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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...

June 30, 2016 5:54 am
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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 London Jewish Cultural Center, also known as JW3. When asked by host and...

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 to have a child. Suddenly, seemingly in a gift from...

‘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 magazine reported on Sunday. Pre-programmable smart lights, smart thermostats and smart...

May 23, 2016 6:05 am
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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...

May 18, 2016 7:51 am
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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...

May 12, 2016 4:20 pm
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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...

May 5, 2016 1:27 pm
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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...

April 1, 2016 6:42 am
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In ‘My Fat Dad,’ Wisdom Balances Recipes and Relationships

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

June 30, 2016 5:54 am
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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
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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
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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
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‘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...

May 23, 2016 6:05 am
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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 York...

May 18, 2016 7:51 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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‘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...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Radical Group at San Diego State U Cancels Talk by Israeli Activist Who Cal...

An anti-Israel group at San Diego State University (SDSU) has cancelled a lecture by a prominent Israeli anti-Zionist activist --...

Israel

Shimon Peres’ Condition Deteriorates Rapidly; Doctors Fear Organ Fail...

The condition of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres has reportedly deteriorated rapidly in the past day. The 93-year-old liberal icon had been...

Middle East

Israeli Professor: Palestinian Leaders Want One State, Not Two

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority officials have been using a deceptive version of the "two states for two peoples" motto when they speak to different audiences, according to a leading Israeli scholar. Eytan...

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