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Comedian Tiffany Haddish Throws Lavish ‘Black Mitzvah’ Party on Her 40th Birthday

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish celebrated her 40th birthday on Tuesday with a massive, star-studded "Black Mitzvah" party in Beverly Hills, California, the same...

December 5, 2019 4:02 pm

Thousands of Brazilians Take Part in Israeli Social Music Initiative

Thousands of Brazilians gathered on Sunday at Sao Paulo’s Estaiada Bridge to take part in a popular Israeli social musical initiative held for the first time in Latin America. The Koolulam project centers around mass singing...

Tiffany Haddish Performs ‘Hava Nagila’ on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish performed an impromptu version of the popular Hebrew song “Hava Nagila” on Sunday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Haddish, 39, was on the talk show promoting her new Netflix...

Amazon Removes Christmas Ornaments With Auschwitz Image From Site Following Complaints

E-commerce giant Amazon on Sunday took down from its website Christmas ornaments on sale that featured images of the former Auschwitz concentration camp following complaints by consumers and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. "All sellers must...

November 28, 2019 11:44 am

Tiffany Haddish Talks About Bat Mitzvah Party, Why Her Friends Should Study Torah

JNS.org - Tiffany Haddish’s bat mitzvah celebration on Dec. 3—the same day her Netflix series...

November 28, 2019 11:24 am

Jewish Actor Seth Rogen Talks About ‘Traumatic’ Experience Filming in Pittsburgh During Tree of Life Shooting

In a recent interview with The New York Jewish Week, Jewish comedic actor Seth Rogen...

November 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Leonard Cohen’s Son Releases Posthumous Album of Legendary Singer’s Unfinished Work

The son of the late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen released on Friday a posthumously-completed...

November 22, 2019 11:05 am

Helena Bonham Carter Learns of Grandfather Who Helped Jews Escape the Holocaust

JNS.org - Actress Helena Bonham Carter discovered that her grandfather helped thousands of French Jews...

November 22, 2019 11:00 am

Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Social Media Giants for Hate Speech on Platforms

JNS.org - British Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen, upon accepting the Anti-Defamation League’s International Fellowship Award...

December 5, 2019 4:02 pm

Comedian Tiffany Haddish Throws Lavish ‘Black Mitzvah’ Party on Her 40th Birthday

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish celebrated her 40th birthday on Tuesday with a massive, star-studded "Black Mitzvah" party in Beverly Hills, California, the same day...

December 4, 2019 4:24 pm

Thousands of Brazilians Take Part in Israeli Social Music Initiative

Thousands of Brazilians gathered on Sunday at Sao Paulo’s Estaiada Bridge to take part in a popular Israeli social musical initiative held for the first...

December 2, 2019 3:54 pm

Tiffany Haddish Performs ‘Hava Nagila’ on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish performed an impromptu version of the popular Hebrew song “Hava Nagila” on Sunday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Haddish,...

December 1, 2019 9:37 pm

Amazon Removes Christmas Ornaments With Auschwitz Image From Site Following Complaints

E-commerce giant Amazon on Sunday took down from its website Christmas ornaments on sale that featured images of the former Auschwitz concentration camp following complaints...

November 28, 2019 11:44 am

Tiffany Haddish Talks About Bat Mitzvah Party, Why Her Friends Should Study Torah

JNS.org - Tiffany Haddish’s bat mitzvah celebration on Dec. 3—the same day her Netflix series “Black Mitzvah” will debut—is set to be a grand affair with...

November 28, 2019 11:24 am

Jewish Actor Seth Rogen Talks About ‘Traumatic’ Experience Filming in Pittsburgh During Tree of Life Shooting

In a recent interview with The New York Jewish Week, Jewish comedic actor Seth Rogen opened up about filming his new movie "American Pickle" in...

November 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Leonard Cohen’s Son Releases Posthumous Album of Legendary Singer’s Unfinished Work

The son of the late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen released on Friday a posthumously-completed album of music left unfinished by his father. The new album,...

November 22, 2019 11:05 am

Helena Bonham Carter Learns of Grandfather Who Helped Jews Escape the Holocaust

JNS.org - Actress Helena Bonham Carter discovered that her grandfather helped thousands of French Jews escape the Holocaust in a new TV series starting next...

November 22, 2019 11:00 am

Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Social Media Giants for Hate Speech on Platforms

JNS.org - British Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen, upon accepting the Anti-Defamation League’s International Fellowship Award in New York City on Thursday, criticized social-media giants for...

November 19, 2019 4:06 pm

Egyptian Actor Responds to Backlash for Starring With Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel

Egyptian actor Amr Waked took to Twitter on Sunday to defend himself after anti-Israel activists criticized him for starring alongside Israeli actress Gal Gadot in...

November 19, 2019 11:08 am

Jewish Actress Zoey Deutch Reflects on Her Bat Mitzvah Party and ‘Nightmare From Hell’ Dress

Actress Zoey Deutch's bat mitzvah celebration resulted in her never wanting to have a big party for any other milestone in her life, she said...

November 17, 2019 9:42 pm

‘Hatikvah’ Played in Abu Dhabi After Israeli Wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu Competition

Israel’s national anthem "Hatikvah" was played in an Abu Dhabi arena on Saturday after Alon Leviev, 17, took home the gold in the junior category...

November 17, 2019 10:21 am

Jack Black, Flaming Lips and Haim Among Those to Join Hanukkah Album

JNS.org - A holiday-inspired music album titled “Hanukkah+” will be released on Nov. 22 and feature a collection of Jewish classics and originals from artists,...

November 17, 2019 10:04 am

Hallmark Channel Set to Premiere Hanukkah Movies for First Time

JNS.org - The Hallmark Channel will premiere its first two Hanukkah-themed movies next month in honor of the eight-day Jewish holiday, which this year starts...

Opinion

Will Iran Withdraw From the 2015 Nuclear Agreement?

No sooner had Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced, on November 5, Iran’s renewal of uranium enrichment than the IAEA reported...

Losing the Semantic War on ‘Palestine’

I have written before about the importance of semantics in the discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how frustrated many...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Norway Threatens Palestinian Aid Cut Over Racism, Violence in Textbooks

The Norwegian parliament called on the Palestinian Authority on Thursday to remove violent, racist and antisemitic materials from its school curriculum, or else face a drop or cessation in funding. A...

Israel

Israel’s UN Mission Commemorates Expulsion of Middle Eastern and North Af...

Israel’s UN Mission commemorated on Wednesday the expulsion of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa, holding an...

Middle East

US Says Iran May Have Killed More Than 1,000 in Recent Protests

Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests over gasoline price hikes began in mid-November, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday. "As the truth is...

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