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October 29, 2015 7:05 am

Garden State and Jewish State Share Table on Food Innovation

JNS.org - Food innovation is the next course in the storied US-Israel partnership. Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center and Tel-Hai College in Israel’s northern Galilee region recently...

December 24, 2014 4:25 pm

‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the "Jewish Food Movement," which has since been characterized by...

October 22, 2014 11:28 am

Museum of History of Polish Jews in Warsaw to Open Core Exhibit

JNS.org- Given that half of the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust came from Poland, many descendants of Polish Jews may be...

September 22, 2014 1:51 pm

How DNA Testing Can Reveal Jewish Ancestry and Bolster the Zionist Narrative

JNS.org - When Noah Slepkov started using online genealogical tools to build a family tree, little did he know that his personal exploration might...

September 9, 2014 6:52 am

Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

JNS.org - Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted "The Projected Image," a month-long showcase examining how...

April 14, 2014 5:51 am

Infusing Meaning Into the Passover Seder

JNS.org - As the intersection of family, Jewish memory, and the passions of contemporary politics and society, the Passover seder is said to be...

April 9, 2014 7:20 am

Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

JNS.org - Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent...

December 4, 2013 3:09 pm

‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ Approaching 50th Anniversary, is Strong as Ever

JNS.org - Worldwide performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" attest to its cultural power, as it evokes the yearning for tradition in a changing world....

November 6, 2013 10:23 am

Kosherfest 2013 High on Healthy Foods

JNS.org - The growing demand for natural, organic, vegetarian, fiber, and gluten-free alternatives among kosher consumers was apparent at Kosherfest 2013, the annual trade...

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 9, 2013 11:47 am

Large Questions Face Future of Iraqi Jewish Archive

JNS.org - A tip in May 2003 about a 7th-century Talmud volume in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence ministry (Mukhabarat) led a...

June 19, 2013 5:29 am

Orthodox Jewish Women Ordained as First Class of a ‘Different Kind of Leader’

JNS.org - On the surface, Sunday's ordination ceremony for the first three graduates of Bronx, NY-based Yeshivat Maharat—the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual...

May 28, 2013 1:28 am

Holocaust Seder a New ‘Ritual of Remembrance and Redemption’

WHIPPANY, NJ—The imperative to remember the Holocaust is motivating new forms of Holocaust education, with fewer survivors alive to tell the tale themselves. With that...

May 17, 2013 7:09 am

Orthodox Jewish Women Share Tricks of the Entrepreneurial Trade at Inaugural Conference

Chaya Appel-Fishman hatched the idea for a network of Jewish businesswomen at age 16, when she rented a college campus and created a conglomerate of...


Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the...


Venezuelan Jews Fleeing Turmoil Get ‘Lifeline’ in Israel, Despite New Challenges

JNS.org - As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews...

Despite Zionist Presence, Israel Bashing Upstages Women’s Rights at SlutWalk Chicago

Last weekend, approximately 150 progressive activists attended the annual SlutWalk Chicago....

Israel Hopes for High Profits as Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Exports

JNS.org - Israeli companies and the Israeli government itself stand to earn large profits from...


Kushner Team Heads to Middle East as Arab Leaders Emphasize ‘No Peace...

As a high-level negotiating team headed by US President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner heads to the Middle East...


Yavne Supermarket Stabbing Victim Recalls Attack, Says Terrorist Asked Him ...

Three weeks after being critically wounded by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist at a supermarket in Yavne, Niv Nehemiah has spoken...

Middle East

Arab Foreign Ministers Meet in Cairo Ahead of US Delegation’s Arrival

JNS.org - Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian officials met in Cairo Saturday to discuss the next stages in the US-led peace process prior to the arrival of a high-level White House delegation...