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Posts Tagged: Jewish Heritage

March 6, 2018 5:03 pm
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Actress Mayim Bialik Invites Comedian Tiffany Haddish for Passover After Discovering Her Jewish Roots

Jewish actress and "Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik invited comedian Tiffany Haddish to her home for the upcoming holiday of Passover after learning about the...

February 13, 2018 7:18 am
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Dogsled Racer Talks About Being the Only Jew in Her Community, Trying to Integrate Jewish Culture in Her Town

A successful dogsled racer opened up in a recent interview about the struggle of being the only Jewish person in her town and how she is...

December 21, 2017 3:46 pm
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Amy Schumer Discovers Shared Hebrew Name With Jewish Ancestor; Maya Rudolph Learns About Lithuanian Jewish Roots

Actress-comedians Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph made some discoveries about their Jewish ancestors on Tuesday night's episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots." Schumer had tears in...

November 8, 2017 3:40 pm
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Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says His Role on ‘Transparent’ Has Made Him ‘More Connected’ to His Jewish Roots

Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the hit Amazon Prime series “Transparent," explained in a recent interview how his role in the show has made his feel...

March 29, 2017 7:51 am
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‘Shark Tank’ Investor, Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban: ‘Being Jewish Has Given Me a Foundation for Everything’

The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and investor on the hit ABC show "Shark Tank" said on Sunday that "being Jewish has given me...

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...

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

EU Denies It Is Planning to Offer Financial Aid to Iran to Preserve Nuclear...

Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister, Arab MK in Ferocious War of Words

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh conducted a ferocious war of words on Sunday following a controversy over the injury of an Arab demonstrator...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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