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Remembering Belda Lindenbaum

I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Belda Lindenbaum last week at the age of 76.  While I did not know her...

May 19, 2015 2:16 pm

Israeli Political Leaders Praise Lifetime Work of Late Hebron Rabbi

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter of condolence to the family of the late leader Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who was known for his work in establishing the modern Jewish community of Hebron. He...

From Baghdad to Israel: Actor Aryeh Elias, Passes Away at Age 94

Israeli film legend Aryeh Elias passed away at the age of 94 on Thursday, May 7. The veteran stage, television, and movie actor, who was born in Kurdistan in 1921, was the first Jew to...

Pope Francis Meets With Chief Rabbi of Rome

JNS.org - Pope Francis met with the chief rabbi of Rome, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, on Monday at the Vatican. The Vatican said in a statement that the meeting was "cordial" and covered topics ranging...

April 16, 2015 6:44 am

Greek Rabbi to Be Honored for Saving Jews During Holocaust With Help of Righteous Christians

In the Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the...

March 26, 2015 8:30 am

Our Shakespeare- A Tribute to Yehuda Avner

When Yehuda Avner passed away Tuesday, aged 86, Israel lost a noble citizen whose entire...

March 18, 2015 3:46 pm

Dewey Defeats Truman – This Time in Israel

JNS.org - Israelis went to bed on March 17 thinking that the two main...

March 17, 2015 12:11 am

IDF Sniper Paints His Way to Recovery From Gaza War Wound

Although half a year has passed since the end of Israel's 50-day Operation Protective Edge...

March 3, 2015 7:34 pm

Boris Nemtsov and Alberto Nisman: a Homage to the Victims

Though his mother is Jewish, the late Boris Nemtsov had been baptized by his Russian...

May 19, 2015 2:16 pm

Remembering Belda Lindenbaum

I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Belda Lindenbaum last week at the age of 76.  While I did not know her very...

May 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Israeli Political Leaders Praise Lifetime Work of Late Hebron Rabbi

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter of condolence to the family of the late leader Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who was known for his...

May 8, 2015 10:26 am

From Baghdad to Israel: Actor Aryeh Elias, Passes Away at Age 94

Israeli film legend Aryeh Elias passed away at the age of 94 on Thursday, May 7. The veteran stage, television, and movie actor, who was...

April 28, 2015 1:02 pm

Pope Francis Meets With Chief Rabbi of Rome

JNS.org - Pope Francis met with the chief rabbi of Rome, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, on Monday at the Vatican. The Vatican said in a...

April 16, 2015 6:44 am

Greek Rabbi to Be Honored for Saving Jews During Holocaust With Help of Righteous Christians

In the Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world, known as Martyrs' Forest. The forest is comprised of...

March 26, 2015 8:30 am

Our Shakespeare- A Tribute to Yehuda Avner

When Yehuda Avner passed away Tuesday, aged 86, Israel lost a noble citizen whose entire life was devoted to serving the Jewish state and the...

March 18, 2015 3:46 pm

Dewey Defeats Truman – This Time in Israel

JNS.org - Israelis went to bed on March 17 thinking that the two main political parties in that day's election were tied and that...

March 17, 2015 12:11 am

IDF Sniper Paints His Way to Recovery From Gaza War Wound

Although half a year has passed since the end of Israel's 50-day Operation Protective Edge to stop Gaza rockets and terror tunnels, IDF soldiers are...

March 3, 2015 7:34 pm

Boris Nemtsov and Alberto Nisman: a Homage to the Victims

Though his mother is Jewish, the late Boris Nemtsov had been baptized by his Russian Orthodox grandfather. As a practicing Christian respectful of his Jewish...

February 15, 2015 11:38 am

Like Queen Esther, Modern-Day Jewish Women Making a Difference

JNS.org - Most Jewish women have at least one childhood memory of wearing a Queen Esther costume for Purim. Esther's image is ubiquitous in...

February 9, 2015 8:36 am

Remembering Holocaust Historian Sir Martin Gilbert and His ‘Two Londons’

JNS.org - He didn't have to be helpful. He didn't know me or anything about me, only that I had an idea for a...

February 2, 2015 4:26 am

Peace Breaks Out as Pro-Israel Advocates End Online Feud

Two notable American-Jewish activists, both Israel supporters - but from far ends of the political spectrum - on Friday ended a month-long feud in the...

January 23, 2015 12:40 pm

Remembering the Legacy of Ariel Sharon

The Israeli Knesset recently marked the one-year anniversary of Ariel Sharon's passing. After reflecting on his legacy, it appears that Sharon was to Israeli sovereignty...

January 13, 2015 2:48 am

Chief Rabbis

The British Jewish community, like all communities, reflects the ethos of its host society. British conservatism, with its deference towards hierarchies and establishments, has certainly...

Culture

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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