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Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt...

September 13, 2016 3:38 pm

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Says ‘Star Trek’ Icon Enjoyed Speaking Yiddish

The son of the late actor who played the iconic Mr. Spock on the science fiction franchise "Star Trek" told the New York Post on Friday that his father loved speaking Yiddish. Adam Nimoy recounted this tidbit about his father, Leonard...

Florida Chabad Family Hit Hard by Hurricane Hermine Hosts Shabbat Dinner for Community Despite Power Outage

A Jewish family in Florida hosted nearly a dozen people for Shabbat dinner, despite not having electricity following last week's Hurricane Hermine, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Chanie Oirechman -- co-directors of Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle in Tallahassee --...

NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said on The Brian Lehrer Show that there is a "high standard"...

August 30, 2016 3:47 pm

Mel Brooks Among Jewish Stars Eulogizing Comedic Film Giant Gene Wilder on Social Media

Jewish celebrities have flooded Twitter with tributes to comedic giant Gene Wilder, who died on Sunday at the...

August 30, 2016 3:01 pm

Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

A star of the hit TV show "Scandal" told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful...

August 29, 2016 2:36 pm

WWII Dog Tags, Miniature Mezuzah Returned to Jewish Veteran’s Family 50 Years After Being Found on NY Beach

A woman who found a World War II veteran's dog tags along with a small...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his...

August 5, 2016 4:13 am

‘Jews Have Fashion in Our Blood,’ Say Organizers of New York Event Highlighting Israeli Designers (INTERVIEW)

Two Jewish fashion mavins who are organizing events during New York Fashion Week in September to highlight the...

September 13, 2016 3:38 pm

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration...

September 11, 2016 11:58 am

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Says ‘Star Trek’ Icon Enjoyed Speaking Yiddish

The son of the late actor who played the iconic Mr. Spock on the science fiction franchise "Star Trek" told the New York Post on Friday that his father...

September 8, 2016 8:56 am

Florida Chabad Family Hit Hard by Hurricane Hermine Hosts Shabbat Dinner for Community Despite Power Outage

A Jewish family in Florida hosted nearly a dozen people for Shabbat dinner, despite not having electricity following last week's Hurricane Hermine, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Chanie Oirechman...

September 7, 2016 10:26 am

NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said...

August 30, 2016 3:47 pm

Mel Brooks Among Jewish Stars Eulogizing Comedic Film Giant Gene Wilder on Social Media

Jewish celebrities have flooded Twitter with tributes to comedic giant Gene Wilder, who died on Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Director Mel Brooks...

August 30, 2016 3:01 pm

Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

A star of the hit TV show "Scandal" told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua...

August 29, 2016 2:36 pm

WWII Dog Tags, Miniature Mezuzah Returned to Jewish Veteran’s Family 50 Years After Being Found on NY Beach

A woman who found a World War II veteran's dog tags along with a small metal mezuzah on a New York beach in the 1960s was...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior told the New York Post that he hopes to have the wedding at...

August 5, 2016 4:13 am

‘Jews Have Fashion in Our Blood,’ Say Organizers of New York Event Highlighting Israeli Designers (INTERVIEW)

Two Jewish fashion mavins who are organizing events during New York Fashion Week in September to highlight the work of Israeli designers told The Algemeiner on Thursday about the...

August 3, 2016 6:34 am

Colorado’s Camp Ramah Builds Bridges by Welcoming Jewish-Mexicans

JNS.org - At a time when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised that if elected, “We’re going to have a big, beautiful wall” dividing Mexico...

July 20, 2016 4:06 am

Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find...

July 19, 2016 10:12 am

Chefs Partner With Holocaust Survivors in Unique Cookbook

JNS.org - In the culmination of a year-long project, a group of Holocaust survivors and leading Israeli chefs on Sunday unveiled a cookbook they wrote together...

July 15, 2016 7:36 am

‘This Is Our Moment of Real Zionism’

JNS.org - Russell F. Robinson, CEO of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), believes that Israel has reached an important milestone in its development as a nation. “I...

July 14, 2016 4:40 pm

Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to "discover the chic side" of the...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it could be "the deal of...

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