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Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and Miss Iraq Sarah Idan took to social media to put friendship...

November 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last weekend. Zahavi, 30, garnered the award after a season in which he scored 27 goals, just...

New Film ‘1945’ Explores Post-Holocaust Hungary and Local Collaboration Against the Jews

A new Hungarian film depicting the post-WWII attitude toward Jews in the country premiered last week in New York. The movie, "1945," is set one year after the Jewish population of a small Hungarian village was deported to...

Actor Will Smith Visits Israel, Says ‘I Feel Honored to Be Here’

Actor Will Smith was seen at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday. "It's a very spiritual, very powerful place," Smith, 49, told Israel's Arutz Sheva while visiting the holy site. "I feel honored to be here." Access Hollywood...

November 8, 2017 4:58 pm

British Rocker Boy George Dons Star of David Outfit During Tel Aviv Concert, Blasts BDS Supporters

Music icon Boy George and his band started a world tour with a performance in...

November 8, 2017 3:40 pm

Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says His Role on ‘Transparent’ Has Made Him ‘More Connected’ to His Jewish Roots

Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the hit Amazon Prime series “Transparent," explained in a recent...

November 8, 2017 12:28 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Returning to Israel in December for Stand-Up Comedy Performances

JNS.org -Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is slated to return to Israel in...

November 8, 2017 12:21 pm

Actress Natalie Portman, Awarded 2018 Genesis Prize, Proud of ‘Israeli Roots’

JNS.org - Oscar-winning Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize for her...

November 6, 2017 1:09 pm
November 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and Miss Iraq Sarah Idan took to social media to put friendship over...

November 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last weekend. Zahavi, 30, garnered the award...

November 10, 2017 12:12 pm

New Film ‘1945’ Explores Post-Holocaust Hungary and Local Collaboration Against the Jews

A new Hungarian film depicting the post-WWII attitude toward Jews in the country premiered last week in New York. The movie, "1945," is set one year after the...

November 9, 2017 3:41 pm

Actor Will Smith Visits Israel, Says ‘I Feel Honored to Be Here’

Actor Will Smith was seen at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday. "It's a very spiritual, very powerful place," Smith, 49, told Israel's Arutz Sheva while visiting...

November 8, 2017 4:58 pm

British Rocker Boy George Dons Star of David Outfit During Tel Aviv Concert, Blasts BDS Supporters

Music icon Boy George and his band started a world tour with a performance in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, which marked their first concert in...

November 8, 2017 3:40 pm

Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says His Role on ‘Transparent’ Has Made Him ‘More Connected’ to His Jewish Roots

Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the hit Amazon Prime series “Transparent," explained in a recent interview how his role in the show has made his feel...

November 8, 2017 12:28 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Returning to Israel in December for Stand-Up Comedy Performances

JNS.org -Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is slated to return to Israel in December to deliver two stand-up comedy performances. Seinfeld will give back-to-back...

November 8, 2017 12:21 pm

Actress Natalie Portman, Awarded 2018 Genesis Prize, Proud of ‘Israeli Roots’

JNS.org - Oscar-winning Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize for her commitment to social causes, the prize’s organizers announced on Tuesday. The...

November 6, 2017 1:09 pm

At New York Awards Show, Orthodox Jewish Teen Star of Hit TV Series Thanks ‘Hashem,’ Says Religion Is the ‘Core of My Identity’

Jewish teen actor David Mazouz, who plays a young Bruce Wayne in the Fox series "Gotham," was honored on Sunday night for his accomplishments as...

November 1, 2017 2:53 pm

Scarlett Johansson Acknowledges Feeling ‘Deeply Connected’ to Her Jewish Roots After Learning About Family Members Who Died in Warsaw Ghetto

American actress Scarlett Johansson's learned during Tuesday's episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" that she had relatives who died in the Warsaw Ghetto. The show's host, historian Henry Louis...

October 27, 2017 4:45 pm

‘I Feel Closer to My Religion,’ American-Jewish Actor Paul Rudd Says Upon Learning of Antisemitism His Grandfather Endured in London After World War II

American-Jewish actor Paul Rudd recently learned about the antisemitism his grandfather experienced in England following World War II. Rudd discovered facts about his family while taping an upcoming...

October 26, 2017 1:32 pm

Israeli Hollywood Star Gal Gadot Reveals She Almost Quit Acting Before Getting ‘Wonder Woman’ Role

Israeli actress Gal Gadot nearly gave up on her acting career to stay in Israel with her family after continuously facing rejection from casting directors, she admitted in the...

October 25, 2017 3:54 pm

Rapper Drake Holds Bar Mitzvah-Themed Birthday Party in Hollywood, Complete With Arcade Games, Candy Station and Photo Booth

Rapper Drake celebrated his 31st birthday with a bar mitzvah-themed party in Los Angeles on Monday. The half-Jewish, Toronto-born singer -- whose real name is Aubrey Drake...

October 25, 2017 1:05 pm

What Woody Allen Wants to Do Before He Dies

Woody Allen told a sold-out crowd at the 92nd Street Y that he isn’t satisfied with his resume. “I would like to -- before I die, which...

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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