Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

Opinion

Orlando and Tel Aviv Shootings Highlight American-Israeli Dichotomy on Guns June 20, 2016 3:03 am

Orlando and Tel Aviv Shootings Highlight American-Israeli Dichotomy on Guns

JNS.org – In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen...

Obama’s Absurd Priorities on Terror and Terrorists June 20, 2016 3:02 am

Obama’s Absurd Priorities on Terror and Terrorists

US leaders have developed a disgraceful habit of casting aside those who serve their country...

‘Politico’ Writer Indicts Israel for Palestinian Violence June 20, 2016 3:00 am

‘Politico’ Writer Indicts Israel for Palestinian Violence

On June 8, 2016, two Palestinian Arabs murdered four Israelis and wounded more than a dozen...

‘Anyone but Bibi’ Is No Way to Run Our Country June 19, 2016 4:45 am

‘Anyone but Bibi’ Is No Way to Run Our Country

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu is arguably a victim of his own success....

In Attack on Jewish Neighborhood Watch Group, the New York Times Can’t Bother to Distinguish Between Commandment and Blessing June 19, 2016 2:55 am

In Attack on Jewish Neighborhood Watch Group, the New York Times Can’t Bother to Distinguish Between Commandment and Blessing

Of all the stories in New York City, the one the New York Times chooses to tackle with a 2,800-word,...

Israel and Diaspora Jewry – A Looming Crisis June 19, 2016 2:35 am

Israel and Diaspora Jewry – A Looming Crisis

The Jewish world, both in Israel and the Diaspora, is undergoing dramatic demographic and...

Terror-Denial June 17, 2016 3:39 am

Terror-Denial

Those who deny that Islamist terror is a grave danger often hold progressive views. Leaders...

Who’s Really Driving ‘Grassroots’ Anti-Israel Activism in America? June 17, 2016 3:32 am

Who’s Really Driving ‘Grassroots’ Anti-Israel Activism in America?

“Israelis have to be bombed… it is wrong to maintain the State of Israel. It is an illegitimate...

Imbecility Squared – Part 2 June 17, 2016 3:27 am

Imbecility Squared – Part 2

“A comprehensive Israeli policy declaration [a]ccepting, in principle, the Arab Peace...

The Knesset’s New Counter-Terrorism Bill and Why the West Needs Brain Surgery June 16, 2016 7:35 am

The Knesset’s New Counter-Terrorism Bill and Why the West Needs Brain Surgery

A counter-terrorism bill was passed by an overwhelming majority of the Knesset on Wednesday....

Orlando Atrocity Highlights America’s Divisions June 16, 2016 4:53 am

Orlando Atrocity Highlights America’s Divisions

JNS.org – In the days since the massacre of 49 people and the wounding of hundreds...

Making America Safe Again June 16, 2016 4:51 am

Making America Safe Again

There is a deep and unacknowledged irony to the fact that US President Barack Obama, of all...

More...

  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

    Read more →
  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    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 random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    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 and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    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 like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    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 from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Food Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network‘s reality show, “Chopped,” Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht – who teaches up-and-coming chefs about the intricacies of kosher dietary laws at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) — was nominated for the show by a professional chef, and went through a rigorous interview process at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea, NY. Months later, he was informed he had been accepted as a contestant in the popular TV cooking competition. “I thought […]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Book Reviews Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    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 ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, was organizing refugee relief in Gaza. Before UNRWA, the UN created the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees (UNRPR). It outsourced […]

    Read more →