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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

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last...

Features

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...

World

Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professor...

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey defended the free speech rights of three faculty members who have recently...

Israel

Cathay Pacific Airways to Open Israel Office, Upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong Ro...

JNS.org – Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parlia...

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in "flagrant injustice" toward Christians in...

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