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‘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...

September 30, 2016 7:47 am

‘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 teaches Holocaust Studies at Emory University, was describing the nature of the...

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 couple's newspaper Israel Hayom reported. The Adelsons made the announcement on September...

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 night at the age of 93. "My heart is bleeding, my...

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"...

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...

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...

September 22, 2016 6:20 am

New Ken Burns Film Offers Compelling Tale of Christians Saving Jews During World War II

JNS.org - At Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, there are only five Americans listed as Righteous...

September 21, 2016 4:52 pm

Prestigious US Travel Magazine Includes Israeli Eateries on List of World’s Top Restaurants

The editor-in-chief of a premier US travel magazine named five Israeli eateries on her expansive list of the best restaurants...

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...

September 22, 2016 6:20 am

New Ken Burns Film Offers Compelling Tale of Christians Saving Jews During World War II

JNS.org - At Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, there are only five Americans listed as Righteous Among the Nations, a title awarded to non-Jews who risked...

September 21, 2016 4:52 pm

Prestigious US Travel Magazine Includes Israeli Eateries on List of World’s Top Restaurants

The editor-in-chief of a premier US travel magazine named five Israeli eateries on her expansive list of the best restaurants in the world. Pilar Guzmán of Condé Nast Traveler curated a “Where in the...

September 19, 2016 3:43 pm

Star of Hit Series ‘Transparent’ Tells Orchestra ‘Quiet, Please’ in Hebrew at Emmy Awards (VIDEO)

The star of the hit TV series "Transparent" received wide applause at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, when he admonished the orchestra to keep...

September 19, 2016 7:33 am

What You Need to Know About the Top Five Jewish Beatboxers

JNS.org - Jews have the gift of the mouth. Whether it’s food, talking or music, Jewish performers have rocked Hollywood to Broadway and Vaudeville to hip...

September 14, 2016 6:51 am

Imminent and Ominous: The Facebook-Jihadi Nexus (REVIEW)

For most Americans, Israelis and other Westerners, Facebook is a benign and useful forum through which to catch up with old friends, make new ones,...

September 12, 2016 4:19 am

The Trombone Man: Tales of a Misogynist (REVIEW)

The Trombone Man: Tales of a Misogynist. (164 pages. Lulu Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4834-5008-7.) Ron J. Hutter has written a provocative, entertaining and thoughtful novel that explores...

September 9, 2016 5:19 am

‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Cast Member Defends Accusing Co-Star of Making Jews Look Bad (VIDEO)

A cast member of Bravo TV's "The Real Housewives of New York City" defended accusations against one of her co-stars for making Jews look bad on...

Opinion

‘Underhanded Tactics’ of BDS Movement Unnerve Jews on College Campuses Worldwide

At the University of Michigan, anti-Israel students erected an “apartheid wall”...

What’s Happened to Liberal American Jews?

Throughout the 2000 years of Jews living in the Diaspora, there has been no precedent comparable to the behavior of...

Keith Ellison’s Views on Israel Reflect the Democrats’ True Colors

JNS.org -- Haim Saban is wrong when he says Minnesota’s US Rep. Keith Ellison...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

British-Jewish Student Leader Co-Sponsors Motion to Sever Ties With UK̵...

British-Jewish students are "fed up with taking a soft approach” to the head of the country’s largest student union -- who is embroiled...

Middle East

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the world's second biggest listed oil...

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