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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

‘No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland’ Sears and Stuns as It Probes

"No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland," by Rick Halperin and Denise Gee; photographs by...

Features

IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age

JNS.org - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than...

World

French Jewish Representatives Demand ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Antis...

The representative body of Jews in France has called on the government to take "all necessary measures" to deter further antisemitic...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Welcomes ‘Great Friend of Israel’ US Vice ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed the arrival in Israel on Sunday of US Vice President Mike Pence. "This evening...

Middle East

Jordan’s King Tells Pence US Must Rebuild Trust After Jerusalem Decis...

Jordan's King Abdullah told US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild "trust and confidence"...

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