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BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on a mission to travel the world as he visited various sites...

December 7, 2017 2:13 pm

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star Erica Rose, 35, and Texas-based investor Charles Sanders had their wedding at Congregation Emanu El with about 300 people in attendance. Rose's...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It was his magnum opus and a glimpse of the direction that music might have taken had he lived longer. Bizet died of a...

Report: Meghan Markle’s Jewish Best Friend Played Matchmaker With Prince Harry

American actress Meghan Markle met her now-fiancé Prince Harry through her Jewish best friend, the Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo introduced Markle to the British royal in 2016. According to the UK newspaper The Sun, in the...

December 3, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says She ‘Holds Flag of the Nation’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot told a Variety interviewer that she accepts her role as a...

November 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Jewish Actor Joshua Malina Explains Hebrew Prayer He Says Every Morning

Actor Joshua Malina, who stars in the hit ABC series "Scandal," talked about Jewish prayer...

November 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Jewish Professional Wrestler Calls Out Fellow Athlete for ‘Distasteful’ Hasidic Jew Gimmick

Jewish professional wrestler David Starr blasted a performer and fellow athlete last week for dressing up as...

November 22, 2017 1:22 pm

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony...

November 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following a performance...

December 7, 2017 2:13 pm

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on a mission to travel the world as he visited various sites in...

December 5, 2017 5:19 pm

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star Erica Rose, 35, and Texas-based investor Charles Sanders had their wedding at...

December 3, 2017 3:43 pm

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It was his magnum opus and a glimpse of the direction that music...

December 3, 2017 3:30 pm

Report: Meghan Markle’s Jewish Best Friend Played Matchmaker With Prince Harry

American actress Meghan Markle met her now-fiancé Prince Harry through her Jewish best friend, the Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo introduced Markle to the British...

December 3, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says She ‘Holds Flag of the Nation’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot told a Variety interviewer that she accepts her role as a representative of Israel and lamented that almost everybody mispronounces her...

November 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Jewish Actor Joshua Malina Explains Hebrew Prayer He Says Every Morning

Actor Joshua Malina, who stars in the hit ABC series "Scandal," talked about Jewish prayer and Thanksgiving with his Twitter followers on Wednesday. Malina wrote, "I...

November 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Jewish Professional Wrestler Calls Out Fellow Athlete for ‘Distasteful’ Hasidic Jew Gimmick

Jewish professional wrestler David Starr blasted a performer and fellow athlete last week for dressing up as a Hasidic Jew to gain attention and for comedic effect. Starr...

November 22, 2017 1:22 pm

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield. This Pulitzer-Prize winning epic...

November 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following a performance in Tel Aviv, where he accused the anti-Israel movement of...

November 20, 2017 2:47 pm

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is transformed into a platform for...

November 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and Miss Iraq Sarah Idan took to social media to put friendship over...

November 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last weekend. Zahavi, 30, garnered the award...

November 10, 2017 12:12 pm

New Film ‘1945’ Explores Post-Holocaust Hungary and Local Collaboration Against the Jews

A new Hungarian film depicting the post-WWII attitude toward Jews in the country premiered last week in New York. The movie, "1945," is set one year after the...

November 9, 2017 3:41 pm

Actor Will Smith Visits Israel, Says ‘I Feel Honored to Be Here’

Actor Will Smith was seen at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday. "It's a very spiritual, very powerful place," Smith, 49, told Israel's Arutz Sheva while visiting...

Opinion

Narendra Modi’s Visit to Ramallah

Narendra Modi recently achieved the distinction of becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit the Palestinians' de facto West Bank capital...

Poland and Its Jews

Poland recently passed a law making it illegal and a criminal offense to claim that the Nazi death camps built during the Second...

By Focusing on Humanitarian Aid, Israel Can Still Win in Syria

JNS.org - Despite working for several years with international and regional partners to limit Hezbollah and Iranian gains at the expense...

Features

Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...

World

British Labour Activist Who Called Jews ‘Zios’ Expelled From Party; Jew...

Jewish groups in Britain are hailing the Labour Party’s expulsion on Sunday of a virulent anti-Israel activist, but warned that...

Israel

Israeli Political Leader Lapid on Polish Holocaust Law: ‘On the Verge...

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid continued his war of words with the Polish government on Monday, comparing a new Polish...

Middle East

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens Israeli Gas and Oil Rigs: We Are Capable ...

JNS.org - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Feb. 16 that “if the Lebanese Higher Defense Council makes an...

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