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Amazon’s Award-Winning Series ‘Transparent’ Heads to Israel

JNS.org - Amazon Studios' Emmy award-winning comedy-drama series "Transparent," which tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family with a transgender parent, will be coming...

July 31, 2017 10:17 am

‘The Bachelor Australia’ Contestant Defends ‘Jewish Banana’ Comment, Denies Being Antisemitic After Receiving Backlash

A contestant on "The Bachelor Australia" took to Instagram on Saturday to defend herself against claims that she was antisemitic after she said a rival looked like a "Jewish banana," the UK's Daily Mail reported. Florence Alexandra...

Jewish ‘Kidney Matchmaker’ Unites New York Rabbi Donor With Needy Recipient

A Jewish "kidney matchmaker" brought together a New York rabbi and a Jewish woman in Queens who was desperate for a new kidney, Fox 5 reported on Tuesday. Berta Ilizarova, 62, was on dialysis for more than...

‘Menashe’ Presents a Rare Authentic, On-Screen Depiction of Hasidic Judaism

JNS.org - In the film Menashe, which debuts across America on July 28, director Joshua Weinstein has delicately crafted a work that emanates a rarely seen authenticity, tenderness and depth sadly lacking in other mainstream films about Hasidic...

July 26, 2017 4:30 pm

One of The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Says She Keeps Finding Herself ‘Going Back to Israel’

Among those featured on the 2017 "50 Most Beautiful" list published by The Hill on Wednesday, was...

July 25, 2017 10:44 am

Young Girl Shares Tearful Moment With Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot at San Diego Comic-Con

A young girl got teary-eyed when meeting Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot...

July 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew body ink...

July 21, 2017 8:38 pm

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some...

July 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel

  Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her...

July 31, 2017 10:17 am

Amazon’s Award-Winning Series ‘Transparent’ Heads to Israel

JNS.org - Amazon Studios' Emmy award-winning comedy-drama series "Transparent," which tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family with a transgender parent, will be coming to...

July 30, 2017 12:50 pm

‘The Bachelor Australia’ Contestant Defends ‘Jewish Banana’ Comment, Denies Being Antisemitic After Receiving Backlash

A contestant on "The Bachelor Australia" took to Instagram on Saturday to defend herself against claims that she was antisemitic after she said a rival looked...

July 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Jewish ‘Kidney Matchmaker’ Unites New York Rabbi Donor With Needy Recipient

A Jewish "kidney matchmaker" brought together a New York rabbi and a Jewish woman in Queens who was desperate for a new kidney, Fox 5 reported...

July 27, 2017 12:11 pm

‘Menashe’ Presents a Rare Authentic, On-Screen Depiction of Hasidic Judaism

JNS.org - In the film Menashe, which debuts across America on July 28, director Joshua Weinstein has delicately crafted a work that emanates a rarely seen authenticity, tenderness...

July 26, 2017 4:30 pm

One of The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Says She Keeps Finding Herself ‘Going Back to Israel’

Among those featured on the 2017 "50 Most Beautiful" list published by The Hill on Wednesday, was a young woman who insisted that she can never stay away...

July 25, 2017 10:44 am

Young Girl Shares Tearful Moment With Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot at San Diego Comic-Con

A young girl got teary-eyed when meeting Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot at San Diego's Comic-Con this past weekend in an encounter...

July 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew body ink and kosher food cravings in a recent interview with the New...

July 21, 2017 8:38 pm

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape persecution by leaping to their...

July 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel

  Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child. The Jewish actress -- her father is of Greek...

July 20, 2017 11:37 am

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night to hear the British rock band Radiohead perform in one of the...

July 19, 2017 4:27 pm

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Gushes About ‘Crazy Jewish Deli Cravings’ During Her Pregnancy

Actress Laura Prepon -- from the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" -- revealed to Us Weekly on Monday that during her current pregnancy...

July 19, 2017 11:53 am

Israeli Arab Singer Blasts BDS Demand to Cancel Radiohead’s Tel Aviv Show

JNS.org - Nasreen Qadri, an Israeli Arab singer who was set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night with the British rock band Radiohead, slammed...

July 17, 2017 4:56 pm

Ex-R.E.M. Lead Singer Publicly Backs Radiohead’s Decision to Go Ahead With Israel Concert in Face of BDS Pressure

Ex-R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe on Sunday publicly backed the English rock band Radiohead’s plan to go ahead with its upcoming concert in Israel in...

July 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Jewish Woman’s Tale of Helping Soothe Child on Autism Spectrum During Overseas Flight Goes Viral

A Jewish woman's story of how she comforted a child with autism on a recent flight from Europe to the US has gone viral after being shared on Facebook...

Opinion

Dear White Supremacist: Do You Hate Me?

Dear white supremacist, Do you hate me? I don’t imagine that you consider yourself a hateful person. You don’t think that you...

The Never-Ending Peace Process Farce

Unless the US is willing to bite the bullet and finally confront Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the mission...

Don’t Let Incident in Switzerland Distract From True Antisemitism

A sign that appeared to discriminate against Jewish guests was recently posted at...

Features

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

World

Syrian Dictator Assad Secretly Hosted Argentine and Iranian Foreign Ministe...

News outlets in Argentina were abuzz on Wednesday with speculation that the country's former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and...

Israel

Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Te...

JNS.org - The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced...

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