Featured

Al Jazeera America Fires Dozens of Employees April 12, 2014 9:08 pm

Al Jazeera America Fires Dozens of Employees

Hollywood Reporter – Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850...

Norway, Denmark Take Steps to Preserve Legal Status of Circumcision April 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Norway, Denmark Take Steps to Preserve Legal Status of Circumcision

JTA – Resisting calls to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, the governments of...

Report: Israeli Official Blames Kerry for Peace Talks Crisis April 12, 2014 9:00 am

Report: Israeli Official Blames Kerry for Peace Talks Crisis

Times of Israel – The likelihood that derailed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will...

American-Jewish Prisoner Alan Gross Ends Hunger Strike in Cuba April 11, 2014 8:00 pm

American-Jewish Prisoner Alan Gross Ends Hunger Strike in Cuba

JNS.org – American-Jewish prisoner Alan Gross, who has been held in Cuba since late...

U.S. Denying Visa to Iranian U.N. Ambassador Involved in Hostage Crisis April 11, 2014 3:50 pm

U.S. Denying Visa to Iranian U.N. Ambassador Involved in Hostage Crisis

JNS.org - The Obama administration on Friday notified Iran and the United Nations that it...

Four Bodyguards Hired for NYC Book Launch Hosted by Israeli War Hero April 11, 2014 1:47 pm

Four Bodyguards Hired for NYC Book Launch Hosted by Israeli War Hero

Raanan Lurie, the legendary Israeli political cartoonist and war hero, was in the gossip...

Survey: In 2013, 1,000 Start-Ups Founded in Israel; For Each Start-Up That Closes, Two More Launch April 11, 2014 11:34 am

Survey: In 2013, 1,000 Start-Ups Founded in Israel; For Each Start-Up That Closes, Two More Launch

A survey of Israel’s start-up eco-system revealed on Friday that 1,000 nascent ventures...

Palestinian Authority Official Says Hitler Could Have Learned From Israelis About Concentration Camps April 11, 2014 10:57 am

Palestinian Authority Official Says Hitler Could Have Learned From Israelis About Concentration Camps

Another Palestinian Authority leader was caught inciting hatred against Israel and demonizing...

Israel’s Bennett Leaving Govt if Prisoners Released Into Israel: ‘We Will Not Allow Them to Walk All Over Us’ April 11, 2014 10:36 am

Israel’s Bennett Leaving Govt if Prisoners Released Into Israel: ‘We Will Not Allow Them to Walk All Over Us’

Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Economy Minister and head of Bayit Yehudi, the Jewish Home...

Bereaved Israeli Families Stage Mock Passover Seder to Protest Prisoner Release April 11, 2014 10:30 am

Bereaved Israeli Families Stage Mock Passover Seder to Protest Prisoner Release

JNS.org – Bereaved families and victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks staged a mock...

Jerusalem Court Convicts Islamic Movement Head of Obstructing Police Operations April 11, 2014 10:28 am

Jerusalem Court Convicts Islamic Movement Head of Obstructing Police Operations

JNS.org – The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court on Thursday convicted Islamic Movement head...

Swiss Government Grants Palestinian Authority Permission to Join Geneva Conventions April 11, 2014 10:26 am

Swiss Government Grants Palestinian Authority Permission to Join Geneva Conventions

JNS.org – The Swiss government on Friday announced that it has approved the Palestinian...

More...

  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

    Read more →
  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

    Read more →
  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

    Read more →
  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    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 Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.