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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

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

New Poll: More British Muslims Blame Jews for 9/11 Terror Attacks Than Al-Q...

Only 4% of British Muslims believe Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist group was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, a new...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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