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Director Steven Spielberg Recalls Antisemitic Bullying He Faced in School: ‘It Made Me Feel Ashamed of Being Jewish’

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was the target of antisemitic bullying in school as a youngster, the Hollywood heavyweight revealed in a recent interview. The result, he...

October 20, 2019 6:05 pm

‘Nightline’ Co-Anchor Juju Chang Talks About Conversion to Judaism and Raising Jewish Children

Juju Chang, a co-anchor on ABC News' "Nightline," spoke about converting to Judaism and living a Jewish lifestyle when appearing as a guest on Monday's episode of the podcast "Call Your Mother." Chang, who immigrated to...

Hitler Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Mixes Dark Humor With Plea for Tolerance

New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and most successful yet. "Jojo Rabbit," which Waititi wrote, directed and in...

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Launches Production Company; Will Star in and Produce Film on Holocaust Heroine Irena Sendler

Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot announced the creation of her own production company, Pilot Wave, with husband Jaron Varsano. Gadot made the announcement on Instagram, saying, "Pilot Wave is taking off! I'm so excited...

October 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Adam Sandler and His Daughters Perform Taylor Swift Song With Edited Jewish Lyrics at Fundraiser

Jewish actor Adam Sandler and his two daughters performed a cover of the Taylor Swift...

October 8, 2019 12:56 pm

Jewish Actor Jesse Eisenberg Talks About ‘Revelation’ Following Poland Trip, Visit With Relative Who Survived Holocaust

A trip Jewish actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg took to Poland years ago changed this...

October 6, 2019 10:35 pm

Anti-Boycott Group Condemns Bullying of Demi Lovato Over Israel Trip; Mom Says She Will ‘Undoubtedly’ Go Again

An anti-boycott entertainment industry organization denounced the bullying on social media of American songstress Demi...

October 4, 2019 2:34 pm

Reggae Singer Ziggy Marley Honored for Israel Support in Face of BDS Pressure

Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, the son of late reggae icon Bob Marley, reaffirmed his support...

October 3, 2019 3:28 pm

Facing Social Media Bullying, Singer Demi Lovato Apologizes to Those ‘Hurt or Offended’ by Her Recent Trip to Israel

American singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato issued an apology on Wednesday to those "hurt...

October 20, 2019 6:05 pm

Director Steven Spielberg Recalls Antisemitic Bullying He Faced in School: ‘It Made Me Feel Ashamed of Being Jewish’

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was the target of antisemitic bullying in school as a youngster, the Hollywood heavyweight revealed in a recent interview. The result, he admitted,...

October 18, 2019 4:08 pm

‘Nightline’ Co-Anchor Juju Chang Talks About Conversion to Judaism and Raising Jewish Children

Juju Chang, a co-anchor on ABC News' "Nightline," spoke about converting to Judaism and living a Jewish lifestyle when appearing as a guest on Monday's...

October 18, 2019 12:04 pm

Hitler Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Mixes Dark Humor With Plea for Tolerance

New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and...

October 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Launches Production Company; Will Star in and Produce Film on Holocaust Heroine Irena Sendler

Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot announced the creation of her own production company, Pilot Wave, with husband Jaron Varsano. Gadot made the announcement...

October 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Adam Sandler and His Daughters Perform Taylor Swift Song With Edited Jewish Lyrics at Fundraiser

Jewish actor Adam Sandler and his two daughters performed a cover of the Taylor Swift hit song "Lover" on Sunday night at Rock4EB, a fundraiser...

October 8, 2019 12:56 pm

Jewish Actor Jesse Eisenberg Talks About ‘Revelation’ Following Poland Trip, Visit With Relative Who Survived Holocaust

A trip Jewish actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg took to Poland years ago changed this perspective on the Holocaust and revealed a sense of guilt...

October 6, 2019 10:35 pm

Anti-Boycott Group Condemns Bullying of Demi Lovato Over Israel Trip; Mom Says She Will ‘Undoubtedly’ Go Again

An anti-boycott entertainment industry organization denounced the bullying on social media of American songstress Demi Lovato in the wake of her recent visit to Israel,...

October 4, 2019 2:34 pm

Reggae Singer Ziggy Marley Honored for Israel Support in Face of BDS Pressure

Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, the son of late reggae icon Bob Marley, reaffirmed his support for Israel at a recent event in Los Angeles. Marley was...

October 3, 2019 3:28 pm

Facing Social Media Bullying, Singer Demi Lovato Apologizes to Those ‘Hurt or Offended’ by Her Recent Trip to Israel

American singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato issued an apology on Wednesday to those "hurt or offended" by her recent trip to Israel, after she...

October 2, 2019 1:12 pm

Singer Demi Lovato Shares Details, Photos From ‘Magical’ Trip to Israel

American performer Demi Lovato opened up on Instagram on Tuesday about her recent visit to Israel and the trip's spiritual impact on her life. The "Sober"...

September 29, 2019 9:03 am

Israeli Documentary About Hunting, Breeding, Wildlife Conservation Wins Emmy

JNS.org - An Israeli documentary won an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Documentary at the 2019 News and Documentary Emmys, which were announced in New York earlier...

September 27, 2019 5:28 pm

Celine Dion Wishes Israel ‘Shana Tova,’ Announces 2020 Tel Aviv Concert

Singer Celine Dion announced on Thursday her first-ever concert in Israel in a video message in which she also wished the Jewish state a happy...

September 26, 2019 3:26 pm

Actors Who Fall in Love in Yiddish-Language ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Production Get Engaged, Say ‘It Feels Bashert’

Two actors whose characters fall in love in the Yiddish-language, off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof got engaged last week, Broadway.com reported. Drew Seigla and...

September 25, 2019 2:43 pm

Israeli Cyclist Wins Spot for Israel in 2020 Olympics

Road racing cyclist Omer Shapira on Tuesday secured Israel a spot in the women’s time trial contest in the 2020 Olympics, set to take place...

Opinion

When the Dust Settles in Syria…

JNS.org - To speak about Kurds has suddenly become a cry in favor of human rights and self-determination by the...

Why America Can’t Escape the Middle East

JNS.org - The excuses President Donald Trump and his loyal fans continue to put forward for his disastrous decision to...

New York Times Readers Offer Vicious Responses to Articles by Israelis

In at least two recent cases, articles in The New York Times by...

Features

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Gives Up Effort to Form New Government

Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace...

Middle East

Turkey Will Resume Syria Assault If US Promises Not Met: Erdogan

Hundreds of Kurdish forces remain near to Syria's northeast border despite a US-brokered truce demanding their withdrawal and Turkey could resume its offensive in the area when the ceasefire expires,...

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