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Kutsher’s Documentary Captures the Eclectic Legacy of a Borscht Belt Relic

JNS.org - When young independent music enthusiasts descended on the antiquated Jewish resort of Kutsher's for an international indie rock concert series in...

November 13, 2014 8:27 am

The Assyrians, Kurds and the Jews

As the battles rage around Mosul, it is relevant to recall that what we now call Kurdistan was actually the core of the old Assyrian Empire, the one that carried off the Ten Lost Tribes....

ADL Names White House Aide Jonathan Greenblatt as Foxman’s Successor

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced on Thursday at its annual meeting in Los Angeles that White House aide and social entrepreneur Jonathan Greenblatt will succeed Abraham Foxman as its national director next...

‘Fury’ a Blistering Account of World War II—Sans the Holocaust

JNS.org - Going into a World War II film, audiences expect to see 70-year-old battle scenes play out on the big screen, in sometimes gory detail. The war in David Ayer's latest film, Fury,...

October 27, 2014 1:45 pm

How to Advance Israel Advocacy? I Ask First for Zionism

I ask FIRST for Zionism. Not for pogrom. Not for libel. Not for Shoah. Not for discussions...

October 21, 2014 7:25 am

Jewish Boycotts – Then and Now

JNS.org - A clash between anti-boycott activists and a group of Jewish studies professors,...

October 14, 2014 12:01 pm

Ex-Presidents and the Jews: Carter vs. Hoover

JNS.org - Ex-presidents seldom take an interest in Jewish affairs, with two notable exceptions....

September 17, 2014 10:08 am

Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Unveiled in Israel

JNS.org - A 5,000-year-old monument was revealed northwest of the Sea of Galilee in...

September 16, 2014 7:01 am

If Not Us, Who? A Lesson From Our History With Soviet Jews

Forty years ago this month, my life took a new path. Forty years later, I'm...

November 13, 2014 8:27 am

Kutsher’s Documentary Captures the Eclectic Legacy of a Borscht Belt Relic

JNS.org - When young independent music enthusiasts descended on the antiquated Jewish resort of Kutsher's for an international indie rock concert series in 2008,...

November 7, 2014 11:25 am

The Assyrians, Kurds and the Jews

As the battles rage around Mosul, it is relevant to recall that what we now call Kurdistan was actually the core of the old Assyrian...

November 7, 2014 11:16 am

ADL Names White House Aide Jonathan Greenblatt as Foxman’s Successor

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced on Thursday at its annual meeting in Los Angeles that White House aide and social entrepreneur Jonathan...

October 29, 2014 12:24 pm

‘Fury’ a Blistering Account of World War II—Sans the Holocaust

JNS.org - Going into a World War II film, audiences expect to see 70-year-old battle scenes play out on the big screen, in sometimes...

October 27, 2014 1:45 pm

How to Advance Israel Advocacy? I Ask First for Zionism

I ask FIRST for Zionism. Not for pogrom. Not for libel. Not for Shoah. Not for discussions on Arab-Israeli conflicts; not for discourse on legal texts; not...

October 21, 2014 7:25 am

Jewish Boycotts – Then and Now

JNS.org - A clash between anti-boycott activists and a group of Jewish studies professors, which has recently become the subject of much debate in...

October 14, 2014 12:01 pm

Ex-Presidents and the Jews: Carter vs. Hoover

JNS.org - Ex-presidents seldom take an interest in Jewish affairs, with two notable exceptions. One is Jimmy Carter, who has repeatedly clashed with the...

September 17, 2014 10:08 am

Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Unveiled in Israel

JNS.org - A 5,000-year-old monument was revealed northwest of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The structure is a lunar-crescent-shaped stone with a volume...

September 16, 2014 7:01 am

If Not Us, Who? A Lesson From Our History With Soviet Jews

Forty years ago this month, my life took a new path. Forty years later, I'm still on that path. The year was 1974. U.S. President Richard...

September 4, 2014 12:28 am

‘Mein Kampf’, Entering the Public Domain, Must be Put in its Place

The publishing world is plagued with simple-minded books. Toe-curling examples include Kardashian Konfidential by Kim Kardashian, Learning To Fly by Victoria Beckham and the autobiographical oeuvre of...

August 27, 2014 11:48 am

Economist Uses ‘Fagin the Jew’ to Illustrate Article on Criminal Behavior

I'm usually the one around the Old Jews poker table who counsels my oversensitive friends not to over-react to perceived slights. As a former English...

August 22, 2014 2:49 pm

Full Transcript: Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid Speech at Platform 17 in Berlin in Memory of Holocaust Victims

Below is the full transcript of Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid's speech at Platform 17 in Berlin in memory of the victims of the...

August 11, 2014 5:52 pm

Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

It's hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans,...

July 31, 2014 5:08 am

Turning Back the Clock, JDC Exhibit Depicts a Century of Jewish Humanitarian Work

JNS.org - The turbulent 20th century witnessed humanitarian crises in all corners of the world. Persecuted, exiled, and deprived of their belongings, Jews in...

Culture

Jewish Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wears Tefillin in New Instagram Video

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video on Tuesday of him putting on...

German Festival Cancels Scottish Band’s Concert Due to Its BDS Support

A German arts and music festival announced on Wednesday it was cancelling a concert...

Features

Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power

JNS.org - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel

JNS.org - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel

JNS.org - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...

World

Trump Backs Down, Signs Order to End Family Separations at US Border

US President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns of Cyber Risks That Can Down Fighter Jets

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cyber...

Middle East

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening influence of Iran and its...

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