...

May 21, 2015 2:45 pm

Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the...

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....

May 19, 2015 2:40 pm

Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the...

December 18, 2014 10:39 am

Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift's hit song...

December 17, 2014 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious...

November 17, 2015 1:34 pm

Famed Israeli Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

JNS.org - Famed Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman will be among the 17 recipients of America’s Presidential Medal of Freedom next week. He is the fourth Israeli...

July 17, 2015 3:35 pm

New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted...

July 9, 2015 9:30 am

U2 Frontman Bono Dedicates Song to Former Israeli President Peres

JNS.org - A moving tribute awaited former Israeli president Shimon Peres on Wednesday when U2 frontman Bono dedicated the song One to the Israeli statesman during...

June 2, 2015 2:55 pm

Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

A Jewish violinist played in Israel on Sunday the complete Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, 82 years after Nazis interrupted his father mid-performance and...

May 21, 2015 2:45 pm

Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way...

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,...

May 19, 2015 2:40 pm

Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to...

December 18, 2014 10:39 am

Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift's hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive...

December 17, 2014 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey - after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke,...

August 26, 2014 1:08 pm

Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

JNS.org - "He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age," wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following...

August 22, 2014 1:07 pm

Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an...

August 15, 2014 10:58 am

Recycling His Roots

JNS.org - Having started his career playing on his family's pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading...

June 26, 2014 11:52 am

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns 'n' Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), "Hard Rock Hotel", "Las Vegas" and Israel's "Hatikva" (The...

June 19, 2014 9:47 am

Singer Tony Orlando Visits Families of Missing Israeli Teens

ABC News/AP - Tony Orlando, the popular 1970s American pop singer, said he visited the families of three Israeli teens missing in the West Bank,...

Culture

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...

Features

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...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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