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Movie Star Michael Douglas: ‘This Year Has Been About Rediscovering the Jewish Values That I Cherish’

Movie star/producer Michael Douglas on Sunday described developing a connection to his Judaism through his son. Appearing as a special guest at the Jerusalem Post's annual conference in New...

May 23, 2016 6:05 am

Jewish Billionaire Throws $2 Million Bar Mitzvah for Twin Sons; Quips About Squalor of His Own Coming of Age

Billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz threw a lavish bar mitzvah for his twin sons on Saturday night, the cost of which guests estimated at $2 million, according to the New York Post's Page Six. Held at the Pierre Hotel in...

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg Says She Is ‘Torch of Freedom’ for Holocaust Survivor Mother

Famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said on Tuesday night that she sees herself as a "torch of freedom" for her mother, who survived the Holocaust. "I still to this day cannot believe my own mother...

Pop Star Katy Perry Wishes for Weekly Worldwide ‘Shabbat’ to Disconnect From Social Media

Pop superstar Katy Perry declared in a recent interview that the whole world needs a weekly day of rest "like Shabbat," to disconnect from social media. “I wish there was a thing like Shabbat that wasn’t particularly religious-based, that...

April 1, 2016 6:42 am

In ‘My Fat Dad,’ Wisdom Balances Recipes and Relationships

JNS.org - “A good relationship, like a good recipe, requires balance — three cups of wisdom...

March 31, 2016 11:06 am

‘God Is in My Kitchen’: Grandma Beauty’s Hamantaschen Recipe

JNS.org - In her recently published memoir, My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family,...

March 30, 2016 7:45 am

Israel Eyes a More Affordable and Accessible Tourism Experience

JNS.org - Twenty-five years ago, when Nancy Broth started her business, she signed a contract with...

March 24, 2016 2:40 pm

‘Beyond Chicken Soup’ — Looking at Jews and Medicine

JNS.org - Chicken soup is known as the “Jewish penicillin,” but there’s much more to the...

March 24, 2016 7:15 am

Terror Wave May Change Israel Summer Camp Itinerary, But the Trip Goes on

JNS.org - Every summer has a story, and the best stories often happen in Israel. Whether...

May 23, 2016 6:05 am

Movie Star Michael Douglas: ‘This Year Has Been About Rediscovering the Jewish Values That I Cherish’

Movie star/producer Michael Douglas on Sunday described developing a connection to his Judaism through his son. Appearing as a special guest at the Jerusalem Post's annual conference in New York...

May 18, 2016 7:51 am

Jewish Billionaire Throws $2 Million Bar Mitzvah for Twin Sons; Quips About Squalor of His Own Coming of Age

Billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz threw a lavish bar mitzvah for his twin sons on Saturday night, the cost of which guests estimated at $2 million, according to the...

May 12, 2016 4:20 pm

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg Says She Is ‘Torch of Freedom’ for Holocaust Survivor Mother

Famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said on Tuesday night that she sees herself as a "torch of freedom" for her mother, who survived the...

May 5, 2016 1:27 pm

Pop Star Katy Perry Wishes for Weekly Worldwide ‘Shabbat’ to Disconnect From Social Media

Pop superstar Katy Perry declared in a recent interview that the whole world needs a weekly day of rest "like Shabbat," to disconnect from social media. “I wish there...

April 1, 2016 6:42 am

In ‘My Fat Dad,’ Wisdom Balances Recipes and Relationships

JNS.org - “A good relationship, like a good recipe, requires balance — three cups of wisdom to every one cup of sugar,” says Beauty, Jewish author...

March 31, 2016 11:06 am

‘God Is in My Kitchen’: Grandma Beauty’s Hamantaschen Recipe

JNS.org - In her recently published memoir, My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes (Berkley Books, September 2015), New York Times wellness blogger...

March 30, 2016 7:45 am

Israel Eyes a More Affordable and Accessible Tourism Experience

JNS.org - Twenty-five years ago, when Nancy Broth started her business, she signed a contract with El Al (the only airline that flew to Israel at...

March 24, 2016 2:40 pm

‘Beyond Chicken Soup’ — Looking at Jews and Medicine

JNS.org - Chicken soup is known as the “Jewish penicillin,” but there’s much more to the deep connection between the Jewish experience and healing, argues a...

March 24, 2016 7:15 am

Terror Wave May Change Israel Summer Camp Itinerary, But the Trip Goes on

JNS.org - Every summer has a story, and the best stories often happen in Israel. Whether it’s through Ramah, NCSY, NFTY, the Jewish Agency for Israel,...

March 9, 2016 3:45 pm

Jewish Actor Dustin Hoffman Weeps After Discovering Great-Grandmother Escaped Soviet Concentration Camp (VIDEO)

Famed actor Dustin Hoffman was reduced to tears on Tuesday after learning that his great-grandmother had escaped a Soviet concentration camp before starting a life...

February 29, 2016 7:54 am

Bulgarian Immigrant to Israel With Hemophilia Risks Life for Circumcision to Complete Conversion to Judaism

An 18-year-old with a rare type of hemophilia risked undergoing a circumcision in order to fulfill his dream of completing his conversion to Judaism, the Israeli...

February 19, 2016 5:57 am

Birthright Israel Should Fund Teen Trips to Israel Immediately

The rise of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to prepare Jewish students to fight BDS on college campuses before they...

February 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Multi-Functional Hair Clip Inspired by Yarmulke a Big Hit on Amazon

The designer of a multi-purpose hair clip said he was inspired by his Jewish friends who wear hair pins to hold in place their kippot, also known as yarmulkes or skullcaps, The...

February 11, 2016 7:17 am

Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

JNS.org - Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations...

Culture

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary...

Features

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel

JNS.org - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

World

UC-Irvine Investigation Clears Pro-Israel Students of Misbehavior Accusatio...

The University of California, Irvine has dismissed charges that a pro-Israel group on campus behaved improperly toward members of Students...

Israel

Israel’s United Hatzalah Receives Award in Panama

JNS.org - United Hatzalah received an award from the Panama Homefront Command on Feb. 5, honoring the organization for providing lifesaving first-response assistance in the Central American country. Jose Donderis, president of...

Middle East

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance...

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