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Jewish Identity

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...

Culture

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take...

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

‘This Man Is a Spite Machine’; Obama Blasted on Social Media fo...

Outgoing President Barack Obama’s choice on Tuesday of top aide Ben Rhodes to serve on the US Holocaust Memorial Council...

Israel

In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagre...

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk...

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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