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George Washington’s Historic Letter to the Jewish Community Set to Music for Synagogue’s 170th Anniversary

A famous pledge penned by American Founding Father George Washington in 1790 to the Jewish community to give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution...

March 3, 2017 10:16 am

‘I’m a New Yorker, So I’m an Honorary Jew,’ Says Actor Richard Gere About Title Role of ‘Norman’ in Upcoming Film

Movie star and activist Richard Gere told the Miami New Times on Tuesday that he considers himself an "honorary Jew" by virtue of his living in New York. Talking about his upcoming film "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic...

Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Receives Israel’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award

JNS.org - Six-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who moved to Israel and now plays for the Hapoel Jerusalem squad, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the state of Israel and...

Israeli-Born Omri Casspi Waived by NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) New Orleans Pelicans last weekend waived forward Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in the league’s history, after he suffered a broken thumb in his first game with the...

February 28, 2017 2:53 pm

Jewish Students Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat Finish Morning Prayers in School Parking Lot

Boys at a Jewish day school in Florida finished their morning prayer services in the...

February 27, 2017 1:25 pm

‘Scandal’ Co-Star Called ‘Jew Rat,’ ‘Kike’ on Social Media After Cursing Oscar-Winning Director Mel Gibson, Infamous for Antisemitic Rant

The Jewish actor who plays David Rosen in the hit ABC series “Scandal” was called a "Jew...

February 27, 2017 12:37 pm

Israeli Co-Producer of Oscar-Winning ‘La La Land’ Score Gets Shout-Out at Academy Awards

An Israeli co-produced the music for the hit movie "La La Land," which took home...

February 26, 2017 3:20 pm
February 26, 2017 9:28 am

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Makes Second Trip to Israel in Three Months in Attempt to Ink Deal for ‘Peace Tour’ in Jewish State, Palestinian Authority

British rock band Coldplay frontman Chris Martin arrived in Israel last week for the second time in...

March 3, 2017 10:16 am

George Washington’s Historic Letter to the Jewish Community Set to Music for Synagogue’s 170th Anniversary

A famous pledge penned by American Founding Father George Washington in 1790 to the Jewish community to give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no...

March 1, 2017 3:26 pm

‘I’m a New Yorker, So I’m an Honorary Jew,’ Says Actor Richard Gere About Title Role of ‘Norman’ in Upcoming Film

Movie star and activist Richard Gere told the Miami New Times on Tuesday that he considers himself an "honorary Jew" by virtue of his living in New York. Talking...

March 1, 2017 10:37 am

Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Receives Israel’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award

JNS.org - Six-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who moved to Israel and now plays for the Hapoel Jerusalem squad, received the Martin...

March 1, 2017 9:59 am

Israeli-Born Omri Casspi Waived by NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) New Orleans Pelicans last weekend waived forward Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in the league’s history, after he...

February 28, 2017 2:53 pm

Jewish Students Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat Finish Morning Prayers in School Parking Lot

Boys at a Jewish day school in Florida finished their morning prayer services in the adjacent parking lot on Monday morning, when the premises were evacuated...

February 27, 2017 1:25 pm

‘Scandal’ Co-Star Called ‘Jew Rat,’ ‘Kike’ on Social Media After Cursing Oscar-Winning Director Mel Gibson, Infamous for Antisemitic Rant

The Jewish actor who plays David Rosen in the hit ABC series “Scandal” was called a "Jew rat," "Kike" and "Jew fa**ot" on Twitter Sunday night for cursing out...

February 27, 2017 12:37 pm

Israeli Co-Producer of Oscar-Winning ‘La La Land’ Score Gets Shout-Out at Academy Awards

An Israeli co-produced the music for the hit movie "La La Land," which took home the Oscar for Best Original Score at the Academy Awards...

February 26, 2017 3:20 pm

Due to India’s Dwindling Bene Israel Population, Mumbai Muslim Father-Son Artisans Unlikely to Pass on Trade of Engraving Jewish Headstones to Next Generation

A Muslim father and son from Mumbai who have been engraving Jewish gravestones together for decades may not be able to pass on their trade...

February 26, 2017 9:28 am

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Makes Second Trip to Israel in Three Months in Attempt to Ink Deal for ‘Peace Tour’ in Jewish State, Palestinian Authority

British rock band Coldplay frontman Chris Martin arrived in Israel last week for the second time in three months, to ink a "peace tour" deal to perform...

February 24, 2017 7:32 am

Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the oldest scrolls of the Book...

February 23, 2017 4:03 pm

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a well-known travel website that provides reviews...

February 23, 2017 2:15 pm

Israeli-Born Model Discovered to Be Dead Ringer for Melania Trump Earning $3,000 Per Gig Impersonating America’s First Lady

The career of a 45-year-old New York-based Israeli model suddenly got a new lease on life when a photographer friend's pictures of her revealed that she...

February 22, 2017 1:52 pm

Veteran Sports Writer, Author of New Book on Boxing History: ‘My Dad Said Judaism Is a Religion, Not an Alibi’

Renowned veteran sports writer Jerry Izenberg -- author of the new book Once There Were Giants: The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing -- was taught at...

February 22, 2017 11:44 am

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Galilee Synagogue

JNS.org - Two ancient Hebrew inscriptions dating back some 1,800 years were found in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue in the Western Galilee town of Peqi'in. The...

Opinion

What Trump Must Do on Foreign Policy

After a tumultuous start, President Trump now faces the hard work of resetting America's national security priorities. We confront a vast...

Jewish Religious Extremists

With Jewish observance and spiritual values at unprecedentedly high levels in Israeli society, it's ironic that the established religious leadership...

Iran’s Missile Charade

When Iran launches major missile tests, major protests from Western countries inevitably follow. The international community is rightfully concerned about the dangers of Iran’s...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

York U Evacuated After Bomb Threat Targeting Jewish Campus Community Discov...

A written bomb threat targeting the Jewish community at Canada’s York University prompted the evacuation of campus buildings on Wednesday,...

Israel

Israel Air Force to Host 7 Nations in Largest-Ever ‘Battle Lab’

JNS.org - The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries — including the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy —...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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