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Yiddish Theater in Romania Fights to Stay Alive, Despite Dwindling Number of People Familiar With Former Lingua Franca of Eastern European Jewry

One of the last vestiges of Romania's formerly large and flourishing Jewish community -- a theater that puts on plays in Yiddish -- is struggling...

January 18, 2017 7:29 am

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be spine-tingling television into a yawn-fest. But the only way you’ll fall asleep while watching "Fauda" (Arabic...

Team Israel Sets Its Sights High for Upcoming World Baseball Classic; ‘We Hope Fans Will Be Proud of Us,’ Pitcher Says

Team Israel is setting its sights high for the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March, one of the squad’s pitchers told The Algemeiner this week. “Our goal is to win all our games,” 29-year-old right-hander Josh...

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” drew more than 100 baseball fans to an empty lot in the center of Beit Shemesh, a small...

January 16, 2017 7:22 am

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this...

January 16, 2017 7:17 am

World Nations Glean Emergency-Response Expertise From Israel’s Magen David Adom

JNS.org - Amid the rise in global terror attacks, countries around the world are turning to...

January 15, 2017 8:53 am

Christian Students Write, Perform Pro-Israel Rap Song to Encourage Advocacy for Jewish State

A student at Alabama's historically black christian Miles College told The Algemeiner on Friday about how...

January 15, 2017 7:17 am

Apologetic International Footwear Company Recalls Winter Boots With Swastika Treads

A California-based company has apologized for and recalled a line of boots with treads shaped...

January 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Jewish Ex-World Champion Boxer Yuri Foreman on Friday Night Title Showdown: I Won’t Be in Rabbi Mode, I’ll Be All Fighter

Former world champion boxer and ordained Orthodox Rabbi Yuri Foreman will be seeking to regain...

January 18, 2017 7:29 am

Yiddish Theater in Romania Fights to Stay Alive, Despite Dwindling Number of People Familiar With Former Lingua Franca of Eastern European Jewry

One of the last vestiges of Romania's formerly large and flourishing Jewish community -- a theater that puts on plays in Yiddish -- is struggling to...

January 18, 2017 5:06 am

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be spine-tingling television into a yawn-fest. But...

January 17, 2017 12:54 pm

Team Israel Sets Its Sights High for Upcoming World Baseball Classic; ‘We Hope Fans Will Be Proud of Us,’ Pitcher Says

Team Israel is setting its sights high for the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March, one of the squad’s pitchers told The Algemeiner this week. “Our...

January 16, 2017 9:24 am

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” drew more than 100 baseball fans to an...

January 16, 2017 7:22 am

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism released a report summarizing international...

January 16, 2017 7:17 am

World Nations Glean Emergency-Response Expertise From Israel’s Magen David Adom

JNS.org - Amid the rise in global terror attacks, countries around the world are turning to Magen David Adom (MDA) — Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster...

January 15, 2017 8:53 am

Christian Students Write, Perform Pro-Israel Rap Song to Encourage Advocacy for Jewish State

A student at Alabama's historically black christian Miles College told The Algemeiner on Friday about how she came to participate in a pro-Israel rap video that...

January 15, 2017 7:17 am

Apologetic International Footwear Company Recalls Winter Boots With Swastika Treads

A California-based company has apologized for and recalled a line of boots with treads shaped like swastikas, after a customer posted a photo of the...

January 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Jewish Ex-World Champion Boxer Yuri Foreman on Friday Night Title Showdown: I Won’t Be in Rabbi Mode, I’ll Be All Fighter

Former world champion boxer and ordained Orthodox Rabbi Yuri Foreman will be seeking to regain the junior middleweight title on Friday night when he takes...

January 13, 2017 6:57 am

Jewish Foundation Launches Second ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

JNS.org - The second annual “Inspired by Israel” contest, challenging entrants to create entertaining, educational and inspirational videos about the Jewish state, has been launched. “This contest...

January 13, 2017 4:18 am

Forbes Contributor: Israel ‘Might Have Best Restaurant Scene in the World’

Israel may have the "best restaurant scene in the world," a Forbes magazine contributor declared Thursday. "Fine dining has given way to fun dining" in recent years, noted veteran world...

January 12, 2017 8:40 am

Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel Among Top Travel Destinations for 2017; Warns Against ‘Unfortunate Mistake’ of Calling Country ‘War-Torn’

"It would be an unfortunate mistake to fearfully paint [Israel's] complicated politics as war-torn," the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar said, in describing its decision to rank...

January 11, 2017 11:22 am

Israeli Researchers Develop New Smartphone App to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

JNS.org - Israeli researchers have developed technology using smartphones to conveniently diagnose sleep disorders in awake subjects. Dr. Yaniv Zigel, head of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Biomedical Signal Processing...

January 11, 2017 5:33 am

Israeli Artist Sings Marley and Talks Godly

Contestants on singing competitions can expect judges to criticize their voices -- not their choice of religious observance. Unless, of course, you live in Israel. After Avi...

Opinion

Westminster Carnage, Turkish Delight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t know he was going to get so lucky on Wednesday, when a threat he...

New York Times Falsely Suggests Israelis Want War With Jordan

A New York Times news article falsely suggests that Israelis oppose peace with Jordan. The article, about Jordan’s decision to release...

Hamas Seeks ‘Moderate’ Image as Leader Calls for Israel’s Demise

Yayha Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza, said on Wednesday that his terrorist organization will...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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