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ADL Chief Abraham Foxman Announces 2015 Retirement

JNS.org - Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor...

February 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Mourning Barry Rubin, a Fierce Defender of Israel

Barry Rubin, a true scholar and wonderful man, passed away Monday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 64. Barry was a staunch defender of Israel. His writings were accurate, clear, and powerful. He didn't...

Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman Kicks of Campaign for Israeli President

JNS.org - Dan Shechtman, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2011, met with Israeli politicians Monday to garner support for his recently announced campaign for president of Israel. Schechtman met with Knesset speaker...

‘King of Fun’ Stewart Rahr Arranges 50 Ambucycles for Israeli Rescue Service

JERUSALEM - Stewart Rahr, a.k.a "The King of Fun", surprised a jubilant group of United Hatzalah supporters by quadrupling his initial pledge to arrange for the donation of 12 life-saving ambucycles at a ceremony held...

January 17, 2014 12:49 am

Pope Francis Hosts Argentine Rabbis

JNS.org - Pope Francis hosted 16 rabbis from his home country of Argentina on...

January 13, 2014 10:18 am

Full Transcript: Eulogy by IDF Chief Benny Gantz for Former Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon

Below is the full transcript of remarks made by IDF Chief of Staff Lt....

January 13, 2014 8:37 am

Full Transcript: Eulogy by President Peres for Former Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon

Below is the full transcript of remarks made by Israeli President Shimon Peres at...

January 10, 2014 5:24 pm

Russian-Jewish Teacher Ilya Farber Released From Prison

JNS.org - Russian-Jewish teacher and painter Ilya Farber was released from Russian prison on...

January 9, 2014 8:15 am

Another Jewish Barrier Broken in NCAA Basketball

Northwestern's walk-on freshman Aaron Liberman got his first in-game action in the NCAA's Big Ten...

February 10, 2014 6:26 pm

ADL Chief Abraham Foxman Announces 2015 Retirement

JNS.org - Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who...

February 4, 2014 8:33 pm

Mourning Barry Rubin, a Fierce Defender of Israel

Barry Rubin, a true scholar and wonderful man, passed away Monday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 64. Barry was a staunch defender of...

February 3, 2014 10:50 pm

Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman Kicks of Campaign for Israeli President

JNS.org - Dan Shechtman, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2011, met with Israeli politicians Monday to garner support for his recently...

January 29, 2014 3:23 pm

‘King of Fun’ Stewart Rahr Arranges 50 Ambucycles for Israeli Rescue Service

JERUSALEM - Stewart Rahr, a.k.a "The King of Fun", surprised a jubilant group of United Hatzalah supporters by quadrupling his initial pledge to arrange for...

January 17, 2014 12:49 am

Pope Francis Hosts Argentine Rabbis

JNS.org - Pope Francis hosted 16 rabbis from his home country of Argentina on Thursday. The meeting was organized by the Latin American Jewish Congress...

January 13, 2014 10:18 am

Full Transcript: Eulogy by IDF Chief Benny Gantz for Former Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon

Below is the full transcript of remarks made by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz at the memorial service for former Prime...

January 13, 2014 8:37 am

Full Transcript: Eulogy by President Peres for Former Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon

Below is the full transcript of remarks made by Israeli President Shimon Peres at the funeral of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on January...

January 10, 2014 5:24 pm

Russian-Jewish Teacher Ilya Farber Released From Prison

JNS.org - Russian-Jewish teacher and painter Ilya Farber was released from Russian prison on Friday. Farber was jailed on bribery charges in 2011, and received...

January 9, 2014 8:15 am

Another Jewish Barrier Broken in NCAA Basketball

Northwestern's walk-on freshman Aaron Liberman got his first in-game action in the NCAA's Big Ten basketball conference on Sunday, becoming the first player in the...

January 8, 2014 7:44 am

German Grandmother Celebrates 104th Birthday at Dead Sea

German tourist, Eleonore Kastner, affectionately known as Oma Ella, celebrated her 104th birthday in a Dead Sea hotel with forty friends and family who traveled with...

January 7, 2014 12:14 am

Brandeis Professor Jonathan Sarna Elected President of Association for Jewish Studies

JNS.org - Brandeis University Professor of American Jewish Studies Jonathan Sarna has been elected as the next president of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Founded...

January 6, 2014 12:55 pm

Northwestern’s Aaron Liberman First Player to Wear Yarmulke in Big Ten Basketball Game

Northwestern University freshman Aaron Liberman on Sunday was the first player known to wear a yarmulke in a Big Ten basketball game, Big Ten Network...

December 23, 2013 10:45 am

Does Ostreicher’s Freedom Shed Light on the Cases of Other Jewish Prisoners?

JNS.org -While an air of mystery surrounds the details of Jewish businessman Jacob Ostreicher's return to U.S. soil after being held for more...

December 17, 2013 7:30 am

‘Superman Sam,’ Eight-Year-Old Sam Sommer, Dies of Leukemia

JNS.org - Sam Sommer, the 8-year-old boy whose battle against leukemia was documented by his parents—both rabbis—in a widely followed blog, died Saturday. More...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

Building on ‘Strong’ Bond, US Opens First-Ever Permanent Military Base in Israel

JNS.org - Amid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the US-Israel alliance has...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

German Far-Right Leader Questions Country’s Relationship With Israel

JNS.org - The leader of the far-right political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Monday questioned why Israel’s existence should remain a German national interest, following his party’s third-place finish in Sunday’s...

Israel

Decapitated Toads Found in 4,000-Year-Old Canaanite Jug

JNS.org - Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) made a surprising finding -- decapitated toads -- within a nearly 4,000-year-old jug dating to the Canaanite period, during a recent...

Middle East

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement Praises Har Adar Ter...

The ruling Fatah movement in the Palestinian Authority rushed on Tuesday to praise Nimer Mahmoud Ahmad Jamal -- the terrorist who...

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