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Jewish Identity

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...

August 20, 2015 11:33 am
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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 Israeli opinions on political issues, safety in Israel, and life...

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, a BBC documentary aired Wednesday revealed. The death of Seymour's aunt,...

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 continue to strength bilateral ties between India and Israel. “We want...

August 17, 2015 6:59 am
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Soviet Jews Must Look Back to Our True Roots

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

August 13, 2015 10:37 am
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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...

August 13, 2015 10:14 am
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Sports-Minded Jewish Journalist Surveys ‘Underreported’ Maccabiah Games

JNS.org - What do basketball player and coach Larry Brown, swimmers, and gymnast Mitch Gaylord have...

August 12, 2015 8:01 am
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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...

August 10, 2015 12:50 pm
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‘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?...

August 20, 2015 11:33 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
2

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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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...

August 7, 2015 5:35 pm
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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 antipathy...

August 7, 2015 11:01 am
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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...

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...

Israel Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Radical Group at San Diego State U Cancels Talk by Israeli Activist Who Cal...

An anti-Israel group at San Diego State University (SDSU) has cancelled a lecture by a prominent Israeli anti-Zionist activist --...

Israel

Shimon Peres’ Condition Deteriorates Rapidly; Doctors Fear Organ Fail...

The condition of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres has reportedly deteriorated rapidly in the past day. The 93-year-old liberal icon had been...

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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