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Posts Tagged: Jewish Identity

October 17, 2020 11:48 pm
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Memories While Watching the Barrett Hearings

Watching Senate confirmation hearings for the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court I was impressed with her concise and articulate responses...

September 10, 2020 3:28 pm
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A (Cautious) Defense of Identity Politics

Identity politics has never wielded more power than it does today, and has never been more fervently opposed. This paradox is particularly evident in the United...

June 24, 2020 4:24 pm
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Bridge Over Troubled Water: A Reflection on Israel and Diaspora Jewry in a Changing World

The events of the last few months have altered global discourse. It is not clear what the long-term impact will be on issues of identity,...

May 9, 2019 8:40 am
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From ‘Oy’ to Joy: A Call for Positivity in Jewish Engagement

JNS.org - There is a dissonance between the Jewish story and narrative. We are a people who have demonstrated an inverse relationship between numbers and impact...

May 1, 2018 9:31 am
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Hollywood Renews Its Assault on Orthodox Women and Jewish Sexuality

The new film "Disobedience," starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, presents us with the yawn-inducing chestnut of the Orthodox Jewish woman as a baby-making machine....

February 26, 2016 4:25 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 25, 2015 6:12 pm
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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
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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...

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: ‘Woke’ Labeling of Jews as White In...

Are Jews white? No, said the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner during a Wednesday appearance on i24 News, and the false claim that...

Israel

Gantz Hails ‘Major Leap Forward’ as US Reiterates Commitment to...

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper hosted a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz, at the Pentagon on Thursday. "This...

Middle East

UAE Gets Israeli Visa Exemptions, a First for Arab World

United Arab Emirates citizens will be able to stay in Israel for up to 90 days on a single visit, the Gulf power's state news agency WAM said on Thursday, after it...

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