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I Accuse: The Eichmann Trial Remembered (PHOTOS) February 19, 2012 2:49 pm

I Accuse: The Eichmann Trial Remembered (PHOTOS)

The 1961 trial of Nazi arch criminal Adolf Eichmann changed the philosophy and future thinking...

KFWE Kosher Food and Wine Extravaganza 2012 (PHOTOS) February 14, 2012 3:13 pm

KFWE Kosher Food and Wine Extravaganza 2012 (PHOTOS)

Well before the Sixth Annual Kosher Wine and Food Experience came to Chelsea Piers in New...

The Multi-Talented Lily Henley February 12, 2012 3:51 pm

The Multi-Talented Lily Henley

In a setting reminiscent of a small café, the Manhattan JCC became the backdrop for the music...

Guess Who Came to Dinner – And Why! (PHOTOS) February 9, 2012 3:38 pm

Guess Who Came to Dinner – And Why! (PHOTOS)

In seven welcoming homes throughout New York City and New Jersey, gracious families welcomed...

Israel Honors Martin Luther King (PHOTOS) February 7, 2012 11:51 am

Israel Honors Martin Luther King (PHOTOS)

“We, all of us… we humanity, are blessed to have Jacques DeGraff with us as a...

‘Rabbi to the Diplomats’ Hosts Ban Ki-moon for Shoah Service February 6, 2012 3:30 pm

‘Rabbi to the Diplomats’ Hosts Ban Ki-moon for Shoah Service

Rabbi Arthur Schneier ‘Rabbi to the Diplomats’ and the Upper East Side’s...

Rumsfeld ‘Amazed’ by Washington Treatment of Israel, Vice Premier Highlights ‘Conceptual Failure’ (PHOTOS) January 31, 2012 11:57 am

Rumsfeld ‘Amazed’ by Washington Treatment of Israel, Vice Premier Highlights ‘Conceptual Failure’ (PHOTOS)

Stressing that attributing current problems in the Middle East to the Israel- Palestinian...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Presides Over Naming of Ed Koch Center (PHOTOS) January 30, 2012 11:02 am

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Presides Over Naming of Ed Koch Center (PHOTOS)

Oh what a night! Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented (former) Mayor Edward I. Koch to an admiring...

Serious Tone Dominates 2012 JCRC-NY Congressional Breakfast January 26, 2012 4:32 pm

Serious Tone Dominates 2012 JCRC-NY Congressional Breakfast

The annual Jewish Community Relations Council Congressional Breakfast is an opportunity...

With Responsibility to Its Core, Zionism Births A People January 16, 2012 9:05 pm

With Responsibility to Its Core, Zionism Births A People

Daniel Gordis spoke to a Manhattan audience at the Park Avenue Synagogue January 10. He challenged,...

Beth Israel Has a Ball January 10, 2012 1:15 pm

Beth Israel Has a Ball

As Beth Israel President Dr. Harris Nagler and his wife, Freema, greeted guests at the 2011...

Creating Miracles With Style January 2, 2012 7:48 pm

Creating Miracles With Style

It is said that three parties are needed to create a child: mother, father and a bit of ezrat...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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