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First TV Series About Benjamin Netanyahu, ‘Bibi,’ to Be Penned by Emmy-Winning Writer

Two-time Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis has been signed by the global production and distribution company Fremantle to write the screenplay for the new...

June 1, 2020 4:54 pm

Jeremy Piven on Performing Stand-Up Comedy in Israel: ‘It Was the Best Set I Ever Had’

Jewish American comic and actor Jeremy Piven performed his best stand-up act ever when he was in Israel last year, he said on Wednesday. The "Entourage" star participated in a panel of comedians who discussed their...

Ben Platt Says Performing Live From Radio City Music Hall Was Like ‘Best Bar Mitzvah’

Tony Award-winning Jewish actor and singer Ben Platt talked in a recent interview about his experience performing at New York City's iconic Radio City Music Hall and how it turned out to be one of...

Actor Billy Crystal Raises Kiddush Cup From His Bar Mitzvah in ‘Virtual L’Chaim’ to COVID-19 First Responders

Jewish actor and comedian Billy Crystal hosted a live "Virtual L'Chaim" event on Wednesday night in honor of first responders who have been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis. In a video call broadcast on...

May 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Ben Stiller Remembers Late Father, Comedian Jerry Stiller, as ‘Very Loving Dad’

Jewish actor and director Ben Stiller recently opened up about what it was like to...

May 19, 2020 1:14 pm

Actress Courteney Cox Surprises Jewish Fan After His ‘Friends’-Themed Bar Mitzvah Gets Canceled

"Friends" star Courteney Cox surprised a Jewish teenager who was a major fan of the...

May 17, 2020 7:23 pm

Actress Gal Gadot Quotes Late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in Message to 2020 Graduates

Israeli actress Gal Gadot cited on Saturday the late Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth and first...

May 15, 2020 12:54 pm

Israeli Embassy in Washington Hosts Star-Studded Virtual Independence Day Party

The Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, hosted on Thursday evening an "all-star" virtual celebration...

May 14, 2020 12:28 pm

Hasidic Cantors Sing ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ for Health Workers in New York

Two Hasidic cantors sang the national anthem of the United States outside a hospital in...

June 1, 2020 4:54 pm

First TV Series About Benjamin Netanyahu, ‘Bibi,’ to Be Penned by Emmy-Winning Writer

Two-time Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis has been signed by the global production and distribution company Fremantle to write the screenplay for the new TV...

May 28, 2020 12:14 pm

Jeremy Piven on Performing Stand-Up Comedy in Israel: ‘It Was the Best Set I Ever Had’

Jewish American comic and actor Jeremy Piven performed his best stand-up act ever when he was in Israel last year, he said on Wednesday. The "Entourage"...

May 22, 2020 12:06 pm

Ben Platt Says Performing Live From Radio City Music Hall Was Like ‘Best Bar Mitzvah’

Tony Award-winning Jewish actor and singer Ben Platt talked in a recent interview about his experience performing at New York City's iconic Radio City Music...

May 21, 2020 12:14 pm

Actor Billy Crystal Raises Kiddush Cup From His Bar Mitzvah in ‘Virtual L’Chaim’ to COVID-19 First Responders

Jewish actor and comedian Billy Crystal hosted a live "Virtual L'Chaim" event on Wednesday night in honor of first responders who have been on the...

May 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Ben Stiller Remembers Late Father, Comedian Jerry Stiller, as ‘Very Loving Dad’

Jewish actor and director Ben Stiller recently opened up about what it was like to have legendary comedian Jerry Stiller as his father, and what...

May 19, 2020 1:14 pm

Actress Courteney Cox Surprises Jewish Fan After His ‘Friends’-Themed Bar Mitzvah Gets Canceled

"Friends" star Courteney Cox surprised a Jewish teenager who was a major fan of the hit sitcom on Monday's at-home episode of "The Late Late...

May 17, 2020 7:23 pm

Actress Gal Gadot Quotes Late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in Message to 2020 Graduates

Israeli actress Gal Gadot cited on Saturday the late Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth and first female prime minister, in an inspiring message for students graduating...

May 15, 2020 12:54 pm

Israeli Embassy in Washington Hosts Star-Studded Virtual Independence Day Party

The Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, hosted on Thursday evening an "all-star" virtual celebration in honor of the country's Independence Day. More than 50,000 viewers...

May 14, 2020 12:28 pm

Hasidic Cantors Sing ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ for Health Workers in New York

Two Hasidic cantors sang the national anthem of the United States outside a hospital in New York City on Tuesday in honor of frontline medical...

May 13, 2020 1:04 pm

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Weighs in on Potential Followup to Netflix Mini-Series

Israeli actress Shira Haas recently shared her thoughts on a potential followup to the hit Netflix mini-series "Unorthodox," in which she stars as an ultra-Orthodox...

May 11, 2020 3:26 pm

Tributes Pour in for Legendary Jewish Actor and Comedian Jerry Stiller: ‘His Comedy Will Live Forever’

A number of Hollywood stars have paid tribute on social media to Jerry Stiller, best known for his roles on the sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “The...

May 11, 2020 9:08 am

‘Seinfeld’ Star Jerry Stiller Dies Aged 92, Son Ben Pays Tribute

Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television's most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," has died aged 92, his...

May 11, 2020 8:45 am

New Book Reveals a Gripping True Story From Auschwitz

In his gripping new book, The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield relates the true story of the Kleinmann family of Vienna....

May 8, 2020 9:52 am

Emotionally, KISS Frontman Simmons Discovers Mother’s Past During Holocaust

JNS.org - Rock legend and KISS frontman Gene Simmons got teary-eyed when reading over historical documents about his late Jewish mother’s experiences in the Holocaust...

Opinion

From Disillusioned Muslim to Christian Arab Zionist

I am a Jordanian Arab from a Muslim family. I was born in 1989. In 2010, I decided to leave...

‘Palestine’ Praises China for Hong Kong Crackdown and Coronavirus Response

Below is an article from the Chinese news outlet Xinhua: Palestine on...

With Attack on Israeli Water System, Iran Opened a ‘Pandora’s Box’

JNS.org - The Iranian cyber attack in early April on an Israeli water-treatment...

Features

‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’

JNS.org - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus

JNS.org - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...

Israel

New Israeli Ballistic Missile Passes Sea Tests With High Level of Accuracy

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) successfully tested on Tuesday its latest ballistic missile, the Israeli news site Walla reported. The LORA missile was tested at sea, with two projectiles fired at prearranged...

Middle East

Yemen Pledging Drive Hopes to Raise $2.4 Billion to Save Aid Ops as Virus S...

The United Nations and Saudi Arabia host a pledging conference for war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday to help raise some $2.4...

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