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Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel

  Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child. The Jewish actress -- her father is of...

July 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night to hear the British rock band Radiohead perform in one of the summer’s most highly anticipated concerts in Israel. The sold-out show was...

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Gushes About ‘Crazy Jewish Deli Cravings’ During Her Pregnancy

Actress Laura Prepon -- from the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" -- told Us Weekly on Monday that during her current pregnancy she has been yearning for Jewish deli food. The 37-year-old mom-to-be explained...

Israeli Arab Singer Blasts BDS Demand to Cancel Radiohead’s Tel Aviv Show

JNS.org - Nasreen Qadri, an Israeli Arab singer who was set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night with the British rock band Radiohead, slammed the anti-Israel BDS movement’s calls for the show to be...

July 17, 2017 4:56 pm

Ex-R.E.M. Lead Singer Publicly Backs Radiohead’s Decision to Go Ahead With Israel Concert in Face of BDS Pressure

Ex-R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe on Sunday publicly backed the English rock band Radiohead’s plan...

July 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Jewish Woman’s Tale of Helping Soothe Child on Autism Spectrum During Overseas Flight Goes Viral

A Jewish woman's story of how she comforted a child with autism on a recent flight from Europe to...

July 16, 2017 6:36 pm

Guns N’ Roses Rocks Tel Aviv in High-Energy Performance

JNS.org - The American rock band Guns N' Roses concluded its European reunion tour with a...

July 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Jewish Hairdresser Fired Over Shabbat Dispute Wins Discrimination Case Against Former Employer

A Jewish hairdresser in Montreal won a discrimination lawsuit against a former employer who fired...

July 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Miami Beach Teens Cancel Participation in Roger Waters’ Concert Due to Antisemitism Allegations Against Rock Star

A group of teenagers from Miami Beach, Florida cancelled their participation in former Pink Floyd...

July 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel

  Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child. The Jewish actress -- her father is of Greek...

July 20, 2017 11:37 am

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night to hear the British rock band Radiohead perform in one of the...

July 19, 2017 4:27 pm

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Gushes About ‘Crazy Jewish Deli Cravings’ During Her Pregnancy

Actress Laura Prepon -- from the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" -- told Us Weekly on Monday that during her current pregnancy...

July 19, 2017 11:53 am

Israeli Arab Singer Blasts BDS Demand to Cancel Radiohead’s Tel Aviv Show

JNS.org - Nasreen Qadri, an Israeli Arab singer who was set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night with the British rock band Radiohead, slammed...

July 17, 2017 4:56 pm

Ex-R.E.M. Lead Singer Publicly Backs Radiohead’s Decision to Go Ahead With Israel Concert in Face of BDS Pressure

Ex-R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe on Sunday publicly backed the English rock band Radiohead’s plan to go ahead with its upcoming concert in Israel in...

July 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Jewish Woman’s Tale of Helping Soothe Child on Autism Spectrum During Overseas Flight Goes Viral

A Jewish woman's story of how she comforted a child with autism on a recent flight from Europe to the US has gone viral after being shared on Facebook...

July 16, 2017 6:36 pm

Guns N’ Roses Rocks Tel Aviv in High-Energy Performance

JNS.org - The American rock band Guns N' Roses concluded its European reunion tour with a sold-out performance Saturday night in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park, attended...

July 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Jewish Hairdresser Fired Over Shabbat Dispute Wins Discrimination Case Against Former Employer

A Jewish hairdresser in Montreal won a discrimination lawsuit against a former employer who fired him after he was told he was not allowed to...

July 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Miami Beach Teens Cancel Participation in Roger Waters’ Concert Due to Antisemitism Allegations Against Rock Star

A group of teenagers from Miami Beach, Florida cancelled their participation in former Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters' concert on Thursday following accusations of antisemitism against...

July 13, 2017 11:11 am

Daughter of American Actor Tyrese Gibson Asks Him for Tickets to Popular Israeli Singer’s Concert for Her Birthday

The daughter of American actor Tyrese Gibson asked her father for tickets to a concert of popular Israeli singer Eyal Golan for her 10th birthday on...

July 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Sign Open Letter Thanking Lincoln Center for Ignoring BDS Efforts Against Israeli Play

More than 45 high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter on Monday thanking New York City's Lincoln Center for not yielding to pressure...

July 10, 2017 12:44 pm

New Play Tells the True Story of Female World War II Hero

Do you know the story of Sophie Scholl and The White Rose? In the early 1940s, a group of German college students published pamphlets that called...

July 7, 2017 3:24 pm

Retired Brazilian Soccer Star Ronaldo Hails Son Playing in Maccabiah Games in Israel

Retired Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo expressed pride this week in his eldest son’s participation in the quadrennial Maccabiah Games, which got underway in Israel on...

July 6, 2017 3:12 pm

Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Says He Watched Popular Drag Series to Prepare for Latest Theater Role

Jewish actor Andrew Garfield said he prepared for his latest theater role by watching back-to-back episodes of a popular reality television show about drag queens, E!...

Opinion

New York Times Obituary of Harvard Figure Omits His Clashes With Jewish Community

A laudatory New York Times obituary of a Harvard “neurobiologist and explorer,” S....

Film Directors Are Happy to Support BDS — and Profit From Israel

Artists for Palestine recently released this statement: Film writer and director Mike Leigh has criticised...

Addiction and the Jewish Community

The catastrophic numbers of drug users in America -- and the number of deaths and overdoses due to drugs -- only pale...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

World

House Committee Approves Strict Restrictions on US Funding for UN and Pales...

Tough conditions on American funding for both the UN and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been approved by the congressional committee...

Israel

Amid Ongoing Terror Surge, ‘Mi Shebeirach’ Prayer for Israeli S...

The wording of the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer for members of Israeli security forces has officially been updated to include police...

Middle East

Kuwait Takes ‘Actions’ Regarding Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Kuwait has taken unspecified "actions" regarding its diplomatic relationship with Iran following a court case ruling last year, a Kuwaiti government official said on Thursday, after Arab media said parts...

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