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The Christian, Nebraskan Roots of the Modern Jewish Arbor Day

JNS.org - It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 11 this year, traces its...

February 17, 2017 2:26 am

British-Israeli Composer Whose ‘Gonna Keep America Singing’ Was Performed at Presidential Inauguration Parade Set to Meet Trump Family in the Spring

A British-Israeli composer is set to meet the Trump family in the spring, and learn how it came to be that the US president sent her a text message in January, requesting permission to use one...

Jewish Group Hosts Inclusion Events Across Israel for Disabilities Awareness Month

JNS.org - The Jewish National Fund (JNF) nonprofit is hosting 60 inclusion-related events throughout Israel during February’s Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, with the stated goal of “ensuring that no member of Israeli society is...

102 ‘Lost’ Indian Jews Immigrate to Israel

JNS.org - Over one hundred members of India's population of "lost Jews" are arriving in Israel this week, with hundreds more planning to make aliyah this year. The Bnei Menashe community -- which claims to descend from the Jewish...

February 13, 2017 4:11 pm

I Get Told to ‘Burn in Oven’ at Least Once a Week, Says Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman

After being mocked on social media this week for confusing construction markers for swastikas, comedian...

February 12, 2017 4:11 pm

US Tennis Association Apologizes for Playing Third Reich Version of National Anthem Ahead of Match With German Player at Major Tournament

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) apologized on Saturday for playing the national anthem of...

February 12, 2017 8:37 am

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans Accused by Former KKK Leader David Duke of Supporting ‘Zionist Wars’ in Twitter Feud

"Captain America" star Chris Evans went to battle on Twitter last week against former Ku Klux Klan leader...

February 10, 2017 5:07 am

Non-Jewish Mixed Martial Artist Says He Holds Up Tallit After Each Victory as Tribute to ‘God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’

American mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier explained on Wednesday why, despite not being Jewish -- and...

February 10, 2017 4:03 am

New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Suppose you're a young Jewish woman on a six-month volunteer mission with a women's rights group...

February 17, 2017 2:26 am

The Christian, Nebraskan Roots of the Modern Jewish Arbor Day

JNS.org - It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 11 this year, traces its origins...

February 15, 2017 4:47 pm

British-Israeli Composer Whose ‘Gonna Keep America Singing’ Was Performed at Presidential Inauguration Parade Set to Meet Trump Family in the Spring

A British-Israeli composer is set to meet the Trump family in the spring, and learn how it came to be that the US president sent her...

February 15, 2017 7:43 am

Jewish Group Hosts Inclusion Events Across Israel for Disabilities Awareness Month

JNS.org - The Jewish National Fund (JNF) nonprofit is hosting 60 inclusion-related events throughout Israel during February’s Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, with the stated...

February 14, 2017 11:59 am

102 ‘Lost’ Indian Jews Immigrate to Israel

JNS.org - Over one hundred members of India's population of "lost Jews" are arriving in Israel this week, with hundreds more planning to make aliyah this year. The Bnei...

February 13, 2017 4:11 pm

I Get Told to ‘Burn in Oven’ at Least Once a Week, Says Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman

After being mocked on social media this week for confusing construction markers for swastikas, comedian Sarah Silverman shot back, “Innocent mistake for a Jew that...

February 12, 2017 4:11 pm

US Tennis Association Apologizes for Playing Third Reich Version of National Anthem Ahead of Match With German Player at Major Tournament

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) apologized on Saturday for playing the national anthem of the Third Reich at a major women's tournament ahead of...

February 12, 2017 8:37 am

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans Accused by Former KKK Leader David Duke of Supporting ‘Zionist Wars’ in Twitter Feud

"Captain America" star Chris Evans went to battle on Twitter last week against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who accused the actor of supporting "Zionist wars." The...

February 10, 2017 5:07 am

Non-Jewish Mixed Martial Artist Says He Holds Up Tallit After Each Victory as Tribute to ‘God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’

American mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier explained on Wednesday why, despite not being Jewish -- and without "putting any title" on his belief system -- he...

February 10, 2017 4:03 am

New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Suppose you're a young Jewish woman on a six-month volunteer mission with a women's rights group in Ghana. Your passion for women's issues helps you dismiss...

February 9, 2017 2:36 pm

Reflections on Death, Mourning and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflections on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition, by Hillel Halkin; Princeton University Press, 2016; 232 pp. Is there any subject...

February 9, 2017 1:42 am

Patriots Owner Kraft to Donate $6 Million for Israel’s First American Football Stadium

JNS.org - On the heels of his franchise’s latest Super Bowl title, New England Patriots owner and five-time National Football League (NFL) champion Robert Kraft has...

February 8, 2017 3:09 pm

Netanyahu in Meeting With Famed Movie Star Chuck Norris: ‘Israel Is Strong, But It’s Indestructible Now’

"Israel is strong, but it's indestructible now," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quipped in a meeting with visiting American movie star Chuck Norris -- an avid martial...

February 8, 2017 2:19 pm

Pope Francis Meets Hebrew U Officials to Plan Interfaith Education Program

JNS.org - Pope Francis met with officials from Jerusalem's Hebrew University to develop and plan an interfaith educational program seeking to promote civic opportunity and dialogue...

February 8, 2017 9:53 am

British Prankster Dressed as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rapper Exposes ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ as ‘Contrived, Manipulated’ in New TV Documentary

A comedic character actor exposed what he said were unethical, behind-the-scenes practices on “Britain’s Got Talent” in a TV documentary aired Tuesday night, the UK’s Mirror reported. Simon...

Opinion

Where Do We Go From Here?

Last Wednesday at the White House, we watched what some called the funeral of the "two-state solution." But the death of...

Toys — and the Torah — Require Questions and Imagination

One of the most unique talents that human beings are blessed with is...

Convicted Killer of Israelis Finds Friends on the Radical Jewish Left

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist who murdered two Hebrew University of Jerusalem students has...

Features

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

World

Posters Questioning Whether ‘Six Million Really Died’ in Holocaust Foun...

Posters questioning the Jewish death toll in the Holocaust were found last week on the campus of the University of Calgary in...

Israel

Four New Conservative Justices Appointed to Israeli Supreme Court

JNS.org - Four new conservative-leaning justices were named Wednesday to Israel's Supreme Court. The new members of the 15-seat bench, selected from a short-list of 27 candidates, include: Jerusalem District Court Judge David...

Middle East

Iranian President Rouhani, Touted in West as ‘Moderate,’ Calls ...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani -- touted by many in the West as a “moderate” -- hailed on Wednesday the “tireless...

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