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It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science August 10, 2016 5:20 am

It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists...

Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942 August 8, 2016 7:03 am

Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942

Before the Germans captured the city of Warsaw in the 1939 Blitzkrieg, there were 360,000...

‘Jews Have Fashion in Our Blood,’ Say Organizers of New York Event Highlighting Israeli Designers (INTERVIEW) August 5, 2016 4:13 am

‘Jews Have Fashion in Our Blood,’ Say Organizers of New York Event Highlighting Israeli Designers (INTERVIEW)

Two Jewish fashion mavins who are organizing events during New York Fashion Week in September to highlight...

What Separates Humans From Animals Is Our Connection to God August 5, 2016 1:50 am

What Separates Humans From Animals Is Our Connection to God

The headline was arresting enough to grab my attention: “Orangutans Exhibit Human-Like Speech...

What Is True Modesty? August 5, 2016 1:39 am

What Is True Modesty?

In the world we live in, there seems to be little room for modesty. Where absolutely every...

Christian Supermodel Miranda Kerr Says She Keeps Mystical Jewish Text in Her Handbag for a ‘Little Protection’ (VIDEO) August 4, 2016 12:45 pm

Christian Supermodel Miranda Kerr Says She Keeps Mystical Jewish Text in Her Handbag for a ‘Little Protection’ (VIDEO)

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr revealed during a recent interview that she keeps in her...

Yad Vashem Opens Two Online Sports Exhibits Prior to Olympics August 4, 2016 6:47 am

Yad Vashem Opens Two Online Sports Exhibits Prior to Olympics

This week, as the sports world focuses on Rio de Janeiro, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust...

One Israeli Nurse to Another: A Love Story August 4, 2016 4:00 am

One Israeli Nurse to Another: A Love Story

JNS.org – Elie Schiff will tell you flat out that she was born into a family of Zionists....

Can Different Jews Unite for the High Holidays? August 3, 2016 7:24 am

Can Different Jews Unite for the High Holidays?

JNS.org – In April 2015 – in the aftermath of the death of 25-year-old African-American...

Nine Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays Without Stepping Foot in a Shul August 3, 2016 7:20 am

Nine Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays Without Stepping Foot in a Shul

JNS.org – There is a lot of beauty to the traditional synagogue experience. However,...

National Geographic Helps Jewish Children Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur August 3, 2016 7:15 am

National Geographic Helps Jewish Children Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

JNS.org – Can a children’s book about the Jewish High Holidays help advance world...

Colorado’s Camp Ramah Builds Bridges by Welcoming Jewish-Mexicans August 3, 2016 6:34 am

Colorado’s Camp Ramah Builds Bridges by Welcoming Jewish-Mexicans

JNS.org – At a time when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised...

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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