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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...

March 6, 2020 11:02 am

Eden Alene Reveals Song She Plans to Sing to Represent Israel in Eurovision 2020

JNS.org - Eden Alene, the Israeli teen selected to represent Israel in the Eurovision international song contest this year, unveiled the track she plans to sing in the competition on May 16 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The...

After 40 Years, Lionel Richie Gives First Concert in Israel

JNS.org - American singer Lionel Richie performed his first concert in Israel on Monday night at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena. The “All Night Long” singer, who began his 90-minute show an hour-and-a-half earlier than originally...

Jewish Professional Wrestler Wins WWE Universal Title in Saudi Arabia

JNS.org - World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame wrestler Bill Goldberg won the WWE universal title last week in Saudi Arabia. The Jewish athlete, 53, defeated Bray Wyatt, also known as “The Fiend,” in two minutes and...

March 5, 2020 8:17 am

New Off-Broadway Play Explores Jewish Families

The Perplexed, written by acclaimed playwright Richard Greenberg, is running Off-Broadway at New York City...

March 3, 2020 7:02 pm

Filmmakers Boycott LGBT Film Festival in Tel Aviv in ‘Solidarity’ With Palestinians

JNS.org - At least 100 LGBTQIA+ filmmakers and film artists are among a group of...

March 3, 2020 5:06 pm

US Director Quentin Tarantino, Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Name Their Baby Boy Leo

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his Israeli wife, model and singer Daniella Pick, named their...

March 3, 2020 4:54 pm

Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman Calls Bernie Sanders ‘My Kind of Jew’

Comedian Sarah Silverman called Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders "my kind of Jew" when she opened...

March 2, 2020 11:28 am

Holocaust Film ‘Persian Lessons’ to Be Released in US After Berlin Premiere

JNS.org - The distribution and production company Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights...

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...

March 6, 2020 10:09 am

Eden Alene Reveals Song She Plans to Sing to Represent Israel in Eurovision 2020

JNS.org - Eden Alene, the Israeli teen selected to represent Israel in the Eurovision international song contest this year, unveiled the track she plans to sing...

March 5, 2020 10:23 am

After 40 Years, Lionel Richie Gives First Concert in Israel

JNS.org - American singer Lionel Richie performed his first concert in Israel on Monday night at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena. The “All Night Long” singer,...

March 5, 2020 10:19 am

Jewish Professional Wrestler Wins WWE Universal Title in Saudi Arabia

JNS.org - World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame wrestler Bill Goldberg won the WWE universal title last week in Saudi Arabia. The Jewish athlete, 53, defeated Bray...

March 5, 2020 8:17 am

New Off-Broadway Play Explores Jewish Families

The Perplexed, written by acclaimed playwright Richard Greenberg, is running Off-Broadway at New York City Center-Stage 1, through March 29. In the play, two Jewish families...

March 3, 2020 7:02 pm

Filmmakers Boycott LGBT Film Festival in Tel Aviv in ‘Solidarity’ With Palestinians

JNS.org - At least 100 LGBTQIA+ filmmakers and film artists are among a group of more than 230 people in the film industry who have...

March 3, 2020 5:06 pm

US Director Quentin Tarantino, Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Name Their Baby Boy Leo

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his Israeli wife, model and singer Daniella Pick, named their firstborn child Leo, The Times of Israel reported on Sunday. The...

March 3, 2020 4:54 pm

Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman Calls Bernie Sanders ‘My Kind of Jew’

Comedian Sarah Silverman called Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders "my kind of Jew" when she opened for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate at a rally on...

March 2, 2020 11:28 am

Holocaust Film ‘Persian Lessons’ to Be Released in US After Berlin Premiere

JNS.org - The distribution and production company Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to the Holocaust-era drama “Persian Lessons” and plans to release...

February 28, 2020 11:12 am

Israeli Pop Duo Static and Ben-El Perform New Track With Pitbull on US Morning Shows

Israeli pop duo Static and Ben-El visited the US this week and performed their new song "Further Up" with hip-hop singer Pitbull on "Good Morning...

February 28, 2020 10:18 am

Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to Co-Host Genesis Prize Ceremony in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones will co-host the Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem on June 18, announced the Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF)...

February 27, 2020 3:52 pm

South Korean Boy Band BTS Visits Iconic Katz’s Deli With Jimmy Fallon

Popular South Korean boy band BTS stopped by the legendary Katz's Delicatessen in New York City recently to try some of its food as part...

February 26, 2020 2:03 pm

NFL Draft Prospect Says He Wears Star of David Because of ‘Jeu’ Nickname

Former University of Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy -- a top NFL Draft prospect -- explained to reporters on Tuesday why he wore a Star...

February 24, 2020 1:26 pm

US Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Welcome First Child, a Boy Born in Tel Aviv

Quentin Tarantino's wife, Israeli singer and actress Daniella Pick, gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy, on Saturday. The name of the baby, who...

Opinion

Coronavirus Temporarily Slows Campus BDS Efforts

The coronavirus pandemic that began in China has now engulfed the entire world. Among the casualties was higher education in...

A Parents’ Guide to This Year’s Nuclear Family Seder

JNS.org - “Even if all of us were wise, all of us understanding, all of us knowing the Torah, we...

Who Compiled the Pesach Haggadah, and Why?

Although Jews have been retelling the story of the Exodus from Egypt at the Pesach seder for millennia, the Haggadah...

World

White Supremacist Disrupts Webinar for Jewish Teens Featuring Deputy Antise...

JNS.org- A webinar on the video conferencing platform Zoom about antisemitism last week, featuring US Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring...

Israel

Israeli Hospitals: Patients Afraid of Coronavirus are Skipping Treatment an...

JNS.org - Fear of contracting coronavirus is causing many Israelis to avoid seeking medical treatment, which is resulting in preventable...

Middle East

Arabs Riot in Jaffa After Resident Arrested for Violating Quarantine Regula...

JNS.org - Arab residents of Jaffa rioted on Wednesday, burning tires and dumpsters because the police were enforcing nationwide quarantine...

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