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Remembering the Rebbe (REVIEW)

On Tuesday, June 14, 1994, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz walked into my classroom, visibly shaken; I was in the 9th grade. I will never forget...

May 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Pope Francis’s Jewish Friend Set to Join Him on Israel Trip

JNS.org - Pope Francis will be joined on his upcoming trip to Israel by his close friend, Argentinian Rabbi Abraham Skorka, as well as Argentinian Muslim leader Omar Abboud, the Vatican said. The inclusion of...

Israeli Knesset Honors Pope John XXIII (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The Israeli Knesset held a special session this week to commemorate Pope John XXIII, who was canonized by the Vatican in October, for helping save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Pope John XXIII,...

‘Jewish Cardinal’ Film Examines Dual Religious Loyalty

JNS.org - Believe it or not, the recently canonized Pope John Paul II had a Jewish Cardinal as an occasional adviser in the 1980s. The French TV film "The Jewish Cardinal," which has been receiving...

May 13, 2014 1:08 am

Jabotinsky: A Life, by Hillel Halkin (REVIEW)

The new book by Hillel Halkin, "Jabotinsky: A Life" (Yale University Press) is unlike any other book...

May 1, 2014 10:40 am

Holocaust Survivor’s Search for Long-Lost Brother Goes Viral

JNS.org - More than 68 years after he was liberated from Auschwitz, 73-year-old Israeli...

April 2, 2014 10:50 am

Ahead of NBA Playoffs, Remembering the Era of Jewish Commissioner David Stern

JNS.org - When the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs tip off on April 19, the...

March 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Henry Zilberman

Earlier this month, late on a Saturday night, the soul of my dear friend, Henry...

March 27, 2014 7:25 am

After Tamir Goodman’s Battle With Injuries, New Basketball Training Tool is Born

JNS.org - When he was sidelined by injuries during his time as a professional...

May 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Remembering the Rebbe (REVIEW)

On Tuesday, June 14, 1994, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz walked into my classroom, visibly shaken; I was in the 9th grade. I will never forget that...

May 15, 2014 4:41 pm

Pope Francis’s Jewish Friend Set to Join Him on Israel Trip

JNS.org - Pope Francis will be joined on his upcoming trip to Israel by his close friend, Argentinian Rabbi Abraham Skorka, as well as...

May 15, 2014 11:22 am

Israeli Knesset Honors Pope John XXIII (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The Israeli Knesset held a special session this week to commemorate Pope John XXIII, who was canonized by the Vatican in October, for...

May 14, 2014 10:44 am

‘Jewish Cardinal’ Film Examines Dual Religious Loyalty

JNS.org - Believe it or not, the recently canonized Pope John Paul II had a Jewish Cardinal as an occasional adviser in the 1980s. The...

May 13, 2014 1:08 am

Jabotinsky: A Life, by Hillel Halkin (REVIEW)

The new book by Hillel Halkin, "Jabotinsky: A Life" (Yale University Press) is unlike any other book I have ever read about a man I consider to...

May 1, 2014 10:40 am

Holocaust Survivor’s Search for Long-Lost Brother Goes Viral

JNS.org - More than 68 years after he was liberated from Auschwitz, 73-year-old Israeli Holocaust survivor Menachem Bodner's search for his long-lost brother has...

April 2, 2014 10:50 am

Ahead of NBA Playoffs, Remembering the Era of Jewish Commissioner David Stern

JNS.org - When the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs tip off on April 19, the star players who take the court should credit their status...

March 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Henry Zilberman

Earlier this month, late on a Saturday night, the soul of my dear friend, Henry Zilberman, returned to its maker. It happened many years too soon. He...

March 27, 2014 7:25 am

After Tamir Goodman’s Battle With Injuries, New Basketball Training Tool is Born

JNS.org - When he was sidelined by injuries during his time as a professional basketball player in Israel, Tamir Goodman's mind was still in...

March 23, 2014 10:32 pm

Bernie Madoff Denies Singling Out Jews in Ponzi Scheme

Convicted felon Bernie Madoff refuted any suggestion that he specifically betrayed Jews in his infamous Ponzi scheme, Politco reported on Thursday. "I don't feel any worse...

February 26, 2014 11:00 am

Israel’s Peres Says ADL’s Foxman ‘Tireless’ in Fighting ‘Scourge of Anti-Semitism’

When Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced his retirement, for July 2015, Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a moving letter of appreciation and...

February 25, 2014 10:48 pm

Toddler Orphaned in Mumbai Terror Attack is ‘Doing Well,’ Israeli Envoy Says

The Jewish toddler who lost both his parents in the infamous 2008 Mumbai terror attacks is "doing well," Israel's envoy in India said on Monday, The...

February 24, 2014 6:25 pm

‘Ghostbusters’ Actor, ‘Caddyshack’ Director Harold Ramis Dies at 69

JNS.org - Famed Jewish-American actor, director, and writer Harold Ramis has passed away at his home in Chicago from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis....

February 11, 2014 10:23 pm

Boteach: Sean Penn’s Humanity is Worth Celebrating (INTERVIEW)

Media personality Rabbi Shmuley Boteach said it was the humanity of actor Sean Penn, in helping to rescue Chasidic Jew Jacob Ostreicher from a Bolivian...

Culture

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

‘Indignant’ French Imams Issue Harsh Condemnation of Muslim Ant...

Thirty prominent French imams issued a strongly-worded condemnation of antisemitism and Islamist terrorism on Tuesday, stressing that the alternative of remaining silent...

Israel

Israel Abandons Plan to Forcibly Deport African Migrants

The Israeli government said on Tuesday it was abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally. The government had been working for months on an arrangement to...

Middle East

Local Tensions Flare Up Before Lebanese Election

Incidents of political violence including an assault on one candidate and an attack on the office of another are casting a shadow over Lebanon's first general election in nine years. The...

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