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Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula One driver, announced the...

January 16, 2020 11:19 am

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove of eyewitness depictions of the Holocaust, drawn in pencil, ink...

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge of Sorrow, published in Israel in 2012, is out this week in English from Schocken Books, translated by Stuart Schoffman. The book is...

Israeli Model Says Lebanese Designer Removed Her From Paris Fashion Show Due to Her Nationality

An Israeli model asserted on Tuesday that a Lebanese fashion designer removed her from the lineup for his runway show, part of Haute Couture Week in Paris, because of her nationality. "Truthfully ... it's still hard...

January 15, 2020 10:31 am

Israeli Skier Makes History by Winning Israel’s First Winter Youth Olympics Medals

JNS.org - Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the...

January 15, 2020 9:56 am

Snubbing Sandler and ‘Uncut Gems’

It's not even close. Joaquin Phoenix's performance in Joker is otherworldly, and he deserves to win...

January 14, 2020 12:14 pm

‘Jeopardy!’ Apologizes for Airing ‘Flawed’ Bethlehem Clue, Blames ‘Human Error’

Producers of the popular game show "Jeopardy!" apologized on Monday for stirring controversy with a...

January 14, 2020 10:48 am

Brooklyn Nets Warm Up in Shirts Featuring ADL Logo ‘No Place for Hate’

JNS.org - Prior to playing the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Barclays Center in...

January 13, 2020 2:02 pm

ABC’s Remake of Israeli TV Show ‘Baker and the Beauty’ to Air April 6th

ABC has dropped a first official trailer for its modern-day Cinderella story TV series “The...

January 16, 2020 11:19 am

Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula One driver, announced the motor...

January 16, 2020 10:12 am

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove...

January 16, 2020 9:25 am

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge of Sorrow, published in Israel in 2012, is out this week in...

January 15, 2020 1:58 pm

Israeli Model Says Lebanese Designer Removed Her From Paris Fashion Show Due to Her Nationality

An Israeli model asserted on Tuesday that a Lebanese fashion designer removed her from the lineup for his runway show, part of Haute Couture Week...

January 15, 2020 10:31 am

Israeli Skier Makes History by Winning Israel’s First Winter Youth Olympics Medals

JNS.org - Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the Winter Youth Olympic Games when she competed in the competition...

January 15, 2020 9:56 am

Snubbing Sandler and ‘Uncut Gems’

It's not even close. Joaquin Phoenix's performance in Joker is otherworldly, and he deserves to win the Oscar for Best Actor. But Adam Sandler's performance in...

January 14, 2020 12:14 pm

‘Jeopardy!’ Apologizes for Airing ‘Flawed’ Bethlehem Clue, Blames ‘Human Error’

Producers of the popular game show "Jeopardy!" apologized on Monday for stirring controversy with a clue about the Church of Nativity in the West Bank...

January 14, 2020 10:48 am

Brooklyn Nets Warm Up in Shirts Featuring ADL Logo ‘No Place for Hate’

JNS.org - Prior to playing the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, the home team Brooklyn Nets warmed up in...

January 13, 2020 2:02 pm

ABC’s Remake of Israeli TV Show ‘Baker and the Beauty’ to Air April 6th

ABC has dropped a first official trailer for its modern-day Cinderella story TV series “The Baker and the Beauty,” which will air on April 6th,...

January 13, 2020 1:04 pm

‘I Can’t Wait to Perform in Israel,’ Lionel Richie Tells Fans Ahead of Tel Aviv Concert

American singer Lionel Richie said in a video message last week that he was excited to perform in Israel on March 2 as part of...

January 13, 2020 12:08 pm

UK Soccer Team Chelsea Commissions Mural Honoring Jewish Players Sent to Nazi Death Camps in Holocaust

The British soccer club Chelsea FC announced on Wednesday its partnership with renowned British-Israeli street artist Solomon Souza to create a commemorative mural of three...

January 12, 2020 10:01 pm

‘Jeopardy!’ Ignites Furor After Wading Into Israeli-Palestinian Conflict During Friday Night Show

The US game show "Jeopardy!" attracted controversy over the weekend after it waded into the Israel-Palestinian conflict during its show on Friday night. During the episode's...

January 12, 2020 9:59 am

Spotify Streams Antisemitic Playlists That Praise Hitler, Call For ‘Gas the Jews’

JNS.org - The audio-streaming service Spotify has dozens of user-created playlists with titles praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, mocking Holocaust victims, and artwork that feature...

January 10, 2020 1:24 pm

TV Host Andy Cohen Kisses Star of David Tiffany Haddish Got From Barbara Streisand as Bat Mitzvah Gift

The host of Bravo TV's “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” kissed comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish's Star of David necklace when she was...

Opinion

New York Times Editors Press Democratic Presidential Candidates on Shutting Jerusalem Embassy

Democratic presidential candidates hoping to win the endorsement of The New...

Jewish Stoicism and Our Faith in God

One of the most remarkable of all Roman emperors was the philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius. His full name was Marcus Aurelius Antoninus...

Why Is There a Church at the Largest Jewish Cemetery in the World?

World leaders are planning to gather at Auschwitz this year to commemorate the...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

‘I Can Truly Understand the Emotion’: French Justice Minister O...

France's justice minister told a leading Jewish newspaper this week that she was "particularly touched" by the case of Sarah...

Israel

Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report...

Ctech - Approximately 12 percent of Israelis use bikes, electric bicycles, and electric scooters on a weekly basis, according to...

Middle East

UN Says Around 350,0000 Syrians Have Fled Russian-Led Assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey,...

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