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Posts Tagged: Jewish 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...

September 16, 2014 11:05 am
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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
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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
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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....

Culture

Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula...

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

Italian Jews Praise Appointment of Expert Milena Santerini to Combat Rising...

Jewish leaders in Italy have warmly welcomed the appointment by the government of a national coordinator against antisemitism, Prof. Milena...

Israel

Israel’s Domestic Security Agency Thwarted 560 Terror Attacks in 2019...

The head of Israel’s domestic security agency, the Shin Bet, revealed on Monday that his organization had thwarted 560 terrorist...

Middle East

Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Wounded as Anti-Government Unrest Resumes

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as...

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