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International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching...

August 25, 2015 2:14 pm

Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who...

Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

JNS.org - Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal...

Iconic Israeli Entrepreneur Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

Legendary Israeli investor Yossi Vardi credited his success in Israel's lucrative start-up industry to his relentless Jewish mother, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported on Thursday. "Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough," he said, adding...

July 10, 2015 3:37 pm

Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given...

June 30, 2015 7:28 am

A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants,...

June 29, 2015 3:00 am

Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies...

May 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product...

May 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Photo of Jewish, Arab Men Almost Kissing

Pop superstar Madonna caused a stir on Sunday when she posted a photo on Instagram...

August 25, 2015 2:14 pm

International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about...

August 21, 2015 5:09 pm

Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that...

August 20, 2015 11:33 am

Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

JNS.org - Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve...

July 30, 2015 3:45 pm

Iconic Israeli Entrepreneur Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

Legendary Israeli investor Yossi Vardi credited his success in Israel's lucrative start-up industry to his relentless Jewish mother, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported on Thursday. "Jewish mothers are...

July 10, 2015 3:37 pm

Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given the ability to travel back in time, a recently published...

June 30, 2015 7:28 am

A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do...

June 29, 2015 3:00 am

Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband's last names than those...

May 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its...

May 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Photo of Jewish, Arab Men Almost Kissing

Pop superstar Madonna caused a stir on Sunday when she posted a photo on Instagram of a Palestinian man and a Jewish man who appear...

May 15, 2015 5:16 pm

Jewish Man Shoots Bartender for Serving Non-Kosher Clamato

A Jewish man shot and injured a bartender in Montana on Saturday after the latter served him a drink containing a non-kosher ingredient, the Associated Press...

May 5, 2015 4:39 pm

Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, who turns 30 this year, is planning a major party in honor of her birthday, accompanied by her fiancee Adi Ezra,...

April 29, 2015 2:45 pm

Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor...

February 10, 2015 3:40 pm

Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in...

February 8, 2015 8:19 pm

Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

JNS.org - Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle...

Culture

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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