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Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that had Jews rescheduling holiday...

October 20, 2019 2:18 am

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember that, at 99, the man is one of a dwindling club: the heroes of Israel’s War of Independence. “Unhappily, that’s true,” he...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families and friends come together to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts and...

Israeli Researcher on Yom Kippur, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Artificial Intelligence

CTech - This week marks the 40th anniversary of Douglas Adams' popular science fiction novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Over 14 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide, and it was...

September 25, 2019 7:53 am

High Holiday Challenge for College Students: Finding a (Spiritual) Home Away From Home

JNS.org - Spending the High Holidays away from home can be a lonely experience. And, sadly,...

September 25, 2019 5:20 am

‘Reverse Tashlich’ Program Encourages Jews to Keep the Oceans Clean

JNS.org - A Florida-based program aimed at reconnecting Jewish people to the ocean and empowering...

September 19, 2019 6:57 am

Bringing Young, Diverse Jews Together — Over Kugel

Simone Weichselbaum and Yossi Rosenberg decided it was time to shake things up. The best...

September 16, 2019 6:55 am

Top This? Presidential Candidates Get Covered in Yiddishkeit

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

August 29, 2019 5:39 am

Unlikely Absorption Centers: ‘Olim’ Find Soft Landing in Israel Through Non-Profit Work

JNS.org - For most olim, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After...

October 20, 2019 2:18 am

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that had Jews rescheduling holiday events...

October 16, 2019 6:41 am

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember that, at 99, the man is one of a dwindling club: the...

October 16, 2019 6:18 am

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families and friends come together to...

October 8, 2019 8:32 am

Israeli Researcher on Yom Kippur, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Artificial Intelligence

CTech - This week marks the 40th anniversary of Douglas Adams' popular science fiction novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Over 14 million copies...

September 25, 2019 7:53 am

High Holiday Challenge for College Students: Finding a (Spiritual) Home Away From Home

JNS.org - Spending the High Holidays away from home can be a lonely experience. And, sadly, without the family around, many a Jewish college student simply...

September 25, 2019 5:20 am

‘Reverse Tashlich’ Program Encourages Jews to Keep the Oceans Clean

JNS.org - A Florida-based program aimed at reconnecting Jewish people to the ocean and empowering them to help keep the sea clean is attracting attention...

September 19, 2019 6:57 am

Bringing Young, Diverse Jews Together — Over Kugel

Simone Weichselbaum and Yossi Rosenberg decided it was time to shake things up. The best friends wanted to hold events for Jews who were single....

September 16, 2019 6:55 am

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 of an independent marketing and...

August 29, 2019 5:39 am

Unlikely Absorption Centers: ‘Olim’ Find Soft Landing in Israel Through Non-Profit Work

JNS.org - For most olim, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root...

August 26, 2019 6:54 am

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 just wrapped up 10 weeks...

June 20, 2019 6:32 am

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the IDF and the US military with Jewish students to share stories, learn...

June 13, 2019 6:41 am

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. Weinstein is among...

June 3, 2019 7:40 am

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled with chilling artifacts outlining the...

May 20, 2019 6:32 am

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of several books, including Jews and Money:...

Culture

KISS Frontman Gene Simmons: Jews ‘Opened the Doors to Black Music’ in the US

KISS frontman Gene Simmons said in an interview published on Monday that...

Israeli Chef Assaf Granit’s Restaurant Shabour Awarded Michelin Star

i24News - Israeli chef Assaf Granit’s restaurant Shabour, located in Paris, was awarded...

Opinion

Pardon for a Terrorist?

JNS.org - Ahlam Tamimi’s name did not appear among the list of those whom President Donald Trump pardoned during his...

After Coronavirus, Governments Must Promote Health, Empathy, and Solidarity

The Western world remains in great confusion over the coronavirus crisis. In several...

Should Europe’s Jews Give Up and Move to Israel?

On Sunday, the Guardian reported the depressing fact that “almost half of British Jews avoid showing visible signs of their Judaism in...

World

Trump Pardons Aviem Sella, Handler of Jonathan Pollard

JNS.org – Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Aviem Sella, the former handler of Jonathan Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst for the US...

Israel

Biden Administration Will Avoid Major Moves on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict...

The administration of newly sworn-in President Joe Biden will not make any major moves on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but will...

Middle East

Egypt and Qatar Agree on Resuming Diplomatic Relations: Cairo

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The move follows an agreement between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt earlier...

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