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New Zealand Activists Raise Funds for Palestinian Charity After Fine by Israeli Court

Two New Zealand anti-Israel activists have raised NZ$14,000 ($9,108.40) as of Sunday for charity after being fined by an Israeli court for their role...

October 14, 2018 11:47 am

NFL Player Gets Schooled About Jewish Food, Hebrew Slang

A NFL player recently accepted an invitation from a sports anchor to try Jewish food for the first time and learn about Jewish culture. Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is often mistaken for being Jewish because of his last...

Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child

Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood. The 87-year-old, who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, told...

Legendary French Singer Charles Aznavour, Whose Family Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, Dies at 94

Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour, whose family helped rescue Jews during the Holocaust, died on Sunday at the age of 94. Aznavour, commonly referred to as the "Frank Sinatra of France" was active as a musician...

September 28, 2018 7:25 am

Entertainment Industry Group Works to Thwart the Cultural Efforts of BDS

JNS.org - Since its founding in 2005, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has...

September 26, 2018 11:47 am

Gal Gadot to Play Herself in ‘Simpsons’ Season Premiere Episode

Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be one of several stars providing guest voices on the season 30...

September 18, 2018 6:22 am

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a difficult question...

September 17, 2018 11:14 am

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including one praying...

September 17, 2018 10:19 am

Gal Gadot Shows Support for Shiri Maimon Ahead of Israeli Singer’s ‘Chicago’ Broadway Debut

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed well wishes to Israeli singer Shiri Maimon last Thursday ahead...

October 14, 2018 11:47 am

New Zealand Activists Raise Funds for Palestinian Charity After Fine by Israeli Court

Two New Zealand anti-Israel activists have raised NZ$14,000 ($9,108.40) as of Sunday for charity after being fined by an Israeli court for their role in...

October 12, 2018 3:38 pm

NFL Player Gets Schooled About Jewish Food, Hebrew Slang

A NFL player recently accepted an invitation from a sports anchor to try Jewish food for the first time and learn about Jewish culture. Chicago Bears running...

October 8, 2018 12:28 pm

Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child

Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood. The 87-year-old, who is best known...

October 1, 2018 1:02 pm

Legendary French Singer Charles Aznavour, Whose Family Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, Dies at 94

Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour, whose family helped rescue Jews during the Holocaust, died on Sunday at the age of 94. Aznavour, commonly referred to as...

September 28, 2018 7:25 am

Entertainment Industry Group Works to Thwart the Cultural Efforts of BDS

JNS.org - Since its founding in 2005, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has targeted Israeli universities, businesses, and cultural organizations. Most recently, its...

September 26, 2018 11:47 am

Gal Gadot to Play Herself in ‘Simpsons’ Season Premiere Episode

Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be one of several stars providing guest voices on the season 30 premiere of "The Simpsons," IndieWire reported on Tuesday. In the episode, titled “Bart’s...

September 18, 2018 6:22 am

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a difficult question to grapple with, and more often than not, the parent tells...

September 17, 2018 11:14 am

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including one praying at the Western Wall, on Instagram on Saturday with a...

September 17, 2018 10:19 am

Gal Gadot Shows Support for Shiri Maimon Ahead of Israeli Singer’s ‘Chicago’ Broadway Debut

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed well wishes to Israeli singer Shiri Maimon last Thursday ahead of the latter's debut in the lead role in the...

September 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Viral Video Star Uses Shofar for Rendition of Missy Elliot Song on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

A woman who became famous after a video of her performing a popular Missy Elliott rap song went viral over the summer used a shofar when she did...

September 13, 2018 3:51 pm

Actor Jon Voight Reveals Close Connection to Jewish Culture, Says He Feels ‘Responsibility’ to Combat Antisemitism

Actor Jon Voight opened up on Sunday about his close connection to Jewish culture, stemming from his father's childhood, and why he feels it is his...

September 12, 2018 2:51 pm

Kosha Dillz Pays Tribute to Fellow Jewish Rapper, the Late ‘Musical Genius’ Mac Miller

Kosha Dillz wrote a tribute to fellow Jewish rapper Mac Miller on Friday, the same day the latter was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home of...

September 12, 2018 10:19 am

Israeli Singer Shiri Maimon ‘Excited’ Ahead of Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Israeli pop star Shiri Maimon is both excited and nervous about her Broadway debut in the record-breaking hit musical "Chicago" and representing the Jewish state...

September 6, 2018 10:49 am

US Actor Danny DeVito Defends UK Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn Amid Antisemitism Scandals

American actor Danny DeVito defended British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn this week amid the ongoing antisemitism scandals roiling his Labour Party. Speaking in Los Angeles at...

Opinion

Israel and the Death Penalty

JNS.org - It’s not every day that Israel decides not to vote with the United States at the United Nations. It...

In Zuckerberg Coverage, New York Times Defines Antisemitism Down

The New York Times is suddenly swarming around Facebook and its two top executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. On Thursday...

Who Is a Jew?

Israelites, Hebrews, Jews, whatever you call them, have been scattered and settled all over the place for thousands of years....

Features

Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light

JNS.org - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

World

US Envoy Hopes for Peace Deal With Taliban in 2019

The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday. Zalmay Khalilzad, in Kabul to lead talks between...

Israel

Netanyahu in Political Showdown to Avoid Early Israeli Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would make a last-ditch effort on Sunday to avoid the collapse of a coalition government weakened by the resignation of his defense minister. With...

Middle East

Trump Calls CIA Assessment of Khashoggi Murder Premature but Possible

President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "very premature" and said he will...

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