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Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator,...

June 29, 2016 2:56 pm

North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

JNS.org - In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry...

Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four...

Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company's campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in...

June 21, 2016 6:51 am

Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

JNS.org - “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction...

June 19, 2016 3:04 am

Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City,...

June 7, 2016 10:15 am

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H....

June 5, 2016 7:01 am

Iranian Muslim Plays Jewish Father in Israeli Drama Opening New York Film Festival (VIDEO)

An Iranian-Muslim plays the role of a Jewish father in the opening movie at the Israel Film...

June 3, 2016 4:29 am

Israeli Who Won First-Place Award at Cannes Student Competition Says Not All Art Hailing From Jewish State Reflects Palestinian Conflict (INTERVIEW)

An Israeli filmmaker who won the top award at a competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival...

June 29, 2016 2:56 pm

Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940...

June 26, 2016 5:41 am

North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

JNS.org - In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA)...

June 23, 2016 12:24 am

Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on...

June 21, 2016 1:51 pm

Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company's campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of...

June 21, 2016 6:51 am

Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

JNS.org - “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look...

June 19, 2016 3:04 am

Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away...

June 7, 2016 10:15 am

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years...

June 5, 2016 7:01 am

Iranian Muslim Plays Jewish Father in Israeli Drama Opening New York Film Festival (VIDEO)

An Iranian-Muslim plays the role of a Jewish father in the opening movie at the Israel Film Center Festival which opened on Thursday night in New York...

June 3, 2016 4:29 am

Israeli Who Won First-Place Award at Cannes Student Competition Says Not All Art Hailing From Jewish State Reflects Palestinian Conflict (INTERVIEW)

An Israeli filmmaker who won the top award at a competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival last month told The Algemeiner on Wednesday that not all films...

May 19, 2016 11:26 am

Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

JNS.org - Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s...

May 2, 2016 6:55 am

The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times...

April 22, 2016 8:45 am

New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its...

April 18, 2016 6:37 am

Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

JNS.org - Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli...

April 15, 2016 6:33 am

New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

JNS.org - When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I was struck by the sheer genius of the financiers who devised the...

Opinion

How Trump Can Blaze a New Trail in the Middle East

US President-elect Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Facebook. There he goes again. Donald Trump hasn’t even been...

Will Obama Launch a January Surprise at the United Nations?

Anxiety continues to roil through the pro-Israel community about a possible last-minute political move by the Obama administration that could permanently...

Killing Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Harm US Interests

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), negotiated under President Obama but scorned by both major...

Features

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

World

British-Jewish Student Leader Co-Sponsors Motion to Sever Ties With UK̵...

British-Jewish students are "fed up with taking a soft approach” to the head of the country’s largest student union -- who is embroiled...

Middle East

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the world's second biggest listed oil...

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