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Kevin Durant Received ‘Triple Rabbi Blessing’ Just Hours Before Powering Thunder to Game 6 Victory

Basketball star Kevin Durant received a "triple rabbi blessing" on Thursday just hours before he led his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, from 16...

May 16, 2014 11:12 am

Entourage Producer, Jewish Media Personalities Seek to Disown Donald Sterling

Jewish media industry bigwigs took to Twitter this week calling for disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to have his Hebrew birthright yanked following his now infamous racist comments which were revealed late April in...

Palestinians Threaten to Pursue Soccer Sanctions Against Israel

JNS.org - The Palestinians are threatening to pursue sanctions against Israel at a gathering of soccer's international governing body next month, Reuters reported. Palestinian Football Association President Jibril Rajoub said he is "going for sanctions against...

Donald Sterling Is Pathetic, But He Doesn’t Speak for Jews

JNS.org - My husband isn't a sports fan, so I was surprised when he started talking basketball. He was the first person to tell me about Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling and the nasty...

May 2, 2014 1:52 pm

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Names Son Israel, Mezuzahs Revealed

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee welcomed a baby boy last Sunday...

April 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Jewish NBA Commissioner Says Donald Sterling’s Racism ‘Incredibly Hurtful’ to All People

Jewish NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Donald Sterling's racism was "incredibly hurtful" to all people,...

April 30, 2014 12:30 am

How Sports Can Shatter Israel’s Glass Ceiling

JNS.org - Recent polls show that Israeli women earn 25 percent less than their...

April 20, 2014 2:01 pm

Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer...

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...

May 16, 2014 11:12 am

Kevin Durant Received ‘Triple Rabbi Blessing’ Just Hours Before Powering Thunder to Game 6 Victory

Basketball star Kevin Durant received a "triple rabbi blessing" on Thursday just hours before he led his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, from 16 points...

May 15, 2014 12:20 pm

Entourage Producer, Jewish Media Personalities Seek to Disown Donald Sterling

Jewish media industry bigwigs took to Twitter this week calling for disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to have his Hebrew birthright yanked following his...

May 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Palestinians Threaten to Pursue Soccer Sanctions Against Israel

JNS.org - The Palestinians are threatening to pursue sanctions against Israel at a gathering of soccer's international governing body next month, Reuters reported. Palestinian Football Association...

May 8, 2014 11:03 am

Donald Sterling Is Pathetic, But He Doesn’t Speak for Jews

JNS.org - My husband isn't a sports fan, so I was surprised when he started talking basketball. He was the first person to tell me...

May 2, 2014 1:52 pm

Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Names Son Israel, Mezuzahs Revealed

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee welcomed a baby boy last Sunday whom they named Israel, Phil Boxing reported. Baby Israel was born at...

April 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Jewish NBA Commissioner Says Donald Sterling’s Racism ‘Incredibly Hurtful’ to All People

Jewish NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Donald Sterling's racism was "incredibly hurtful" to all people, "regardless of anyone's religion, ethnicity, nationality," when asked by Jewish Sports...

April 30, 2014 12:30 am

How Sports Can Shatter Israel’s Glass Ceiling

JNS.org - Recent polls show that Israeli women earn 25 percent less than their male counterparts. The situation is not much better in the United...

April 20, 2014 2:01 pm

Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access...

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 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 25, 2014 12:22 pm

Lacrosse Match Celebrates Purim and St. Patrick’s Day

While you were likely busy celebrating the holiday of Purim, the Village of Bayville, New York, transformed one of its parks into an international celebration...

March 19, 2014 6:09 am

Ahead of Baseball Season, Famed Jewish Executive Remains Out of Hall of Fame

JNS.org - With another season of "America's pastime" beginning March 22, famed Jewish executive Marvin Miller remains out of the National Baseball Hall of...

March 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Aggressive Foul Leaves Israeli Soccer Player With Painful Knee Injury (VIDEO)

An Israeli soccer player was tackled brutally during a match on Sunday, leaving him with a broken leg. Footage of the collision posted to YouTube circulated...

March 7, 2014 11:32 am

Israel’s Netanya to Host European Short Course Swimming Championships in January 2015

The Israeli city of Netanya, an oceanside suburb, 20km north of Tel Aviv, was chosen to host the European Short Course Swimming Championships, from January...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

Looking to Increase Israeli Ventures, India Bids for Offshore Exploration R...

JNS.org - A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another...

Israel

Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment

JNS.org - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...

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