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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

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israel Air Force to Host 7 Nations in Largest-Ever ‘Battle Lab’

JNS.org - The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries — including the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy —...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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