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Famed Director Quentin Tarantino Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jerusalem Film Festival

Film director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 33rd annual Jerusalem Film Festival's opening ceremony on Thursday night. The director's...

July 8, 2016 3:11 am
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Meet the Orthodox ‘Ninja Warrior’

Yeshiva University rabbinical student Akiva Neuman decided to keep his kippah, his tsitsit and his shirt on while competing on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.” The 25-year-old, who lives in Queens, is 5’6" tall and weighs...

In New Film, British-Jewish Actor Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter Fame Plays Undercover FBI Agent Infiltrating Neo-Nazi Group (VIDEO)

In the upcoming film Imperium, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe -- best known for his role as Harry Potter in the movie series -- plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. In the film's trailer, released on Tuesday, Radcliffe is...

Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely performance on America’s Got Talent. Ilan "The Aleph Bass" Swartz-Brownstein and Josh "The Orthobox" Leviton performed to Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass....

July 5, 2016 9:33 am
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Jewish and Multiethnic Art Comes to Crown Heights

The last time I was at Nostrand Avenue and Lincoln Place in Brooklyn was probably in...

July 3, 2016 6:54 am
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Jewish Artists Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz Premiere Music Video for Anti-BDS-Inspired Track ‘Dodging Bullets’

The music video for Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz's song Dodging Bullets, which features reggae singer...

July 1, 2016 6:44 pm
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Musician Carlos Santana Maintains Upcoming Israel Concert With ‘Open Heart’ Despite Pressure From BDS Activists (VIDEO)

After supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement failed to pressure rock...

June 29, 2016 2:56 pm
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Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts...

June 26, 2016 5:41 am
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North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

JNS.org - In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off...

July 8, 2016 3:11 am
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Famed Director Quentin Tarantino Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jerusalem Film Festival

Film director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 33rd annual Jerusalem Film Festival's opening ceremony on Thursday night. The director's acceptance...

July 7, 2016 6:12 am
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Meet the Orthodox ‘Ninja Warrior’

Yeshiva University rabbinical student Akiva Neuman decided to keep his kippah, his tsitsit and his shirt on while competing on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.” The...

July 6, 2016 2:09 pm
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In New Film, British-Jewish Actor Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter Fame Plays Undercover FBI Agent Infiltrating Neo-Nazi Group (VIDEO)

In the upcoming film Imperium, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe -- best known for his role as Harry Potter in the movie series -- plays an undercover FBI agent...

July 6, 2016 6:52 am
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Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely performance on America’s Got Talent. Ilan "The Aleph Bass" Swartz-Brownstein and Josh "The...

July 5, 2016 9:33 am
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Jewish and Multiethnic Art Comes to Crown Heights

The last time I was at Nostrand Avenue and Lincoln Place in Brooklyn was probably in the early 1970s in the backseat of my father’s car. In...

July 3, 2016 6:54 am
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Jewish Artists Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz Premiere Music Video for Anti-BDS-Inspired Track ‘Dodging Bullets’

The music video for Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz's song Dodging Bullets, which features reggae singer Matisyahu, premiered on Tuesday. In the video, the artists belt the track from...

July 1, 2016 6:44 pm
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Musician Carlos Santana Maintains Upcoming Israel Concert With ‘Open Heart’ Despite Pressure From BDS Activists (VIDEO)

After supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement failed to pressure rock superstar Carlos Santana into cancelling his upcoming concert in Tel...

June 29, 2016 2:56 pm
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Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940...

June 26, 2016 5:41 am
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North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

JNS.org - In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA)...

June 23, 2016 12:24 am
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Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on...

June 21, 2016 1:51 pm
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Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company's campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of...

June 21, 2016 6:51 am
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Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

JNS.org - “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look...

Opinion

Shimon Peres, a Leader for All Seasons

Shimon Peres understood the Biblical verse “to everything there is a season.” When he was a young man working for David Ben-Gurion,...

Who Is a Jew? And Who Gets to Decide?

Since Israel's founding in 1948, one of its most contentious problems has been trying to define "Who is a Jew?" The premise...

Shimon Peres’ Funeral, Mahmoud Abbas’ Hypocrisy

On Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas requested and was granted permission from the Israeli government to travel to Jerusalem...

Features

Middle East Reporting Through the Eyes of an Evangelical Christian

JNS.org - Despite the increasing number of terror attacks in the United States, for...

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

World

University of Waterloo Students Vote to Defund Anti-Israel ‘Public Intere...

Students at Canada's University of Waterloo voted on Thursday to defund an anti-Israel group responsible for promoting last year’s failed motion...

Israel

New Survey: Israeli and US Jews Differ Dramatically on What They See as Big...

Jews in Israel and the US differ dramatically on what they see as the most important problem facing the Jewish...

Middle East

Netanyahu, Abbas Shake Hands, Exchange Greetings at Peres Funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won...

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