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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...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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