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Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

A June 2015 art exhibit, "The Transformative Power of Art," at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of...

July 24, 2015 11:20 am
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New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.'s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in...

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month's edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a...

From Haifa to Houston: Israeli Ballet Dancer Makes Unlikely Dream Come True

JNS.org - When Shahar Dori left his Haifa home at age 17 and made a 6,500-mile trip to Montgomery, Ala., to attend a summer ballet program, he was pursuing a dream. But he had no idea...

July 9, 2015 9:30 am
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U2 Frontman Bono Dedicates Song to Former Israeli President Peres

JNS.org - A moving tribute awaited former Israeli president Shimon Peres on Wednesday when U2 frontman...

July 1, 2015 10:04 am
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Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on...

June 28, 2015 11:31 am
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Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

JNS.org - Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis...

June 19, 2015 12:04 pm
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Experts Highlight Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers (VIDEO)

Russian-American Jews feature prominently among the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota...

June 17, 2015 2:49 pm
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Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges...

July 24, 2015 11:20 am
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Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

A June 2015 art exhibit, "The Transformative Power of Art," at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art...

July 17, 2015 3:35 pm
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New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted...

July 13, 2015 5:03 pm
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Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month's edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom...

July 9, 2015 12:59 pm
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From Haifa to Houston: Israeli Ballet Dancer Makes Unlikely Dream Come True

JNS.org - When Shahar Dori left his Haifa home at age 17 and made a 6,500-mile trip to Montgomery, Ala., to attend a summer ballet program,...

July 9, 2015 9:30 am
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U2 Frontman Bono Dedicates Song to Former Israeli President Peres

JNS.org - A moving tribute awaited former Israeli president Shimon Peres on Wednesday when U2 frontman Bono dedicated the song One to the Israeli statesman during...

July 1, 2015 10:04 am
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Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on Amsterdam's canals, and I am sitting at Café den Leeuw...

June 28, 2015 11:31 am
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Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

JNS.org - Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever...

June 19, 2015 12:04 pm
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Experts Highlight Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers (VIDEO)

Russian-American Jews feature prominently among the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor...

June 17, 2015 2:49 pm
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Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance...

June 11, 2015 9:24 pm
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Bon Jovi Signs Contract to Perform in Israel

JNS.org - The American rock band Bon Jovi signed a contract in Germany that officially commits it to perform in Israel on Oct. 3, the concert’s producers announced...

June 8, 2015 1:39 pm
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Larry David Says Antisemites Cost Him Tony Nod for ‘Fish in the Dark’ (VIDEO)

Comic Larry David rancorously struck back at the Tony Awards judges on Sunday night from the show’s central podium, blaming antisemites for snubbing him a...

June 7, 2015 1:27 pm
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Upcoming Documentary to Chronicle How Young Bronx Girl Got to Play Holocaust Survivor’s Violin (VIDEO)

A new upcoming documentary, titled Joe's Violin, will detail how an instrument bought by a Holocaust survivor in postwar Germany made its way to a young girl living in the Bronx,...

Opinion

How the Next President Can Defeat ISIS

JNS.org - Chief among the many foreign policy challenges that President Barack Obama faces -- and his successor will have to...

Abbas’ Words Show He Has No Desire for Peace

During Mahmoud Abbas' address to the UN last week, he barely alluded to the "right to return:" It remains our hope that such...

Exceptionalism and American Gun Culture (REVIEW)

America’s debate on guns often triggers heated arguments from both sides of the political aisle. Thus, a dispassionately neutral and forensic...

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...

Israel Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Netanyahu Greeted by Applause, Jeers, Cries of ‘Free Palestine’...

Applause, jeers and cries of “Free Palestine” greeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, upon his arrival at...

Middle East

Partners in Israel’s Leviathan Gas Field Sign Huge Export Deal With J...

Partners in Israel’s Leviathan field, the country’s largest natural gas reservoir, signed an export agreement with Natural Electric Power Co....

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