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Wisconsin Exhibit Features Clothes Created From Sketches of Prague Seamstress Killed in the Holocaust

A Holocaust victim's fashion designs are featured in a new exhibit in Wisconsin, the local publication The Daily Cardinal reported on Monday. Eight dresses created from sketches drawn by Hedwig Strnad,...

September 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and Goliath, narrated in the Book of Samuel, in a mysterious two-gated city from the early 10th century. Known by its modern name,...

Two Levys Bring Hebrew Music Museum to Life in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Is it a coincidence that the two people most intimately involved in creating the Hebrew Music Museum are both Levys, descendants of the ancient Jewish tribe dedicated to providing music in the Holy Temple? For...

Holocaust Survivor of Nine Concentration Camps, Purveyor of Message About Nazi Atrocities, Dies at Age 91

A Holocaust survivor who spent his teenage years in nine different concentration camps before moving to the US, becoming a successful businessman and attempting to educate his community about the atrocities committed by the Nazis, died last...

August 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his...

August 4, 2016 6:47 am

Yad Vashem Opens Two Online Sports Exhibits Prior to Olympics

This week, as the sports world focuses on Rio de Janeiro, Yad Vashem, the World...

June 30, 2016 1:10 pm

Boston Publisher of ‘Mein Kampf’ to Donate Proceeds to Holocaust Survivors

JNS.org - The Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will donate proceeds from the sale of...

June 17, 2016 2:53 am

Love Letters of the Holocaust

JNS.org - This is a story about the power of letters to span both years and...

May 4, 2016 3:42 pm

Young Diaspora Jews Learn About Holocaust Through Unique Israeli Perspective

JNS.org - Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew, challenges Israelis to acknowledge, remember, and...

September 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Wisconsin Exhibit Features Clothes Created From Sketches of Prague Seamstress Killed in the Holocaust

A Holocaust victim's fashion designs are featured in a new exhibit in Wisconsin, the local publication The Daily Cardinal reported on Monday. Eight dresses created from sketches drawn by Hedwig Strnad, a...

September 11, 2016 4:13 am

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and Goliath, narrated in the Book of Samuel, in a mysterious...

September 5, 2016 6:39 am

Two Levys Bring Hebrew Music Museum to Life in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Is it a coincidence that the two people most intimately involved in creating the Hebrew Music Museum are both Levys, descendants of the ancient...

September 1, 2016 5:52 am

Holocaust Survivor of Nine Concentration Camps, Purveyor of Message About Nazi Atrocities, Dies at Age 91

A Holocaust survivor who spent his teenage years in nine different concentration camps before moving to the US, becoming a successful businessman and attempting to educate...

August 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his Chicago barber shop after serving the local community for 60...

August 4, 2016 6:47 am

Yad Vashem Opens Two Online Sports Exhibits Prior to Olympics

This week, as the sports world focuses on Rio de Janeiro, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, commemorates athletes that may not have earned...

June 30, 2016 1:10 pm

Boston Publisher of ‘Mein Kampf’ to Donate Proceeds to Holocaust Survivors

JNS.org - The Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will donate proceeds from the sale of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf autobiography to an organization helping aging...

June 17, 2016 2:53 am

Love Letters of the Holocaust

JNS.org - This is a story about the power of letters to span both years and miles, and to unite the hearts of children and their...

May 4, 2016 3:42 pm

Young Diaspora Jews Learn About Holocaust Through Unique Israeli Perspective

JNS.org - Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew, challenges Israelis to acknowledge, remember, and respect the impact of such a dark time in Jewish...

February 10, 2016 6:40 pm

At Presidents Day, Un-presidential ‘Joke’ About Jews is Whitewashed

JNS.org - Another Presidents Day, another whitewash of a president’s “joke” about Jews. The latest offender is Susan Butler’s “Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership” (published...

November 13, 2015 2:19 pm

1,500-Year-Old Wine Presses Found in Southern Israel

JNS.org - Two wine presses that date back some 1,500 years were discovered in the southern Israeli city of Netivot. As part of standard preparations for the...

August 27, 2015 6:36 am

For Hikers, Israel’s 620-Mile National Trail Brings Jewish History to Life

JNS.org - It was a brave—some may argue foolhardy—lot who recently braved the August heat of the Negev desert to walk a short segment of the Israel...

August 18, 2015 10:22 am

If You Only Have 24 Hours in Jerusalem

JNS.org - A city with as much history and culture as Jerusalem compels visitors to spend quite a bit of time exploring the many sites and...

August 18, 2015 10:11 am

Dead Sea Scrolls Come to California

JNS.org - The California Science Center is hosting a limited-time exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls, considered to be the most significant archaeological find of the...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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