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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

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

Building on ‘Strong’ Bond, US Opens First-Ever Permanent Military Base in Israel

JNS.org - Amid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the US-Israel alliance has...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

German Far-Right Leader Questions Country’s Relationship With Israel

JNS.org - The leader of the far-right political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Monday questioned why Israel’s existence should remain a German national interest, following his party’s third-place finish in Sunday’s...

Israel

Decapitated Toads Found in 4,000-Year-Old Canaanite Jug

JNS.org - Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) made a surprising finding -- decapitated toads -- within a nearly 4,000-year-old jug dating to the Canaanite period, during a recent...

Middle East

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement Praises Har Adar Ter...

The ruling Fatah movement in the Palestinian Authority rushed on Tuesday to praise Nimer Mahmoud Ahmad Jamal -- the terrorist who...

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