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Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem's newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a...

August 28, 2016 12:54 pm

Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state's Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland,...

Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

JNS.org - As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli...

Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

Scotland's Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel's Hapoel...

August 15, 2016 1:49 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak "a little" Hebrew, she revealed...

August 8, 2016 9:36 am

Israel’s First Female Olympic Wrestler Seeks to Make Family, Nation Proud in Rio

JNS.org - At 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing around 150 pounds, 26-year-old optimistic and...

August 3, 2016 12:39 pm

Kippah-Wearing Baseball Fan Catches Foul Ball Bare-Handed During Yankees-Mets Game in New York (VIDEO)

A Jewish baseball fan wearing a kippah caught a foul ball with his bare hands...

July 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

JNS.org - Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean...

July 20, 2016 3:19 pm

Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

JNS.org - Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games...

August 28, 2016 12:54 pm

Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem's newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video...

August 25, 2016 12:54 pm

Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state's Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On...

August 25, 2016 5:03 am

Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

JNS.org - As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less...

August 22, 2016 3:36 pm

Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

Scotland's Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team...

August 15, 2016 1:49 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak "a little" Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who...

August 8, 2016 9:36 am

Israel’s First Female Olympic Wrestler Seeks to Make Family, Nation Proud in Rio

JNS.org - At 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing around 150 pounds, 26-year-old optimistic and powerful blonde Ilana Kratysh will become the first-ever Israeli woman...

August 3, 2016 12:39 pm

Kippah-Wearing Baseball Fan Catches Foul Ball Bare-Handed During Yankees-Mets Game in New York (VIDEO)

A Jewish baseball fan wearing a kippah caught a foul ball with his bare hands during the first inning of the Yankees vs. Mets game...

July 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

JNS.org - Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish...

July 20, 2016 3:19 pm

Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

JNS.org - Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a...

July 14, 2016 7:38 am

Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents,...

July 10, 2016 5:38 am

Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Israeli Athletes Express Expectations, Pride

Israeli athletes talked this week about their preparations and expectations ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. "The closer to the competition, the more confident I become," American-Israeli sprinter...

June 28, 2016 11:25 am

Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

JNS.org - The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw...

June 23, 2016 6:26 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas' Swarovski-outlined outfit will...

June 23, 2016 6:19 pm

British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

Britain's world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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