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The Compassionate Superheroes Amongst Us July 3, 2015 8:18 am

The Compassionate Superheroes Amongst Us

Today, I saw a real life superhero. Others may not have noticed it because she wasn’t wearing...

How a Jewish Doctor Took on Ebola (INTERVIEW) June 17, 2015 11:18 am

How a Jewish Doctor Took on Ebola (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org –  The following article was written by Diana Kofman, a 16-year-old resident...

Kosher Meals on Wheels Bring Food and Happiness to Jewish Seniors June 10, 2015 10:52 am

Kosher Meals on Wheels Bring Food and Happiness to Jewish Seniors

JNS.org – Beth sits patiently at her dining room table, waiting for her Kosher Meals...

In Jerusalem, a Lifeline for Senior Citizens June 10, 2015 10:51 am

In Jerusalem, a Lifeline for Senior Citizens

Have you ever heard of a lifeline made from paper mâché? Or from silk, clay, paper, wood,...

Nepalese Ambassador Thanks Magen David Adom for Earthquake Aid June 7, 2015 11:04 am

Nepalese Ambassador Thanks Magen David Adom for Earthquake Aid

  The Nepalese Ambassador to Israel, Prahlad Kumar Prasai, awarded a certificate of appreciation...

Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond May 1, 2015 1:46 pm

Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond

Despite the best efforts of Israeli volunteer rescuers, two Palestinian men in their 20s drowned...

Chabad Emissaries Doing ‘Extraordinary’ Work in Nepal Rescue Efforts April 30, 2015 7:28 pm

Chabad Emissaries Doing ‘Extraordinary’ Work in Nepal Rescue Efforts

Having sent their children to the safety of Israel, Chani and Chezki Lifshitz, the Chabad...

Israel and India Work Together on Nepal Quake Relief April 29, 2015 5:54 pm

Israel and India Work Together on Nepal Quake Relief

As the dust settles in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last week, the...

IDF Sets Up Field Hospital to Treat Nepal Earthquake Victims April 28, 2015 1:25 pm

IDF Sets Up Field Hospital to Treat Nepal Earthquake Victims

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) members arrived in Nepal on Tuesday and began...

Nepal Thanks Israel for Humanitarian Aid in Earthquake Recovery Efforts April 28, 2015 11:06 am

Nepal Thanks Israel for Humanitarian Aid in Earthquake Recovery Efforts

On Tuesday, the Foreign Minister of Nepal, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, thanked Israeli Foreign...

Bar Mitzvah Memorial Project Links Teens With Holocaust Victims April 17, 2015 9:47 am

Bar Mitzvah Memorial Project Links Teens With Holocaust Victims

JNS.org – When 12-year-old Max Levin was looking for a meaningful way to celebrate...

Jewish Foundation Opens Competition for $250K Disability Inclusion Prize March 2, 2015 2:48 pm

Jewish Foundation Opens Competition for $250K Disability Inclusion Prize

JNS.org – The Ruderman Family Foundation—an organization headquartered in both Boston...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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  • Relationships World Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given the ability to travel back in time, a recently published research paper revealed. The paper analyzed 40 studies involving 6,100 respondents in a time-travel thought experiment, the New York Post reported on Friday. While 60 percent of men said they would theoretically be willing to kill Hitler, only 55 percent of women said they would be comfortable doing the same. The paper was published in the Personality and […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Groups Enraged After New 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Claims That Jews Killed Jesus

    Jewish Groups Enraged After New 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Claims That Jews Killed Jesus

    Former Australian rugby player and 2014 NFL grab Jarryd Hayne grabbed headlines and angered Jewish groups over a tweet last week accusing Jews of killing Jesus Christ. “Jesus wanted to help people but was killed by his own people,” Hayne wrote through his Twitter handle, followed by over 120,000 Twitter users, on July 1. Unperturbed by the potential for backlash among some of his fans, Hayne went on to tweet the next day: “The Jews were the people who took him to the Romans n forced them to give the order because they […]

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