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Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz for the first time last week. Five members of Bnei Menashe — who claim...

November 29, 2016 12:23 pm

Literary Rites of Passage

Philip Roth’s decision to stop writing earned the laudatory attention it deserves. After authoring 31 books, he announced, first to himself and then to the literary world: “The struggle with writing is over. . . ....

Arab-Israeli Cousin of Anti-Zionist Knesset Member Declares Allegiance to Jewish State at Western Wall

The relative of an anti-Zionist Knesset member released a video of herself standing at Jerusalem's Western Wall in full Islamic garb and declaring her allegiance to Israel, activist blogger Elder of Ziyon reported on Thursday. Wearing a hijab in the...

Hundreds of Students, Faculty at Prestigious Israeli University Wow Social Media With Special-Effects ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Video

Hundreds of students and faculty members from one of Israel's most prestigious universities took local social media by storm this week when they posed together for the "Mannequin Challenge." Computer science students and professors at the Technion-The Israel...

November 25, 2016 2:41 am

Work Begins in Israel on World’s First Underground Blood Bank

JNS.org - For most organizations, moving underground would be an ominous decision. For Israel’s national blood services...

November 24, 2016 4:32 pm

Moscow Jewish Museum Wins UNESCO Tolerance Award

JNS.org - UNESCO recognized Russia's main Jewish museum with an award for its promotion of tolerance and non-violence. Moscow's Jewish Museum and...

November 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Egyptian Movie Star Reveals Jewish Roots on Live TV, Stunning Host, Viewers

An Egyptian movie star revealed his Jewish ancestry on a live television talk show last...

November 23, 2016 8:07 am

Traveling to Israel Through Art

I delayed my first visit to Israel until my eldest son could don his tefillin for...

November 22, 2016 4:01 pm

British Muslim Jogger Reunites Lost Kippah With Its Owner Through YouTube

The quest of a British Muslim to reunite a lost kippah with its owner finally paid off on...

November 29, 2016 12:23 pm

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz for the first time last week. Five members of Bnei Menashe — who claim to...

November 28, 2016 11:38 am

Literary Rites of Passage

Philip Roth’s decision to stop writing earned the laudatory attention it deserves. After authoring 31 books, he announced, first to himself and then to the literary...

November 25, 2016 4:33 am

Arab-Israeli Cousin of Anti-Zionist Knesset Member Declares Allegiance to Jewish State at Western Wall

The relative of an anti-Zionist Knesset member released a video of herself standing at Jerusalem's Western Wall in full Islamic garb and declaring her allegiance to...

November 25, 2016 3:45 am

Hundreds of Students, Faculty at Prestigious Israeli University Wow Social Media With Special-Effects ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Video

Hundreds of students and faculty members from one of Israel's most prestigious universities took local social media by storm this week when they posed together for...

November 25, 2016 2:41 am

Work Begins in Israel on World’s First Underground Blood Bank

JNS.org - For most organizations, moving underground would be an ominous decision. For Israel’s national blood services center, it’s an exciting one. November 16 marked the groundbreaking for Israel’s...

November 24, 2016 4:32 pm

Moscow Jewish Museum Wins UNESCO Tolerance Award

JNS.org - UNESCO recognized Russia's main Jewish museum with an award for its promotion of tolerance and non-violence. Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center received the Madanjeet Singh Prize, named for a...

November 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Egyptian Movie Star Reveals Jewish Roots on Live TV, Stunning Host, Viewers

An Egyptian movie star revealed his Jewish ancestry on a live television talk show last week, much to the surprise of the program's host and...

November 23, 2016 8:07 am

Traveling to Israel Through Art

I delayed my first visit to Israel until my eldest son could don his tefillin for the first time at the Western Wall. By then, I was...

November 22, 2016 4:01 pm

British Muslim Jogger Reunites Lost Kippah With Its Owner Through YouTube

The quest of a British Muslim to reunite a lost kippah with its owner finally paid off on Sunday, the UK's Jewish Chronicle reported. Thirty-two-year-old Muhammed Abdullah -- who came...

November 22, 2016 11:42 am

‘Friends of IDF’ Visits Israel to See Firsthand How the Army Is Affected by the Organization’s Support

JNS.org - More than 70 leaders and supporters of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) nonprofit recently traveled to Israel on a weeklong...

November 21, 2016 1:36 pm

2016 Sees Record Number of Brazilian Jews Immigrating to Israel

JNS.org - The Jewish Agency for Israel said that 2016 will see a record 700 Brazilian Jews immigrate to Israel. According to the Jewish Agency, 650 Brazilian...

November 21, 2016 8:43 am

African Neo-Soul Singer ‘Can’t Wait’ for Upcoming Concert in Israel, Becoming First Kenyan Artist to Perform in Jewish State

A popular neo-soul singer expressed excitement about becoming the first high-profile Kenyan musician to perform in Israel, ahead of her upcoming trip to the Jewish state, the Nairobi News reported...

November 20, 2016 9:24 am

New Film Starring Oscar-Winner Jessica Chastain Tells True Story of Polish Zookeepers Who Rescued Hundreds of Jews From the Nazis

A new, upcoming film tells the true story of a Polish couple who saved the lives of over 300 Jews during World War II, by...

November 20, 2016 9:10 am

‘Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews’ (REVIEW)

Richard Cravatts, Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews. David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2016. ISBN: 0692785507. $14.95. Richard Cravatts is a man who knows...

Opinion

Will ‘Fewer Editors’ Improve New York Times Coverage of Jewish News?

The top editors of the New York Times came out with a memo promising...

Inaugural Tears of Joy

I watched President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration on TV in Israel, alternating between Hebrew- and English-speaking channels, so as not...

BDS and the New ‘Anti-Normalization’

In early December, Professors Cary Nelson and David Greenberg wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about the “anti-normalization” tactic that has been widely...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Iranian Atomic Energy Chief: If Trump Rips Up Nuclear Deal, We Will ‘Snap...

If newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump nixes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s nuclear program will “snap...

Israel

Netanyahu to Hold First Conversation With President Trump on Sunday Evening

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as U.S. president.

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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