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Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to help lift spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tom Cohen, the orchestra's artistic...

March 30, 2020 2:56 pm

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed off his Hebrew skills during a Twitter conversation with Israeli journalists on Tuesday. A few Israeli journalists were talking about their favorite songs...

400,000 People Worldwide Tune in for Livestreamed Concert by Idan Raichel

JNS.org - More than 400,000 people from around the world tuned in to watch renowned Israeli musician Idan Raichel’s livestreamed concert from his Tel Aviv living room on Sunday evening. As part of the special event hosted...

Netflix to Reduce Traffic in Israel by 25 Percent to Help ISPs

Netflix said on Monday it would reduce network traffic in Israel over the next month following a government request to ease data congestion from people staying home due to the coronavirus. The world's largest streaming media...

March 22, 2020 7:16 pm

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Jewish Actress Emmy Rossum Shares Plans to Focus on Shabbat

Jewish actress Emmy Rossum told her Twitter followers on Friday about her plans to take...

March 22, 2020 9:50 am

Netflix Announces Release Date for ‘Fauda’ Season 3

JNS.org - Season 3 of the Israeli series “Fauda” will begin streaming on Netflix on April...

March 19, 2020 12:06 pm

Gal Gadot and Celebrity Friends Cover John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in Coronavirus Video

Israeli actress Gal Gadot made an effort on Wednesday to cheer up those quarantined because...

March 19, 2020 9:40 am

Rosanna Arquette Alleges Israel Knew About Virus, Put ‘Lives at Risk for Profit’

JNS.org - Actress Rosanna Arquette alleged in a now-deleted tweet that Israel “has been working...

March 17, 2020 2:54 pm

Famed Jewish Comedian Mel Brooks and Son Encourage Social Distancing During Coronavirus Pandemic

Iconic Jewish comedian Mel Brooks and his son, Max, took to Twitter on Monday to...

March 30, 2020 2:56 pm

Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to help lift spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tom Cohen, the orchestra's artistic director...

March 26, 2020 12:14 pm

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed off his Hebrew skills during a Twitter conversation with Israeli journalists on...

March 24, 2020 9:31 am

400,000 People Worldwide Tune in for Livestreamed Concert by Idan Raichel

JNS.org - More than 400,000 people from around the world tuned in to watch renowned Israeli musician Idan Raichel’s livestreamed concert from his Tel Aviv living...

March 23, 2020 8:12 am

Netflix to Reduce Traffic in Israel by 25 Percent to Help ISPs

Netflix said on Monday it would reduce network traffic in Israel over the next month following a government request to ease data congestion from people...

March 22, 2020 7:16 pm

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Jewish Actress Emmy Rossum Shares Plans to Focus on Shabbat

Jewish actress Emmy Rossum told her Twitter followers on Friday about her plans to take Shabbat seriously this weekend, seemingly in light of the coronavirus...

March 22, 2020 9:50 am

Netflix Announces Release Date for ‘Fauda’ Season 3

JNS.org - Season 3 of the Israeli series “Fauda” will begin streaming on Netflix on April 16. It will be available in April everywhere except France and...

March 19, 2020 12:06 pm

Gal Gadot and Celebrity Friends Cover John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in Coronavirus Video

Israeli actress Gal Gadot made an effort on Wednesday to cheer up those quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic by enlisting her celebrity friends to...

March 19, 2020 9:40 am

Rosanna Arquette Alleges Israel Knew About Virus, Put ‘Lives at Risk for Profit’

JNS.org - Actress Rosanna Arquette alleged in a now-deleted tweet that Israel “has been working on a [coronavirus] vaccine for a year already” and has...

March 17, 2020 2:54 pm

Famed Jewish Comedian Mel Brooks and Son Encourage Social Distancing During Coronavirus Pandemic

Iconic Jewish comedian Mel Brooks and his son, Max, took to Twitter on Monday to share a message about social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus...

March 16, 2020 4:56 pm

Actress Julia Roberts Shares Poem on Shabbat Observance, Coronavirus Quarantining

Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, US actress Julia Roberts posted on Instagram on Sunday a poem about quarantining and social distancing that begins by discussing...

March 13, 2020 9:27 am

Kraft Congratulates Yeshiva University Basketball Team on Record-Breaking Season

JNS.org - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry sent video messages to Yeshiva University’s basketball team, the Maccabees, congratulating...

March 11, 2020 9:52 am

Netflix to Release Show About Woman Leaving Chassidic Lifestyle, Mainly in Yiddish

JNS.org - Netflix will release a new series on March 26 about a young woman in Brooklyn’s Chassidic Satmar community who leaves an unhappy and...

March 10, 2020 4:14 pm

NFL Athletes Travel to Israel, Train With IDF Soldiers

Two NFL players traveled to Israel last week and trained with IDF soldiers, Fox News reported. Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson and free agent cornerback...

March 6, 2020 11:02 am

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Studying for Bar Mitzvah During NFL Offseason

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is spending some time during the NFL offseason studying in Los Angeles for his bar mitzvah, he told...

Opinion

National Anxieties and Doomsday Scenarios in HBO’s ‘Plot Against America’

JNS.org - Improbable as it may seem during a global pandemic, HBO is...

Jews, African-Americans and Communism in Harlem

Before World War I, German sociologist Max Weber argued that “the Protestant ethic” had engendered “the spirit of capitalism.” His...

Quarantining the Body While Liberating the Soul

These are the times that try parents’ souls. How do we keep our spirits up and be a blessing rather than...

World

US Coronavirus Death Toll Rises Past 3,000 on Deadliest Day

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a...

Israel

‘No Seders With Grandma and Grandpa’: Israeli Defense Minister ...

Ahead of Passover and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett published a video on Monday imploring...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Expands Lockdown as Coronavirus Death Toll Doubles

Saudi Arabia halted entry and exit into Jeddah governorate on Sunday, expanding lockdown rules as it reported four new deaths from a coronavirus outbreak that continues to spread in the...

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