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Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made earlier this week to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL),...

September 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Actress Debra Messing Talks About Judaism, Playing a Jewish Character on ‘Will & Grace’

Judaism was a big part of actress Debra Messing's childhood growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, the "Will & Grace" star told The Seattle Times in a recent interview. Messing, 51, said her parents, who both...

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission of Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc.  It’s been years since the brother...

Israeli Paralympic Swimmer Breaks World Record in Competition Originally Banned to Israelis

An Israeli Paralympic swimmer set a new world record on Tuesday at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, held in London after Malaysia was stripped of the event for refusing to let Israelis compete, according...

September 10, 2019 3:24 pm

Sasha Baron Cohen Acknowledges Past Reluctance to Play Jewish Characters: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be Typecast’

British comedian and actor Sasha Baron Cohen said in a recent interview that he used...

September 8, 2019 6:27 am

Former Obama Speechwriter Offers Answers to ‘Why Be Jewish?’ Question in New Book

Why be Jewish? Nowadays, embracing Jewish identity and practice is optional, even for those who were...

September 4, 2019 2:45 pm

‘Harry Potter’ Actress Visits Israel to Celebrate Friend’s Upcoming Wedding

British actress Bonnie Wright, best known for playing the role of Ginny Weasley in the...

September 3, 2019 4:06 pm

Argentine-Jewish Tennis Pro Diego Schwartzman to Compete Against Rafael Nadal in US Open Quarterfinals

Argentine-Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman is set for a showdown with Rafael Nadal after his...

September 2, 2019 10:16 am

Seth Rogen and Wife Paint Ceramic Menorah During TV Interview

Comedic actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen did some arts and crafts...

September 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made earlier this week to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and...

September 13, 2019 12:32 pm

Actress Debra Messing Talks About Judaism, Playing a Jewish Character on ‘Will & Grace’

Judaism was a big part of actress Debra Messing's childhood growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, the "Will & Grace" star told The Seattle Times...

September 12, 2019 6:07 am

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission of Gallery Books, an imprint...

September 11, 2019 4:16 pm

Israeli Paralympic Swimmer Breaks World Record in Competition Originally Banned to Israelis

An Israeli Paralympic swimmer set a new world record on Tuesday at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, held in London after Malaysia was stripped...

September 10, 2019 3:24 pm

Sasha Baron Cohen Acknowledges Past Reluctance to Play Jewish Characters: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be Typecast’

British comedian and actor Sasha Baron Cohen said in a recent interview that he used to pass up offers that he feared would "typecast" him...

September 8, 2019 6:27 am

Former Obama Speechwriter Offers Answers to ‘Why Be Jewish?’ Question in New Book

Why be Jewish? Nowadays, embracing Jewish identity and practice is optional, even for those who were born into it. Sarah Hurwitz’s own story is an example....

September 4, 2019 2:45 pm

‘Harry Potter’ Actress Visits Israel to Celebrate Friend’s Upcoming Wedding

British actress Bonnie Wright, best known for playing the role of Ginny Weasley in the "Harry Potter" film series, is visiting Israel for her friend's...

September 3, 2019 4:06 pm

Argentine-Jewish Tennis Pro Diego Schwartzman to Compete Against Rafael Nadal in US Open Quarterfinals

Argentine-Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman is set for a showdown with Rafael Nadal after his victory match on Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New...

September 2, 2019 10:16 am

Seth Rogen and Wife Paint Ceramic Menorah During TV Interview

Comedic actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen did some arts and crafts during their recent interview with KTLA 5 Morning News in...

August 30, 2019 2:36 pm

Clip From Roman Polanski’s Dreyfus Affair Film ‘An Officer and a Spy’ Shows Violent Altercation

Footage was released of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski’s new movie "An Officer and a Spy" ahead of the film's premiere in competition at the Venice...

August 30, 2019 10:54 am

Backstreet Boy AJ Is 6.8 Percent Ashkenazi Jewish, Says Israeli DNA Tester MyHeritage

CTech - There’s a new nice Jewish (backstreet) boy in town. Backstreet Boys singer AJ (Alexander James) McLean is 6.8 percent Ashkenazi Jewish, Israel-based genealogy company...

August 29, 2019 4:46 pm

Trailer Released for Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Netflix Series on Israeli Spy Eli Cohen

Netflix released the official trailer on Wednesday for its new miniseries "The Spy" starring Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Mossad agent Eli Cohen. The series...

August 25, 2019 4:28 am

Modern-Day Immigrants, and How Eleanor Roosevelt Saved Jewish Refugees from the Holocaust

JNS.org - In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom. But...

August 13, 2019 7:59 am

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone contact for his wife Laura...

Opinion

Boltonism Should Not Disappear

JNS.org - John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration should have had the political left cheering from the rafters. Bolton...

Uniting Around a Big Judaism

JNS.org - When you feel under attack, you’re not inclined to think big. You’re more consumed with immediate threats. The Jewish...

We Must Set the Example for the Next Generation

One of the great social challenges facing society is the problem of juvenile delinquency. Crimes committed by individuals who have...

Features

Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around

JNS.org - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

World

Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza Killed in US Raid, Trump Says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the terrorist group, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, President...

Israel

Trump Floats Possible Defense Treaty Days Ahead of Israeli Elections

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster...

Middle East

Houthi Drones Hit Saudi Oil Heartland, Sources Say Crude Flows Disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources...

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