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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

Gefilte Fish Causes Some First-Time Tasters to Smile, Others to Gag

A new video shows people tasting gefilte fish for the first time, and...

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

UK Jewish Umbrella Org: Labour Leader Corbyn’s Meeting With Notorious Ant...

An official with the umbrella organization of British Jewry called last week's meeting in London between Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and the co-founder of an...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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