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Yeshiva University, Wiesenthal Center Leaders are Highest-Paid Jewish Non-Profit Executives

JNS.org - Yeshiva University President Richard Joel ($855,037) and Simon Wiesenthal Center Dean Rabbi Marvin Hier ($751,054) topped the Forward newspaper's 2013 list of the...

December 17, 2013 7:28 am

Professor Denied University of Haifa Honorary Doctorate Over Politics

JNS.org - The University of Haifa's Executive Committee said it decided not to grant an honorary doctorate to Professor Robert Aumann, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics in 2005,...

ADL Commends Time’s Selection of Pope Francis as ‘Person of the Year’

JNS.org - Time magazine's selection of Pope Francis as its "Person of the Year" drew praise from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The pontiff, whose popularity has soared as a result of his outspoken back-to-basics message...

Mazel Tov Gal Gadot

A major Mazel Tov is due to actress Gal Gadot.  The Israeli-born brunette beauty has just been chosen to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie Batman vs. Superman. While the former Miss Israel is...

December 9, 2013 9:12 am

Who Will Represent Israel at Mandela’s Funeral? (UPDATE)

With former South African President Nelson Mandela scheduled to be laid to rest Tuesday in...

December 6, 2013 10:02 am

Mandela and Me

The title to this column is deliberately misleading. There never was a Mandela and me....

December 5, 2013 8:35 pm

Nelson Mandela: The Anatomy of a Great Leader

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recently wrote this about leadership: Leaders are also human and they make mistakes...

November 26, 2013 8:19 pm

Legendary Israeli Singer Arik Einstein Dies

JNS.org - Legendary Israeli singer Arik Einstein, 74, died Tuesday after being admitted to the...

November 20, 2013 2:36 pm

IDF Recalls Seton Hall Basketball Sophomore Tommy Maayan to Complete Military Service

The Israel Defense Forces has recalled Seton Hall sophomore and rising basketball star Tommy Maayan,...

December 17, 2013 7:28 am

Yeshiva University, Wiesenthal Center Leaders are Highest-Paid Jewish Non-Profit Executives

JNS.org - Yeshiva University President Richard Joel ($855,037) and Simon Wiesenthal Center Dean Rabbi Marvin Hier ($751,054) topped the Forward newspaper's 2013 list of the highest-paid...

December 16, 2013 12:23 am

Professor Denied University of Haifa Honorary Doctorate Over Politics

JNS.org - The University of Haifa's Executive Committee said it decided not to grant an honorary doctorate to Professor Robert Aumann,...

December 12, 2013 3:07 pm

ADL Commends Time’s Selection of Pope Francis as ‘Person of the Year’

JNS.org - Time magazine's selection of Pope Francis as its "Person of the Year" drew praise from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The pontiff, whose popularity...

December 10, 2013 2:59 pm

Mazel Tov Gal Gadot

A major Mazel Tov is due to actress Gal Gadot.  The Israeli-born brunette beauty has just been chosen to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming...

December 9, 2013 9:12 am

Who Will Represent Israel at Mandela’s Funeral? (UPDATE)

With former South African President Nelson Mandela scheduled to be laid to rest Tuesday in Johannesburg, it is still unclear who - if anyone - will...

December 6, 2013 10:02 am

Mandela and Me

The title to this column is deliberately misleading. There never was a Mandela and me. I never met the great African leader. I never saw...

December 5, 2013 8:35 pm

Nelson Mandela: The Anatomy of a Great Leader

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks recently wrote this about leadership: Leaders are also human and they make mistakes that have nothing to do with leadership and everything to...

November 26, 2013 8:19 pm

Legendary Israeli Singer Arik Einstein Dies

JNS.org - Legendary Israeli singer Arik Einstein, 74, died Tuesday after being admitted to the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv suffering a hemorrhage in...

November 20, 2013 2:36 pm

IDF Recalls Seton Hall Basketball Sophomore Tommy Maayan to Complete Military Service

The Israel Defense Forces has recalled Seton Hall sophomore and rising basketball star Tommy Maayan, from Israel's Galilee, to complete his military service, the New York...

November 18, 2013 12:32 pm

Bob Dylan Meets Opera in Eclectic Israeli Band’s Tribute Album

JNS.org - From Joan Baez to the Grateful Dead, scores of popular artists have tried to take legendary Bob Dylan's work to new audiences...

November 15, 2013 10:34 am

Rapper Kosha Dillz on His Jewish Identity and the Music Industry (INTERVIEW)

Out of all the Jewish rappers with a Jewish mission and identity, Kosha Dillz is the only one to have been so widely accepted by...

November 13, 2013 9:59 am

Trainer of IDF Paramedics Discusses Life-Saving Improvisation (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - LOS ANGELES—For Israel Defense Forces Lt. Anastasia Bagdalov, there was no time to ponder the gunshot that penetrated both legs of a...

October 28, 2013 10:49 am

Paula Abdul to Celebrate Her Bat Mitzvah at Western Wall

JNS.org - Singer, dancer, choreographer and celebrity judge Paula Abdul is coming to Israel this week as a guest of the Israeli Tourism Ministry. Yedioth...

October 28, 2013 10:28 am

Report: Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman Agree on Jewish Wedding; Cowell Taking Israeli Dance Lessons

Simon Cowell, music mogul and host of "The X Factor," and his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman plan to celebrate a Jewish wedding, sources close to the...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Pulitzer-Winning Jewish Author Philip Roth Dies at 85, Says Agent

Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85,...

Israel

Israel’s Defense Expertise Drives Tech Boom for Autonomous Cars

Technology that has helped Israel's military drive tanks, guide and intercept missiles, and keep its computer systems secure is being redeployed in the development of driverless cars. Investment from firms seeking...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...

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