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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

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Iranian Atomic Energy Chief: If Trump Rips Up Nuclear Deal, We Will ‘Snap...

If newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump nixes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s nuclear program will “snap...

Israel

Netanyahu to Hold First Conversation With President Trump on Sunday Evening

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as U.S. president.

Middle East

As US Inaugurates New President, Palestinians Protest, Burn Posters of R...

During Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, West Bank Arabs burned images of the new world...

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