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Travel From North America to Israel Projected to Jump 5 Percent in 2016

JNS.org - A record number of North Americans have traveled to the Jewish state since January, and Israeli tourism officials expect 2016 to end with...

November 20, 2016 6:33 am

New Israeli Gadget Allows Coca-Cola Lovers to Snap Selfie While Downing Bubbly Drink

A new gadget which allows thirsty soda consumers to snap photos of themselves while drinking has been developed by a Tel Aviv advertising agency for Coca-Cola Israel, the blog Israellycool.com reported Wednesday. The Gefen Team agency created the "Selfie Bottle" by attaching a plastic camera to...

Hasidic Volunteers Sift Through 300 Tons of Garbage to Find Lost Tefillin With Sentimental Value to Distraught Owner

A recent massive two-day search at a Rochester, New York landfill for a missing bag containing a tallit and tefillin (Jewish prayer shawl and phylacteries) was successful, according to a report by Israel's Channel 10. The search, conducted by...

Leonard Cohen’s Manager Reveals New Details Surrounding Jewish Singer-Songwriter’s Death

When Leonard Cohen’s family announced last week that he had died at 82, it gave no cause. Although the poet and songwriter had been open about his failing health in recent months, fans knew little...

November 17, 2016 9:10 am

Jewish Liquor Store Owner Threatened by Pro-BDS Customer Says He Has Received ‘Overwhelming Support’

The Jewish owner of a liquor store located in the heart of the University of Michigan,...

November 17, 2016 8:09 am

Actor Who Plays Holocaust Denier David Irving in New Film ‘Denial’ Admits Initial Hesitance to Portray ‘Loathsome’ Man

The British actor who plays notorious Holocaust denier David Irving in the recently released film...

November 17, 2016 7:47 am

Hundreds Gather in Russia for Largest-Ever Limmud FSU Jewish Education Confab

JNS.org -- More than 650 people recently gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the largest-ever conference in...

November 16, 2016 8:31 am

How Post-World War II Kismet Brought a German-Jewish Refugee Into the Arms of a US Army Veteran Who Fought Against the Nazis

A unique American love story captured ABC News audiences on Friday -- with the protagonists...

November 14, 2016 2:46 pm

Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Threatens to Block Facebook Followers Calling Her ‘Feminazi’

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik threatened on Sunday to block Facebook followers who use antisemitic epithets to describe...

November 20, 2016 6:33 am

Travel From North America to Israel Projected to Jump 5 Percent in 2016

JNS.org - A record number of North Americans have traveled to the Jewish state since January, and Israeli tourism officials expect 2016 to end with five...

November 18, 2016 5:54 am

New Israeli Gadget Allows Coca-Cola Lovers to Snap Selfie While Downing Bubbly Drink

A new gadget which allows thirsty soda consumers to snap photos of themselves while drinking has been developed by a Tel Aviv advertising agency for Coca-Cola Israel,...

November 17, 2016 12:08 pm

Hasidic Volunteers Sift Through 300 Tons of Garbage to Find Lost Tefillin With Sentimental Value to Distraught Owner

A recent massive two-day search at a Rochester, New York landfill for a missing bag containing a tallit and tefillin (Jewish prayer shawl and phylacteries) was successful,...

November 17, 2016 11:29 am

Leonard Cohen’s Manager Reveals New Details Surrounding Jewish Singer-Songwriter’s Death

When Leonard Cohen’s family announced last week that he had died at 82, it gave no cause. Although the poet and songwriter had been open...

November 17, 2016 9:10 am

Jewish Liquor Store Owner Threatened by Pro-BDS Customer Says He Has Received ‘Overwhelming Support’

The Jewish owner of a liquor store located in the heart of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus has received "overwhelming support" after he was...

November 17, 2016 8:09 am

Actor Who Plays Holocaust Denier David Irving in New Film ‘Denial’ Admits Initial Hesitance to Portray ‘Loathsome’ Man

The British actor who plays notorious Holocaust denier David Irving in the recently released film "Denial" was at first hesitant about taking on the role of...

November 17, 2016 7:47 am

Hundreds Gather in Russia for Largest-Ever Limmud FSU Jewish Education Confab

JNS.org -- More than 650 people recently gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the largest-ever conference in that city hosted by Limmud FSU, a decade-old international Jewish...

November 16, 2016 8:31 am

How Post-World War II Kismet Brought a German-Jewish Refugee Into the Arms of a US Army Veteran Who Fought Against the Nazis

A unique American love story captured ABC News audiences on Friday -- with the protagonists of the tale telling of the kismet that brought them together,...

November 14, 2016 2:46 pm

Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Threatens to Block Facebook Followers Calling Her ‘Feminazi’

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik threatened on Sunday to block Facebook followers who use antisemitic epithets to describe her political views, especially in the wake of the presidential election...

November 13, 2016 7:57 am

‘Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel’ (REVIEW)

Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel, by Cary Nelson, (MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights and Indiana...

November 13, 2016 7:37 am

AmEx Offering Pre-Sale Tickets for Musician Roger Waters’ Tour, Despite Reportedly Rejecting Involvement With Anti-Israel Performer

American Express is still sponsoring pre-sale tickets to British rockstar Roger Waters' upcoming tour, despite reports that the credit card company declined involvement, due to the musician's...

November 13, 2016 7:12 am

Leading Israeli Businesswomen Honored at New York Stock Exchange

JNS.org - Four Israeli businesswomen were honored Thursday at the 10th annual Israel Day at the New York Stock Exchange. The America-Israel Friendship League recognized Tzameret Fuerst,...

November 11, 2016 1:33 am

British Singer Alex Clare Describes ‘Awkward Moments’ Telling Female Fans His Orthodoxy Prevents Physical Contact

An Orthodox British musician said Thursday that meeting female fans can be "really awkward," as his religious observance prevents him from shaking their hands or...

November 10, 2016 1:30 am

Netanyahu on Aliyah Day: We Have Immigrants Here From Every Continent

JNS.org - Israel celebrated its first Aliyah Day with a ceremony at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem Tuesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa...

Opinion

Official Palestinian News Agency Mourns Munich Olympics Terrorist

The top story in the Palestinian Authority's official news agency, Wafa, is that Sunday is a day of mourning for...

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...

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

As US Inaugurates New President, Palestinians Protest, Burn Posters of R...

During Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, West Bank Arabs burned images of the new world...

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