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Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival's coveted...

February 17, 2019 1:04 pm

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film as a biology professor helping a Hasidic cantor deal with his wife’s death might have been a questionable choice -- especially with...

‘Good Morning Britain’ Deletes ‘Disgusting’ Survey on Boycotting Eurovision in Israel After Sparking Anger

The UK television program "Good Morning Britain" deleted on Friday a Twitter poll that asked members of the public whether they thought Britain should boycott this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is being held in...

Patriots Owner Kraft Offers Thanks for Super Bowl Victory at South Florida Shabbat Service

A week after his football team won Super Bowl LIII, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended a Shabbat service in South Florida on Saturday. Kraft’s Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in the NFL...

February 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Teacher, Drifter, Mossad Spy: A Berlinale Tale of Trust and Treachery

Diane Kruger took herself on a spy-training course in Israel to prepare for her starring...

February 7, 2019 8:20 am

New Play by Jewish Author Tackles the Environment and Sexual Harrasment

Calling a woman a “bird Nazi” isn’t usually the best way for a man to...

February 6, 2019 11:53 am

Israeli Band Shalva Pulls Out of Eurovision Running Due to Shabbat Observance

The Shalva Band has removed itself from the race to represent Israel in this year's...

February 5, 2019 8:22 am

Bubbies Become Matchmakers in New TV Show

Linda Rich can sing, Bunny Gibson can dance, and S.J. Mendelson has sass. The three...

February 4, 2019 4:37 pm

‘Gridiron Maccabee’ Julian Edelman Wins Super Bowl MVP Award

Julian Edelman, an undersized wide receiver few thought would ever make a name for himself...

February 17, 2019 1:04 pm

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden...

February 15, 2019 10:38 am

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film as a biology professor helping a Hasidic cantor deal with his wife’s...

February 12, 2019 12:06 am

‘Good Morning Britain’ Deletes ‘Disgusting’ Survey on Boycotting Eurovision in Israel After Sparking Anger

The UK television program "Good Morning Britain" deleted on Friday a Twitter poll that asked members of the public whether they thought Britain should boycott...

February 11, 2019 4:34 pm

Patriots Owner Kraft Offers Thanks for Super Bowl Victory at South Florida Shabbat Service

A week after his football team won Super Bowl LIII, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended a Shabbat service in South Florida on Saturday. Kraft’s...

February 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Teacher, Drifter, Mossad Spy: A Berlinale Tale of Trust and Treachery

Diane Kruger took herself on a spy-training course in Israel to prepare for her starring role in "The Operative," and rapidly became a person she...

February 7, 2019 8:20 am

New Play by Jewish Author Tackles the Environment and Sexual Harrasment

Calling a woman a “bird Nazi” isn’t usually the best way for a man to win an attractive woman. In the play Whirlwind, now at...

February 6, 2019 11:53 am

Israeli Band Shalva Pulls Out of Eurovision Running Due to Shabbat Observance

The Shalva Band has removed itself from the race to represent Israel in this year's Eurovision competition because some of its members observed Shabbat and would not...

February 5, 2019 8:22 am

Bubbies Become Matchmakers in New TV Show

Linda Rich can sing, Bunny Gibson can dance, and S.J. Mendelson has sass. The three women star in a new show called Bubbies Know Best...

February 4, 2019 4:37 pm

‘Gridiron Maccabee’ Julian Edelman Wins Super Bowl MVP Award

Julian Edelman, an undersized wide receiver few thought would ever make a name for himself in NFL, won the Super Bowl MVP trophy on Sunday...

February 4, 2019 3:32 pm

Israeli Culture Minister Calls on Eurovision Producers to Accommodate Shalva Band’s Shabbat Observance

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev asked the producers of Eurovision on Monday to accommodate the Shalva Band and its observance of Shabbat if...

February 3, 2019 11:23 am

Shalva Band Advances to ‘Rising Star’ Finals, Amid Looming Shabbat Controversy

The Shalva Band, an Israeli ensemble made up of eight musicians with disabilities, on Saturday night became the first group to advance to the final...

January 30, 2019 9:45 am

‘The Invisibles’ Tells the Amazing Tale of Four Holocaust Survivors

When death knocked at her door, Hanni Weissenberg refused to answer it. Living in Berlin in 1943 -- when the Nazis tried to wipe out...

January 29, 2019 11:12 am

Israeli Band of Musicians With Disabilities Sing Original Track in ‘Rising Star’ Competition Titled ‘I See Something Good in You’

The Shalva Band, an Israeli group comprised of musicians with disabilities, competed in the next round of the "Rising Star" competition on Monday with an original...

January 28, 2019 12:43 pm

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Disables Instagram Comments After Receiving Antisemitic Abuse Over Tribute to Relative Who Survived Holocaust

"Game of Thrones" actress Laura Pradelska disabled the comments on her Instagram page after social media users attacked her with antisemitic messages because of her Jewish background,...

Opinion

Is Racism Behind the Criticism of Ilhan Omar?

Since February 12, The Guardian has published five pieces either entirely or largely sympathetic to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar after...

Benny Gantz’s Dangerous Ambiguity on West Bank Disengagement

For all his efforts to keep his views on key national issues under wraps, so as to make his premiership...

Parshat Ki Tissa: The Jews as a Stiff-Necked People

It is a moment of the very highest drama. The Israelites, a mere 40 days after the greatest revelation in...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Columbia Grad Union Reps to Call for BDS in Negotiations With Administratio...

As Columbia University prepares to negotiate with its graduate student union on Monday, members of the union's bargaining committee are...

Israel

Gantz Unveils Party List, Lapid Says Unity Deal Still ‘on the Table’

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz unveiled on Tuesday the Knesset candidates list of his new party Israel Resilience for the upcoming elections, while Gantz's rival and possible ally...

Middle East

Sources: Despite Sanctions, Iran’s Oil Exports Rise in Early 2019

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry sources, as some customers have...

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