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Libyan Family’s Travails Provides Glimpse at Jews in Arab World During Holocaust

JNS.org - Although the commemoration of Yom HaShoah focuses primarily on the ghettoes and death camps in Europe, the persecution of Jews in...

April 25, 2014 10:20 am

National Library of Israel Acquires Rare Montefiore Family Passover Haggadah

JNS.org - The National Library of Israel has acquired a rare Passover Haggadah that once belonged to well-known philanthropist Moses Montefiore, Israel Hayom reported. The unique Haggadah is thought to have been printed in London in...

As Survivors Pass, Holocaust Memoir Genre Braces for Significant Transformation

JNS.org - As the generation of Holocaust survivors passes, writers and researchers acknowledge the urgent need to ask probing questions and preserve fading memories. Moving forward, in the absence of firsthand accounts, survivors'...

U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Traveling Exhibit Sheds New Light on Nazi Propaganda

JNS.org - An ongoing traveling exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum challenges visitors to think about their responsibilities as consumers of information and how they can confront harmful messaging today. "State of Deception: The...

March 13, 2014 12:44 am

Jerusalem Exhibit Unveils 9,000-Year-Old Stone Masks

JNS.org - A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the...

March 12, 2014 7:24 am

Book: Infamous Nazi Goering Refused to Pray, Said Jesus Was ‘Just Another Smart Jew’ Shortly Before Dying

Nazi leader Hermann Goering, who went to trial at Nuremberg after World War II, refused...

March 3, 2014 12:01 am

Ancient Jewish Text Added to UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ Register

A rare Hebrew, 15th century manuscript from the Israel Museum's collection was included in UNESCO's Memory...

February 18, 2014 10:25 pm

Israeli Archeologists Unearth Hellenistic-Era Village Outside of Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli archeologists have unearthed a 2,300-year-old Hellenistic era village outside of Jerusalem. The...

February 17, 2014 3:12 pm

Beatles’ Jewish Manager Remembered 50 Years After Band’s American Debut

JNS.org - Amid the celebrations and hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles'...

April 25, 2014 10:20 am

Libyan Family’s Travails Provides Glimpse at Jews in Arab World During Holocaust

JNS.org - Although the commemoration of Yom HaShoah focuses primarily on the ghettoes and death camps in Europe, the persecution of Jews in North...

April 8, 2014 12:41 pm

National Library of Israel Acquires Rare Montefiore Family Passover Haggadah

JNS.org - The National Library of Israel has acquired a rare Passover Haggadah that once belonged to well-known philanthropist Moses Montefiore, Israel Hayom reported. The unique...

April 3, 2014 5:26 pm

As Survivors Pass, Holocaust Memoir Genre Braces for Significant Transformation

JNS.org - As the generation of Holocaust survivors passes, writers and researchers acknowledge the urgent need to ask probing questions and preserve fading...

March 31, 2014 11:15 am

U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Traveling Exhibit Sheds New Light on Nazi Propaganda

JNS.org - An ongoing traveling exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum challenges visitors to think about their responsibilities as consumers of information and...

March 13, 2014 12:44 am

Jerusalem Exhibit Unveils 9,000-Year-Old Stone Masks

JNS.org - A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the world, believed to have originated 9,000 years ago. The 11 masks...

March 12, 2014 7:24 am

Book: Infamous Nazi Goering Refused to Pray, Said Jesus Was ‘Just Another Smart Jew’ Shortly Before Dying

Nazi leader Hermann Goering, who went to trial at Nuremberg after World War II, refused to pray to Jesus before his death because he believed...

March 3, 2014 12:01 am

Ancient Jewish Text Added to UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ Register

A rare Hebrew, 15th century manuscript from the Israel Museum's collection was included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register for 2013, Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported on Thursday. The United...

February 18, 2014 10:25 pm

Israeli Archeologists Unearth Hellenistic-Era Village Outside of Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli archeologists have unearthed a 2,300-year-old Hellenistic era village outside of Jerusalem. The village, which measures about 750 square meters, was found during...

February 17, 2014 3:12 pm

Beatles’ Jewish Manager Remembered 50 Years After Band’s American Debut

JNS.org - Amid the celebrations and hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America and their appearance on "The Ed Sullivan...

February 13, 2014 7:39 am

‘Monuments Men:’ Rescuing Chagall’s Paintings, Abandoning Chagall (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - The new George Clooney film, "The Monuments Men," tells the thrilling story of U.S. military personnel who during World War II risked...

February 11, 2014 12:44 pm

Career Working With the Elderly Will Aid New U.S. Envoy for Holocaust Survivors (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - Aviva Sufian was just 8 years old when her mother took her to an American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors event in...

February 6, 2014 11:14 am

Ancient Well Discovered in Tel Aviv

JNS.org - Archaeologists recently discovered an ancient well, used during the Byzantine and Islamic eras, during an antique preservation dig in Tel Aviv, Israel Hayom...

January 24, 2014 2:05 am

After 250 Years at Touro Synagogue, Jewish History is Alive and Well in Newport

JNS.org - NEWPORT, RI—It is best known as one of America's most celebrated and picturesque seaside towns, a summer playground for the rich, a...

January 21, 2014 8:33 am

Polish Righteous Among the Nations Honored at Yad Vashem

JERUSALEM - Yad Vashem held an event on January 16 to posthumously honor a Polish woman, Maria Zurawska, as Righteous Among the Nations. The medal...

Culture

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation:...

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

Academic Freedom Proponents Slam BDS Policy of ‘Anti-Normalization,&#...

Two prominent pro-Israel academics slammed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s policy of "anti-normalization" and non-engagement with the Jewish...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister: International ‘War of Legal Attrition’...

A “war of legal attrition” is currently being waged against Israel by foreign entities, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the...

Middle East

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons Fro...

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled out in principle, an expert...

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