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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...

Culture

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Palestinian Authority Payments to Terrorists Far Exceed Regular Welfare Payments

Palestinian terrorists and their families are receiving far higher payments than Palestinian welfare...

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

World

South Africa Expected to Boycott Africa-Israel Summit in October

JNS.org - South Africa is expected to boycott a major Africa-Israel summit in Togo in October. The gathering will include leaders from 25-30 African nations. Organizers of the summit have not received...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Meets With Visiting Bipartisan US Congressional Delega...

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the US Congress, thanking the lawmakers for...

Middle East

Lebanese Beauty Queen Stripped of Title After Israel Visit Revealed

JNS.org – A winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title after it was revealed she visited Israel. Dual Swedish-Lebanese citizen Amanda Hanna, who won the Miss Lebanon...

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