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Veteran Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Discusses Passover, Applying for Israeli Citizenship and Life in the Jewish State

Former basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire talked about Judaism and life in Israel at Harvard University's first Israel Summit on Sunday. The NBA veteran, who last played professionally in 2017 for Israel's Hapoel...

April 9, 2018 10:32 am

Justin Bieber Stars in ‘Racist’ YouTube Skit About Jewish Superman and Other Stereotypical ‘Men of Steel’

Pop singer Justin Bieber made an appearance in a comedic skit posted on YouTube on Wednesday that features different stereotype-adhering men each acting as Superman. The video -- titled "Racist Superman" and posted online by YouTube...

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Condemn BDS Threats to Sue Netflix Over Israeli Series ‘Fauda’

Fifty-six high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter to Netflix on Tuesday denouncing threats by boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) activists to pursue legal action against the company if it continued to stream the hit Israeli television...

Fox News, NBC Anchors Try Matzah for the First Time on Camera

Anchors from two major news stations recently tried matzah for the first time ever in honor of Passover, which began on Friday night. NBC New York reporter Jummy Olabanji took a bite of unleavened bread in the...

March 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Larry King Gives Passover Lesson, Gets Tipsy Drinking Four Cups of Wine

Former CNN host Larry King gave a lesson on the Passover seder during a guest...

March 29, 2018 3:06 pm

New York Shop Uses Gas Masks to Make Its Famous Horseradish for Passover

Employees at a shop in New York City's Lower East Side wear gas masks to...

March 29, 2018 1:15 pm

New Yiddish Rep Brings Hanoch Levin to Off-Broadway

In what was avant-garde Off-Broadway theater at its finest, the New Yiddish Rep just wrapped...

March 23, 2018 4:03 pm

TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by the Western...

March 21, 2018 3:23 pm

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety...

April 9, 2018 10:32 am

Veteran Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Discusses Passover, Applying for Israeli Citizenship and Life in the Jewish State

Former basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire talked about Judaism and life in Israel at Harvard University's first Israel Summit on Sunday. The NBA veteran, who last played professionally in 2017 for Israel's Hapoel Jerusalem,...

April 5, 2018 3:02 pm

Justin Bieber Stars in ‘Racist’ YouTube Skit About Jewish Superman and Other Stereotypical ‘Men of Steel’

Pop singer Justin Bieber made an appearance in a comedic skit posted on YouTube on Wednesday that features different stereotype-adhering men each acting as Superman. The...

April 4, 2018 12:57 pm

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Condemn BDS Threats to Sue Netflix Over Israeli Series ‘Fauda’

Fifty-six high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter to Netflix on Tuesday denouncing threats by boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) activists to pursue legal...

April 2, 2018 3:32 pm

Fox News, NBC Anchors Try Matzah for the First Time on Camera

Anchors from two major news stations recently tried matzah for the first time ever in honor of Passover, which began on Friday night. NBC New York reporter...

March 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Larry King Gives Passover Lesson, Gets Tipsy Drinking Four Cups of Wine

Former CNN host Larry King gave a lesson on the Passover seder during a guest appearance on the comedic YouTube series "Good Mythical Morning" on Thursday. The...

March 29, 2018 3:06 pm

New York Shop Uses Gas Masks to Make Its Famous Horseradish for Passover

Employees at a shop in New York City's Lower East Side wear gas masks to make the store's famous, freshly-ground horseradish ahead of Passover. The shop...

March 29, 2018 1:15 pm

New Yiddish Rep Brings Hanoch Levin to Off-Broadway

In what was avant-garde Off-Broadway theater at its finest, the New Yiddish Rep just wrapped up several weekends of repertory performances of The Labor of Life and The Whore from...

March 23, 2018 4:03 pm

TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by the Western Wall in Jerusalem. A photo of the "Extra" host at the holy...

March 21, 2018 3:23 pm

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of...

March 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations in Israel in honor of the Jewish state's 70th Independence Day on April 19. Rabbi-turned-designer...

March 16, 2018 3:08 pm

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel

JNS.org - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’ TV show “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” visited Israel...

March 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Jewish ‘Hamilton’ Star Says Her ‘Bubbe’ Pushed Her to Pursue Her Love of Singing

A Jewish actress who stars in the Broadway hit "Hamilton" credits her grandmother for encouraging her to pursue her passion for singing. “I spent every weekend...

March 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Netanyahu Meets ‘Superman’ Actor Dean Cain, Jokes, ‘Now You’re Coming?’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American actor Dean Cain, known for his iconic portrayal of Superman, met on Tuesday in Israel for the first...

March 9, 2018 3:17 pm

Caitlyn Jenner Expresses Her Love for Israel and the Jewish People at Awards Gala in New York

Caitlyn Jenner talked about her admiration for Israel, Jewish values and more while accepting an honor at an awards ceremony in New York City on...

Opinion

Things Will Get Worse After Abbas

JNS.org - Those close to Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas are going to great lengths to hide the ‎true condition...

Hamas Leader Acknowledges Iranian Support Amid Fall-Out From Gaza Clashes

While many analysts and most of the international community refuses to acknowledge Iran's...

China Is Treading a Fine Line in Iran

Now that Donald Trump has exited the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran, there is more at stake for the...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Algerian Blogger Accused of Espionage Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

An Algerian blogger arrested last year over social media posts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage and other charges, a human rights activist said on Friday. Charges...

Israel

Israeli Couple Rescued After Building ‘SOS’ Out of Rocks

JNS.org - Israeli Police rescue volunteers were able to locate a missing Tel Aviv couple lost in the Negev Desert on Tuesday thanks to an “SOS” sign they fashioned out of...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Makes New Arrest in Crackdown on Activists

Saudi Arabia arrested prominent rights campaigner Mohammed al-Bajadi, Amnesty International said on Friday, as part of a crackdown mostly targeting advocates of women's rights in the conservative kingdom. Four activists have...

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