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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

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

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

Hamas Closes Gaza-Israel Border in Wake of Commander’s Assassination

Hamas closed the border crossing between the Gaza Strip in Israel on Sunday morning in the wake of the assassination of one of its commanders, Mazan Fukha. As a result of...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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