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Former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin Remembered 20 Years After Murder

JNS.org - At a state ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, his daughter Dalia warned that...

October 26, 2015 4:31 pm

Remembering a True Superhero

JNS.org - “Batman” has died. And it doesn’t matter that the recently deceased Leonard “Lenny” Robinson lived in the suburbs of Baltimore, rather than Gotham, for all of us to feel the pain of that loss. Robinson took...

Commemorating the 75th Memorial of Ze’ev Jabotinsky

Below is a speech I delivered at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York City at an event organized by Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) to commemorate the 75th annual memorial for Ze’ev Jabotinsky on August 4,...

Abe Foxman’s Retirement is the End of an Era

I received a call recently from Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in which he castigated me for not consulting him in advance of my publishing strong criticism of his remarks. After a...

July 22, 2015 3:09 pm

Award-Winning American Jewish Author E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

JNS.org - Award-winning American Jewish author E.L. Doctorow died Tuesday at age 84 due to complications from lung cancer,...

July 21, 2015 8:23 pm

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Broadway Actor Theodore Bikel Dies at 91

JNS.org - Theodore Bikel, an American Jewish actor of Austrian heritage who played Tevye in "Fiddler...

July 21, 2015 1:23 pm

American Jewish Pilot Lou Lenart, Savior of Tel Aviv in 1948 War, Dies at 94

JNS.org - Lou Lenart, a U.S. Marine Corps pilot during World War II who later helped...

July 9, 2015 12:59 pm

From Haifa to Houston: Israeli Ballet Dancer Makes Unlikely Dream Come True

JNS.org - When Shahar Dori left his Haifa home at age 17 and made a 6,500-mile...

July 7, 2015 2:26 pm

Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

JNS.org - Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase of Babe Ruth’s...

October 26, 2015 4:31 pm

Former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin Remembered 20 Years After Murder

JNS.org - At a state ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, his daughter Dalia warned that the...

August 20, 2015 11:21 am

Remembering a True Superhero

JNS.org - “Batman” has died. And it doesn’t matter that the recently deceased Leonard “Lenny” Robinson lived in the suburbs of Baltimore, rather than Gotham, for all...

August 9, 2015 12:28 pm

Commemorating the 75th Memorial of Ze’ev Jabotinsky

Below is a speech I delivered at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York City at an event organized by Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI)...

July 30, 2015 1:16 pm

Abe Foxman’s Retirement is the End of an Era

I received a call recently from Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in which he castigated me for not consulting him in advance...

July 22, 2015 3:09 pm

Award-Winning American Jewish Author E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

JNS.org - Award-winning American Jewish author E.L. Doctorow died Tuesday at age 84 due to complications from lung cancer, his son Richard Doctorow told The New York Times. Doctorow wrote a dozen...

July 21, 2015 8:23 pm

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Broadway Actor Theodore Bikel Dies at 91

JNS.org - Theodore Bikel, an American Jewish actor of Austrian heritage who played Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway, died Tuesday in Los Angeles...

July 21, 2015 1:23 pm

American Jewish Pilot Lou Lenart, Savior of Tel Aviv in 1948 War, Dies at 94

JNS.org - Lou Lenart, a U.S. Marine Corps pilot during World War II who later helped thwart an Egyptian advance on Tel Aviv in Israel’s 1948...

July 9, 2015 12:59 pm

From Haifa to Houston: Israeli Ballet Dancer Makes Unlikely Dream Come True

JNS.org - When Shahar Dori left his Haifa home at age 17 and made a 6,500-mile trip to Montgomery, Ala., to attend a summer ballet program,...

July 7, 2015 2:26 pm

Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

JNS.org - Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1938 and his other impressive...

June 24, 2015 2:37 pm

A Year After Milestone, Visitors Mark 21st Anniversary of Chabad Leader’s Death

JNS.org - More than 50,000 people visited the gravesite of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—the seventh and final leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism, most commonly...

June 22, 2015 11:30 am

The Rebbe Represented the Best of Religion

The past few years have been tough on religion. Muslim radicals have made a mockery of their faith. The Catholic Church is still reeling from...

June 2, 2015 12:28 am

Remembering a Fighter Against Oppression of Jews and Blacks

JNS.org - Before he gained fame for posing as an African-American in order to expose racism, journalist John Howard Griffin secretly helped rescue Jewish...

May 27, 2015 11:09 am

Viewer Discretion Advised (VIDEO)

A couple of weeks ago I saw a video circulating on Facebook titled The Butterfly Child. The screen shot and headline of the video told...

May 21, 2015 10:39 am

At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

JNS.org - Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day,...

Features

IDF Enlistment Officer Has ‘Moving Encounters’ with North American Jewish Youths

JNS.org - “That was a real wow for me,” said Lt.-Col. Tzachi Revivo,...

Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light

JNS.org - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

World

Cletus ‘Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin Returns to Ring With Spectacular ...

New York Jewish boxer Cletus Seldin has returned to the ring with a spectacular victory over Nicaraguan contender Nelson Lara. Known as...

Israel

IDF Says It Thwarted Terror Attack When It Uncovered Knife in Pringles Cont...

The Israeli military said it thwarted a terror attack near Jerusalem on Monday when it uncovered a knife concealed in...

Middle East

Tunisia’s First Jewish Minister in Decades Sparks Public Protest

JNS.org - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s decision to appoint a Jewish businessman to the post of tourism minister has been met with protest in the North African country. Opponents of...

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