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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

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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