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Christian Funding Provides Lifeline to Jewish Schools in Former Soviet Union

JNS.org - The Soviet Union may have dissolved in 1991, but many Jewish families are still struggling to emerge from the regime’s seven decades of...

August 7, 2015 5:35 pm

Hillel CEO to Address J Street Campus Arm’s Summer Conference

JNS.org - Hillel International CEO Eric Fingerhut will address the Summer Leadership Institute of J Street U, the campus arm of the controversial left-wing Jewish lobby group, on Aug. 17 in Washington, DC. Fingerhut “will speak to...

Spotlight on Lincoln’s Jewish Ties Part of 16th President’s Renaissance

JNS.org - At a time when America’s heroes are dwindling, filmmakers and historians are among those turning to Abraham Lincoln for inspiration. Our 16th president inspired Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film examining how his political acumen helped...

TII: This is Israel

JNS.org - My friend from college made aliyah just a couple of months before me. She and her boyfriend came up with a secret code to mark the occurrence of something very typical of Israel: They...

August 4, 2015 7:11 am

Customized Online Learning Tool is ‘Building Together’ With US Jewish Schools

JNS.org - As technology continues to permeate traditional classroom environments, more than 25 Jewish day schools...

July 23, 2015 7:17 am

My Aliyah Day (a.k.a. the Most Intense Day of My Life)

JNS.org - It happened. I’m officially an Israeli and I have an identification number that will...

July 23, 2015 7:10 am

At Jerusalem Film Festival, New Year Brings New Kind of Drama

JNS.org - In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the...

July 20, 2015 8:18 am

Will ‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ Verdict Resonate for Present Dangers like Iran?

JNS.0rg - Oskar Groening, 94, known as the “bookkeeper” or “accountant” of Auschwitz, was sentenced to...

July 20, 2015 7:52 am

The Diverse Faces Aboard the 53rd Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Flight

JNS.org - “We will be a part of something so big—it is unthinkable to me,” Tracie...

August 7, 2015 5:35 pm

Christian Funding Provides Lifeline to Jewish Schools in Former Soviet Union

JNS.org - The Soviet Union may have dissolved in 1991, but many Jewish families are still struggling to emerge from the regime’s seven decades of antipathy...

August 7, 2015 11:01 am

Hillel CEO to Address J Street Campus Arm’s Summer Conference

JNS.org - Hillel International CEO Eric Fingerhut will address the Summer Leadership Institute of J Street U, the campus arm of the controversial left-wing Jewish lobby...

August 6, 2015 11:54 am

Spotlight on Lincoln’s Jewish Ties Part of 16th President’s Renaissance

JNS.org - At a time when America’s heroes are dwindling, filmmakers and historians are among those turning to Abraham Lincoln for inspiration. Our 16th president inspired Lincoln,...

August 6, 2015 8:14 am

TII: This is Israel

JNS.org - My friend from college made aliyah just a couple of months before me. She and her boyfriend came up with a secret code to...

August 4, 2015 7:11 am

Customized Online Learning Tool is ‘Building Together’ With US Jewish Schools

JNS.org - As technology continues to permeate traditional classroom environments, more than 25 Jewish day schools are taking part in a new era of learning fostered...

July 23, 2015 7:17 am

My Aliyah Day (a.k.a. the Most Intense Day of My Life)

JNS.org - It happened. I’m officially an Israeli and I have an identification number that will stick with me (and my future children, G-d willing) to...

July 23, 2015 7:10 am

At Jerusalem Film Festival, New Year Brings New Kind of Drama

JNS.org - In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening...

July 20, 2015 8:18 am

Will ‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ Verdict Resonate for Present Dangers like Iran?

JNS.0rg - Oskar Groening, 94, known as the “bookkeeper” or “accountant” of Auschwitz, was sentenced to four years in prison by a German court this week...

July 20, 2015 7:52 am

The Diverse Faces Aboard the 53rd Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Flight

JNS.org - “We will be a part of something so big—it is unthinkable to me,” Tracie Beavers said three-quarters of the way through a nearly 12-hour...

July 17, 2015 11:58 am

At Jerusalem Genealogy Confab, Passion for Past Unites Experts and Novices

JNS.org - Young folks with backpacks slung over shoulders, middle-aged Americans in designer jeans, men in black velvet kippot, Israelis in khaki shorts. A thousand of...

July 17, 2015 11:52 am

Israeli Outreach Group Wants Anglos to Feel at Home in the Jewish Homeland

JNS.org - “Israel needs to be a more welcoming place for all Jews,” says Rabbi Reuven Spolter, overseas rabbinic coordinator for Tzohar, an Israeli outreach organization...

July 16, 2015 2:18 am

Tomorrow I Make Aliyah

JNS.org - Tomorrow, I make aliyah. The next day, I become an Israeli citizen. And the day after that, I begin my life in Israel. Nervous? Definitely....

July 13, 2015 2:08 pm

90-Year-Old Woman ‘Going Home,’ Makes Aliyah

JNS.org - Susan Friedman proves that it’s never too late to be a pioneer. At the ripe age of 90, she made aliyah Monday on a...

July 13, 2015 1:44 pm

Jerusalem Film Workshop Features Oscar Nominees

The Jerusalem Film Workshop announced that its recently opened 2015 summer program will include playing host to some prestigious guests, as well as the presentation of...

Features

‘Whitewashed’: The Sordid Story of UK Labour Party Antisemitism Laid Bare

"Just sitting in the early morning light, looking out over my beautiful garden,...

Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

JNS.org - While Iran routinely threatens Israel, experts say that the Islamic Republic was...

Israel’s Recent Response to Syrian Mortars Deemed ‘Old Policy’

JNS.org - Mortar shells fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights on Saturday...

World

US and Israel Ink New Cybersecurity Pact

JNS.org - The US and Israel announced a pact to establish a cybersecurity working group. The new working group will be led by Rob Joyce, special assistant to President Donald Trump and...

Israel

Israel Petitions UNESCO for Secret Ballot on Cave of the Patriarchs Vote

JNS.org - The Israeli government is petitioning the United Nations cultural body -- UNESCO -- to conduct a secret ballot vote on a new motion that would deny Israeli sovereignty in...

Middle East

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority for Deaths of Gaza Infants

JNS.org - In an escalation of the feud between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Tuesday, Hamas blamed the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA) for the deaths of three infants who...

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