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‘Captain America’ Chris Evans to Play Mossad Agent in New Film About 1984 Airlift of Thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Actor Chris Evans of "Captain America" fame will star in a new movie about the Mossad's role in Operation Moses -- a clandestine endeavor to extricate Ethiopian Jews...

March 21, 2017 12:55 pm

Omri Casspi, Itinerant Israeli-Born NBA Player, Finds a New Home in Minnesota

JNS.org - The first Israeli-born player in NBA history has reportedly agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of the current basketball season. Journeyman forward Omri Casspi was recently waived by the New Orleans Pelicans, after the 6-foot-9 player...

Upcoming Film Details Smuggling Ring That Armed Israel’s Nascent Military

JNS.org - Producer and director Jeff Hoffman has started editing his trailblazing documentary, “4 Million Bullets: The Untold Fight for Survival,” which tells the pre-state story of Israel’s military. The documentary details the secret initiative of wealthy...

Identity Purge: Jesus, Judaism and Renaissance Art

In 2013, I published a book entitled Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew. In it, I argued that Jesus’ Jewish identity had been obliterated in early Church teachings, as well as in Medieval and Renaissance art. At the time, several...

March 19, 2017 5:08 pm

1,400-Year-Old Coins Discovered Near Christian Pilgrimage Site in Jerusalem

JNS.org - The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Sunday the discovery of 1,400-year-old coins in excavations...

March 19, 2017 1:25 pm

California Teens Bring Holocaust Survivors’ Stories to the Stage

How should we approach the task of channeling and sharing the darkest memories of a Holocaust survivor,...

March 19, 2017 7:26 am

‘Here We Go!’ Tweets Former New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber at Starting Line of Jerusalem Marathon

“Here we go!” tweeted former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber along with a...

March 19, 2017 6:26 am

You Must See This Inspiring Musical About 9/11

I’ve had varied jobs in my life, from postal worker to waterskiing counselor, but theater...

March 16, 2017 4:07 pm

American Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Takes on Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour: Zionism and Feminism Are Not Contradictory

American Jewish actress Mayim Bialik published on Wednesday a refutation of anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour’s...

March 21, 2017 12:55 pm

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans to Play Mossad Agent in New Film About 1984 Airlift of Thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Actor Chris Evans of "Captain America" fame will star in a new movie about the Mossad's role in Operation Moses -- a clandestine endeavor to extricate Ethiopian Jews from...

March 20, 2017 11:33 am

Omri Casspi, Itinerant Israeli-Born NBA Player, Finds a New Home in Minnesota

JNS.org - The first Israeli-born player in NBA history has reportedly agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of the current basketball season. Journeyman forward Omri Casspi...

March 20, 2017 11:21 am

Upcoming Film Details Smuggling Ring That Armed Israel’s Nascent Military

JNS.org - Producer and director Jeff Hoffman has started editing his trailblazing documentary, “4 Million Bullets: The Untold Fight for Survival,” which tells the pre-state story...

March 20, 2017 6:35 am

Identity Purge: Jesus, Judaism and Renaissance Art

In 2013, I published a book entitled Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew. In it, I argued that Jesus’ Jewish identity had been obliterated in early Church teachings, as...

March 19, 2017 5:08 pm

1,400-Year-Old Coins Discovered Near Christian Pilgrimage Site in Jerusalem

JNS.org - The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Sunday the discovery of 1,400-year-old coins in excavations near Jerusalem. According to the IAA, the cache of nine bronze...

March 19, 2017 1:25 pm

California Teens Bring Holocaust Survivors’ Stories to the Stage

How should we approach the task of channeling and sharing the darkest memories of a Holocaust survivor, let alone the collective remembrances of millions? And furthermore, how...

March 19, 2017 7:26 am

‘Here We Go!’ Tweets Former New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber at Starting Line of Jerusalem Marathon

“Here we go!” tweeted former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber along with a selfie at the starting line of the 2017 Jerusalem Winner...

March 19, 2017 6:26 am

You Must See This Inspiring Musical About 9/11

I’ve had varied jobs in my life, from postal worker to waterskiing counselor, but theater critic never figured among them. Nor do I plan to...

March 16, 2017 4:07 pm

American Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Takes on Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour: Zionism and Feminism Are Not Contradictory

American Jewish actress Mayim Bialik published on Wednesday a refutation of anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour’s recently made claim that one cannot be a Zionist feminist. “Zionism...

March 16, 2017 11:58 am

‘Jews Don’t Ride Horses,’ Says ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Co-Star Josh Gad, Quipping That Animal He Rode in Film Was an ‘Antisemite’

The co-star of the new movie "Beauty and the Beast" had the audience of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" roaring with laughter on Tuesday night, when...

March 16, 2017 10:00 am

Fresh Perspective on Hayim Nahman Bialik

JNS.org - I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder...

March 15, 2017 1:47 pm

Report: Israeli NBA Basketball Player Omri Casspi Weighing Options After Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Other Teams Express Interest in Signing Him

The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are among several NBA teams expressing interest in signing Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi, after he was waived by the New...

March 15, 2017 11:54 am

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress and Third-Generation Holocaust Survivor Hosts Lavish Fundraiser in Role as ‘Ambassador’ for Israel’s Sheba Medical Center

The actress who plays Quaithe in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" hosted a lavish fundraiser Tuesday night in her role as "ambassador" for Israel's Sheba...

March 15, 2017 11:17 am

Team Israel’s Improbable World Baseball Classic Run Comes to End With 8-3 Loss to Japan in Tokyo

Team Israel’s improbable run through the World Baseball Classic came to an end on Wednesday with an 8-3 loss to heavily-favored Japan at the Tokyo...

Opinion

New York Times Publishes Paean To ‘Klinghoffer’ Opera Author

If there was any remaining doubt that the New York Times is biased...

What Elie Wiesel Would Have Told Trump

The late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel stood up to Ronald Reagan when the 40th president visited the graves of Nazi...

Lessons for Jews From Charlottesville

JNS.org - Today, many Jews are asking if we’re back in the 1920s. To me, the scene outside a Charlottesville synagogue...

Features

Palestinian Authority Payments to Terrorists Far Exceed Regular Welfare Payments

Palestinian terrorists and their families are receiving far higher payments than Palestinian welfare...

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

World

What’s in a Translation? Atlanta School Reflects on ‘Mein Kampf...

Students at a prestigious independent school in Atlanta are reaching the end of a hot summer embroiled in a controversy...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Meets With Visiting Bipartisan US Congressional Delega...

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the US Congress, thanking the lawmakers for...

Middle East

Lebanese Beauty Queen Stripped of Title After Israel Visit Revealed

JNS.org – A winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title after it was revealed she visited Israel. Dual Swedish-Lebanese citizen Amanda Hanna, who won the Miss Lebanon...

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