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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...

February 8, 2017 9:53 am

Trees, Tu B’Shvat and the Jewish National Fund

JNS.org - The Midrash teaches that God told man that He created everything for us: “Be careful not to spoil or destroy my world -- for if you do, there will be nobody after you to repair it.” For...

Australian Reality TV Show Celebrity Contestants Spar Over Israel After Former Vogue Cover Girl Denies Existence of ‘Palestine’

Three participants in an Australian reality show got into an argument this week over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while resting after a day of challenges involving the “eating or wearing” of nausea-inducing substances, such as fly-infested fish...

Actress Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew Slang in Vanity Fair ‘Secret Talent’ Series

In a Vanity Fair video series aimed at highlighting the hidden talents of various celebrities, movie star Natalie Portman gave a lesson in Hebrew slang. Portman, who was born in Israel, focused on commonly used insults -- such as "ben...

February 7, 2017 9:02 am

Actor Has Breakthrough Playing Boston Marathon Terrorist

How do you get into the mind of a madman? That’s what Themo Melikidze wondered...

February 6, 2017 12:54 pm

Poll: Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot’s Wix Commercial Most Popular Among Super Bowl Ads

A commercial for web development platform Wix featuring Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot was...

February 5, 2017 1:54 pm
February 5, 2017 1:48 pm

Legendary US Actor, Martial Artist Chuck Norris’ Israel Visit Sparks Social Media Stir

Legendary American actor and martial artist Chuck Norris is currently visiting Israel, according to a...

February 3, 2017 4:02 pm

CNN Panel Discusses Influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat Observance on Father-in-Law President Donald Trump’s Behavior

The influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat observance on his father-in-law President Donald Trump’s behavior was...

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...

February 8, 2017 7:11 am

Trees, Tu B’Shvat and the Jewish National Fund

JNS.org - The Midrash teaches that God told man that He created everything for us: “Be careful not to spoil or destroy my world -- for if you...

February 7, 2017 3:52 pm

Australian Reality TV Show Celebrity Contestants Spar Over Israel After Former Vogue Cover Girl Denies Existence of ‘Palestine’

Three participants in an Australian reality show got into an argument this week over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while resting after a day of challenges involving...

February 7, 2017 9:37 am

Actress Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew Slang in Vanity Fair ‘Secret Talent’ Series

In a Vanity Fair video series aimed at highlighting the hidden talents of various celebrities, movie star Natalie Portman gave a lesson in Hebrew slang. Portman, who was born...

February 7, 2017 9:02 am

Actor Has Breakthrough Playing Boston Marathon Terrorist

How do you get into the mind of a madman? That’s what Themo Melikidze wondered when he was cast as terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the film...

February 6, 2017 12:54 pm

Poll: Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot’s Wix Commercial Most Popular Among Super Bowl Ads

A commercial for web development platform Wix featuring Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot was the most popular ad that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl,...

February 5, 2017 1:54 pm

‘When the Jews Are Away, the Goys Will Play,’ Says Trump Impersonator Alec Baldwin in First ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lampoon Since Presidential Inauguration

For the first time since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States on January 20, actor Alec Baldwin returned this weekend to the...

February 5, 2017 1:48 pm

Legendary US Actor, Martial Artist Chuck Norris’ Israel Visit Sparks Social Media Stir

Legendary American actor and martial artist Chuck Norris is currently visiting Israel, according to a flurry of photos that popped up on social media this...

February 3, 2017 4:02 pm

CNN Panel Discusses Influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat Observance on Father-in-Law President Donald Trump’s Behavior

The influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat observance on his father-in-law President Donald Trump’s behavior was the subject of a brief discussion earlier this week by...

February 3, 2017 7:03 am

Israeli ‘Miss Universe’ Contestant Says She Hopes French Crown-Winner Makes Good on Promise to Visit Jewish State

Israel's representative in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant revealed on Monday night that the new titleholder has promised to visit the Jewish state. "I’m holding her to that promise," Israel's Yam Kaspers Anshel...

February 2, 2017 8:21 am

Video of Ben Gurion Airport Employees Collecting Wayward Helium Balloons in Arrivals Hall, to Donate to Children in Need, Goes Viral

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) has been engaged for years in a little-known weekly endeavor to collect all the wayward helium balloons – with which...

February 1, 2017 2:47 pm

British Comedian to Attendees of Jewish Charity Dinner: ‘Jews Love Charity and They Love Dinner’

In a video message to attendees of World Jewish Relief's annual gala on Monday night, the host of CBS's "Late, Late Show" joked about the constant stream...

February 1, 2017 1:28 pm

Israeli News Website Quiz Asks: Which Countries Are We Forbidden From Entering?

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict the entry into the US of citizens from seven Arab countries, Israel's Channel 2 created an...

January 31, 2017 3:32 pm

Hip-Hop Artist Lil Wayne Recommends Kosher Wine to Fans for Valentine’s Day

American hip-hop artist Lil Wayne suggested on Monday that his fans treat their significant others to a glass of kosher wine on Valentine's Day. The "Lollipop"...

Opinion

New York Times Promotes Myth That Jews Oppose Organ Donation

The first paragraph of a New York Times opinion piece inaccurately portrays Judaism as opposed to organ donation. The Times article,...

A White House Initiative to Defeat Radical Islam

Who is the enemy? It's been more than 15 years since 9/11, and still this fundamental question rattles around. Prominent...

Features

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

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...

Israel

Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Form...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a...

Middle East

Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held Mosul Neighborhood

Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago. It comes a...

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