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Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam (REVIEW)

Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam, by Daniel Pipes. Transaction Publishers, 2015. More doggedly than any other expert on Middle East affairs...

February 14, 2016 3:48 am
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Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical "Jewish mother" on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post's Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her...

Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

"We're looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer," said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. "Make sure you don't miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!"...

The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring...

January 28, 2016 2:25 pm
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Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being "too Jewish," despite the...

January 28, 2016 5:34 am
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Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David...

January 27, 2016 4:17 pm
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Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular...

January 24, 2016 7:04 am
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Viral Israeli Blues Rocker Lazer Lloyd Launches US Tour (VIDEO)

JNS.org - Israeli blues rocker Lazer Lloyd — whose songs X-Mas Blues and New Years Blues have...

January 14, 2016 2:27 pm
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Hassidic Funk Band Zusha on a Mission to Transcend Labels

JNS.org - There’s no one label for the deep, spiritual, funky, fun and eclectic tunes of...

February 14, 2016 3:48 am
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Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam (REVIEW)

Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam, by Daniel Pipes. Transaction Publishers, 2015. More doggedly than any other expert on Middle East affairs Daniel...

February 1, 2016 2:19 pm
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Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical "Jewish mother" on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post's Page Six...

February 1, 2016 1:53 pm
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Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

"We're looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer," said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. "Make sure you...

February 1, 2016 5:26 am
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The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public...

January 28, 2016 2:25 pm
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Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being "too Jewish," despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York...

January 28, 2016 5:34 am
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Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad...

January 27, 2016 4:17 pm
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Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and...

January 24, 2016 7:04 am
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Viral Israeli Blues Rocker Lazer Lloyd Launches US Tour (VIDEO)

JNS.org - Israeli blues rocker Lazer Lloyd — whose songs X-Mas Blues and New Years Blues have gone viral since both holidays — is touring the United...

January 14, 2016 2:27 pm
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Hassidic Funk Band Zusha on a Mission to Transcend Labels

JNS.org - There’s no one label for the deep, spiritual, funky, fun and eclectic tunes of one of the hottest new Hassidic funk bands, Zusha. “What are we?...

January 13, 2016 2:25 pm
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Frank Sinatra’s Body Was Hidden in Jewish Funeral Home to Trick Paparazzi, Parlor Director Reveals

Frank Sinatra's body was hidden at a Jewish funeral home to keep photographers off the trail, the New York Post's Page Six reported on Tuesday. The revelation was made on...

January 6, 2016 9:24 am
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Israeli Rocker’s Christmas and New Year’s Tracks Go Viral (VIDEO)

An Israeli singer's Christmas tune has gone viral on social media, prompting him to release a New Year's track that has also attracted much attention. On Christmas...

January 6, 2016 7:48 am
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Stupid Jewish Tricks

JNS.org - A recurrent feature of CBS television’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” was “stupid pet tricks.” These often spotlighted an owner more foolish than the pet. Yet...

Opinion

The GOP Cave-In on Trump

Last week, Ted Cruz endorsed the man who claimed his father helped kill John F. Kennedy. And with that, the...

Don’t Believe the Lie of a ‘Palestinian Majority’

JNS.org - A group advocating Palestinian statehood took out a full-page ad in The New...

American Olim Weigh in on Presidential Debate

It may have been 4 a.m. in Israel, but that didn't stop American olim from live-streaming Monday's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

World

43 UK Campus Leaders Slam President of Country’s Largest Student Union fo...

In an open letter on Wednesday, campus leaders across the UK slammed the head of the country’s largest student union for her...

Israel

Hundreds Line Up to Pay Last Respects to Shimon Peres, Lying in State Outsi...

JNS.org - The flag-draped coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres was laid in state in the Knesset Plaza on...

Middle East

Netanyahu Approves Abbas Request to Travel to Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a request Thursday to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday alongside four other Palestinian officials. The request was sent to Maj....

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