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

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago, she wept. “Having experienced so many of the residential rehabilitative facilities in...

February 10, 2019 10:17 am

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the threats posed by Iran and North Korea, a position that has some US and Israeli experts nodding in agreement. Former weapons inspector David...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. While the low-scoring affair certainly...

A Jewish, Cancer-Surviving Comedian Is Up for an Adult-Themed Award

When Eitan Levine went to see the hit show Hamilton, he never imagined it could lead to possibly winning an award that would make him a bit of a black sheep in his community. The 29-year-old...

January 16, 2019 5:04 am

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire...

January 10, 2019 11:17 am

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for...

January 9, 2019 11:18 am

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust...

January 9, 2019 5:55 am

With Synagogue Membership Dwindling, Musician Looks to Show Meaning with Music

Joey Weisenberg may not look like a rock star. But staring at the crowd of...

December 26, 2018 9:24 am

‘Fauda’ Lead Writer Reveals Toughest Scene He Had to Write — and Thoughts on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

How do you craft the perfect scene between the hunter and the hunted? That was...

February 10, 2019 10:17 am

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

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago, she wept. “Having experienced so many of the residential rehabilitative facilities in the...

February 8, 2019 4:27 pm

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the threats posed by Iran and North Korea, a position that has some...

February 7, 2019 9:11 am

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles...

January 22, 2019 7:51 am

A Jewish, Cancer-Surviving Comedian Is Up for an Adult-Themed Award

When Eitan Levine went to see the hit show Hamilton, he never imagined it could lead to possibly winning an award that would make him...

January 16, 2019 5:04 am

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi, co-founder of Tsofen, an organization...

January 10, 2019 11:17 am

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average "Israel Experience"? Trips like Birthright Israel may...

January 9, 2019 11:18 am

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be potent forces for holding back...

January 9, 2019 5:55 am

With Synagogue Membership Dwindling, Musician Looks to Show Meaning with Music

Joey Weisenberg may not look like a rock star. But staring at the crowd of more than 700 people on their feet at his recent...

December 26, 2018 9:24 am

‘Fauda’ Lead Writer Reveals Toughest Scene He Had to Write — and Thoughts on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

How do you craft the perfect scene between the hunter and the hunted? That was Moshe Zonder’s concern. The head writer of the award-winning show...

December 23, 2018 8:36 am

Is This the Jewish Tony Robbins?

While good and bad things happen every day, shootings like the one at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh don’t. Terrorist attacks in Israel...

December 6, 2018 9:16 am

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and bun brands in the United States -- including Arnold’s, Thomas’, Sara Lee,...

December 4, 2018 6:15 am

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are several ways that one may...

November 26, 2018 2:18 pm

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his flock around the cliffs lining...

November 25, 2018 9:59 am

Polish Military Envoy to Israel Emphasizes Strong Defense Cooperation

JNS.org - Col. Adam Grzymkowski -- Poland’s Defense, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché to Israel -- told JNS in an interview that military ties between...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

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...

Opinion

Is Racism Behind the Criticism of Ilhan Omar?

Since February 12, The Guardian has published five pieces either entirely or largely sympathetic to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar after...

Benny Gantz’s Dangerous Ambiguity on West Bank Disengagement

For all his efforts to keep his views on key national issues under wraps, so as to make his premiership...

Parshat Ki Tissa: The Jews as a Stiff-Necked People

It is a moment of the very highest drama. The Israelites, a mere 40 days after the greatest revelation in...

World

Columbia Grad Union Reps to Call for BDS in Negotiations With Administratio...

As Columbia University prepares to negotiate with its graduate student union on Monday, members of the union's bargaining committee are...

Israel

Gantz Unveils Party List, Lapid Says Unity Deal Still ‘on the Table’

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz unveiled on Tuesday the Knesset candidates list of his new party Israel Resilience for the upcoming elections, while Gantz's rival and possible ally...

Middle East

Sources: Despite Sanctions, Iran’s Oil Exports Rise in Early 2019

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry sources, as some customers have...

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