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Pittsburgh Steelers Hold Moment of Silence for 2018 Synagogue Shooting

JNS.org - The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of silence before their Monday-night game to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha...

October 29, 2019 9:32 am

Upcoming Netflix Docuseries Focuses on Story of Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk

JNS.org - A new Netflix docuseries centers on the story of a retired Ukrainian-American autoworker in Cleveland who was accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” one of the Holocaust’s most notorious SS guards. In the 1980s,...

Israeli Crowned Miss Congeniality at Miss Asia-Pacific Pageant in Philippines

Israel's Noy Ben Artzi was crowned Miss Congeniality at the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant held in the Philippines earlier this month. The Tel Aviv native, 22, was chosen by her fellow 53 competitors to receive...

Director Steven Spielberg Recalls Antisemitic Bullying He Faced in School: ‘It Made Me Feel Ashamed of Being Jewish’

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was the target of antisemitic bullying in school as a youngster, the Hollywood heavyweight revealed in a recent interview. The result, he admitted, was that he was left feeling ashamed of his Jewish...

October 18, 2019 4:08 pm

‘Nightline’ Co-Anchor Juju Chang Talks About Conversion to Judaism and Raising Jewish Children

Juju Chang, a co-anchor on ABC News' "Nightline," spoke about converting to Judaism and living...

October 18, 2019 12:04 pm

Hitler Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Mixes Dark Humor With Plea for Tolerance

New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of...

October 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Launches Production Company; Will Star in and Produce Film on Holocaust Heroine Irena Sendler

Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot announced the creation of her own production...

October 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Adam Sandler and His Daughters Perform Taylor Swift Song With Edited Jewish Lyrics at Fundraiser

Jewish actor Adam Sandler and his two daughters performed a cover of the Taylor Swift...

October 8, 2019 12:56 pm

Jewish Actor Jesse Eisenberg Talks About ‘Revelation’ Following Poland Trip, Visit With Relative Who Survived Holocaust

A trip Jewish actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg took to Poland years ago changed this...

October 29, 2019 9:32 am

Pittsburgh Steelers Hold Moment of Silence for 2018 Synagogue Shooting

JNS.org - The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of silence before their Monday-night game to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue...

October 28, 2019 11:03 am

Upcoming Netflix Docuseries Focuses on Story of Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk

JNS.org - A new Netflix docuseries centers on the story of a retired Ukrainian-American autoworker in Cleveland who was accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,”...

October 24, 2019 2:14 pm

Israeli Crowned Miss Congeniality at Miss Asia-Pacific Pageant in Philippines

Israel's Noy Ben Artzi was crowned Miss Congeniality at the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant held in the Philippines earlier this month. The Tel Aviv native,...

October 20, 2019 6:05 pm

Director Steven Spielberg Recalls Antisemitic Bullying He Faced in School: ‘It Made Me Feel Ashamed of Being Jewish’

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was the target of antisemitic bullying in school as a youngster, the Hollywood heavyweight revealed in a recent interview. The result, he admitted,...

October 18, 2019 4:08 pm

‘Nightline’ Co-Anchor Juju Chang Talks About Conversion to Judaism and Raising Jewish Children

Juju Chang, a co-anchor on ABC News' "Nightline," spoke about converting to Judaism and living a Jewish lifestyle when appearing as a guest on Monday's...

October 18, 2019 12:04 pm

Hitler Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Mixes Dark Humor With Plea for Tolerance

New Zealand movie director Taika Waititi says he likes a challenge and his satire of Adolf Hitler and Nazi culture may be his riskiest and...

October 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Launches Production Company; Will Star in and Produce Film on Holocaust Heroine Irena Sendler

Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot announced the creation of her own production company, Pilot Wave, with husband Jaron Varsano. Gadot made the announcement...

October 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Adam Sandler and His Daughters Perform Taylor Swift Song With Edited Jewish Lyrics at Fundraiser

Jewish actor Adam Sandler and his two daughters performed a cover of the Taylor Swift hit song "Lover" on Sunday night at Rock4EB, a fundraiser...

October 8, 2019 12:56 pm

Jewish Actor Jesse Eisenberg Talks About ‘Revelation’ Following Poland Trip, Visit With Relative Who Survived Holocaust

A trip Jewish actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg took to Poland years ago changed this perspective on the Holocaust and revealed a sense of guilt...

October 6, 2019 10:35 pm

Anti-Boycott Group Condemns Bullying of Demi Lovato Over Israel Trip; Mom Says She Will ‘Undoubtedly’ Go Again

An anti-boycott entertainment industry organization denounced the bullying on social media of American songstress Demi Lovato in the wake of her recent visit to Israel,...

October 4, 2019 2:34 pm

Reggae Singer Ziggy Marley Honored for Israel Support in Face of BDS Pressure

Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, the son of late reggae icon Bob Marley, reaffirmed his support for Israel at a recent event in Los Angeles. Marley was...

October 3, 2019 3:28 pm

Facing Social Media Bullying, Singer Demi Lovato Apologizes to Those ‘Hurt or Offended’ by Her Recent Trip to Israel

American singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato issued an apology on Wednesday to those "hurt or offended" by her recent trip to Israel, after she...

October 2, 2019 1:12 pm

Singer Demi Lovato Shares Details, Photos From ‘Magical’ Trip to Israel

American performer Demi Lovato opened up on Instagram on Tuesday about her recent visit to Israel and the trip's spiritual impact on her life. The "Sober"...

September 29, 2019 9:03 am

Israeli Documentary About Hunting, Breeding, Wildlife Conservation Wins Emmy

JNS.org - An Israeli documentary won an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Documentary at the 2019 News and Documentary Emmys, which were announced in New York earlier...

Opinion

The Democratic Party Faces a Choice on Israel

A few years ago, it would have been unimaginable: the Democratic Party, the party supported by the overwhelming majority of...

The Road From Abraham to Sodom Is Much Shorter Than We Think

Unsurprisingly, the release of Donald Trump, Jr.’s book, Triggered, immediately unleashed an avalanche of reaction across the political spectrum, much...

Will Ceasefire Quench Palestinian Terrorists’ Lust for Revenge?

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Gaza's second largest armed faction, sustained a painful surprise...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Iran’s Fuel Protests Turn Political

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise...

Israel

Microsoft to Probe Work of Israeli Facial Recognition Startup It Funded

Microsoft has hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles,...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Safadi Agrees to Be Next PM Amid Economic Crisis: Bassil

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday. The consensus on...

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