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BDS Gives Belgian-Jewish Actress New Lease on Life in Tel Aviv

In an interview with the Israeli site nrg on Wednesday, Belgian-Jewish stage actress Noemi Schlosser recounted immigrating to Israel after her career in Europe...

November 26, 2015 8:59 am

New Film on Sabena Hijacking Has Three Israeli Prime Ministers Reminiscing About Rescue Mission

It wasn’t a sight you see every day. Sitting in the plush red seats of a Jerusalem movie theater Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and two former Prime Ministers, Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak, were...

New Short Film to Explore Historical ‘Burden’ Shared by 3rd-Generation Holocaust Survivors

A new short film set to start production this month in New York City will present the perspective of a third generation Holocaust survivor and examine the inheritance of family trauma. The film's director Daniella Rabbani, a...

‘Laughter Heals’ is Message of Unlikely Jewish-Muslim Comedy Act

JNS.org - “Both Jews and Muslims have a lot in common. What are we fighting over? Jews and Muslims don’t eat pork, we don’t celebrate Christmas, we both use ‘ch’ in our pronunciation, and we are...

July 28, 2015 3:06 pm

Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his...

July 13, 2015 5:03 pm

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...

June 19, 2015 12:04 pm

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 8, 2015 1:39 pm

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...

May 19, 2015 3:58 pm

Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year's Cannes...

November 26, 2015 8:59 am

BDS Gives Belgian-Jewish Actress New Lease on Life in Tel Aviv

In an interview with the Israeli site nrg on Wednesday, Belgian-Jewish stage actress Noemi Schlosser recounted immigrating to Israel after her career in Europe was...

August 13, 2015 9:59 am

New Film on Sabena Hijacking Has Three Israeli Prime Ministers Reminiscing About Rescue Mission

It wasn’t a sight you see every day. Sitting in the plush red seats of a Jerusalem movie theater Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

August 12, 2015 6:09 pm

New Short Film to Explore Historical ‘Burden’ Shared by 3rd-Generation Holocaust Survivors

A new short film set to start production this month in New York City will present the perspective of a third generation Holocaust survivor and...

August 10, 2015 12:50 pm

‘Laughter Heals’ is Message of Unlikely Jewish-Muslim Comedy Act

JNS.org - “Both Jews and Muslims have a lot in common. What are we fighting over? Jews and Muslims don’t eat pork, we don’t celebrate Christmas,...

July 28, 2015 3:06 pm

Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie "was made by Jews... and opens...

July 13, 2015 5:03 pm

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...

June 19, 2015 12:04 pm

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 8, 2015 1:39 pm

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...

May 19, 2015 3:58 pm

Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival, told the UK's The Guardian that he believes God...

May 18, 2015 3:50 pm

Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

JNS.org - Natalie Portman, who directs and stars in the new Hebrew-language film adaptation of author Amos Oz's A Tale of Love and Darkness,...

May 18, 2015 12:21 pm

Jewish Museum to Host New York Premiere of Lost Alfred Hitchcock Holocaust Documentary

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is set to host the New York City premiere of a lost Holocaust documentary by legendary Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock...

May 8, 2015 10:26 am

From Baghdad to Israel: Actor Aryeh Elias, Passes Away at Age 94

Israeli film legend Aryeh Elias passed away at the age of 94 on Thursday, May 7. The veteran stage, television, and movie actor, who was...

April 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I'm perhaps most proud of the paper's commitment to publishing diverse...

March 1, 2015 1:07 am

Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

JNS.org - With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood's attention now shifts to the rest of this year's big-screen lineup. Two of...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

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

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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