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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

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Trump: I Have Not Forgotten My Promise About US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

At a pre-inaugural event in Washington, DC, President-elect Donald Trump told Israel Hayom he will move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. "I'm not a person who breaks promises," said Trump.

Israel

Ministers to Discuss Israeli Sovereignty Over Ma’ale Adumim

JNS.org -- Plans are underway to officially present a bill that would apply Israeli sovereignty to the large east Jerusalem settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, leaders of the Knesset's Land of Israel lobby...

Middle East

US Military: We Have Amassed Large Enough Arab Force to Advance Fight Again...

The US-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic...

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