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Leading Israeli Actors Lior Ashkenazi, Sasson Gabay Star in New Israeli Film ‘Karaoke’

Lior Ashkenazi and Sasson Gabay, two of Israel’s most well-known actors, will co-star in the new Israeli film "Karaoke," Deadline reported on Thursday. The drama-comedy is...

February 26, 2021 12:59 pm

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo of her 5-year-old self dressed up for Purim. "TBT 2000. Happy Purim!" the star of the Netflix series “Unorthodox" captioned the picture of...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Lord Jonathan Sacks. In 2020, the foundation for the first time invited...

Set in Hasidic Brooklyn, Supernatural Horror Film ‘The Vigil’ Tackles Jewish Mysticism and Faith

In a Jewish-themed supernatural horror film set to debut Friday, a man is confronted by an evil entity as he provides overnight watch to a recently deceased member of his former Hasidic Jewish community. "The Vigil,"...

February 23, 2021 10:03 am

Film to Explore Holocaust Survivors Who Gave Largest-Ever Donation to Israel

JNS.org - Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary about a...

February 22, 2021 2:48 pm

Rapper Azealia Banks Gets Engaged to Jewish Artist With Ring Featuring Menorah

American rapper Azealia Banks is engaged to Jewish conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, who proposed with...

February 18, 2021 4:44 pm

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Zach Banner Urges NFL to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism, Speaks Out on ‘Lack of Understanding’

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner is encouraging the National Football League and all its...

February 18, 2021 12:55 pm

London’s Chelsea FC Soccer Club Launches ‘Say No to Antisemitism’ Website

Famed British soccer team Chelsea FC announced on Monday the launch of its "Say No...

February 18, 2021 10:05 am

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Makes TIME Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People

JNS.org - Israeli actress Shira Haas, star of the Netflix drama “Unorthodox,” has been listed...

February 26, 2021 12:59 pm

Leading Israeli Actors Lior Ashkenazi, Sasson Gabay Star in New Israeli Film ‘Karaoke’

Lior Ashkenazi and Sasson Gabay, two of Israel’s most well-known actors, will co-star in the new Israeli film "Karaoke," Deadline reported on Thursday. The drama-comedy is about...

February 25, 2021 1:39 pm

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo of her 5-year-old self dressed up for Purim. "TBT 2000. Happy Purim!" the...

February 25, 2021 9:56 am

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Lord...

February 23, 2021 1:14 pm

Set in Hasidic Brooklyn, Supernatural Horror Film ‘The Vigil’ Tackles Jewish Mysticism and Faith

In a Jewish-themed supernatural horror film set to debut Friday, a man is confronted by an evil entity as he provides overnight watch to a...

February 23, 2021 10:03 am

Film to Explore Holocaust Survivors Who Gave Largest-Ever Donation to Israel

JNS.org - Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary about a couple who bequeathed nearly half a billion dollars to Israel—the...

February 22, 2021 2:48 pm

Rapper Azealia Banks Gets Engaged to Jewish Artist With Ring Featuring Menorah

American rapper Azealia Banks is engaged to Jewish conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, who proposed with a Jewish-inspired family heirloom, the singer announced early Monday morning. Ripps,...

February 18, 2021 4:44 pm

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Zach Banner Urges NFL to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism, Speaks Out on ‘Lack of Understanding’

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner is encouraging the National Football League and all its teams to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working...

February 18, 2021 12:55 pm

London’s Chelsea FC Soccer Club Launches ‘Say No to Antisemitism’ Website

Famed British soccer team Chelsea FC announced on Monday the launch of its "Say No to Antisemitism" website that will feature all the club’s updates,...

February 18, 2021 10:05 am

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Makes TIME Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People

JNS.org - Israeli actress Shira Haas, star of the Netflix drama “Unorthodox,” has been listed by TIME as one of 100 emerging leaders of 2021 who...

February 17, 2021 3:30 pm

Sarah Silverman: Jared Kushner Could Act as Nazi in a Movie

Jewish actress and comedian Sarah Silverman said that if a film was looking to cast someone to play a Nazi, former White House senior adviser...

February 16, 2021 12:34 pm

British Actor and Writer Stephen Fry Decries World ‘Increasingly Full of Antisemitic Words and Actions’

Stephen Fry. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.Famed British actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry addressed the alarming and sad reality of antisemitism against Jews worldwide in...

February 16, 2021 9:57 am

Exiled Iranian Judoka Arrives in Israel to Compete in Tel Aviv Grand Slam

JNS.org - Saeid Mollaei, the Iranian judo champion who sought refuge in Germany, after being ordered to throw a match at the 2019 World Judo...

February 15, 2021 1:12 pm

Actress Rashida Jones on Black-Jewish Heritage: ‘It’s Something I Do Not Take for Granted’

Actress Rashida Jones is thankful for her dual Black and Jewish heritage and feels a responsibility to make her parents proud because of it, she...

February 15, 2021 10:42 am

Israeli Film Shortlisted for Oscar in Best Live-Action Short Category

i24News - The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences picked last week an Israeli short film for a shortlist in the Best Live-Action Short category...

Opinion

My Brother Benzi, and How to Be Kind

My late brother Benzi died in a car accident in 2008. Although he is principally remembered for his superlative philanthropy...

New York Times’ Beinart Defends Himself on Hypocrisy Charge

New York Times columnist Peter Beinart is defending himself against the charge that he is a hypocrite for favoring economic...

Settlements Are Not the Obstacle to Peace, Just a Two-State Solution

Shany Mor wrote a useful if not very original article in Mosaic on...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Israel

Israel Says Initial Assessment Is Iran Behind Explosion on Israeli-Owned Sh...

Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday his "initial assessment" was that Iran was responsible for an explosion on...

Middle East

Palestinians Shut West Bank Schools to Contain Coronavirus Variants

Schools in the West Bank will shut down for 12 days in an effort to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus variant infections, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said on...

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