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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

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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