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Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles called The Milky Way. Leah...

February 22, 2017 11:37 am

‘Watch What Happens Live’ Host Andy Cohen Rails Against Desecration of Missouri Jewish Cemetery Where Many of His Relatives Are Buried

In the "Jackhole" segment of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" on Monday night, host Andy Cohen railed against the desecration of more than 100 gravestones at the historic Jewish cemetery, Chesed Shel Emeth Society, in his hometown of...

University of Edinburgh to Be First Scottish Campus to Receive, House Torah Scroll

A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort told The Algemeiner. "It is very exciting for all the students at...

NFL’s Cameron Jordan During Trip to Holy Land Rebuffs Twitter Follower Accusing Him of ‘Doing PR for Israeli Apartheid’

An NFL star currently on a week-long tour of Israel batted away criticism from a social media user on Saturday who accused the player of "doing PR" for the Jewish state's "apartheid system." "PR? I'm goin on...

February 20, 2017 12:45 pm
February 20, 2017 12:33 pm

New App Helps Jewish Students Connect With Roommates Who Meet Their Needs, Interests

JNS.org -- A pluralistic teen movement has introduced a mobile app to help Jewish high school...

February 20, 2017 7:29 am

Iddo Netanyahu Remembers the Entebbe Raid

One of the most daring rescue operations in military history was saved by a faulty pickup...

February 19, 2017 6:06 pm
February 19, 2017 4:13 pm

Actor Ashton Kutcher Recounts Talmudic Tale During Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Human Trafficking

Actor Ashton Kutcher recounted a Talmudic tale on Wednesday after testifying before the Senate Foreign...

February 22, 2017 11:37 am

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles called The Milky Way. Leah Adler,...

February 21, 2017 4:42 pm

‘Watch What Happens Live’ Host Andy Cohen Rails Against Desecration of Missouri Jewish Cemetery Where Many of His Relatives Are Buried

In the "Jackhole" segment of Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" on Monday night, host Andy Cohen railed against the desecration of more than 100 gravestones at the historic...

February 21, 2017 8:48 am

University of Edinburgh to Be First Scottish Campus to Receive, House Torah Scroll

A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort...

February 20, 2017 1:09 pm

NFL’s Cameron Jordan During Trip to Holy Land Rebuffs Twitter Follower Accusing Him of ‘Doing PR for Israeli Apartheid’

An NFL star currently on a week-long tour of Israel batted away criticism from a social media user on Saturday who accused the player of "doing...

February 20, 2017 12:45 pm

Avner Netanyahu, Son of Israeli Prime Minister, Makes Social Media Appeal for Dog-Walker for Family’s Alaskan Malamute During Parents’ State Visit to Singapore and Australia

The younger of the Israeli prime minister’s two sons, announced on social media that he was seeking a sitter for the family dog, the Hebrew...

February 20, 2017 12:33 pm

New App Helps Jewish Students Connect With Roommates Who Meet Their Needs, Interests

JNS.org -- A pluralistic teen movement has introduced a mobile app to help Jewish high school seniors and current college students find roommates. BBYO launched Joomie during its International Convention in...

February 20, 2017 7:29 am

Iddo Netanyahu Remembers the Entebbe Raid

One of the most daring rescue operations in military history was saved by a faulty pickup truck. That's what Dr. Iddo Netanyahu told a crowd of more...

February 19, 2017 6:06 pm

‘Gay Jew With Black Boyfriend’ Milo Yiannopoulos Mocks Media for Calling Alt-Right Movement He Purportedly Heads ‘Antisemitic, White Supremacist, Homophobic’

“One of the enduring mysteries of the American media” is their inability to see what's wrong with referring to the “antisemitic, white supremacist, hateful, bigoted, racist,...

February 19, 2017 4:13 pm

Actor Ashton Kutcher Recounts Talmudic Tale During Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Human Trafficking

Actor Ashton Kutcher recounted a Talmudic tale on Wednesday after testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during an informal hearing on human trafficking. “[B]eing here...

February 17, 2017 4:46 am

During Trump-Netanyahu Meeting at White House, First Ladies Melania and Sara Tour Museum of African American History

The first ladies of the United States and Israel visited the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on Wednesday in Washington, DC,...

February 17, 2017 2:26 am

The Christian, Nebraskan Roots of the Modern Jewish Arbor Day

JNS.org - It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 11 this year, traces its origins...

February 15, 2017 4:47 pm

British-Israeli Composer Whose ‘Gonna Keep America Singing’ Was Performed at Presidential Inauguration Parade Set to Meet Trump Family in the Spring

A British-Israeli composer is set to meet the Trump family in the spring, and learn how it came to be that the US president sent her...

February 15, 2017 7:43 am

Jewish Group Hosts Inclusion Events Across Israel for Disabilities Awareness Month

JNS.org - The Jewish National Fund (JNF) nonprofit is hosting 60 inclusion-related events throughout Israel during February’s Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, with the stated...

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...

Opinion

The Erdogan Enigma

I nominate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, as the most inconsistent, mysterious and therefore most unpredictable major politician on...

Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day

Once a year in Israel, when spring flowers are at their most beautiful, it happens at precisely 10 a.m. At that moment,...

Wearing My Star of David Necklace With Pride on Campus

Every morning, when I clasp my Star of David necklace, I wear it proudly, for it is a symbol of...

Features

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...

World

Leading US Jewish Groups Laud Trump’s ‘Clear, Forceful’ H...

Leading American Jewish groups were quick to praise President Donald Trump's forthright condemnation of antisemitism during a Holocaust commemoration speech...

Israel

Israel-Germany Relationship ‘Unchanged,’ Says Sigmar Gabriel Af...

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel moved quickly to defuse a diplomatic row with Israel on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Iranian Opposition Group: Tehran Violating JCPOA With Covert Nukes Research...

Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the US by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as...

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