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‘Jews Don’t Ride Horses,’ Says ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Co-Star Josh Gad, Quipping That Animal He Rode in Film Was an ‘Antisemite’

The co-star of the new movie "Beauty and the Beast" had the audience of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" roaring with laughter on Tuesday night,...

March 16, 2017 11:58 am

Fresh Perspective on Hayim Nahman Bialik

JNS.org - I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder what Sarah Bernhardt or Benjamin Disraeli or Groucho Marx would...

Report: Israeli NBA Basketball Player Omri Casspi Weighing Options After Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Other Teams Express Interest in Signing Him

The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are among several NBA teams expressing interest in signing Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi, after he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans last month, an ESPN reporter tweeted on Tuesday. According to Marc...

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress and Third-Generation Holocaust Survivor Hosts Lavish Fundraiser in Role as ‘Ambassador’ for Israel’s Sheba Medical Center

The actress who plays Quaithe in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" hosted a lavish fundraiser Tuesday night in her role as "ambassador" for Israel's Sheba Medical Center, and took the opportunity to spread a message of...

March 15, 2017 11:17 am

Team Israel’s Improbable World Baseball Classic Run Comes to End With 8-3 Loss to Japan in Tokyo

Team Israel’s improbable run through the World Baseball Classic came to an end on Wednesday...

March 15, 2017 11:13 am

Visiting North-African Arab-Language Journalists Call Israel ‘Western, Free’

JNS.org - A delegation of North African journalists and bloggers visiting Israel this week said their first impression...

March 15, 2017 11:11 am

Tel Aviv Beach Features First of Its Kind ‘Pop-Up’ Hotel Suite

JNS.org - Tel Aviv has opened a “pop-up” hotel suite in a beachfront lifeguard tower, as part...

March 15, 2017 6:34 am

Basketball’s ‘Jewish Jordan’ Runs Summer Camp

JNS.org - For years, Jewish basketball aficionados have adored Tamir Goodman. The same can now be...

March 14, 2017 10:21 am

Vogue Touts Benefits of Keeping Shabbat, Even For Non-Jews: ‘It’s an Ancient Antidote to Our Modern Ailments’

Observing Shabbat is something everyone -- even non-Jews -- should do for their well-being, according to a...

March 16, 2017 11:58 am

‘Jews Don’t Ride Horses,’ Says ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Co-Star Josh Gad, Quipping That Animal He Rode in Film Was an ‘Antisemite’

The co-star of the new movie "Beauty and the Beast" had the audience of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" roaring with laughter on Tuesday night, when...

March 16, 2017 10:00 am

Fresh Perspective on Hayim Nahman Bialik

JNS.org - I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder...

March 15, 2017 1:47 pm

Report: Israeli NBA Basketball Player Omri Casspi Weighing Options After Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Other Teams Express Interest in Signing Him

The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are among several NBA teams expressing interest in signing Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi, after he was waived by the New...

March 15, 2017 11:54 am

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress and Third-Generation Holocaust Survivor Hosts Lavish Fundraiser in Role as ‘Ambassador’ for Israel’s Sheba Medical Center

The actress who plays Quaithe in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" hosted a lavish fundraiser Tuesday night in her role as "ambassador" for Israel's Sheba...

March 15, 2017 11:17 am

Team Israel’s Improbable World Baseball Classic Run Comes to End With 8-3 Loss to Japan in Tokyo

Team Israel’s improbable run through the World Baseball Classic came to an end on Wednesday with an 8-3 loss to heavily-favored Japan at the Tokyo...

March 15, 2017 11:13 am

Visiting North-African Arab-Language Journalists Call Israel ‘Western, Free’

JNS.org - A delegation of North African journalists and bloggers visiting Israel this week said their first impression of the country was of state that is "Western and free," English-language Israeli site Ynet...

March 15, 2017 11:11 am

Tel Aviv Beach Features First of Its Kind ‘Pop-Up’ Hotel Suite

JNS.org - Tel Aviv has opened a “pop-up” hotel suite in a beachfront lifeguard tower, as part of a wider effort to increase tourism to the city. The...

March 15, 2017 6:34 am

Basketball’s ‘Jewish Jordan’ Runs Summer Camp

JNS.org - For years, Jewish basketball aficionados have adored Tamir Goodman. The same can now be said for Jewish summer campers. Goodman, who was nicknamed the “Jewish...

March 14, 2017 10:21 am

Vogue Touts Benefits of Keeping Shabbat, Even For Non-Jews: ‘It’s an Ancient Antidote to Our Modern Ailments’

Observing Shabbat is something everyone -- even non-Jews -- should do for their well-being, according to a recently published Vogue magazine article. "It doesn’t matter if you’re Jewish, Hindu,...

March 13, 2017 11:08 am

Team Israel Suffers First Loss at World Baseball Classic, Likely Needs Win Over Japan on Wednesday to Advance to Championship Round

Team Israel, the Cinderella story of the 2017 World Baseball Classic so far, suffered its first loss of the tournament on Monday, falling 12-2 to...

March 12, 2017 3:18 pm

‘Make No Mistake; We Represent Israel,’ Says Coach of Team Taking Jewish State to Quarter Finals in World Baseball Classic 2017

As Team Israel celebrated its fourth win in the World Baseball Classic 2017 – this time 4:1 against Cuba – its manager took the opportunity to...

March 12, 2017 10:51 am

Ivanka Trump Bakes Traditional Purim Hamentashen With Her Kids Ahead of Jewish Festival

Ahead of Purim, Ivanka Trump shared a photo on Instagram of her family baking hamentashen – triangular cookies traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday. The daughter...

March 12, 2017 10:43 am

Israel Continues World Baseball Classic Winning Streak, Beating Cuba 4-1

Israel continued its surprising run at the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, beating Cuba 4-1 in its first game of the second round to improve...

March 10, 2017 5:54 pm

In Israel for ‘Norman’ Premiere, US Actor Richard Gere Slams Trump, Netanyahu as ‘Bad Guys’

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “bad guys” who “don’t really get it in the fullness of things,” American actor...

Opinion

Westminster Carnage, Turkish Delight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t know he was going to get so lucky on Wednesday, when a threat he...

New York Times Falsely Suggests Israelis Want War With Jordan

A New York Times news article falsely suggests that Israelis oppose peace with Jordan. The article, about Jordan’s decision to release...

Hamas Seeks ‘Moderate’ Image as Leader Calls for Israel’s Demise

Yayha Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza, said on Wednesday that his terrorist organization will...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Administration: If Friday Vote on Repeal, Replace Obamacare Fails Pas...

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on...

Israel

Anti-Israel Groups Will Not Benefit From National Service, New Law Stipulat...

JNS.org - The Knesset finalized a law Wednesday preventing foreign-funded organizations that operate against Israel from enjoying the benefits of Israel’s...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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