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Posts Tagged: Jewish Identity

February 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen Talks About Jewish Influence on His Comedic Career, Playing Hasidic Jews With His Brother

Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen started writing comedic sketches as a young boy and would put on Jewish-themed shows at old age homes with his brother,...

January 29, 2016 10:14 am

25% of Israeli Jews Fear Another Holocaust, Poll Shows

JNS.org - More than half (59 percent) of Israelis are afraid to travel outside the country, with 25 percent saying they are usually afraid to do...

November 23, 2015 11:34 am

Avis Refuses to Rent Car to Israeli Businessman in New York

JNS.org - The Avis car rental agency refused to provide an Israeli businessman with a rental vehicle because of his Israeli identity, the New York Observer...

August 29, 2015 1:23 pm

Report Finds AEPi Alumni Strongly Engaged in Jewish Life and Support for Israel

JNS.org - A recent report on Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) has found that the fraternity has a substantial impact in influencing alumni to be more...

August 27, 2015 7:45 am

15 Ways Being Jewish Is Meaningful

Surveys reveal a disturbingly large number of American Jews who feel disconnected from their Jewish identity. How painfully sad! In response, and with the High...

July 17, 2015 11:52 am

Israeli Outreach Group Wants Anglos to Feel at Home in the Jewish Homeland

JNS.org - “Israel needs to be a more welcoming place for all Jews,” says Rabbi Reuven Spolter, overseas rabbinic coordinator for Tzohar, an Israeli outreach organization...

April 19, 2015 11:52 am

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 25, 2015 6:12 pm

UCLA Student Vying for Student Government Asked if Jewishness is ‘Conflict of Interest’ (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student government is under fire after questioning the candidacy of a Jewish student based on her religion. When...

February 2, 2015 3:58 am

Saving Informal Jewish Education to Save Ourselves

JNS.org - As the director of Camp Moshava, a religious Zionist camp in the Bnei Akiva network, I take great pride in the camper...

September 16, 2014 11:05 am

Study: 40 Percent of European Jews Hide Their Jewishness

Jerusalem Post - About 40 percent of European Jews hide their identity, the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the European Jewish Association claimed on Monday. The...

May 23, 2014 11:29 am

What Keeps Judaism Alive?

It is a thought often attributed to Ernest Bloch that it is anti-Semitism that, for all its perniciousness, has preserved the Jews. Of course, if...

April 2, 2014 6:51 pm

Hillel International Appoints First General Legal Counsel

JNS.org - Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut on Wednesday announced the appointment of Tracy Turoff as the organization's first general legal counsel....

November 5, 2013 11:51 am

Jews in the Former Soviet Union Embrace Jewish Identity

JNS.org - In a complex journey that can start as simply as children asking their parents what their family name means, younger Jews...

October 28, 2013 10:12 am

Survey of American Jews Shows Pessimism Over Arab Spring, Iran’s Nuclear Program

American Jews are generally pessimistic about current political developments across the Middle East, notably the "Arab Spring," Iran's nuclear program and Arab ...


Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...


Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...


Trump Backs Effort to Improve Gun Background Checks

The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill...


Netanyahu Confidants Named as Suspects in New Corruption Probe

Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime...

Middle East

More Bombs Fall on Syria’s Ghouta After Heaviest Toll in Years

Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said. Some...