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Report: Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision 2019 Song Contest in Tel Aviv

Supermodel Bar Refaeli, famed mentalist Lior Suchard and actor Erez Tal are slated to host the 2019 Eurovision singing competition that will take place...

December 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Israeli Tribute to Bob Marley Brings Together Diverse Group of Children, Including Gazans and Iraqis

A video featuring a diverse group of children, including Gazans and Iraqis, has been produced ahead of Israel's upcoming One Love festival, which celebrates the music of the late reggae legend Bob Marley. The festival has...

Google Doodle Honors Birthday of Nobel Prize-Winning Jewish Poet Who Fled Nazi Germany

Monday's Google Doodle honored what would have been the 127th birthday of a Jewish poet who fled Nazi Germany and wrote about her experiences after World War II. Nelly Sachs -- born on December 10, 1891, into...

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Adaptation of Israeli Series ‘Nevelot’

Apple is negotiating for the rights to adapt an Israeli television series that will star Richard Gere, Variety reported on Thursday. The drama “Nevelot" revolves around two elderly Vietnam veterans and best friends whose lives are changed when...

December 5, 2018 1:09 pm

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel who protested on Tuesday against domestic...

December 4, 2018 4:23 pm

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children talking about Hanukkah and...

December 3, 2018 10:53 am

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something...

November 29, 2018 3:57 pm

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Performs at Pittsburgh Concert Marking One-Month Anniversary of Synagogue Shooting

Award-winning Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performed at a tribute concert on Tuesday night in honor of the victims...

November 29, 2018 11:02 am

Baltimore Ravens Player Chooses Israeli Cause for NFL Cleats Campaign

JNS.org - Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce chose Christians United for Israel’s Israel Collective as his cause...

December 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Report: Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision 2019 Song Contest in Tel Aviv

Supermodel Bar Refaeli, famed mentalist Lior Suchard and actor Erez Tal are slated to host the 2019 Eurovision singing competition that will take place in...

December 12, 2018 3:34 pm

Israeli Tribute to Bob Marley Brings Together Diverse Group of Children, Including Gazans and Iraqis

A video featuring a diverse group of children, including Gazans and Iraqis, has been produced ahead of Israel's upcoming One Love festival, which celebrates the...

December 10, 2018 2:01 pm

Google Doodle Honors Birthday of Nobel Prize-Winning Jewish Poet Who Fled Nazi Germany

Monday's Google Doodle honored what would have been the 127th birthday of a Jewish poet who fled Nazi Germany and wrote about her experiences after World...

December 9, 2018 11:53 am

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Adaptation of Israeli Series ‘Nevelot’

Apple is negotiating for the rights to adapt an Israeli television series that will star Richard Gere, Variety reported on Thursday. The drama “Nevelot" revolves around two...

December 5, 2018 1:09 pm

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel who protested on Tuesday against domestic violence. The "Wonder Woman" star posted a photo on Instagram that...

December 4, 2018 4:23 pm

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children talking about Hanukkah and revealed that they know very little about the Jewish holiday,...

December 3, 2018 10:53 am

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green. The Virginia native, who has...

November 29, 2018 3:57 pm

Violinist Itzhak Perlman Performs at Pittsburgh Concert Marking One-Month Anniversary of Synagogue Shooting

Award-winning Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman performed at a tribute concert on Tuesday night in honor of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that took place last month. Perlman,...

November 29, 2018 11:02 am

Baltimore Ravens Player Chooses Israeli Cause for NFL Cleats Campaign

JNS.org - Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce chose Christians United for Israel’s Israel Collective as his cause for the National Football League’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign,...

November 28, 2018 3:39 pm

Musicians With Disabilities Impress Judges on Israel’s ‘Rising Star’ Singing Competition

A band comprised mostly of musicians with special needs won over the hearts of audience members and judges alike when it performed Saturday night on the...

November 25, 2018 11:17 am

Jewish Band Haim Sells Hanukkah Shirt to Support Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue

The pop rock band Haim is selling a Hanukkah-inspired shirt and proceeds of all sales will be donated to the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where...

November 21, 2018 1:31 pm

Actor Jeremy Piven Talks About Rapping Part of His Bar Mitzvah Torah Portion, New Stand-Up Comedy Career

Actor and former "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven revealed in a recent interview that he rapped part of his Torah reading at his bar mitzvah. The Emmy...

November 14, 2018 10:31 am

Marilyn Monroe’s Jewish Prayer Book Sells at Auction for $21,000 to ‘Obsessed Fan’

A Jewish prayer book owned by American actress Marilyn Monroe sold on Monday at an auction house in Long Island, NY, for $21,000. Jonathan Greenstein, the owner...

November 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Actor Gerard Butler Taunted for IDF Support After Sharing Photo of Burnt California Home

Actor Gerard Butler faced a wave of criticism and taunting from pro-Palestinian activists on social media for supporting Israeli soldiers after he shared a photo...

Opinion

The Story of Joseph, the Holocaust, and Why Forgiveness Requires Closure

In 1976, the famous Holocaust survivor and Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal published a small...

Kirk Douglas and the Role of Jewish Masculinity

Kirk Douglas was born more than 100 years ago in Amsterdam, New York, 28 miles from Albany. Beginning life as...

Louis Farrakhan: America’s Foremost Antisemite

According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents in the US increased 57% in 2017. This is the largest increase since...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

‘You Jews Disgust Me’: British Play on Antisemitism Faces Torre...

A new play on antisemitism that opened in London on Tuesday has ironically inspired a torrent of anti-Jewish abuse. Written by Stephen...

Middle East

Turkey Will Enter Syria’s Manbij If US Doesn’t Remove YPG Fight...

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and...

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