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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

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Features

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

World

Amid Temple Mount Tensions, Anti-Israel Student Groups in US Celebrate Pale...

Student groups have celebrated Palestinian violence against Israel on social media as tensions in the Middle East have continued to escalate following the recent...

Middle East

Report: Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance Against Sunni Militants in Offensive...

Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army advanced against Sunni militants on Saturday, the second day of an assault...

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