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Posts Tagged: Jewish Heritage

November 23, 2016 2:54 pm
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Egyptian Movie Star Reveals Jewish Roots on Live TV, Stunning Host, Viewers

An Egyptian movie star revealed his Jewish ancestry on a live television talk show last week, much to the surprise of the program's host and...

September 9, 2016 2:42 pm
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Conference in Miami Centers on Jewish-Latino History and Relations

JNS.org - An international conference seeking to enhance Jewish-Latino relations brought together a coalition of leading figures from both communities to emphasize mutual historical roots and raise awareness...

August 17, 2015 1:13 pm
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India Plans Jewish Heritage Tours for Israelis of Indian Origin

JNS.org - India is urging tens of thousands of Jews of Indian origin to visit the country to explore their heritage, in a bid to help...

June 4, 2015 3:49 pm
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Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia

The Jewish Heritage Foundation announced on Thursday that it was set to publish photographic evidence of a hoard of Torah scrolls and other Judaica stolen...

April 19, 2015 11:52 am
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Jewish Woman’s Religion Again Becomes Student Government Issue

JNS.org - Two months after the student government at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) raised concerns over the Jewish background of Rachel Beyda,...

February 11, 2015 2:18 pm
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A Frank Conversation on Marriage in Israel With Tzohar’s Rabbi David Stav

JNS.org - I had hardly sat down for my recent meeting with Rabbi David Stav at Manhattan's Wolf & Lamb kosher steakhouse when a...

May 27, 2014 7:18 pm
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‘Zionist’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Summoned to Appear in Iranian Court

JNS.org - An Iranian court handling the privacy case against social media apps WhatsApp and Instagram has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was...

February 13, 2014 5:27 pm
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American Jewish Leaders Meet Spain’s King Juan Carlos in Historic Visit

JNS.org - In a historic visit, 60 American Jewish leaders traveling with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations met with King...

October 7, 2013 10:01 am
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Netanyahu: Rabbi Yosef ‘One of the Wisest Men of This Generation’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his sorrow over the death of Sephardic community leader Ovadia Yosef, who died Monday, aged 93. Calling Yosef "among the...

August 25, 2013 12:56 pm
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To Be a Jew is to Be Part of History

The Bible portion of Ki Tavo begins with the ceremony of bringing first fruits to the Temple. The Mishnah (Bikkurim 3) gives a detailed account...

August 12, 2013 7:53 pm
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Jewish Zanzibar Acid Attack Victim Recovers at Home; Friend Awaits Surgery

One of the Jewish girls who was the victim of a horrific acid attack in Zanzibar last week is at home recovering following surgery, while...

May 20, 2013 2:40 pm
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Barbra Streisand to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Hebrew University

Legendary American actress, director, singer, producer, composer, philanthropist and activist Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University of...

April 5, 2013 3:59 pm
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Being Jewish Without God

What if you just do not believe in God? Does this mean there is no room for you in the Jewish religion? On the surface,...

January 2, 2013 2:37 am
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A Jewish Tone for the Sound of Music

Oscar Hammerstein II was raised by Scottish Presbyterians, and the only time he ever entered a synagogue was to deliver eulogies at Temple Emanu-El on...

Culture

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

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

With Only Two Democrats Voting in Favor, Senate Confirms David Friedman as ...

Attorney David Friedman was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be the next US ambassador to Israel. President Donald Trump’s...

Israel

Israel Air Force to Host 7 Nations in Largest-Ever ‘Battle Lab’

JNS.org - The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries — including the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy —...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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