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Director of Israel’s First All-Arabic-Language Oscar Entry Says Film’s Multicultural Crew Worked Together as ‘One Family’

The writer-director of Israel's first entirely Arabic-language entry for the Oscars said that although members of the film's cast and crew came from ethnically and culturally...

October 9, 2016 7:50 am

Netanyahu Responds to News of Bruce Springsteen’s Interest in Visiting Israel: ‘Hey Boss, We Are Waiting for You’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage American singer Bruce Springsteen to visit Israel after reports that the artist had expressed a desire to perform in the Jewish state. "I really need to...

New Book Reveals FDR Laughed at Antisemitic Remark

JNS.org -  President Franklin D. Roosevelt "laughed" at a senior aide's remark about "kikes," a new biography of the wartime president by a former New York Times editor revealed. In His Final Battle: The last months of Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Lelyveld...

On Way to Synagogue for Rosh Hashanah Services, Comedian Amy Schumer Thanks Admiring Catcaller

Comedic actress Amy Schumer took to social media this week to thank an admirer who catcalled at her as she was on her way to synagogue on Monday for Rosh Hashanah services. Schumer, who was raised as a Jew by her Jewish father...

October 5, 2016 10:51 am

Israeli Education Key to Country’s Innovation Success

Education ministers, senior delegations and high-ranking officials from some 30 countries arrived in Israel this...

October 5, 2016 7:09 am

Telling Our Children the Story of Russian Jewry

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Shalom, the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Washington, DC, has written a touching...

October 2, 2016 7:51 am

In Rosh Hashanah Video, Actress Mayim Bialik Flaunts Shofar-Blowing Skills for ‘The Maccabeats’

Award-winning actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik flaunted her shofar-blowing skills in a video she posted on Facebook...

September 30, 2016 7:47 am

‘I’ve Never Felt More Jewish in My Life,’ Says ‘Ellen Show’ Executive Producer After Receiving Swimming Lessons From Olympian Michael Phelps

In a new segment on NBC's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week, the program's Jewish executive...

September 29, 2016 1:50 pm

‘Justice Needs Troublemakers’: The Phrase That Connected Oscar-Winner Rachel Weisz and Historian Deborah Lipstadt in the Making of ‘Denial’

Renowned Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt described being told by the Oscar-winning actress who plays her character in the upcoming...

October 9, 2016 7:50 am

Director of Israel’s First All-Arabic-Language Oscar Entry Says Film’s Multicultural Crew Worked Together as ‘One Family’

The writer-director of Israel's first entirely Arabic-language entry for the Oscars said that although members of the film's cast and crew came from ethnically and culturally diverse...

October 7, 2016 4:04 pm

Netanyahu Responds to News of Bruce Springsteen’s Interest in Visiting Israel: ‘Hey Boss, We Are Waiting for You’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage American singer Bruce Springsteen to visit Israel after reports that the artist had expressed a...

October 7, 2016 8:24 am

New Book Reveals FDR Laughed at Antisemitic Remark

JNS.org -  President Franklin D. Roosevelt "laughed" at a senior aide's remark about "kikes," a new biography of the wartime president by a former New York Times editor revealed. In...

October 6, 2016 8:42 am

On Way to Synagogue for Rosh Hashanah Services, Comedian Amy Schumer Thanks Admiring Catcaller

Comedic actress Amy Schumer took to social media this week to thank an admirer who catcalled at her as she was on her way to synagogue on Monday...

October 5, 2016 10:51 am

Israeli Education Key to Country’s Innovation Success

Education ministers, senior delegations and high-ranking officials from some 30 countries arrived in Israel this week for a three-day summit on “innovation in education and...

October 5, 2016 7:09 am

Telling Our Children the Story of Russian Jewry

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Shalom, the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Washington, DC, has written a touching and powerful new children’s book, An Extra Seat. This easy-to-read picture...

October 2, 2016 7:51 am

In Rosh Hashanah Video, Actress Mayim Bialik Flaunts Shofar-Blowing Skills for ‘The Maccabeats’

Award-winning actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik flaunted her shofar-blowing skills in a video she posted on Facebook on Thursday of a mock Rosh Hashanah "seder" she held...

September 30, 2016 7:47 am

‘I’ve Never Felt More Jewish in My Life,’ Says ‘Ellen Show’ Executive Producer After Receiving Swimming Lessons From Olympian Michael Phelps

In a new segment on NBC's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week, the program's Jewish executive producer Andy Lassner is given swimming lessons by world champion Michael Phelps. Introducing the match-up...

September 29, 2016 1:50 pm

‘Justice Needs Troublemakers’: The Phrase That Connected Oscar-Winner Rachel Weisz and Historian Deborah Lipstadt in the Making of ‘Denial’

Renowned Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt described being told by the Oscar-winning actress who plays her character in the upcoming movie,“Denial” that "Justice needs troublemakers, and it found one in you.” Lipstadt, who...

September 28, 2016 2:20 pm

Jewish Philanthropists Pledge $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

JNS.org - Republican-Jewish philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson are pledging $14 million to aid the integration of Israeli-Americans into the US Jewish community, the...

September 28, 2016 12:12 pm

Barbara Streisand, Sharon Stone, Larry King Among Celebrities Mourning Shimon Peres

A number of leading celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to express their condolences following the passing of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died late last...

September 27, 2016 11:11 pm

Accused of Racism, Comedic Actress Amy Schumer Says ‘You’ve Got the Wrong Jew!’

During a Monday night appearance on the Bravo TV talk show "Watch What Happens Live" (WWHL), comedic actress Amy Schumer responded to charges of racism,...

September 27, 2016 9:44 am

Manager of Israel’s National Baseball Team Says ‘Mensch on Bench’ Mascot Will Accompany Players to Championship in Korea

The manager of Israel's national baseball team told The Algemeiner on Monday that he has approved the inclusion of a popular Hanukkah toy on the...

September 26, 2016 3:08 pm

Jewish ‘Entourage’ Actor Jeremy Piven Stars in Profanity-Laced Series of Video Ads for Israeli Gift-Card Company

American-Jewish actor Jeremy Piven, famous for his role on the hit HBO series "Entourage," is the star of a new profanity-laced comedic series of video ads...

Opinion

Note to Israelis: America Is Not Racist

Since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last month, Israelis have been engaged in a heated debate about how...

Testimony to the U of Michigan Student Government Ahead of Its Vote on BDS, Part I

On Nov. 15, 2016, as The Algemeiner reported, the University of Michigan student government considered...

The World Cannot Ignore Assad’s Crimes

JNS.org - It was one of the most dramatic moments so far in the five-year civil war that has torn Syria...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Trump Transition Team Considering New Non-Nuclear Iran Sanctions

Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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