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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...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Victorious Iraqi Cleric Seeks to Maneuver Iranian Influence

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as...

Israel

Israeli Minister Invites Arab States to Next Year’s Eurovision Contest in...

Israel’s Communications Minister has invited several Arab states to take part in next year’s Eurovision song contest in Jerusalem. Israeli singer...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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