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Mario Cuomo Was a True Friend to Many, Including the Jewish People

The term "true friend " is used so often that it's a cliché - but when used in the context of the late Mario...

January 6, 2015 4:02 pm

‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

JNS.org - It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville's powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew...

Renowned Jewish Food Writer Gil Marks Has Died

JNS.org - Renowned Jewish food writer Gil Marks has died Friday in Jerusalem at the age of 62. Marks had battled lung cancer for three years. Marks is known for his books on Jewish food, including the "Encyclopedia...

Albert Einstein Letter to New York Businessman Up for Auction

JNS.org - A letter written in 1939 by Albert Einstein, the renowned Jewish scientist and father of the theory of relativity, is being auctioned Thursday. In the letter, Einstein thanks a Jewish businessman for helping Jews who fled Nazi-occupied...

November 14, 2014 1:12 am

Dolph on Dolph: Author Tells Unsung Story of Jewish NBA Giant with Same Name

JNS.org - Baseball Hall-of-Famers Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are household names both in...

November 12, 2014 12:55 pm

An Amazing Movie: ‘Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss’

A packed house attended the screening of "Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss" on Saturday night at the...

November 11, 2014 11:31 am

Jerusalem Sephardi Council Awards U.S. Professor for Historical Research

JNS.org - The Council of Sephardi and Oriental Communities of Jerusalem has awarded an...

November 5, 2014 12:33 pm

Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

JNS.org - There is one sentence in "Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel" that made me...

October 21, 2014 9:51 am

Known for Chemistry, Israeli Nobel Laureate Also Champions Tech Entrepreneurship

JNS.org - Dan Shechtman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and a...

January 6, 2015 4:02 pm

Mario Cuomo Was a True Friend to Many, Including the Jewish People

The term "true friend " is used so often that it's a cliché - but when used in the context of the late Mario Cuomo,...

December 10, 2014 8:48 am

‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

JNS.org - It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville's powerful...

December 5, 2014 4:07 pm

Renowned Jewish Food Writer Gil Marks Has Died

JNS.org - Renowned Jewish food writer Gil Marks has died Friday in Jerusalem at the age of 62. Marks had battled lung cancer for three years. Marks...

November 20, 2014 3:27 pm

Albert Einstein Letter to New York Businessman Up for Auction

JNS.org - A letter written in 1939 by Albert Einstein, the renowned Jewish scientist and father of the theory of relativity, is being auctioned Thursday. In the...

November 14, 2014 1:12 am

Dolph on Dolph: Author Tells Unsung Story of Jewish NBA Giant with Same Name

JNS.org - Baseball Hall-of-Famers Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are household names both in their sport and in the pantheon of Jewish professional athletes....

November 12, 2014 12:55 pm

An Amazing Movie: ‘Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss’

A packed house attended the screening of "Righteous Rebel: Rabbi Avi Weiss" on Saturday night at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. It was a touching, beautiful movie that...

November 11, 2014 11:31 am

Jerusalem Sephardi Council Awards U.S. Professor for Historical Research

JNS.org - The Council of Sephardi and Oriental Communities of Jerusalem has awarded an American professor with the "Medal of the Four Sephardi Synagogues" for...

November 5, 2014 12:33 pm

Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

JNS.org - There is one sentence in "Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel" that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the...

October 21, 2014 9:51 am

Known for Chemistry, Israeli Nobel Laureate Also Champions Tech Entrepreneurship

JNS.org - Dan Shechtman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and a candidate in last June's Israeli presidential election, has long championed...

September 15, 2014 6:43 am

How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

JNS.org - What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman,...

September 11, 2014 7:18 am

How an Israeli Hero is Helping Victims of Terror Begin Life Anew

Since September 2000, Israeli society has been subjected to numerous deadly terror attacks. Since then, several studies have examined the stress-related mental health symptoms and coping...

August 26, 2014 1:08 pm

Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

JNS.org - "He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age," wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following...

August 15, 2014 10:58 am

Recycling His Roots

JNS.org - Having started his career playing on his family's pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading...

August 15, 2014 10:33 am

More Than 1,000 Gather in LA for Fallen Soldier Max Steinberg’s Memorial

JNS.org - More than 1,000 people gathered at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif., to honor the life and military service of Max...

Culture

Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the...

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a...

Features

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

World

As Ties Flourish, Indian PM Modi Approves $2.5 Billion Deal to Acquire Isra...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved on Thursday a $2.5 billion deal to acquire an Israeli aerial defense system for his...

Middle East

Iranian President Rouhani, Touted in West as ‘Moderate,’ Calls ...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani -- touted by many in the West as a “moderate” -- hailed on Wednesday the “tireless...

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