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Making Traditional Jewish Food Great Again With the ‘Gefilte Manifesto’

JNS.org -- Two emerging young chefs are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine for the millennial generation. Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz...

December 12, 2016 10:57 am

Gefilte Fish Draws Mixed Reactions From First-Time Tasters in New Viral Video

A new video compilation showing people tasting gefilte fish for the first time, and exhibiting mixed reactions to the traditional Jewish fish dish, commonly eaten with horseradish, has attracted hundreds of thousands of views. The clip,...

‘Proud’ Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Winning Plaudits for Playing Christian Roles in Major Films

American-British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield is drawing critical acclaim for his portrayal of Christians in two potential Oscar candidate films. Garfield, who -- as reported by The Algemeiner -- recently said during an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy...

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced Thursday that he is scheduled to play at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park on his Purpose World Tour, in...

December 9, 2016 7:17 am

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015,...

December 8, 2016 5:06 am

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

Over $500,000 was raised to support Israel's military at a glamorous New York City charity event...

December 6, 2016 2:37 pm

The Late Fritz Weaver, Star of Famed ‘Holocaust’ TV Miniseries, Said He ‘Became a Jew’ From the Experience

JNS.org -- A recently deceased actor who starred in a widely viewed 1970's television drama about the...

December 6, 2016 8:04 am

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation: toughness, gruffness...

December 5, 2016 5:50 pm
December 12, 2016 10:57 am

Making Traditional Jewish Food Great Again With the ‘Gefilte Manifesto’

JNS.org -- Two emerging young chefs are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine for the millennial generation. Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz both...

December 11, 2016 7:33 am

Gefilte Fish Draws Mixed Reactions From First-Time Tasters in New Viral Video

A new video compilation showing people tasting gefilte fish for the first time, and exhibiting mixed reactions to the traditional Jewish fish dish, commonly eaten...

December 9, 2016 5:09 pm

‘Proud’ Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Winning Plaudits for Playing Christian Roles in Major Films

American-British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield is drawing critical acclaim for his portrayal of Christians in two potential Oscar candidate films. Garfield, who -- as reported by The...

December 9, 2016 4:43 pm

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced Thursday that he is scheduled to...

December 9, 2016 7:17 am

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of the intellectual and cultural history...

December 8, 2016 5:06 am

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

Over $500,000 was raised to support Israel's military at a glamorous New York City charity event on Saturday night. The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)...

December 6, 2016 2:37 pm

The Late Fritz Weaver, Star of Famed ‘Holocaust’ TV Miniseries, Said He ‘Became a Jew’ From the Experience

JNS.org -- A recently deceased actor who starred in a widely viewed 1970's television drama about the Holocaust used to say that his role in the show...

December 6, 2016 8:04 am

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation: toughness, gruffness and idealism. He wanted to be a farmer, but the realities of life...

December 5, 2016 5:50 pm

New Film Tells Story of How Underdog Basketball Team Put Israel ‘On The Map’ After Yom Kippur War

“We are on the map and we will stay on the map, not only in sports but in everything!” Those powerful words -- uttered by American-Israeli...

December 5, 2016 3:48 pm

‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum Andy Samberg Praised by New York City Fan for ‘Jewish’ Nose

Jewish "Saturday Night Live" alum actor Andy Samberg had an awkward encounter with a fan recently while filming a comedic skit in New York. A segment clip...

December 4, 2016 11:15 am

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media announced Friday that it has...

December 4, 2016 4:35 am

‘Godfather’ Co-Star James Caan Tells Facebook Followers: ‘You Gotta Come’ to Israel

Movie star James Caan, who played Sonny Corleone in the classic 1972 film "The Godfather," was full of praise for Israel on Thursday, telling followers...

November 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Jewish Rapper Drake Called ‘Filthy Zionist’ After Hacker Takes Over Hip-Hop Artist Schoolboy Q’s Twitter Account

Canadian-Jewish rapper Drake was called a "filthy Zionist" and other slurs by a hacker who took over the official Twitter account of another singer this week, SPIN magazine reported. Calling himself...

November 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Jewish Broadway Star Belts Out Hebrew Show Tune on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt belted out a classic show tune in Hebrew during a late-night television interview last week, drawing applause from the studio audience. Platt, who...

Opinion

Official Palestinian News Agency Mourns Munich Olympics Terrorist

The top story in the Palestinian Authority's official news agency, Wafa, is that Sunday is a day of mourning for...

Will ‘Fewer Editors’ Improve New York Times Coverage of Jewish News?

The top editors of the New York Times came out with a memo promising...

Inaugural Tears of Joy

I watched President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration on TV in Israel, alternating between Hebrew- and English-speaking channels, so as not...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Iranian Atomic Energy Chief: If Trump Rips Up Nuclear Deal, We Will ‘Snap...

If newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump nixes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s nuclear program will “snap...

Israel

Netanyahu to Hold First Conversation With President Trump on Sunday Evening

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as U.S. president.

Middle East

As US Inaugurates New President, Palestinians Protest, Burn Posters of R...

During Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, West Bank Arabs burned images of the new world...

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