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Pop Rock Band HAIM Releases Hanukkah Holiday Song About Latkas, Manischewitz Wine and the Maccabees

Popular American pop rock band HAIM celebrated the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday with a new song that pays homage to the Festival...

December 14, 2017 2:52 pm

Ivanka Trump Shares Pictures of Her Family Celebrating First Night of Hanukkah

Ivanka Trump shared pictures on Instagram of her family celebrating the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday. Trump -- who converted to Judaism in 2009 -- uploaded a photo of her and her husband Jared Kushner,...

Former Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire Returns to Madison Square Garden to Light Hanukkah Menorah

Former New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire is set to return to Madison Square Garden to light a menorah for the first night of Hanukkah, the New York Daily News reported. The menorah-lighting ceremony was to be held...

Supermodel Bella Hadid Protests Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition at ‘Free Palestine’ March in London

Famed supermodel Bella Hadid joined a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London on Friday night against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The 21-year-old -- whose father is of Palestinian descent -- marched...

December 7, 2017 2:13 pm

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on a mission...

December 5, 2017 5:19 pm

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star Erica Rose,...

December 3, 2017 3:43 pm

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It was his...

December 3, 2017 3:30 pm

Report: Meghan Markle’s Jewish Best Friend Played Matchmaker With Prince Harry

American actress Meghan Markle met her now-fiancé Prince Harry through her Jewish best friend, the Jewish Chronicle...

December 3, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says She ‘Holds Flag of the Nation’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot told a Variety interviewer that she accepts her role as a...

December 14, 2017 2:52 pm

Pop Rock Band HAIM Releases Hanukkah Holiday Song About Latkas, Manischewitz Wine and the Maccabees

Popular American pop rock band HAIM celebrated the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday with a new song that pays homage to the Festival of...

December 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Ivanka Trump Shares Pictures of Her Family Celebrating First Night of Hanukkah

Ivanka Trump shared pictures on Instagram of her family celebrating the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday. Trump -- who converted to Judaism in 2009 --...

December 12, 2017 10:29 am

Former Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire Returns to Madison Square Garden to Light Hanukkah Menorah

Former New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire is set to return to Madison Square Garden to light a menorah for the first night of Hanukkah, the New...

December 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Supermodel Bella Hadid Protests Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition at ‘Free Palestine’ March in London

Famed supermodel Bella Hadid joined a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London on Friday night against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of...

December 7, 2017 2:13 pm

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on a mission to travel the world as he visited various sites in...

December 5, 2017 5:19 pm

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star Erica Rose, 35, and Texas-based investor Charles Sanders had their wedding at...

December 3, 2017 3:43 pm

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It was his magnum opus and a glimpse of the direction that music...

December 3, 2017 3:30 pm

Report: Meghan Markle’s Jewish Best Friend Played Matchmaker With Prince Harry

American actress Meghan Markle met her now-fiancé Prince Harry through her Jewish best friend, the Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo introduced Markle to the British...

December 3, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says She ‘Holds Flag of the Nation’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot told a Variety interviewer that she accepts her role as a representative of Israel and lamented that almost everybody mispronounces her...

November 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Jewish Actor Joshua Malina Explains Hebrew Prayer He Says Every Morning

Actor Joshua Malina, who stars in the hit ABC series "Scandal," talked about Jewish prayer and Thanksgiving with his Twitter followers on Wednesday. Malina wrote, "I...

November 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Jewish Professional Wrestler Calls Out Fellow Athlete for ‘Distasteful’ Hasidic Jew Gimmick

Jewish professional wrestler David Starr blasted a performer and fellow athlete last week for dressing up as a Hasidic Jew to gain attention and for comedic effect. Starr...

November 22, 2017 1:22 pm

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield. This Pulitzer-Prize winning epic...

November 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following a performance in Tel Aviv, where he accused the anti-Israel movement of...

November 20, 2017 2:47 pm

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is transformed into a platform for...

Opinion

Why the US Must Use Force

JNS.org - Can we at least agree that Donald Trump’s decision to strike three chemical-weapons facilities owned and operated by Syrian...

Emor: How to Make Use of Your Time on Earth

Time management is more than management and larger than time. It is about life itself. God gives us one thing...

Features

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay

JNS.org - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

World

Students, Activists Disrupt Talk by Israeli Ambassador at Syracuse Universi...

Some 20 protesters disrupted a speech by an Israeli ambassador at Syracuse University in New York on Tuesday, raising concerns...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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