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Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her...

July 14, 2016 7:38 am

Kardashian Ex Scott Disick Posts Instagram Photo of Blessing at Western Wall in Jerusalem; Writes ‘Hashem Is Everywhere’

Reality TV star and Jewish businessman Scott Disick shared with his Instagram followers on Wednesday a picture of himself receiving a blessing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. "Blessings on blessing on blessings on blessings," the Jewish...

150 ‘Changemakers’ From 29 Countries Gather in Jerusalem to ‘Shape the Jewish Future’

JNS.org - A group of 150 young Jewish “changemakers” from 29 countries recently convened in Jerusalem for networking, skill-building, and ideation at the 2016 ROI Summit. The summit is the flagship program of the ROI Community,...

Intermarried Asian Americans Enthusiastic About Raising Kids Jewish, New Study Finds

A new study revealed that Asian Americans are eager to raise their kids according to the Jewish faith, Religious News Service reported on Friday. "What we saw was a very high level of enthusiasm and acceptance from...

July 8, 2016 2:13 am

Reflecting on My First ‘Aliyahniversary’

JNS.org - Here we are — a year after my aliyah date — which means I...

July 7, 2016 6:12 am

Meet the Orthodox ‘Ninja Warrior’

Yeshiva University rabbinical student Akiva Neuman decided to keep his kippah, his tsitsit and his...

July 6, 2016 6:52 am

Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely...

July 5, 2016 2:59 pm

80 Jewish Teens From Around the World to Visit Poland, Israel as Part of Summer ‘Heritage Quest’ Program

Eighty Jewish teens from around the world will travel to Poland and Israel this month, as...

July 1, 2016 3:15 am

As Jews ‘Forever Remain the Outsider,’ New York Group Teaches Self-defense

JNS.org - “Mike Tyson once said, ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the...

July 14, 2016 7:38 am

Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents,...

July 13, 2016 1:30 pm

Kardashian Ex Scott Disick Posts Instagram Photo of Blessing at Western Wall in Jerusalem; Writes ‘Hashem Is Everywhere’

Reality TV star and Jewish businessman Scott Disick shared with his Instagram followers on Wednesday a picture of himself receiving a blessing at the Western Wall...

July 13, 2016 12:29 pm

150 ‘Changemakers’ From 29 Countries Gather in Jerusalem to ‘Shape the Jewish Future’

JNS.org - A group of 150 young Jewish “changemakers” from 29 countries recently convened in Jerusalem for networking, skill-building, and ideation at the 2016 ROI Summit....

July 10, 2016 2:55 pm

Intermarried Asian Americans Enthusiastic About Raising Kids Jewish, New Study Finds

A new study revealed that Asian Americans are eager to raise their kids according to the Jewish faith, Religious News Service reported on Friday. "What we saw...

July 8, 2016 2:13 am

Reflecting on My First ‘Aliyahniversary’

JNS.org - Here we are — a year after my aliyah date — which means I am no longer a “new” immigrant, but rather, just an...

July 7, 2016 6:12 am

Meet the Orthodox ‘Ninja Warrior’

Yeshiva University rabbinical student Akiva Neuman decided to keep his kippah, his tsitsit and his shirt on while competing on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.” The...

July 6, 2016 6:52 am

Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely performance on America’s Got Talent. Ilan "The Aleph Bass" Swartz-Brownstein and Josh "The...

July 5, 2016 2:59 pm

80 Jewish Teens From Around the World to Visit Poland, Israel as Part of Summer ‘Heritage Quest’ Program

Eighty Jewish teens from around the world will travel to Poland and Israel this month, as part of a program aimed at helping them explore their history,...

July 1, 2016 3:15 am

As Jews ‘Forever Remain the Outsider,’ New York Group Teaches Self-defense

JNS.org - “Mike Tyson once said, ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,’” Ron Miller, a prospective member of the Legion, New...

June 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Israel’s Genesis Prize Foundation Seeks ‘Jewish Heroes’ to Set an Example for Younger Generation

JNS.org - As a community priding itself on thousands of years of continuity and tradition, the Jewish people now face the challenge of increasing secularization and...

June 30, 2016 5:54 am

Budapest’s Jewish Quarter Reinvents Itself as Cultural Hotspot With Avant-Garde Options for Visitors

The Jewish quarter in Budapest, once filled with nothing more than abandoned buildings, now offers a variety of alternative cultural attractions, the New York Post reported on...

June 16, 2016 2:12 pm

Soccer Icon David Beckham Says He Feels Jewish Because of His Grandfather, Who Took Him to Synagogue

Soccer superstar David Beckham revealed on Tuesday that he considers himself to be a Jew. The British footballer shared the tidbit in a discussion at the...

June 16, 2016 12:36 pm

Jewish Millennial Forges Identity After Double Immigration Journey

JNS.org - There’s a Russian folk tale about an elderly couple building a little snow girl to fill the void they feel over not being able...

May 24, 2016 6:24 am

‘Smart Shabbos’ Technology Takes Brooklyn Jewish Homes by Storm

Rather than using manual timers, some Jewish residents of Brooklyn are having smart technology installed in their homes to help them prepare for Shabbat, Forbes...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats

JNS.org - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...

Israel

Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel

JNS.org - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...

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