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102 ‘Lost’ Indian Jews Immigrate to Israel

JNS.org - Over one hundred members of India's population of "lost Jews" are arriving in Israel this week, with hundreds more planning to make aliyah this year. The...

February 14, 2017 11:59 am

I Get Told to ‘Burn in Oven’ at Least Once a Week, Says Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman

After being mocked on social media this week for confusing construction markers for swastikas, comedian Sarah Silverman shot back, “Innocent mistake for a Jew that gets ‘burn in the oven!’ at least weekly on Twitter.” “Still...

US Tennis Association Apologizes for Playing Third Reich Version of National Anthem Ahead of Match With German Player at Major Tournament

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) apologized on Saturday for playing the national anthem of the Third Reich at a major women's tournament ahead of a match in which Germany was competing. "This mistake will not occur...

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans Accused by Former KKK Leader David Duke of Supporting ‘Zionist Wars’ in Twitter Feud

"Captain America" star Chris Evans went to battle on Twitter last week against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who accused the actor of supporting "Zionist wars." The Twitter feud began on Wednesday when Evans, who is not...

February 10, 2017 5:07 am

Non-Jewish Mixed Martial Artist Says He Holds Up Tallit After Each Victory as Tribute to ‘God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’

American mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier explained on Wednesday why, despite not being Jewish -- and...

February 10, 2017 4:03 am

New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Suppose you're a young Jewish woman on a six-month volunteer mission with a women's rights group...

February 9, 2017 2:36 pm

Reflections on Death, Mourning and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflections on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition, by Hillel...

February 9, 2017 1:42 am

Patriots Owner Kraft to Donate $6 Million for Israel’s First American Football Stadium

JNS.org - On the heels of his franchise’s latest Super Bowl title, New England Patriots owner...

February 8, 2017 3:09 pm

Netanyahu in Meeting With Famed Movie Star Chuck Norris: ‘Israel Is Strong, But It’s Indestructible Now’

"Israel is strong, but it's indestructible now," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quipped in a meeting...

February 14, 2017 11:59 am

102 ‘Lost’ Indian Jews Immigrate to Israel

JNS.org - Over one hundred members of India's population of "lost Jews" are arriving in Israel this week, with hundreds more planning to make aliyah this year. The Bnei...

February 13, 2017 4:11 pm

I Get Told to ‘Burn in Oven’ at Least Once a Week, Says Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman

After being mocked on social media this week for confusing construction markers for swastikas, comedian Sarah Silverman shot back, “Innocent mistake for a Jew that...

February 12, 2017 4:11 pm

US Tennis Association Apologizes for Playing Third Reich Version of National Anthem Ahead of Match With German Player at Major Tournament

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) apologized on Saturday for playing the national anthem of the Third Reich at a major women's tournament ahead of...

February 12, 2017 8:37 am

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans Accused by Former KKK Leader David Duke of Supporting ‘Zionist Wars’ in Twitter Feud

"Captain America" star Chris Evans went to battle on Twitter last week against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who accused the actor of supporting "Zionist wars." The...

February 10, 2017 5:07 am

Non-Jewish Mixed Martial Artist Says He Holds Up Tallit After Each Victory as Tribute to ‘God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’

American mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier explained on Wednesday why, despite not being Jewish -- and without "putting any title" on his belief system -- he...

February 10, 2017 4:03 am

New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Suppose you're a young Jewish woman on a six-month volunteer mission with a women's rights group in Ghana. Your passion for women's issues helps you dismiss...

February 9, 2017 2:36 pm

Reflections on Death, Mourning and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflections on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition, by Hillel Halkin; Princeton University Press, 2016; 232 pp. Is there any subject...

February 9, 2017 1:42 am

Patriots Owner Kraft to Donate $6 Million for Israel’s First American Football Stadium

JNS.org - On the heels of his franchise’s latest Super Bowl title, New England Patriots owner and five-time National Football League (NFL) champion Robert Kraft has...

February 8, 2017 3:09 pm

Netanyahu in Meeting With Famed Movie Star Chuck Norris: ‘Israel Is Strong, But It’s Indestructible Now’

"Israel is strong, but it's indestructible now," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quipped in a meeting with visiting American movie star Chuck Norris -- an avid martial...

February 8, 2017 2:19 pm

Pope Francis Meets Hebrew U Officials to Plan Interfaith Education Program

JNS.org - Pope Francis met with officials from Jerusalem's Hebrew University to develop and plan an interfaith educational program seeking to promote civic opportunity and dialogue...

February 8, 2017 9:53 am

British Prankster Dressed as Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rapper Exposes ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ as ‘Contrived, Manipulated’ in New TV Documentary

A comedic character actor exposed what he said were unethical, behind-the-scenes practices on “Britain’s Got Talent” in a TV documentary aired Tuesday night, the UK’s Mirror reported. Simon...

February 8, 2017 7:11 am

Trees, Tu B’Shvat and the Jewish National Fund

JNS.org - The Midrash teaches that God told man that He created everything for us: “Be careful not to spoil or destroy my world -- for if you...

February 7, 2017 3:52 pm

Australian Reality TV Show Celebrity Contestants Spar Over Israel After Former Vogue Cover Girl Denies Existence of ‘Palestine’

Three participants in an Australian reality show got into an argument this week over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while resting after a day of challenges involving...

February 7, 2017 9:37 am

Actress Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew Slang in Vanity Fair ‘Secret Talent’ Series

In a Vanity Fair video series aimed at highlighting the hidden talents of various celebrities, movie star Natalie Portman gave a lesson in Hebrew slang. Portman, who was born...

Opinion

Westminster Carnage, Turkish Delight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t know he was going to get so lucky on Wednesday, when a threat he...

New York Times Falsely Suggests Israelis Want War With Jordan

A New York Times news article falsely suggests that Israelis oppose peace with Jordan. The article, about Jordan’s decision to release...

Hamas Seeks ‘Moderate’ Image as Leader Calls for Israel’s Demise

Yayha Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza, said on Wednesday that his terrorist organization will...

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

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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