Europe

Top UK Editor Says Britain Should Grant Asylum to European Jews Fleeing Anti-Semitism June 8, 2014 5:47 pm

Top UK Editor Says Britain Should Grant Asylum to European Jews Fleeing Anti-Semitism

A leading British journalist said that the country should grant asylum to Jews looking to...

Spain Takes Another Step to Grant Citizenship to Sephardic Jews June 7, 2014 1:00 pm

Spain Takes Another Step to Grant Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

JNS.org – The Spanish government has taken another step in approving legislation...

Vatican Announces Details of Peres-Abbas Prayer Session June 7, 2014 9:00 am

Vatican Announces Details of Peres-Abbas Prayer Session

JNS.org – Vatican officials say that Pope Francis hopes to help end “eternal negotiations”...

Black-Frocked Rabbi Killed by Car at Night; Defense Lawyer Says Walkers Should Wear Lights June 6, 2014 3:12 pm

Black-Frocked Rabbi Killed by Car at Night; Defense Lawyer Says Walkers Should Wear Lights

Rabbi Hyman Steinberg, 82, was rushing to his synagogue one night in bad weather when Simon...

Brussels Shooter Refuses Extradition From France June 6, 2014 2:52 pm

Brussels Shooter Refuses Extradition From France

JNS.org – The French man arrested in connection with the shooting at the Jewish Museum...

France’s President Hollande Leads D-Day Anniversary Ceremony June 6, 2014 10:31 am

France’s President Hollande Leads D-Day Anniversary Ceremony

BBC – French President Francois Hollande has led the D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by...

EU Rejects Notion That Brussels Jewish Museum Shooter Operated Alone June 6, 2014 10:29 am

EU Rejects Notion That Brussels Jewish Museum Shooter Operated Alone

Jerusalem Post – The idea that Mehdi Nemmouche, the Islamist who allegedly murdered four...

UN, EU Say They Will Work With Hamas-Fatah Government June 4, 2014 9:00 am

UN, EU Say They Will Work With Hamas-Fatah Government

Ynet – The United Nations and the European Union on Tuesday welcomed the formation of...

British Foreign Secretary Congratulates PA Prime Minister on Fatah-Hamas Government June 3, 2014 8:13 pm

British Foreign Secretary Congratulates PA Prime Minister on Fatah-Hamas Government

British Foreign Secretary William Hague told his Twitter followers on Tuesday that he reached...

One Direction’s Harry Styles Laments Closure of London Kosher Eatery – #SaveSollys June 3, 2014 10:34 am

One Direction’s Harry Styles Laments Closure of London Kosher Eatery – #SaveSollys

Much-loved London shawarma restaurant Solly’s is closing on Tuesday, despite a high-profile...

Obama Announces $1 Billion European ‘Reassurance’ Fund June 3, 2014 10:21 am

Obama Announces $1 Billion European ‘Reassurance’ Fund

BBC News – President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1bn (£600m) fund to increase...

UK Students Defeat Israel Boycott Motion With New Message, Including Quote From Chomsky June 2, 2014 8:22 pm

UK Students Defeat Israel Boycott Motion With New Message, Including Quote From Chomsky

Jewish students at Britain’s University of Sussex co-opted the narrative of their opponents...

More...

  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

    Read more →
  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

    Read more →
  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.