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Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

JNS.org - Sara Davidson's The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who...

August 12, 2014 8:30 pm

A Eulogy for an Israeli Soldier

Standing at Daniel Pomerantz's open grave on July 24, I realized how strong the fabric of Israeli society is. Born in this country, the children and grandchildren of 19th century pioneers, Holocaust survivors and refugees...

EXCLUSIVE: IDF Veteran, Painter Tomer Peretz Wins Inaugural Arthur Szyk Prize of Disruptive Thought and Zionist Art (INTERVIEW)

Israeli-American painter, and Israel Defense Forces veteran, Tomer Peretz, 32, was selected for the inaugural Arthur Szyk Prize of Disruptive Thought and Zionist Art, the organizers of the award told The Algemeiner on Monday. Peretz's work...

Brandeis University President Mulling Foxman’s ADL Post?

JNS.org - The TruthRevolt website is reporting that Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence is considering taking the position of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national president, which will be vacated by Abraham Foxman in July 2015. The ADL, which celebrated its...

July 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Lone Soldier From LA Receives Hero’s Farewell, Over 30,000 People Pay Respects to IDF Sgt. Max Steinberg (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Over 30,000 people paid their respects to lone soldier, Sgt. Max Steinberg at his funeral on...

June 24, 2014 6:19 pm

Peres Meets With Wife of Jonathan Pollard Ahead of Visit to U.S.

JERUSALEM - President Shimon Peres met on Sunday with Esther Pollard, wife of incarcerated Israeli...

June 19, 2014 10:26 am

New ‘Russian-American Person of the Year’ Awards Program Unveiled

JNS.org - A new program called "Russian-American Person of the Year" was announced June...

June 17, 2014 11:02 am

A Human Portrait of the Rebbe (REVIEW)

Turning Judaism Outward: A biography of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by Chaim Miller (New...

June 12, 2014 3:56 pm

Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor Posthumously Revealed to be Jewish

JNS.org - heartwarming revelation has recently rocked both the Jewish and Christian communities. Cardinal John...

August 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

JNS.org - Sara Davidson's The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope...

August 6, 2014 1:50 pm

A Eulogy for an Israeli Soldier

Standing at Daniel Pomerantz's open grave on July 24, I realized how strong the fabric of Israeli society is. Born in this country, the children...

August 4, 2014 7:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE: IDF Veteran, Painter Tomer Peretz Wins Inaugural Arthur Szyk Prize of Disruptive Thought and Zionist Art (INTERVIEW)

Israeli-American painter, and Israel Defense Forces veteran, Tomer Peretz, 32, was selected for the inaugural Arthur Szyk Prize of Disruptive Thought and Zionist Art, the...

July 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Brandeis University President Mulling Foxman’s ADL Post?

JNS.org - The TruthRevolt website is reporting that Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence is considering taking the position of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national president, which will be vacated...

July 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Lone Soldier From LA Receives Hero’s Farewell, Over 30,000 People Pay Respects to IDF Sgt. Max Steinberg (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Over 30,000 people paid their respects to lone soldier, Sgt. Max Steinberg at his funeral on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning. Steinberg was killed battling...

June 24, 2014 6:19 pm

Peres Meets With Wife of Jonathan Pollard Ahead of Visit to U.S.

JERUSALEM - President Shimon Peres met on Sunday with Esther Pollard, wife of incarcerated Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, and the heads of the Knesset Caucus...

June 19, 2014 10:26 am

New ‘Russian-American Person of the Year’ Awards Program Unveiled

JNS.org - A new program called "Russian-American Person of the Year" was announced June 11 during the opening of the 12th Annual Russian Heritage...

June 17, 2014 11:02 am

A Human Portrait of the Rebbe (REVIEW)

Turning Judaism Outward: A biography of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by Chaim Miller (New York: Kol Menachem Press, 2014). For the benefit of the uninitiated,...

June 12, 2014 3:56 pm

Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor Posthumously Revealed to be Jewish

JNS.org - heartwarming revelation has recently rocked both the Jewish and Christian communities. Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor,  who had been the archbishop of the New...

June 11, 2014 6:17 pm

Rabbis Write Up the Rebbe—Part Two

JNS.org - Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the June 12, 1994 death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson ("the Rebbe"), today we published my interviews with Rabbis...

June 11, 2014 6:15 pm

Rabbis Write Up the Rebbe (INTERVIEW)

Two well-known contemporary rabbis. Two prolific authors. Two personal journeys. One Rebbe. Rabbis Joseph Telushkin and Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz have come out with new volumes on...

June 10, 2014 1:19 am

New Book On the Chabad Rebbe: A Guide to Becoming a Better Person (REVIEW)

The new biography, "Rebbe: The Life And Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History" is inspiring for people of all...

June 10, 2014 12:55 am

20 Years After Rebbe’s Death, Jewish Movements Increasingly Emulate Chabad

JNS.org - Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism after the death of its seventh and final leader—"the Rebbe," Rabbi...

May 26, 2014 11:58 am

Monica Lewinsky Interview Re-Opens Old Tale of ‘That Woman’

JNS.org - Monica Lewinsky. The name makes you cringe, roll your eyes, and shake your head. She's frozen in time as "That Woman." She's the...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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