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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

Jewish ‘Kidney Matchmaker’ Unites New York Rabbi Donor With Needy Recipient

A Jewish "kidney matchmaker" brought together a New York rabbi and...

‘Menashe’ Presents a Rare Authentic, On-Screen Depiction of Hasidic Judaism

By Jane Hanser/JNS.org JNS.org - In the film Menashe, which debuts across America on July 28, director...

Features

Beyond Terror: Israel’s Jewish-Arab Conflict Extends to Demography

JNS.org - As a wave of Arab terror attacks once again spreads across Israel,...

CAIR Loses San Diego Schools Partnership

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tries to have it both ways -- claiming to be a civil rights organization when...

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department...

World

Israel Providing First Aid Training to Volunteer Indian Responders

Israel’s national emergency service, Magen David Adom, is helping train volunteer first responders in India, the Hindustan Times reported this week. The project -- being run in cooperation with the Indian...

Israel

Israeli Justice Minister Moves to Deduct Palestinian Debts From PA’s ...

JNS.org - Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) is exploring the possibility of using the Palestinian Authority's (PA) tax revenue,...

Middle East

At Amman Protest, Hundreds of Jordanians Call for Cancellation of Peace Tre...

Several hundred Jordanian protesters held a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in Amman on Friday where they called for the...

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