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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...

March 24, 2016 7:15 am
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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 for herself in America, People magazine reported. The Oscar-winning star, who is Jewish,...

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 news site Walla reported on Monday. Stefan Stoyanov moved to Israel from his...

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 go to college. Getting Jewish teens to Israel en masse, combined...

February 15, 2016 12:11 pm
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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...

February 11, 2016 7:17 am
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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...

February 7, 2016 11:50 am
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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...

January 12, 2016 7:55 am
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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...

December 29, 2015 5:56 pm
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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...

March 24, 2016 7:15 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

February 7, 2016 11:50 am
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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 creator...

January 12, 2016 7:55 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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...

World

Former Israeli President, Prime Minister Shimon Peres Dead at 93

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres died early Wednesday morning at the age of 93, according to Hebrew media reports. His condition had deteriorated on Tuesday, two weeks after he suffered...

Israel

Israeli Strategic Affairs Official: Jewish State Shifting From Defense to O...

The Jewish state is shifting from defense to offense in the fight against delegitimization, a high-level Israeli government official told The...

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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