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Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died on Sunday at age 91. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1983 movie "The...

August 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the world’s top 15 film academies by the Hollywood Reporter. The industry magazine publishes an annual list of the top film schools in the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam has found that using emojis in work-related emails, although perceived as a friendly gesture by...

Hollywood Talent Agent Apologizes Again After Using ‘Nazi Death Camp’ Joke in First Apology for Derogatory Emails

A Hollywood talent agent has issued a second apology after texting an ex-employee a joke about Nazi concentration camps last week, expressing regret for sexist, homophobic and antisemitic language he used in an email rant. Michael Einfeld emailed...

August 10, 2017 4:53 pm

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Talks About Being a ‘Proud’ Zionist and Not Worrying About Backlash

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who stars in the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory,"...

August 9, 2017 4:09 pm

Israeli Wins Bronze Medal at Thai Boxing Championships After Palestinian Competitor Refuses to Fight Him

An Israeli athlete won the bronze medal on Tuesday at a Thai boxing championship held...

August 8, 2017 4:30 pm

Cast of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Questioned at Ben-Gurion Airport at Start of Group Israel Trip

Cast members of the hit reality television series "Shahs of Sunset" were detained and questioned at Israel's...

August 8, 2017 11:58 am

Legendary Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein to Direct Film on Warsaw Ghetto Revolt

Jewish Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has announced that he will produce and direct a...

August 7, 2017 3:20 pm

Former Homeless Israeli Woman Featured as ‘CNN Hero’ for Dedicating Life to Helping At-Risk Teens

An Israeli woman was recognized as a "CNN Hero" last week for opening a center that provides...

August 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died on Sunday at age 91. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1983 movie "The King...

August 18, 2017 4:49 pm

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the world’s top 15 film academies by the Hollywood Reporter. The industry magazine publishes...

August 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam has found that using emojis...

August 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Hollywood Talent Agent Apologizes Again After Using ‘Nazi Death Camp’ Joke in First Apology for Derogatory Emails

A Hollywood talent agent has issued a second apology after texting an ex-employee a joke about Nazi concentration camps last week, expressing regret for sexist, homophobic and...

August 10, 2017 4:53 pm

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Talks About Being a ‘Proud’ Zionist and Not Worrying About Backlash

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who stars in the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory," proclaimed pride in being a Zionist in an interview published...

August 9, 2017 4:09 pm

Israeli Wins Bronze Medal at Thai Boxing Championships After Palestinian Competitor Refuses to Fight Him

An Israeli athlete won the bronze medal on Tuesday at a Thai boxing championship held in Bangkok, Thailand, after his rival, a Palestinian, refused to...

August 8, 2017 4:30 pm

Cast of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Questioned at Ben-Gurion Airport at Start of Group Israel Trip

Cast members of the hit reality television series "Shahs of Sunset" were detained and questioned at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport during Sunday night's episode of the Bravo...

August 8, 2017 11:58 am

Legendary Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein to Direct Film on Warsaw Ghetto Revolt

Jewish Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has announced that he will produce and direct a film about the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Weinstein made his announcement...

August 7, 2017 3:20 pm

Former Homeless Israeli Woman Featured as ‘CNN Hero’ for Dedicating Life to Helping At-Risk Teens

An Israeli woman was recognized as a "CNN Hero" last week for opening a center that provides temporary housing and long-term support for at-risk teens in Israel. "To be...

August 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jewish Group Educates on Roger Waters’ BDS Activism Ahead of DC Concerts

JNS.org - Ahead of former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’s performances in Washington, DC this weekend, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington has...

August 2, 2017 2:04 pm

‘Scandal’ Star Responds to Criticism of His Support for Raising of Palestinian Flag at US Jewish Summer Camp

A Jewish actor who stars in the hit ABC series “Scandal” responded to a critic on Tuesday who scrutinized him for supporting the raising of a Palestinian flag at a...

August 1, 2017 4:48 pm

Proposed Trip to Israel Causes Tensions Among Iranian Cast Members of ‘Shahs of Sunset’

Tensions flared on Sunday among the Iranian cast members of the Bravo reality series "Shahs of Sunset" regarding a proposed trip to Israel. In the latest...

July 31, 2017 12:47 pm

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Shares the ‘Greatest Jew Joke That I’ve Ever Heard’

Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld shared what he said was the best "Jew joke" he had ever heard during a guest appearance this week...

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...

Opinion

Hamas Supporter to Receive Award From Harvard Student Group

He has publicly endorsed Hamas, and secretly schemed with Hamas' supporters to thwart US-led peace efforts in the Middle East. Now Nihad Awad is preparing for a prestigious...

Decertifying the Iran Deal — A Moral Imperative, but Now What?

“In a large country with multiple facilities and ample experience in nuclear concealment,...

A Message to Congress: Don’t Tamper With Iran Deal, Build on It

The Trump administration’s approach to the Iran deal is problematic due to the multiple conflicts raging throughout the Middle East, including...

Features

Experts Say Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Quest Will Persist, Despite US Moves

JNS.org - Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic...

New French Jewish Leader Brings Hope of Change to UNESCO

JNS.org - The election of the first Jewish director-general of UNESCO -- French politician Audrey Azoulay -- is raising hopes that she might return the organization...

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs

JNS.org - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...

World

Report: Germany Secretly Approves Controversial Submarine Deal With Israel

Germany has secretly approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel for the construction of three dolphin type submarines that will be added to Israel’s fleet of six submarines despite an...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Pledge ‘Relentless Fight’ Aga...

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on Thursday threatened a “relentless fight” against Israel, a day after the US urged the international...

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