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British Jewish TV Presenter Rachel Riley, Actress Tracy Ann Oberman to Take Legal Action Over Twitter Abuse They Have Faced for Calling Out Labor Antisemitism

Rachel Riley, host of the UK television show "Countdown," and actress Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing to take legal action against those who have targeted them...

February 22, 2019 3:14 pm

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden Bear award on Saturday. The film, a faintly comedic, semi-autobiographical study...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film as a biology professor helping a Hasidic cantor deal with his wife’s death might have been a questionable choice -- especially with...

‘Good Morning Britain’ Deletes ‘Disgusting’ Survey on Boycotting Eurovision in Israel After Sparking Anger

The UK television program "Good Morning Britain" deleted on Friday a Twitter poll that asked members of the public whether they thought Britain should boycott this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is being held in...

February 11, 2019 4:34 pm

Patriots Owner Kraft Offers Thanks for Super Bowl Victory at South Florida Shabbat Service

A week after his football team won Super Bowl LIII, New England Patriots owner Robert...

February 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Teacher, Drifter, Mossad Spy: A Berlinale Tale of Trust and Treachery

Diane Kruger took herself on a spy-training course in Israel to prepare for her starring...

February 7, 2019 8:20 am

New Play by Jewish Author Tackles the Environment and Sexual Harrasment

Calling a woman a “bird Nazi” isn’t usually the best way for a man to...

February 6, 2019 11:53 am

Israeli Band Shalva Pulls Out of Eurovision Running Due to Shabbat Observance

The Shalva Band has removed itself from the race to represent Israel in this year's...

February 5, 2019 8:22 am

Bubbies Become Matchmakers in New TV Show

Linda Rich can sing, Bunny Gibson can dance, and S.J. Mendelson has sass. The three...

February 22, 2019 3:14 pm

British Jewish TV Presenter Rachel Riley, Actress Tracy Ann Oberman to Take Legal Action Over Twitter Abuse They Have Faced for Calling Out Labor Antisemitism

Rachel Riley, host of the UK television show "Countdown," and actress Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing to take legal action against those who have targeted them on...

February 17, 2019 1:04 pm

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival's coveted Golden...

February 15, 2019 10:38 am

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film as a biology professor helping a Hasidic cantor deal with his wife’s...

February 12, 2019 12:06 am

‘Good Morning Britain’ Deletes ‘Disgusting’ Survey on Boycotting Eurovision in Israel After Sparking Anger

The UK television program "Good Morning Britain" deleted on Friday a Twitter poll that asked members of the public whether they thought Britain should boycott...

February 11, 2019 4:34 pm

Patriots Owner Kraft Offers Thanks for Super Bowl Victory at South Florida Shabbat Service

A week after his football team won Super Bowl LIII, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended a Shabbat service in South Florida on Saturday. Kraft’s...

February 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Teacher, Drifter, Mossad Spy: A Berlinale Tale of Trust and Treachery

Diane Kruger took herself on a spy-training course in Israel to prepare for her starring role in "The Operative," and rapidly became a person she...

February 7, 2019 8:20 am

New Play by Jewish Author Tackles the Environment and Sexual Harrasment

Calling a woman a “bird Nazi” isn’t usually the best way for a man to win an attractive woman. In the play Whirlwind, now at...

February 6, 2019 11:53 am

Israeli Band Shalva Pulls Out of Eurovision Running Due to Shabbat Observance

The Shalva Band has removed itself from the race to represent Israel in this year's Eurovision competition because some of its members observed Shabbat and would not...

February 5, 2019 8:22 am

Bubbies Become Matchmakers in New TV Show

Linda Rich can sing, Bunny Gibson can dance, and S.J. Mendelson has sass. The three women star in a new show called Bubbies Know Best...

February 4, 2019 4:37 pm

‘Gridiron Maccabee’ Julian Edelman Wins Super Bowl MVP Award

Julian Edelman, an undersized wide receiver few thought would ever make a name for himself in NFL, won the Super Bowl MVP trophy on Sunday...

February 4, 2019 3:32 pm

Israeli Culture Minister Calls on Eurovision Producers to Accommodate Shalva Band’s Shabbat Observance

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev asked the producers of Eurovision on Monday to accommodate the Shalva Band and its observance of Shabbat if...

February 3, 2019 11:23 am

Shalva Band Advances to ‘Rising Star’ Finals, Amid Looming Shabbat Controversy

The Shalva Band, an Israeli ensemble made up of eight musicians with disabilities, on Saturday night became the first group to advance to the final...

January 30, 2019 9:45 am

‘The Invisibles’ Tells the Amazing Tale of Four Holocaust Survivors

When death knocked at her door, Hanni Weissenberg refused to answer it. Living in Berlin in 1943 -- when the Nazis tried to wipe out...

January 29, 2019 11:12 am

Israeli Band of Musicians With Disabilities Sing Original Track in ‘Rising Star’ Competition Titled ‘I See Something Good in You’

The Shalva Band, an Israeli group comprised of musicians with disabilities, competed in the next round of the "Rising Star" competition on Monday with an original...

Opinion

On the Golan, Iran Talks, Israel Walks

JNS.org - The Israeli public received a reminder last week about the danger lying in wait in the north, amid...

Does Saudi Arabia Really Want Regime Change in Iran?

Officially, both Saudi Arabia and the US, which withdrew last year from the 2015 international accord that curbs the Islamic...

New Zealand’s Anti-Muslim Terror Abomination

If murdering innocent men, women, and children in a house of worship is not evil, then the word has no...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

Sources: US-Backed Forces Capture Syria Suspects Tied to American Deaths

US-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans, US officials say, generating concrete leads for Washington about the deadliest...

Israel

El Al to Offer Direct Flights Between Tel Aviv and Chicago

JNS.org - El Al will be offering direct flights between Tel Aviv and Chicago starting in 2020, stated Israel’s flag carrier last week in its quarterly earnings report. This development comes as...

Middle East

Turkey Escalates Crackdown on Dissent Six Years After Gezi Protests

Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass...

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