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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

Film Documenting New Immigrant Wins ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised the winners of the recent "Inspired by Israel"...

Driver’s or Pilot’s License? Israeli Company to Develop Flying Electric Car

JNS.org - Metro Skyways, a subsidiary of Israeli company Urban Aeronautics based in Yavne,...

Features

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...

World

UK Jewish Groups Celebrate Unexpected Defeat of ‘Antisemitic’ I...

Major UK Jewish groups are celebrating the Wednesday defeat of Malia Bouattia -- the National Union of Students (NUS) president...

Israel

IDF Soldiers Thwart Second Attempted Stabbing Attack in Two Days in Nablus ...

Soldiers for the Golani Brigade's 51st Battalion thwarted a second attack in two days carried by cousins outside the Samaria...

Middle East

Palestinian Terrorist Who Murdered British Student to Receive Monthly PA St...

JNS.org - The Palestinian terrorist who murdered a British student in Jerusalem earlier this month will receive a stipend of approximately...

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