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Palmyra Redux: The Clash of Civilization & Barbarism

Amid the stately yet skeletal ruins of Palmyra, Syria, the world is witnessing in real time the clash between civilization and barbarism, a microcosm...

June 14, 2015 12:38 pm

Book Paints Painful-But-Inspiring Picture of Holocaust’s Immediate Aftermath

JNS.org - Dan Stone’s “The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath” is difficult reading, and not just because it documents what happened in the Displaced Persons camps in the three...

When a Piece of Paper Meant Life or Death

JNS.org - “It is a fantastic commentary on the inhumanity of our times,” journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote at the height of the 1930s European Jewish refugee crisis, “that for thousands and thousands of people a piece...

Let’s Use Nazi War Criminals to Combat Holocaust Denial

The trial of 93-year-old ex-SS officer Oskar Groening currently underway in Germany is receiving a lot of attention in the international media. A trial that may well be the last case against a living Nazi will...

April 17, 2015 9:58 am

70 Years Later, Recalling the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

JNS.org - On April 15, 1945, the British Second Army entered Bergen-Belsen. One week...

April 16, 2015 10:15 am

World’s Tiniest Bible to be Presented at Israel Museum for 50th Anniversary

JNS.org - As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, the Jerusalem-based Israel Museum will...

April 15, 2015 9:18 pm

Anne Frank’s Death at Bergen-Belsen Commemorated With #Notsilent Campaign (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, along...

April 9, 2015 5:34 pm

20 French Mayors to Visit Israel for Yom HaShoah

JNS.org - A delegation of 20 French mayors will visit Israel next week to...

March 22, 2015 1:10 am

Queens of the Jews

Most of the queens in Jewish history are either unnamed or unknown beyond their names....

June 14, 2015 12:38 pm

Palmyra Redux: The Clash of Civilization & Barbarism

Amid the stately yet skeletal ruins of Palmyra, Syria, the world is witnessing in real time the clash between civilization and barbarism, a microcosm of...

June 7, 2015 9:43 am

Book Paints Painful-But-Inspiring Picture of Holocaust’s Immediate Aftermath

JNS.org - Dan Stone’s “The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath” is difficult reading, and not just because it documents...

June 4, 2015 12:36 pm

When a Piece of Paper Meant Life or Death

JNS.org - “It is a fantastic commentary on the inhumanity of our times,” journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote at the height of the 1930s European Jewish refugee...

May 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Let’s Use Nazi War Criminals to Combat Holocaust Denial

The trial of 93-year-old ex-SS officer Oskar Groening currently underway in Germany is receiving a lot of attention in the international media. A trial that may...

April 17, 2015 9:58 am

70 Years Later, Recalling the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

JNS.org - On April 15, 1945, the British Second Army entered Bergen-Belsen. One week later, prisoners in the concentration camp beat Rachel Genuth (my...

April 16, 2015 10:15 am

World’s Tiniest Bible to be Presented at Israel Museum for 50th Anniversary

JNS.org - As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, the Jerusalem-based Israel Museum will display the "Nano Bible," the world's smallest bible, an Israeli...

April 15, 2015 9:18 pm

Anne Frank’s Death at Bergen-Belsen Commemorated With #Notsilent Campaign (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, along with the end of World War II, is being commemorated...

April 9, 2015 5:34 pm

20 French Mayors to Visit Israel for Yom HaShoah

JNS.org - A delegation of 20 French mayors will visit Israel next week to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day). The mayors all come from...

March 22, 2015 1:10 am

Queens of the Jews

Most of the queens in Jewish history are either unnamed or unknown beyond their names. Yet a number of female monarchs figure more prominently due...

March 20, 2015 10:37 am

Israeli Elections – Then and Now

The first Israeli election I experienced was in the summer of 1961. I was in Yeshivah in Jerusalem, and heard both Ben Gurion and Begin...

March 15, 2015 3:00 am

Kings of the Jews: Hasmoneans & Herodians

Following Jerusalem's destruction in 586 B.C.E., the Jewish People became subject to a series of foreign empires—Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman. The Maccabean Revolt in...

March 13, 2015 7:24 am

Kings of the Jews: Judah

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who would...

March 12, 2015 9:05 am

Woman Sues Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Over Oskar Schindler Documents

JNS.org - The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem has been sued by a woman who claims ownership of a collection of documents that belonged...

March 12, 2015 7:22 am

Kings of the Jews: Israel

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

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

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

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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