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New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday, 6-foot-10 former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire effused over his new line...

February 23, 2018 12:37 pm

New Video ‘Things Not to Say to Jewish People’ Addresses Common Misconceptions, Stereotypes

People with Jewish backgrounds discussed some of the most common misbeliefs and stereotypes about Jews in a new video posted on YouTube on Tuesday. The clip "Things Not To Say To Jewish People," created by the UK's BBC Three television...

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed Queen Vashti) would be flummoxed by the sheer volume of lunatic finery donned by Israelis...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut during a guest appearance on his colleague's YouTube show earlier this month. Speaking with Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee on...

February 19, 2018 1:32 pm

‘It Changed My Perspective,’ NFL Player Says After Visiting Terror Tunnel Discovered by IDF in Southern Israel

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said visiting a terror tunnel in southern Israel on Thursday changed...

February 18, 2018 9:49 pm

Sarah Silverman Faces Twitter Rebuke for Calling on Jews to Defend Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi

American comedian Sarah Silverman faced a flurry of criticism from Twitter users over the weekend...

February 15, 2018 3:47 pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared struggle with...

February 13, 2018 1:55 pm

Paul McCartney Wins Israel’s Prestigious Wolf Prize

JNS.org - Famed singer-songwriter and former Beatles bass guitarist Paul McCartney was announced as one of...

February 9, 2018 5:38 pm

Florida Lawmaker Demands Local Venues Cancel Lorde Concerts Over Her Support for BDS Movement

A Florida lawmaker is demanding that venues in Miami and Tampa cancel upcoming concerts by New...

February 23, 2018 12:37 pm

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday, 6-foot-10 former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire effused over his new line of...

February 21, 2018 3:57 pm

New Video ‘Things Not to Say to Jewish People’ Addresses Common Misconceptions, Stereotypes

People with Jewish backgrounds discussed some of the most common misbeliefs and stereotypes about Jews in a new video posted on YouTube on Tuesday. The clip "Things Not To...

February 21, 2018 1:58 pm

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed Queen Vashti) would be flummoxed...

February 20, 2018 5:24 pm

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut during a guest appearance on his colleague's YouTube show...

February 19, 2018 1:32 pm

‘It Changed My Perspective,’ NFL Player Says After Visiting Terror Tunnel Discovered by IDF in Southern Israel

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said visiting a terror tunnel in southern Israel on Thursday changed his outlook on the constant terrorist threats that the Jewish...

February 18, 2018 9:49 pm

Sarah Silverman Faces Twitter Rebuke for Calling on Jews to Defend Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi

American comedian Sarah Silverman faced a flurry of criticism from Twitter users over the weekend after she urged fellow Jews to support the release of Ahed Tamimi,...

February 15, 2018 3:47 pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared struggle with their critical Jewish mothers. Schwimmer appeared on Emanuel's podcast "Chicago Stories"...

February 13, 2018 1:55 pm

Paul McCartney Wins Israel’s Prestigious Wolf Prize

JNS.org - Famed singer-songwriter and former Beatles bass guitarist Paul McCartney was announced as one of this year’s nine recipients of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. In announcing...

February 9, 2018 5:38 pm

Florida Lawmaker Demands Local Venues Cancel Lorde Concerts Over Her Support for BDS Movement

A Florida lawmaker is demanding that venues in Miami and Tampa cancel upcoming concerts by New Zealand pop star Lorde, who called off a show in Israel to...

February 9, 2018 2:29 pm

Hold the Phone? Olympics Organizers Apologize to Iran for Apparent Gift Gaffe

Organizers of South Korea's Winter Olympics apologized to the Iranian team before Friday's opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung...

February 8, 2018 12:33 pm

Meet Israel’s Largest-Ever Winter Olympics Team

This year's delegation of athletes competing for Israel in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games includes sabras, as well as competitors who were born in Ukraine, the...

February 5, 2018 3:52 pm

Home of the Super Bowl Also Hosts a Holocaust Exhibit

JNS.org - As thousands descended upon Minnesota for Super Bowl LII to see heroes of the gridiron, some unexpected heroes greeted them at the airport: Minnesotans who survived the Holocaust. These...

February 5, 2018 3:34 pm

Athlete Representing Israel at 2018 Olympics Says Helmet With Design of Jewish Biblical Figure Represents His ‘Impossible Journey Made Possible’

An athlete who will be representing Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games told The Algemeiner on Sunday that the Jewish-inspired helmet he will be wearing...

February 5, 2018 8:24 am

Philadelphia Eagles Stun New England Patriots for First Super Bowl Title

For a city that produced one of Hollywood's ultimate underdog stories, the Philadelphia Eagles delivered an equally inspiring script by upsetting the New England Patriots...

Opinion

Why the US Must Use Force

JNS.org - Can we at least agree that Donald Trump’s decision to strike three chemical-weapons facilities owned and operated by Syrian...

Emor: How to Make Use of Your Time on Earth

Time management is more than management and larger than time. It is about life itself. God gives us one thing...

Features

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay

JNS.org - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

World

Students, Activists Disrupt Talk by Israeli Ambassador at Syracuse Universi...

Some 20 protesters disrupted a speech by an Israeli ambassador at Syracuse University in New York on Tuesday, raising concerns...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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