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Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

JNS.org - The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but...

January 19, 2015 12:05 pm

‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK's Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired...

New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that is a cause of great concern to him: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their "I...

10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it...

September 9, 2014 7:14 am

Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott's upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows...

June 18, 2014 9:20 am

Met Cancels Simulcast of Anti-Israel Opera, Proceeds With Live Showings

JNS.org - New York's Metropolitan Opera (Met) canceled an HD transmission of the anti-Israel...

April 25, 2014 9:34 am

Israeli Film Wins Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival

Times of Israel - The Israeli film Zero Motivation on Thursday took home top accolades...

April 17, 2014 1:48 am

Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

JNS.org - In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014...

April 5, 2014 10:55 pm

Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical...

January 19, 2015 12:05 pm

Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

JNS.org - The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in...

December 29, 2014 5:37 pm

‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK's...

December 18, 2014 10:42 am

New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that is a cause of great concern to him: the...

September 14, 2014 6:46 pm

10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran...

September 9, 2014 7:14 am

Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott's upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one...

June 18, 2014 9:20 am

Met Cancels Simulcast of Anti-Israel Opera, Proceeds With Live Showings

JNS.org - New York's Metropolitan Opera (Met) canceled an HD transmission of the anti-Israel opera The Death of Klinghoffer following significant outreach efforts from...

April 25, 2014 9:34 am

Israeli Film Wins Top Honors at Tribeca Film Festival

Times of Israel - The Israeli film Zero Motivation on Thursday took home top accolades in the form of the Best Narrative Feature prize at...

April 17, 2014 1:48 am

Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

JNS.org - In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the "Year of the Bible." From Ridley Scott's Exodus starring Christian...

April 5, 2014 10:55 pm

Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who...

January 29, 2014 6:31 pm

When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth (REVIEW)

In an electrifying theatrical performance, 'When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth' tells the interlocking stories of a band of Jewish resistance fighters led...

July 24, 2013 9:21 am

‘Peres In Therapy:’ Comedy Show Could be a Solution to the Mideast Conflict

Israel has a fresh and vital comedy scene, with a host of "stand-up-istim" (yes, that's right, Hebrew has no word for stand-up comedians), as well...

June 11, 2013 12:18 am

Nora Ephron, Famed Jewish Screenwriter, Remembered Through Tribeca Film Festival Prize

JNS.org - For filmmaker Meera Menon, no honor could have been more fitting than winning the inaugural award named after famed Jewish screenwriter and novelist...

January 2, 2013 2:37 am

A Jewish Tone for the Sound of Music

Oscar Hammerstein II was raised by Scottish Presbyterians, and the only time he ever entered a synagogue was to deliver eulogies at Temple Emanu-El on...

December 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Shut Down by Hurricane Sandy, Folksbiene’s “The Golden Land” Will Return to the Stage

In addition to the devastation caused to New York's infrastructure by Superstorm Sandy--whole neighborhoods being leveled, more fortunate neighborhoods (only) losing power for days or...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

Israel

Israel Should Be ‘Commended’ for Saving Palestinian Lives on Ga...

A former commander of British military forces in Afghanistan told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday that IDF troops...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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