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Judges of the Jews

The 15 Judges of Israel, also known as Elders, were civic leaders who guided the nation between the Mosaic and monarchic ages, approximately 1210-1020...

March 10, 2015 7:54 am

On Selma Anniversary, Remembering the Civil Rights Activism of Rabbi Heschel (VIDEO)

JNS.org - This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the march by African-American protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in defiance of racial discrimination. This important event in the history of the...

The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu’s Speech

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3 - including Harry S. Truman, Queen Esther, Robert Frost, and Elie Wiesel...

Activist: Obama Channels FDR, Invokes Memories of US Shame During Holocaust

Peggy Shapiro has dedicated her life to exposing and combating antisemitism. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Shapiro was born in a Displaced Persons (DP) camp located in Landsberg, Germany, the same town in which Adolph...

February 19, 2015 10:50 am

Princeton University Gets First 6 Printed Editions of Bible, Including Gutenberg

JNS.org - Princeton University received the largest gift in its history, a $300 million collection...

February 18, 2015 10:56 am

Massive Trove of Ancient Gold Coins Discovered Off Israeli Coast

JNS.org - A group of amateur divers stumbled upon the largest-ever trove of gold coins...

February 13, 2015 11:20 am

Munich to Munich: A Symbol of Betrayal or Warning

The hash tag "Munich" evokes a key signpost to World War II. For the Jewish...

February 12, 2015 11:54 am

The Return of Rhinoceros

Given the violent slaying of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical weekly,...

February 9, 2015 10:35 pm

Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels - especially those like me, who...

March 10, 2015 7:54 am

Judges of the Jews

The 15 Judges of Israel, also known as Elders, were civic leaders who guided the nation between the Mosaic and monarchic ages, approximately 1210-1020 B.C.E.....

March 9, 2015 3:43 pm

On Selma Anniversary, Remembering the Civil Rights Activism of Rabbi Heschel (VIDEO)

JNS.org - This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the march by African-American protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in defiance...

March 6, 2015 12:42 pm

The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu’s Speech

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3 - including...

March 2, 2015 3:40 pm

Activist: Obama Channels FDR, Invokes Memories of US Shame During Holocaust

Peggy Shapiro has dedicated her life to exposing and combating antisemitism. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Shapiro was born in a Displaced Persons (DP) camp...

February 19, 2015 10:50 am

Princeton University Gets First 6 Printed Editions of Bible, Including Gutenberg

JNS.org - Princeton University received the largest gift in its history, a $300 million collection of rare books from philanthropist William Scheide that includes the...

February 18, 2015 10:56 am

Massive Trove of Ancient Gold Coins Discovered Off Israeli Coast

JNS.org - A group of amateur divers stumbled upon the largest-ever trove of gold coins found in Israel while diving in the ancient harbor of...

February 13, 2015 11:20 am

Munich to Munich: A Symbol of Betrayal or Warning

The hash tag "Munich" evokes a key signpost to World War II. For the Jewish collective memory it symbolizes betrayal: - September 1938, Neville Chamberlain's kowtow...

February 12, 2015 11:54 am

The Return of Rhinoceros

Given the violent slaying of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in Paris last month, shortly followed by an...

February 9, 2015 10:35 pm

Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels - especially those like me, who returned for decades - must see the new documentary,"Welcome to...

February 2, 2015 4:09 am

Ancient Skull Uncovered in Upper Galilee Cave Proves Modern Humans Migrated From Africa

A 55,000 year old human skull found at the Dan David-Manot Cave in the western Galilee, has proven to be of great importance to the...

December 19, 2014 1:13 am

Remains of Ancient Olive Oil Discovered in the Lower Galilee

The earliest evidence for the use of olive oil in Israel, and possibly the entire Middle East, was recently revealed at an antiquities site in...

December 8, 2014 9:02 am

A Debate on Illegal Immigration – Into British Mandatory Palestine

JNS.org - The national debate on immigration is very much on the minds of some American Jewish leaders and organizations, and the same was...

November 26, 2014 8:10 am

Second Temple Era Military Outpost Discovered, Possibly Destroyed by Alexander the Great

Archaeological excavations in Israel's Netiv Haasarah have uncovered a Persian era military installation. Netiv Haasarah is a town in the "Gaza envelope" with a population of...

November 24, 2014 3:20 pm

Swiss Museum to Receive Nazi-Looted Art

JNS.org - Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern will receive the collection of art hoarded for years by Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer. The art, worth more...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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