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December 30, 2016 2:14 pm

Channeling Jewish Values in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

JNS.org -- Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns channels the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and personal experience in her work as an advocate for Alzheimer's awareness. She...

December 8, 2016 4:45 am

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior knows the importance of clear and effective communication, of filtering through a...

January 27, 2015 3:39 pm

Popular Radio Host Tells Family’s Holocaust Stories Through the Written Word

JNS.org - Best known as a popular radio host on Sirius XM's Symphony Hall channel, Martin Goldsmith has a deeper and darker tie to music. As...

January 15, 2015 2:29 am

After Appearance on Shark Tank, ‘Mensch on a Bench’ Gets 15 Minutes of Fame

JNS.org - Leading up to Hanukkah 2014, former Hasbro toy and game company employee Neal Hoffman conducted a successful Kickstarter online crowdfunding campaign that...

November 20, 2014 1:19 am

After Midnight, the (Jewish) Stars Come Out

JNS.org - From Tevye the dairyman to Maroon 5's Adam Levine to "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel, Jews have always...

November 14, 2014 1:12 am

Dolph on Dolph: Author Tells Unsung Story of Jewish NBA Giant with Same Name

JNS.org - Baseball Hall-of-Famers Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are household names both in their sport and in the pantheon of Jewish professional athletes....

August 15, 2014 10:58 am

Recycling His Roots

JNS.org - Having started his career playing on his family's pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading...

April 30, 2014 12:09 am

613 Ways to Learn: Rabbi Brings Jewish Homeschooling to the Web

JNS.org - While soaring tuition costs put Jewish day school out of reach for an increasing number of families, and other families...

December 11, 2013 12:25 pm

‘Rabbi Rocketpower:’ The Superman of the Jewish Holidays

JNS.org - Superman was created by two Jews (writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster), and the latest buzz about the...

November 18, 2013 12:32 pm

Bob Dylan Meets Opera in Eclectic Israeli Band’s Tribute Album

JNS.org - From Joan Baez to the Grateful Dead, scores of popular artists have tried to take legendary Bob Dylan's work to new audiences...

October 14, 2013 9:26 am

New Jewish Holiday Toy: ‘Mensch on a Bench’

JNS.org - When his son asked for The Elf on the Shelf—the famed Christmas toy that is said to keep an eye on children...

October 10, 2013 7:10 am

New Dershowitz Book Explores His Life and the Law

JNS.org - Claus von Bülow, Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and a number of lesser-known names. From the indigent to the infamous, some of Alan...

June 26, 2013 2:00 am

Rick Moranis, Going from ‘Ghostbusters’ to Mom’s Brisket, Draws on Jewish Roots in New Album

JNS.org - When fans picture Rick Moranis, the first things that probably come to mind are comedy and scenes from science fiction movies such as...

February 6, 2013 2:30 am

At 80, Famed Argentinian Jewish Composer Still on a ‘Mission’

Best known for composing the classic theme to "Mission: Impossible," Lalo Schifrin believes that his first composition was commissioned when he was just...


A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last...


Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...


Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professor...

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey defended the free speech rights of three faculty members who have recently...


Cathay Pacific Airways to Open Israel Office, Upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong Ro...

JNS.org – Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parlia...

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in "flagrant injustice" toward Christians in...