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Tony Award-Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91

Jewish playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular writers as he combined humor, drama, and introspection in works such...

August 27, 2018 9:34 am

Leonard Bernstein’s Century

JNS.org - Throughout the last year, American cultural institutions have been celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein. The celebrated composer, conductor, and educator who died at the age of 72 in 1990 would have turned...

Entertainment Industry Execs Back Lana Del Rey as She Faces BDS Backlash Over Upcoming Israel Show

Fifty-four entertainment industry executives applauded musician Lana Del Rey on Thursday for refusing to cancel her upcoming concert in Israel, despite pressure to do so by supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In an open letter --...

Jewish Actor Nick Kroll Discusses His Role of Mossad Agent in ‘Operation Finale’

Jewish actor Nick Kroll talked on Wednesday about his new role in a film that tells the story of the Mossad's 1960 capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The American-born actor, 40, plays Rafi...

August 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Singer Lana Del Rey Responds to Ongoing Criticism of Upcoming Israel Concert

Even after issuing a public statement defending herself, American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey...

August 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Fashion Photo Shoot at Holocaust Monument in Canada Condemned as Unacceptable ‘Desecration’ of Site

A fashion photo shoot that took place last weekend at the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada, has...

August 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Actor Ben Kingsley Says He Refused to Get ‘Contaminated’ by Adolf Eichmann’s Spirit in Preparation for New Film Role

British actor Sir Ben Kingsley talked on Tuesday night about getting into character for his...

August 15, 2018 8:22 am

Tapping Into the ‘Golden Age’ of Cantorial Music for the 21st Century

JNS.org - Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is attuned to all things musical. A chazzan (“cantor”) and...

August 13, 2018 7:47 am

New York Jewish Professional Looks for Love on ABC Reality Show

Michael B. Chadwick has baked challah from scratch, rented an apartment to Grammy-winner Joss Stone,...

August 27, 2018 9:34 am

Tony Award-Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91

Jewish playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular writers as he combined humor, drama, and introspection in works such as...

August 26, 2018 9:05 am

Leonard Bernstein’s Century

JNS.org - Throughout the last year, American cultural institutions have been celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein. The celebrated composer, conductor, and educator who died...

August 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Entertainment Industry Execs Back Lana Del Rey as She Faces BDS Backlash Over Upcoming Israel Show

Fifty-four entertainment industry executives applauded musician Lana Del Rey on Thursday for refusing to cancel her upcoming concert in Israel, despite pressure to do so by supporters of the...

August 23, 2018 3:31 pm

Jewish Actor Nick Kroll Discusses His Role of Mossad Agent in ‘Operation Finale’

Jewish actor Nick Kroll talked on Wednesday about his new role in a film that tells the story of the Mossad's 1960 capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf...

August 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Singer Lana Del Rey Responds to Ongoing Criticism of Upcoming Israel Concert

Even after issuing a public statement defending herself, American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey responded to Twitter users on Sunday who continued to criticize...

August 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Fashion Photo Shoot at Holocaust Monument in Canada Condemned as Unacceptable ‘Desecration’ of Site

A fashion photo shoot that took place last weekend at the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada, has been deemed inappropriate and an insult to the site, the Ottawa...

August 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Actor Ben Kingsley Says He Refused to Get ‘Contaminated’ by Adolf Eichmann’s Spirit in Preparation for New Film Role

British actor Sir Ben Kingsley talked on Tuesday night about getting into character for his new film role in which he stars as Nazi leader Adolf...

August 15, 2018 8:22 am

Tapping Into the ‘Golden Age’ of Cantorial Music for the 21st Century

JNS.org - Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is attuned to all things musical. A chazzan (“cantor”) and ordained Chabad rabbi born and raised in Brooklyn, he studied...

August 13, 2018 7:47 am

New York Jewish Professional Looks for Love on ABC Reality Show

Michael B. Chadwick has baked challah from scratch, rented an apartment to Grammy-winner Joss Stone, and been to every American state except Alaska. Now he...

August 10, 2018 1:12 pm

New York Opening of Israeli Exhibit Inspired by Ancient City of Sodom Set to Coincide With Fashion Week

An Israeli fashion and art project inspired by the ancient city of Sodom in the Judean Desert will debut in New York City in September...

August 8, 2018 10:28 am

Rappers Tyga and Fat Joe Cause Cancellation of Entire Music Festival in Israel, Citing ‘Security Situation’

JNS.org - American celebrity rappers Fat Joe and Tyga, who were slated to headline the Shaka music festival in Rishon Lezion on Thursday, cancelled suddenly on...

August 7, 2018 11:34 am

Jewish Director Behind New Anne Frank Production Explains Choice of Mostly-Hispanic Cast

The director behind a new stage production of “The Diary of Anne Frank" explained on Monday his decision to cast mostly Hispanic actors in the play. Jewish director Stan...

August 7, 2018 7:20 am

An Interview With the Director of the Controversial New Film ‘The Captain’

Robert Schwentke has directed films such as "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Insurgent." His new film, "The Captain," which he wrote and directed, is based on the...

August 6, 2018 3:34 pm

Ex-NBA Player Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘When I’m Not Training, I Study Torah’

Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire makes Torah study part of his daily routine, he told The New York Times during a recent interview. The ex-New York Knicks...

Opinion

Sukkot and Impermanence

In discussing the festival of Sukkot, the Talmud gives all the various possible explanations for the origin and purpose of...

Hezbollah’s Growing Partnership with Lebanon’s Army Provides Operational Cover

Hezbollah and Lebanon's official army -- the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)...

The Tehran Summit and Iran’s Regional Ambitions

The recent Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit in Tehran underscored the Islamic Republic’s determination to take an active and central part in the...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Iran Will Defeat Trump Just Like It Did Saddam, Won’t Abandon Missile...

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

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