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Veteran Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Discusses Passover, Applying for Israeli Citizenship and Life in the Jewish State

Former basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire talked about Judaism and life in Israel at Harvard University's first Israel Summit on Sunday. The NBA veteran, who last played professionally in 2017 for Israel's Hapoel...

April 9, 2018 10:32 am

Justin Bieber Stars in ‘Racist’ YouTube Skit About Jewish Superman and Other Stereotypical ‘Men of Steel’

Pop singer Justin Bieber made an appearance in a comedic skit posted on YouTube on Wednesday that features different stereotype-adhering men each acting as Superman. The video -- titled "Racist Superman" and posted online by YouTube...

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Condemn BDS Threats to Sue Netflix Over Israeli Series ‘Fauda’

Fifty-six high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter to Netflix on Tuesday denouncing threats by boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) activists to pursue legal action against the company if it continued to stream the hit Israeli television...

Fox News, NBC Anchors Try Matzah for the First Time on Camera

Anchors from two major news stations recently tried matzah for the first time ever in honor of Passover, which began on Friday night. NBC New York reporter Jummy Olabanji took a bite of unleavened bread in the...

March 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Larry King Gives Passover Lesson, Gets Tipsy Drinking Four Cups of Wine

Former CNN host Larry King gave a lesson on the Passover seder during a guest...

March 29, 2018 3:06 pm

New York Shop Uses Gas Masks to Make Its Famous Horseradish for Passover

Employees at a shop in New York City's Lower East Side wear gas masks to...

March 29, 2018 1:15 pm

New Yiddish Rep Brings Hanoch Levin to Off-Broadway

In what was avant-garde Off-Broadway theater at its finest, the New Yiddish Rep just wrapped...

March 23, 2018 4:03 pm

TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by the Western...

March 21, 2018 3:23 pm

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety...

April 9, 2018 10:32 am

Veteran Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Discusses Passover, Applying for Israeli Citizenship and Life in the Jewish State

Former basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire talked about Judaism and life in Israel at Harvard University's first Israel Summit on Sunday. The NBA veteran, who last played professionally in 2017 for Israel's Hapoel Jerusalem,...

April 5, 2018 3:02 pm

Justin Bieber Stars in ‘Racist’ YouTube Skit About Jewish Superman and Other Stereotypical ‘Men of Steel’

Pop singer Justin Bieber made an appearance in a comedic skit posted on YouTube on Wednesday that features different stereotype-adhering men each acting as Superman. The...

April 4, 2018 12:57 pm

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Condemn BDS Threats to Sue Netflix Over Israeli Series ‘Fauda’

Fifty-six high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter to Netflix on Tuesday denouncing threats by boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) activists to pursue legal...

April 2, 2018 3:32 pm

Fox News, NBC Anchors Try Matzah for the First Time on Camera

Anchors from two major news stations recently tried matzah for the first time ever in honor of Passover, which began on Friday night. NBC New York reporter...

March 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Larry King Gives Passover Lesson, Gets Tipsy Drinking Four Cups of Wine

Former CNN host Larry King gave a lesson on the Passover seder during a guest appearance on the comedic YouTube series "Good Mythical Morning" on Thursday. The...

March 29, 2018 3:06 pm

New York Shop Uses Gas Masks to Make Its Famous Horseradish for Passover

Employees at a shop in New York City's Lower East Side wear gas masks to make the store's famous, freshly-ground horseradish ahead of Passover. The shop...

March 29, 2018 1:15 pm

New Yiddish Rep Brings Hanoch Levin to Off-Broadway

In what was avant-garde Off-Broadway theater at its finest, the New Yiddish Rep just wrapped up several weekends of repertory performances of The Labor of Life and The Whore from...

March 23, 2018 4:03 pm

TV Host Mario Lopez Visits Western Wall in Jerusalem During Israel Visit

Television host and actor Mario Lopez toured Israel this week and stopped by the Western Wall in Jerusalem. A photo of the "Extra" host at the holy...

March 21, 2018 3:23 pm

George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of...

March 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations in Israel in honor of the Jewish state's 70th Independence Day on April 19. Rabbi-turned-designer...

March 16, 2018 3:08 pm

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel

JNS.org - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’ TV show “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” visited Israel...

March 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Jewish ‘Hamilton’ Star Says Her ‘Bubbe’ Pushed Her to Pursue Her Love of Singing

A Jewish actress who stars in the Broadway hit "Hamilton" credits her grandmother for encouraging her to pursue her passion for singing. “I spent every weekend...

March 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Netanyahu Meets ‘Superman’ Actor Dean Cain, Jokes, ‘Now You’re Coming?’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American actor Dean Cain, known for his iconic portrayal of Superman, met on Tuesday in Israel for the first...

March 9, 2018 3:17 pm

Caitlyn Jenner Expresses Her Love for Israel and the Jewish People at Awards Gala in New York

Caitlyn Jenner talked about her admiration for Israel, Jewish values and more while accepting an honor at an awards ceremony in New York City on...

Opinion

The Rotten Onion: When Anti-Israel Parody Crosses the Line

The satirical news site The Onion weighed into the Gaza border violence with a parody that crossed the line from humor to offense. The...

Mahmoud Abbas, David Friedman, and the Power of Photos

If a picture is usually worth a thousand words, when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a picture is worth...

Bernie Sanders: An Accessory to Terror at the Gaza Border

JNS.org - The Gaza border conflict is being fought on two battlefields simultaneously. One is the battle at the border fence,...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

UC Santa Barbara Students Shut Down Senate Meeting After BDS Vote Fails to ...

Protesters shut down a student senate meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Wednesday, after a divestment resolution...

Israel

Amid Rising Tensions With Turkey, Israeli Politicians Push for Recognition ...

Amid rising tensions with Turkey this week, Israeli leaders have increased calls for the Jewish state to formally recognize the...

Middle East

Reports: Strike on Central Syrian Military Airport Was Likely an Israeli Op...

An overnight strike on a military airport near the central Syrian city of Homs was likely an Israeli operation targeting...

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