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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...

Features

Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in...

Wisconsin Is the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

JNS.org - Last week, two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel...

School Exchange Program Fosters Israel-Diaspora Bonds

JNS.org - When two little girls got the chance to read a book together -- across a gap of more than...

World

Austrian University Students Overwhelmingly Condemn BDS Movement as ‘...

The Austrian National Union of Students on Friday condemned the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel as antisemitic, and...

Israel

Newly-Discovered Portions of Western Wall and Roman Theater Unveiled in Jer...

JNS.org - Large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of...

Middle East

Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Strike on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery Shows Israel Wil...

The Israeli strike on Monday targeting an anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria was an “important” event that sent a message...

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