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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...

August 6, 2015 11:54 am
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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...

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 by Bonim B’Yachad (translated from Hebrew as “building together”), an...

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 prove it! What a week it’s been—definitely one of the...

July 23, 2015 7:10 am
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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
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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
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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...

July 17, 2015 11:58 am
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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...

July 17, 2015 11:52 am
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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...

August 6, 2015 11:54 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Jewish Philanthropists Pledge $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

JNS.org - Republican-Jewish philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson are pledging $14 million...

Barbara Streisand, Sharon Stone, Larry King Among Celebrities Mourning Shimon Peres

A number of leading celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to express their condolences...

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

43 UK Campus Leaders Slam President of Country’s Largest Student Union fo...

In an open letter on Wednesday, campus leaders across the UK slammed the head of the country’s largest student union for her...

Israel

Hundreds Line Up to Pay Last Respects to Shimon Peres, Lying in State Outsi...

JNS.org - The flag-draped coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres was laid in state in the Knesset Plaza on...

Middle East

Netanyahu Approves Abbas Request to Travel to Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a request Thursday to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday alongside four other Palestinian officials. The request was sent to Maj....

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