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Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included an antisemitic stereotype about Jews. The controversial lyrics are on the track...

August 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died on Sunday at age 91. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1983 movie "The King of Comedy," starring Lewis, remembered the comedy king by saying in...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the world’s top 15 film academies by the Hollywood Reporter. The industry magazine publishes an annual list of the top film schools in the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam has found that using emojis in work-related emails, although perceived as a friendly gesture by...

August 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Hollywood Talent Agent Apologizes Again After Using ‘Nazi Death Camp’ Joke in First Apology for Derogatory Emails

A Hollywood talent agent has issued a second apology after texting an ex-employee a joke about...

August 10, 2017 4:53 pm

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Talks About Being a ‘Proud’ Zionist and Not Worrying About Backlash

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who stars in the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory,"...

August 9, 2017 4:09 pm

Israeli Wins Bronze Medal at Thai Boxing Championships After Palestinian Competitor Refuses to Fight Him

An Israeli athlete won the bronze medal on Tuesday at a Thai boxing championship held...

August 8, 2017 4:30 pm

Cast of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Questioned at Ben-Gurion Airport at Start of Group Israel Trip

Cast members of the hit reality television series "Shahs of Sunset" were detained and questioned at Israel's...

August 8, 2017 11:58 am

Legendary Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein to Direct Film on Warsaw Ghetto Revolt

Jewish Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has announced that he will produce and direct a...

August 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included an antisemitic stereotype about Jews. The controversial lyrics are on the track “The...

August 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died on Sunday at age 91. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1983 movie "The King...

August 18, 2017 4:49 pm

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the world’s top 15 film academies by the Hollywood Reporter. The industry magazine publishes...

August 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam has found that using emojis...

August 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Hollywood Talent Agent Apologizes Again After Using ‘Nazi Death Camp’ Joke in First Apology for Derogatory Emails

A Hollywood talent agent has issued a second apology after texting an ex-employee a joke about Nazi concentration camps last week, expressing regret for sexist, homophobic and...

August 10, 2017 4:53 pm

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Talks About Being a ‘Proud’ Zionist and Not Worrying About Backlash

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who stars in the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory," proclaimed pride in being a Zionist in an interview published...

August 9, 2017 4:09 pm

Israeli Wins Bronze Medal at Thai Boxing Championships After Palestinian Competitor Refuses to Fight Him

An Israeli athlete won the bronze medal on Tuesday at a Thai boxing championship held in Bangkok, Thailand, after his rival, a Palestinian, refused to...

August 8, 2017 4:30 pm

Cast of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Questioned at Ben-Gurion Airport at Start of Group Israel Trip

Cast members of the hit reality television series "Shahs of Sunset" were detained and questioned at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport during Sunday night's episode of the Bravo...

August 8, 2017 11:58 am

Legendary Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein to Direct Film on Warsaw Ghetto Revolt

Jewish Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has announced that he will produce and direct a film about the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Weinstein made his announcement...

August 7, 2017 3:20 pm

Former Homeless Israeli Woman Featured as ‘CNN Hero’ for Dedicating Life to Helping At-Risk Teens

An Israeli woman was recognized as a "CNN Hero" last week for opening a center that provides temporary housing and long-term support for at-risk teens in Israel. "To be...

August 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jewish Group Educates on Roger Waters’ BDS Activism Ahead of DC Concerts

JNS.org - Ahead of former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’s performances in Washington, DC this weekend, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington has...

August 2, 2017 2:04 pm

‘Scandal’ Star Responds to Criticism of His Support for Raising of Palestinian Flag at US Jewish Summer Camp

A Jewish actor who stars in the hit ABC series “Scandal” responded to a critic on Tuesday who scrutinized him for supporting the raising of a Palestinian flag at a...

August 1, 2017 4:48 pm

Proposed Trip to Israel Causes Tensions Among Iranian Cast Members of ‘Shahs of Sunset’

Tensions flared on Sunday among the Iranian cast members of the Bravo reality series "Shahs of Sunset" regarding a proposed trip to Israel. In the latest...

July 31, 2017 12:47 pm

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Shares the ‘Greatest Jew Joke That I’ve Ever Heard’

Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld shared what he said was the best "Jew joke" he had ever heard during a guest appearance this week...

Opinion

Does the President Have the Right to Expect Loyalty From his Attorney General?

This article was first published by Gatestone Institute. Recent news reports describe the president chastising his...

On Becoming an American

JNS.org – This week, I became an American citizen. As I intently studied my naturalization certificate after the oath-taking ceremony, it struck...

Should We Remove the Names of Antisemites? Not Always

Below is an open letter to the president of Bryn Mawr College Dear President Cassidy, Your August 22 letter to the Bryn...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it could be "the deal of...

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