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Jewish Identity

In ‘Holy Flash Mob,’ Shabbat Project Rallies 5,000 Partners Across 500 Cities

JNS.org - Hundreds of thousands of Jews. Hundreds of thousands of challahs, candlesticks, and zemirot (Jewish songs). Havdalah. From Oct. 23-24, Jews of all ages, levels...

October 14, 2015 10:20 am

A Welcome and Warning to French Jews

This year's figures for immigration to Israel from France are not yet in, as such statistics are not calculated according to the Hebrew calendar. But around 3,000 French Jews made aliyah during this summer alone. In...

My Non-Birthright Experience with Birthright

JNS.org -  Chances are, if you are Jewish and have a close connection with a young Jewish adult, you have heard of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Most people know it as the “free 10-day trip” to Israel...

Nonkosher Food for Thought

Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a three-day visit to Italy. On Thursday, he attended the Israeli pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015. As head of the "startup nation," he rightly boasted of Israel's achievements...

August 20, 2015 11:33 am

Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

JNS.org - Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to...

August 20, 2015 11:03 am

Your Frequently Asked Questions about Israel – Answered!

JNS.org - On the rare occasion that I get to talk to people from home (the...

August 19, 2015 4:20 pm

Actress Jane Seymour Learns of Great-Aunt Who Committed Suicide After Discovering Nazis Murdered Her Family

A great-aunt of famed British actress Jane Seymour killed herself after surviving the Holocaust when she...

August 17, 2015 1:13 pm

India Plans Jewish Heritage Tours for Israelis of Indian Origin

JNS.org - India is urging tens of thousands of Jews of Indian origin to visit the...

August 17, 2015 6:59 am

Soviet Jews Must Look Back to Our True Roots

A quarter century has passed since Soviet Jews got out of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia,...

October 14, 2015 10:20 am

In ‘Holy Flash Mob,’ Shabbat Project Rallies 5,000 Partners Across 500 Cities

JNS.org - Hundreds of thousands of Jews. Hundreds of thousands of challahs, candlesticks, and zemirot (Jewish songs). Havdalah. From Oct. 23-24, Jews of all ages, levels of...

September 11, 2015 11:30 am

A Welcome and Warning to French Jews

This year's figures for immigration to Israel from France are not yet in, as such statistics are not calculated according to the Hebrew calendar. But...

September 11, 2015 5:15 am

My Non-Birthright Experience with Birthright

JNS.org -  Chances are, if you are Jewish and have a close connection with a young Jewish adult, you have heard of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Most...

September 1, 2015 10:21 am

Nonkosher Food for Thought

Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a three-day visit to Italy. On Thursday, he attended the Israeli pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015. As head...

August 20, 2015 11:33 am

Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

JNS.org - Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve...

August 20, 2015 11:03 am

Your Frequently Asked Questions about Israel – Answered!

JNS.org - On the rare occasion that I get to talk to people from home (the 10-hour time difference is killer), I am often asked about...

August 19, 2015 4:20 pm

Actress Jane Seymour Learns of Great-Aunt Who Committed Suicide After Discovering Nazis Murdered Her Family

A great-aunt of famed British actress Jane Seymour killed herself after surviving the Holocaust when she discovered that the Nazis murdered her husband and two children,...

August 17, 2015 1:13 pm

India Plans Jewish Heritage Tours for Israelis of Indian Origin

JNS.org - India is urging tens of thousands of Jews of Indian origin to visit the country to explore their heritage, in a bid to help...

August 17, 2015 6:59 am

Soviet Jews Must Look Back to Our True Roots

A quarter century has passed since Soviet Jews got out of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and the eleven other Soviet countries. As soon as the doors...

August 13, 2015 10:37 am

Aliyah Update: Ulpan, Bureaucracy, and Reacting to Jewish Terrorism

JNS.org - It has now been a whole month since my aliyah date, so I thought that this week I’d reflect on the process as a...

August 13, 2015 10:14 am

Sports-Minded Jewish Journalist Surveys ‘Underreported’ Maccabiah Games

JNS.org - What do basketball player and coach Larry Brown, swimmers, and gymnast Mitch Gaylord have in common? They’re among a group of 25 individuals who have...

August 12, 2015 8:01 am

The Mindset of Progressive Jews and the ‘Israeli Problem’

JNS.org - In the sweltering heat of a Chicago summer, my friend marched outside the South African consulate, protesting apartheid. Years earlier, she had protested Jim...

August 10, 2015 12:50 pm

‘Laughter Heals’ is Message of Unlikely Jewish-Muslim Comedy Act

JNS.org - “Both Jews and Muslims have a lot in common. What are we fighting over? Jews and Muslims don’t eat pork, we don’t celebrate Christmas,...

August 10, 2015 12:45 pm

Meet the Radio Host Behind Israeli Minister’s Reform Judaism Interview Stir

JNS.org - When Israeli Religious Affairs Minister MK David Azoulay (Shas) told Israel’s Army Radio station in July that “a Reform Jew, from the moment he...

Features

Fatah Continues Promoting Violent Protests Over Jerusalem Announcement

Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and "continue the intifada"...

New Jet Is a Game-Changer for Israeli Air Force

JNS.org - After being deemed combat capable earlier this month, the F-35 “Adir” stealth fighter jet promises to create system-wide change in...

Arab Street Outraged by Jerusalem Decision, but Governments Have Other Concerns

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was overwhelmingly rejected...

World

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Heckled as ‘Liar,’ Amid Ongoing ...

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was called a "liar" during his speech at the UK Jewish Labour Movement’s Hanukkah...

Israel

NJ Senator Cory Booker Slams ‘Repugnant’ Call for Killing of Je...

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) has issued a scorching rebuke to the Jersey City imam who delivered two antisemitic sermons...

Middle East

Interfaith Delegation From Bahrain Visits Israel, Draws Criticism in Arab W...

JNS.org - An interfaith delegation from Bahrain is visiting Israel during Hanukkah in an unprecedented trip. On Tuesday night, the group attended...

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