Featured

In Israel, Germany’s Merkel Says Iran is Potential Threat to European Countries as Well February 25, 2014 10:29 am

In Israel, Germany’s Merkel Says Iran is Potential Threat to European Countries as Well

Reuters - Germany views Iran as a potential threat not just to Israel, but also to European...

Following Reported Strike on Hezbollah, Netanyahu Says Israel Will do Whatever is Needed to Defend Itself February 25, 2014 10:25 am

Following Reported Strike on Hezbollah, Netanyahu Says Israel Will do Whatever is Needed to Defend Itself

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Tuesday at Israeli involvement...

Israeli Police Quell Temple Mount Riot February 25, 2014 10:21 am

Israeli Police Quell Temple Mount Riot

JNS.org – Several dozen Muslim worshippers clashed with Israeli security forces on the...

Report: Hezbollah Commander Killed in Alleged Israeli Raid on Lebanon Border February 25, 2014 10:18 am

Report: Hezbollah Commander Killed in Alleged Israeli Raid on Lebanon Border

JNS.org – A Hezbollah terrorist was reportedly killed in the purported Israeli airstrike...

‘We Don’t Want a Palestinian State, We Just Want to Live Well’ February 25, 2014 1:12 am

‘We Don’t Want a Palestinian State, We Just Want to Live Well’

While the Palestinian Authority steadfastly refuses to recognize the Jewish character of Israel,...

Ukrainian Jewish Center Attacked With Molotov Cocktails February 24, 2014 8:35 pm

Ukrainian Jewish Center Attacked With Molotov Cocktails

JNS.org - The Chabad Jewish center in the southeast Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye was firebombed...

Report: Israeli Air Force Strikes Hezbollah Targets in Lebanon February 24, 2014 7:05 pm

Report: Israeli Air Force Strikes Hezbollah Targets in Lebanon

JNS.org - The Israeli Air Force bombed two targets in the Syria-Lebanon border region on Monday...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Arrives in Israel February 24, 2014 6:39 pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Arrives in Israel

JNS.org - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a 16-member delegation of ministers arrived...

Hamas Terror Cell Apprehended for Planned Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway Bomb February 24, 2014 6:29 pm

Hamas Terror Cell Apprehended for Planned Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway Bomb

JNS.org - Members of a Hamas terror cell who planned to detonate a roadside bomb against...

German Cartoon of Facebook’s Zuckerberg Compared to Nazi Imagery February 24, 2014 3:56 pm

German Cartoon of Facebook’s Zuckerberg Compared to Nazi Imagery

A caricature of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg published on Friday by a German newspaper...

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Iran is ‘Handing Out Torches to Pyromaniacs’ February 24, 2014 1:08 pm

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Iran is ‘Handing Out Torches to Pyromaniacs’

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said on Sunday that for Israel there is “no...

Iran to Top Agenda in Netanyahu’s Upcoming Trip to U.S. February 24, 2014 12:53 pm

Iran to Top Agenda in Netanyahu’s Upcoming Trip to U.S.

JNS.org - The Iranian nuclear issue is expected to top the agenda during Israeli Prime...

More...

  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

    Read more →
  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

    Read more →
  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    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 the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.