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Mel Brooks Among Jewish Stars Eulogizing Comedic Film Giant Gene Wilder on Social Media

Jewish celebrities have flooded Twitter with tributes to comedic giant Gene Wilder, who died on Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Director Mel...

August 30, 2016 3:47 pm
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Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his Chicago barber shop after serving the local community for 60 years, local news site DNAinfo reported. Ben "The Barber" Scheinkopf, 96, posted a...

Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

A star of the hit TV show "Scandal" told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua Malina, who plays the character of David Rosen on the...

WWII Dog Tags, Miniature Mezuzah Returned to Jewish Veteran’s Family 50 Years After Being Found on NY Beach

A woman who found a World War II veteran's dog tags along with a small metal mezuzah on a New York beach in the 1960s was finally able to return the items to the owner's family, The Associated...

August 29, 2016 6:19 am
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What’s With the Wig?

A friend once asked me whether a certain activity was permitted on Shabbat. She’d heard...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm
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Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his...

August 26, 2016 2:45 am
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Only a New Judaism Can Save Israel — and Our People

When I contemplate the future of the state of Israel and its inhabitants, I realize...

August 26, 2016 2:36 am
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The Beauty of Israel Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Occasionally you come across information in an article that is meaningless to most of the...

August 24, 2016 1:59 am
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The Listener, Not the Speaker, Can Often Change the World

It is one of the most important words in Judaism, and also one of the...

August 30, 2016 3:47 pm
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Mel Brooks Among Jewish Stars Eulogizing Comedic Film Giant Gene Wilder on Social Media

Jewish celebrities have flooded Twitter with tributes to comedic giant Gene Wilder, who died on Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Director Mel Brooks...

August 30, 2016 3:23 pm
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Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his Chicago barber shop after serving the local community for 60...

August 30, 2016 3:01 pm
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Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

A star of the hit TV show "Scandal" told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua...

August 29, 2016 2:36 pm
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WWII Dog Tags, Miniature Mezuzah Returned to Jewish Veteran’s Family 50 Years After Being Found on NY Beach

A woman who found a World War II veteran's dog tags along with a small metal mezuzah on a New York beach in the 1960s was...

August 29, 2016 6:19 am
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What’s With the Wig?

A friend once asked me whether a certain activity was permitted on Shabbat. She’d heard that it wasn't -- because she enjoyed it. How did...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm
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Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior told the New York Post that he hopes to have the wedding at...

August 26, 2016 2:45 am
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Only a New Judaism Can Save Israel — and Our People

When I contemplate the future of the state of Israel and its inhabitants, I realize more and more that religious Judaism must become its primary...

August 26, 2016 2:36 am
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The Beauty of Israel Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Occasionally you come across information in an article that is meaningless to most of the readers, but resonates powerfully with you. Stumbling across one of...

August 24, 2016 1:59 am
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The Listener, Not the Speaker, Can Often Change the World

It is one of the most important words in Judaism, and also one of the least understood. Its two most famous occurrences are in last...

August 23, 2016 3:08 pm
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UK Chief Rabbi Corresponds With 11-Year-Old Australian Girl About Meaning of Friendship; Quotes King Solomon

The UK's chief rabbi on Tuesday posted on Twitter an email correspondence with a young Australian girl who had written to ask what "friendship" means to him. Moved by...

August 22, 2016 4:21 am
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Afterthoughts on Tisha B’av

I must confess that this year’s Tisha B'av, a few days ago, was the first time in 54 years (since I was 16) that I...

August 22, 2016 4:09 am
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Message to My Daughter Under the Chuppah

Below are the words I delivered during my daughter's wedding in Jerusalem: Shterny, these are my last words to you as a single woman as you stand...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Former Israeli President, Prime Minister Shimon Peres Dead at 93

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres died early Wednesday morning at the age of 93, according to Hebrew media reports. His condition had deteriorated on Tuesday, two weeks after he suffered...

Israel

Israeli Strategic Affairs Official: Jewish State Shifting From Defense to O...

The Jewish state is shifting from defense to offense in the fight against delegitimization, a high-level Israeli government official told The...

Middle East

Israeli Professor: Palestinian Leaders Want One State, Not Two

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority officials have been using a deceptive version of the "two states for two peoples" motto when they speak to different audiences, according to a leading Israeli scholar. Eytan...

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