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‘God Is in My Kitchen’: Grandma Beauty’s Hamantaschen Recipe March 31, 2016 11:06 am

‘God Is in My Kitchen’: Grandma Beauty’s Hamantaschen Recipe

JNS.org – In her recently published memoir, My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and...

Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna February 11, 2016 7:17 am

Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

JNS.org – Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund...

The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar February 7, 2016 7:11 am

The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some...

Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv January 29, 2016 4:54 am

Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s...

The Creme de la Creme of 2015’s Israeli Wines January 7, 2016 7:39 am

The Creme de la Creme of 2015’s Israeli Wines

With the Gregorian year of 2015 closing in 24 hours or so, it’s time for the best wines...

Celebrities Express Their Love of Jewish Braided Bread Ahead of ‘Kids Challah Bake’ December 14, 2015 3:05 pm

Celebrities Express Their Love of Jewish Braided Bread Ahead of ‘Kids Challah Bake’

Celebrities are expressing their love for challah as part of a new campaign that seeks to...

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Chefs Strive for Next Iconic Dish December 7, 2015 12:01 pm

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Chefs Strive for Next Iconic Dish

JNS.org – The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem this week announced its participation in the...

Tel Aviv Has World’s Best Vegetarian Food, Says Popular Travel Magazine November 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Tel Aviv Has World’s Best Vegetarian Food, Says Popular Travel Magazine

A major travel magazine has crowned Tel Aviv home to the best vegetarian food in the world. Conde...

Can Bridal Fashionista Berta Balilti Turn Israel Into the Dress-Up Nation? October 27, 2015 8:02 am

Can Bridal Fashionista Berta Balilti Turn Israel Into the Dress-Up Nation?

JNS.org – It’s already known as the “start-up nation.” But can bridal fashionista...

Israeli Hummus Joint Offers 50 Percent Discount to Jews and Arabs Dining Together October 19, 2015 3:02 pm

Israeli Hummus Joint Offers 50 Percent Discount to Jews and Arabs Dining Together

A hummus cafe in central Israel is offering a 50 percent discount to Arab and Jewish customers...

New Video Shows American Kids Reviewing Israeli Food After Tasting Dishes for First Time (VIDEO) October 7, 2015 2:25 pm

New Video Shows American Kids Reviewing Israeli Food After Tasting Dishes for First Time (VIDEO)

A new video circulating online shows eight American children reacting — mostly positively...

‘Pastry Secrets’ Arrive Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah September 10, 2015 1:54 pm

‘Pastry Secrets’ Arrive Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org – Babka. Strudel. Stollen. Danish pastry. Not to mention Gugelhopf and Charlotte....

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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