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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...

February 23, 2017 2:15 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 an early age that being Jewish is not always easy. “I...

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 capital of a limestone column, uncovered upside down during a...

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles called The Milky Way. Leah Adler, the mother of Steven Spielberg who fostered his interest in...

February 21, 2017 4:42 pm

‘Watch What Happens Live’ Host Andy Cohen Rails Against Desecration of Missouri Jewish Cemetery Where Many of His Relatives Are Buried

In the "Jackhole" segment of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" on Monday night, host Andy...

February 21, 2017 8:48 am

University of Edinburgh to Be First Scottish Campus to Receive, House Torah Scroll

A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university...

February 20, 2017 1:09 pm

NFL’s Cameron Jordan During Trip to Holy Land Rebuffs Twitter Follower Accusing Him of ‘Doing PR for Israeli Apartheid’

An NFL star currently on a week-long tour of Israel batted away criticism from a social...

February 20, 2017 12:45 pm
February 20, 2017 12:33 pm

New App Helps Jewish Students Connect With Roommates Who Meet Their Needs, Interests

JNS.org -- A pluralistic teen movement has introduced a mobile app to help Jewish high school...

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...

February 22, 2017 11:37 am

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles called The Milky Way. Leah Adler,...

February 21, 2017 4:42 pm

‘Watch What Happens Live’ Host Andy Cohen Rails Against Desecration of Missouri Jewish Cemetery Where Many of His Relatives Are Buried

In the "Jackhole" segment of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" on Monday night, host Andy Cohen railed against the desecration of more than 100 gravestones at the historic...

February 21, 2017 8:48 am

University of Edinburgh to Be First Scottish Campus to Receive, House Torah Scroll

A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort...

February 20, 2017 1:09 pm

NFL’s Cameron Jordan During Trip to Holy Land Rebuffs Twitter Follower Accusing Him of ‘Doing PR for Israeli Apartheid’

An NFL star currently on a week-long tour of Israel batted away criticism from a social media user on Saturday who accused the player of "doing...

February 20, 2017 12:45 pm

Avner Netanyahu, Son of Israeli Prime Minister, Makes Social Media Appeal for Dog-Walker for Family’s Alaskan Malamute During Parents’ State Visit to Singapore and Australia

The younger of the Israeli prime minister’s two sons, announced on social media that he was seeking a sitter for the family dog, the Hebrew...

February 20, 2017 12:33 pm

New App Helps Jewish Students Connect With Roommates Who Meet Their Needs, Interests

JNS.org -- A pluralistic teen movement has introduced a mobile app to help Jewish high school seniors and current college students find roommates. BBYO launched Joomie during its International Convention in...

February 20, 2017 7:29 am

Iddo Netanyahu Remembers the Entebbe Raid

One of the most daring rescue operations in military history was saved by a faulty pickup truck. That's what Dr. Iddo Netanyahu told a crowd of more...

February 19, 2017 6:06 pm

‘Gay Jew With Black Boyfriend’ Milo Yiannopoulos Mocks Media for Calling Alt-Right Movement He Purportedly Heads ‘Antisemitic, White Supremacist, Homophobic’

“One of the enduring mysteries of the American media” is their inability to see what's wrong with referring to the “antisemitic, white supremacist, hateful, bigoted, racist,...

February 19, 2017 4:13 pm

Actor Ashton Kutcher Recounts Talmudic Tale During Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Human Trafficking

Actor Ashton Kutcher recounted a Talmudic tale on Wednesday after testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during an informal hearing on human trafficking. “[B]eing here...

February 17, 2017 4:46 am

During Trump-Netanyahu Meeting at White House, First Ladies Melania and Sara Tour Museum of African American History

The first ladies of the United States and Israel visited the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on Wednesday in Washington, DC,...

February 17, 2017 2:26 am

The Christian, Nebraskan Roots of the Modern Jewish Arbor Day

JNS.org - It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 11 this year, traces its origins...

Opinion

New York Times Bungles Settlement Story

A New York Times article about discussions between Israel and the United States regarding settlements in the West Bank includes...

Zionism and the Authentic Life

To continue our discussion of existentialism, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and Zionism: While sometimes philosophers can stretch sentence-length...

Once Again, NGOs Are at the Center of a UN Blunder

  The close alliance between United Nations frameworks that demonize Israel and politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) keeps coming to the surface....

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...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Hints at Keeping Previous Vow to Assass...

“Talk to me about [former Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil] Haniyeh at the end of my term,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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