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Bernie Sanders Jokes About Being ‘Too Jewish’ for America During ‘SNL’ Skit (VIDEO)

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders pretended to be a Jewish immigrant heading to America in a skit on Saturday Night Live this week. Sanders appeared alongside Seinfeld...

February 7, 2016 11:50 am

Israel’s Shift from West to East — and the Implications for American Jewry

JNS.org - Last week, the media carried what on the surface appeared to be an insignificant story on the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s announcement of plans to shut down its Philadelphia consulate, along with four other closings...

Israel Video Network Launches ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The Israel Video Network in partnership with the Milstein Family Foundation have launched a new global video contest that seeks to showcase how people are inspired by Israel. According to the “Inspired by Israel” contest...

Jews on Mars — Sounds Crazy, No?

JNS.org - Yes, he has seen the recent film “The Martian.” But unlike the other millions who have seen that movie, Barak Stoltz went much closer to Mars than most. Stoltz spent Hanukkah in the Utah desert,...

December 17, 2015 5:31 pm

Christian-Jewish Aid Group Plans to Double Aliyah Efforts in 2016

JNS.org - The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (“The Fellowship”) humanitarian aid group said it...

December 17, 2015 8:07 am

Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik: Don’t Be Ashamed to Voice Support for Israel

Actress Mayim Bialik urged Israel-backers not to be apologetic in voicing their support for the Jewish state, The...

December 11, 2015 1:12 pm

National Jewish Community Relations Umbrella Names New CEO

JNS.org - The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), an umbrella organization representing 125 Jewish community...

November 19, 2015 7:38 am

Paris Attacks Shed Light on Aliyah in Good Times and Bad

JNS.org - Thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to express a type...

November 18, 2015 2:49 pm

62-Year-Old Singer Michael Bolton Celebrates Impromptu ‘Bar Mitzvah’ at Western Wall

American singer songwriter Michael Bolton was spontaneously bar mitzvahed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem...

February 7, 2016 11:50 am

Bernie Sanders Jokes About Being ‘Too Jewish’ for America During ‘SNL’ Skit (VIDEO)

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders pretended to be a Jewish immigrant heading to America in a skit on Saturday Night Live this week. Sanders appeared alongside Seinfeld creator...

January 12, 2016 7:55 am

Israel’s Shift from West to East — and the Implications for American Jewry

JNS.org - Last week, the media carried what on the surface appeared to be an insignificant story on the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s announcement of plans to...

December 29, 2015 5:56 pm

Israel Video Network Launches ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The Israel Video Network in partnership with the Milstein Family Foundation have launched a new global video contest that seeks to showcase how people...

December 20, 2015 12:36 pm

Jews on Mars — Sounds Crazy, No?

JNS.org - Yes, he has seen the recent film “The Martian.” But unlike the other millions who have seen that movie, Barak Stoltz went much closer...

December 17, 2015 5:31 pm

Christian-Jewish Aid Group Plans to Double Aliyah Efforts in 2016

JNS.org - The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (“The Fellowship”) humanitarian aid group said it plans to double its organizing of immigration to Israel (aliyah)...

December 17, 2015 8:07 am

Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik: Don’t Be Ashamed to Voice Support for Israel

Actress Mayim Bialik urged Israel-backers not to be apologetic in voicing their support for the Jewish state, The Canadian Jewish News reported on Wednesday. "I think what’s important about...

December 11, 2015 1:12 pm

National Jewish Community Relations Umbrella Names New CEO

JNS.org - The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), an umbrella organization representing 125 Jewish community relations councils (JCRCs) across the United States, this week named...

November 19, 2015 7:38 am

Paris Attacks Shed Light on Aliyah in Good Times and Bad

JNS.org - Thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to express a type of grief they know all too well, following the murderous...

November 18, 2015 2:49 pm

62-Year-Old Singer Michael Bolton Celebrates Impromptu ‘Bar Mitzvah’ at Western Wall

American singer songwriter Michael Bolton was spontaneously bar mitzvahed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem during his trip to Israel last month, a rabbi revealed...

November 11, 2015 3:18 pm

Style Icon Wants Jewish Designer to Replace Dior Creative Director Fired for Antisemitic Tirade

Fashion icon Fern Mallis has suggested that a Jewish designer would be an appropriate choice for the role of creative director at Christian Dior, a position...

November 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Report: Actress Zooey Deschanel Converted to Judaism Before Tying the Knot

Actress Zooey Deschanel converted to Judaism before marrying Jewish producer Jacob Pechenik in June, US Weekly reported on Monday. An insider told the publication that the New Girl actress,...

November 9, 2015 4:07 pm

Shock Jock Howard Stern’s Orthodox Daughter Hosts Shabbat Dinners on Friday Nights

Instead of participating in New York City's vibrant nightlife scene, controversial radio super-star Howard Stern's eldest child spends her Friday nights hosting large Shabbat dinners as part...

October 26, 2015 4:28 pm

Eichmann Daughter-in-Law Defends Nazi’s Holocaust Actions, Leaves Mayor Race

JNS.org - Carmen Bretin Lindemann, a daughter-in-law of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, has withdrawn her candidacy for mayor in the northeastern village of Garupa in...

October 23, 2015 12:19 pm

1,300 Israeli Americans Attend Group’s Second National Conference

JNS.org - The fast-growing Israeli American Council (IAC) recently drew 1,300 Israeli Americans to its second annual national national conference in Washington, DC, with conference sessions...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

Russian Envoy Plays Down Tensions With Israel Over Syria Strikes

Russia's ambassador to Israel on Wednesday played down tensions between the countries over Israeli attacks in Syria, saying they were not the reason for Moscow's proposed supply of an advanced...

Israel

Israeli Group Seeks ICC Action Against Hamas for Using Children as Shields

JNS.org - The Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center is seeking International Criminal Court action against Hamas over the terrorist group’s use of children as human shields in the riots that have taken place...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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