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Modern-Day Immigrants, and How Eleanor Roosevelt Saved Jewish Refugees from the Holocaust

JNS.org - In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom....

August 25, 2019 4:28 am

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone contact for his wife Laura was “love of my life.” This is how family and friends...

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and wrote a heart-filled post about the experience on Instagram Monday. The former host of the Travel Channel series "Man v. Food"...

Former Miss Iraq Blasts ‘Antisemitic’ Ilhan Omar, Says ‘She Does Not Represent Me as a Muslim’

Iraqi beauty queen Sarah Idan sharply criticized Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar in a radio interview last week, calling the controversial representative "antisemitic" and saying she should not be considered a spokesperson for the Muslim community. “Omar...

August 9, 2019 11:29 am

Israel Lacrosse Team Gifts Kenyan Athletes With New Cleats After Matchup

Israel’s Women’s Lacrosse team gifted its Kenyan opponents with new cleats on Wednesday following their...

August 8, 2019 7:22 am

Three New Books Introduce the Lubavitcher Rebbe to a New Generation

JNS.org - When Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson -- known universally as “the Rebbe” -- passed...

August 7, 2019 6:31 am

Baseball Card Documentary Has a Heartbreaking — and Jewish — Angle

Stuart Stone’s documentary Jack of All Trades is about the baseball card collecting phenomenon --...

August 6, 2019 11:36 am

Actress and Singer Olivia Newton-John Talks About Jewish Roots, Mother’s ‘Words of Wisdom’

Australian singer and "Grease" star Olivia Newton-John opened up about her Jewish roots in an...

August 6, 2019 4:54 am

A New Play Tells the Amazing Story of Hannah Senesh

For her Off-Broadway debut, Lexi Rabadi knew it wouldn’t be easy. She had to portray...

August 25, 2019 4:28 am

Modern-Day Immigrants, and How Eleanor Roosevelt Saved Jewish Refugees from the Holocaust

JNS.org - In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom. But...

August 13, 2019 7:59 am

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone contact for his wife Laura...

August 12, 2019 11:20 am

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and wrote a heart-filled post about the experience on Instagram Monday. The...

August 11, 2019 10:38 pm

Former Miss Iraq Blasts ‘Antisemitic’ Ilhan Omar, Says ‘She Does Not Represent Me as a Muslim’

Iraqi beauty queen Sarah Idan sharply criticized Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar in a radio interview last week, calling the controversial representative "antisemitic" and saying she...

August 9, 2019 11:29 am

Israel Lacrosse Team Gifts Kenyan Athletes With New Cleats After Matchup

Israel’s Women’s Lacrosse team gifted its Kenyan opponents with new cleats on Wednesday following their matchup in the Women’s Lacrosse World Championships. The two teams competed...

August 8, 2019 7:22 am

Three New Books Introduce the Lubavitcher Rebbe to a New Generation

JNS.org - When Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson -- known universally as “the Rebbe” -- passed away 25 years ago, skeptics predicted the end of the...

August 7, 2019 6:31 am

Baseball Card Documentary Has a Heartbreaking — and Jewish — Angle

Stuart Stone’s documentary Jack of All Trades is about the baseball card collecting phenomenon -- and its demise. It also forces him to confront a...

August 6, 2019 11:36 am

Actress and Singer Olivia Newton-John Talks About Jewish Roots, Mother’s ‘Words of Wisdom’

Australian singer and "Grease" star Olivia Newton-John opened up about her Jewish roots in an interview with i24News published on Sunday. “My mother was very proud...

August 6, 2019 4:54 am

A New Play Tells the Amazing Story of Hannah Senesh

For her Off-Broadway debut, Lexi Rabadi knew it wouldn’t be easy. She had to portray an iconic figure whom she’d never heard of, learn to...

August 5, 2019 1:28 pm

‘Batwoman’ Showrunner Confirms Hero Will Be Jewish in New TV Series

The showrunner for the new "Batwoman" television series, set to air on the CW network this fall, said on Sunday that the hero will be...

August 5, 2019 6:46 am

40th Anniversary: Jews and Washington, DC’s African Art Museum

This summer is the 40th anniversary of an important but overlooked Jewish-American achievement: on August 13, 1979, Washington, DC’s Museum of African Art became part...

August 4, 2019 1:12 pm

Israeli Chess Prodigy Refuses to Compete in Championships Set on Yom Kippur, Tisha B’Av

A chess prodigy from Israel has turned down the opportunity to compete in chess championships in India and Slovakia because they are set to take...

August 2, 2019 1:52 pm

Jennifer Lopez Tells Crowd at Tel Aviv Concert ‘I Love You’ in Hebrew

Pop megastar Jennifer Lopez spoke a bit of Hebrew to the crowd of almost 57,000 people who gathered to watch her perform on Thursday night...

August 2, 2019 11:29 am

Lionel Richie Blocks CodePink After Attacked for Upcoming Israel Concert

JNS.org - Music icon Lionel Richie snubbed the women’s anti-war group Code Pink after the organization, which is active in the anti-Israel boycott campaign, launched...

Opinion

Hebron Past and Present

In his run-up to the Israeli election Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex the Jewish neighborhood of Hebron and...

Does Israel Need a Mutual Defense Pact with the United States?

JNS.org - Maybe it was just one more attempt to help Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win reelection. But whatever...

The American Left Is Not Truly Pro-Palestinian

JNS.org - As Israel headed into its second set of elections this year, the latest talking point of the American...

Features

Top This? Presidential Candidates Get Covered in Yiddishkeit

JNS.org - Along with giving out kipot to put on one’s head, Marc Daniels, a published author and the director...

Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around

JNS.org - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

World

US Senators Urge Trump Administration to End Nuclear Talks With Saudis

Two Democratic US senators on Wednesday urged Trump administration officials to halt talks with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear reactors after weekend attacks that halved the country's oil output and...

Israel

Amid Political Turmoil at Home, Netanyahu Nixes Planned UN General Assembly...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his planned trip next week to New York where he was to address...

Middle East

Erdogan Says 2-3 Million Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Europe Can Be Resettled...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria could host 2-3 million...

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