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Contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship

Leon Uris (Embassy of Israel in Washington via JNS)-JNS is proud to partner with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate 70 of the greatest American contributors to the U.S.-Israel...

 

2,000-year-old rare coins discovered in Jerusalem cave

A trove of rare bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, has been discovered in a cave near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. During the digs at the Ophel ex...

 

Adoption sought for two-month-old girl with special needs

Spence-Chapin is currently seeking a loving family for baby Emma. Emma is an adorable, two-month-old baby girl with light brown hair and blue eyes who was recently diagnosed with Down syndrome. Emma’s parents are looking for a loving, Jewish home....

 
 By Eliana Rudee    Features    April 20, 2018 

Birthright from the 'sabra' side: The Israeli perspective

(JNS)-While it is well known that Birthright trips provide American participants with a transformative, often life-changing experience, it is perhaps less known that the young Israelis who accompany t...

 

Retired players being shortchanged by MLB pensions

Stephen Hertz, who managed the Tel Aviv Lightning in the Israel Baseball League after playing for the Houston Colt .45s and coaching nearly three decades at Miami-Dade Community College, is one of 644 retirees who do not receive Major League...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    April 20, 2018 

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A reflective thought... What ever happened to "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free"? (Just saying.) I received a letter... The letter I received was sent from DA...

 
 By Ofra Daniel    Features    April 20, 2018 

Israel at 70: How Israelis like me relate to a country that's an ocean away

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-My Dear Land, It is almost your birthday. At 70, you are not a young country anymore. Some will consider me a stepdaughter because I l...

 

Separated by the Holocaust, old friends find each other 76 years later

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-When Alice (Gerstel) Weit last saw Simon Gronowski, she was 13 and he was 10 and, by Alice's recollection, "the most adorable boy ever." When they reunited this week, 76 years...

 

Jewish-American soldiers didn't just fight Nazis-they endured anti-Semitism

(JTA)-"GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II" begins as many Holocaust documentaries do, with a history of the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany mixed with what is now standard archival footage...

 

Zach Braff is happy to be back on TV

(JTA)-Lightning struck Zach Braff in 2001. The up-and-coming Jewish actor, who had appeared in a few films-perhaps most notably a small role in Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery"-landed the...

 

A new study for cancer risk in Ashkenazi Jews aims to be a model for genetic testing

NEW YORK (JTA)—A new study will provide free testing for three mutations that substantially increase the risk for developing breast, ovarian and prostate cancer among people with Eastern European Jewish ancestry. The BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BF...

 

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My heart is broken... Everyone in Central Florida probably remembers the Pulse Nightclub shooting tragedy where so many precious lives were lost. My friend Eddie Sotomayor Jr. was the first to be...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    April 13, 2018

Daniel Bruhl talks about playing-surprise-a German bad guy in '7 Days in Entebbe'

(JTA)-In "7 Days in Entebbe," which hits theaters on Friday, Daniel Bruhl plays a German leftist terrorist tortured by the fact that he's hijacking a plane full of Jews and taking them prisoner. The...

 

Hollywood executives offer support to Netflix after BDS movement asks it to scrap 'Fauda'

(JTA)—More than 50 entertainment industry executives have signed a letter in support of Netflix, after the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel threatened a lawsuit over its distribution of the Israeli drama series “Fauda.”...

 

Arthur Miller's daughter made an intimate HBO documentary about her father

(JTA)-"Arthur Miller: Writer," a lovingly crafted documentary about the award-winning playwright set to air on HBO, doesn't reveal a lot of new information. A good portion of the film involves Miller...

 

Bill Clinton admits quiet campaign against Netanyahu during the 1996 election

(JNS)-In an interview, former U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted that he tried to help former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres defeat Benjamin Netanyahu during Israel's elections in 1996, just a...

 

The first Torah reading in orbit and five other fun facts about Jews in space

NEW YORK (JTA)-The Torah tells how God created the earth and the heavens, although the stories that follow tell us more about the former than the latter. A new exhibit doesn't quite answer...

 
 By Mark Miller    Features    April 13, 2018

25 funniest Jewish comedians in history

In 1978, Time magazine claimed that 80 percent of all stand-up comedians in the United States were Jewish. And this at a time when Jews made up only 3 percent of the U.S. By way of explanation, psychologist Samuel Janus told a meeting of the American...

 

Remembering Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994)

JNS is proud to partner with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate 70 of the greatest American contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship in the 70 days leading up to the State of...

 

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FBI reports uptick on anti-Semitism... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest (got upset as usual) and pass it along: "According to hate crime statistics recently released by...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    April 6, 2018

These North American baby boomers teach Israeli kids English

(JTA)-There's no reason Hodaya Koskas and Barrett Brickell would know each other. Koskas, 14, is a high school student from a small city in central Israel who takes ballet classes and hopes to be a...

 
 By Izzy Darby    Features    April 6, 2018

Dark Chocolate Espresso Truffles

(The Nosher via JTA)-Most of us need few excuses to make a batch of chocolate truffles, especially when coffee is involved. My take on chocolate espresso truffles combines a velvety chocolate base...

 

Orlando well represented at International CTeen Shabbaton

"I had a really good time and it was very impactful," shared Lexi Landa, a teen of CTeen North Orlando who was referring to the 10th annual International Shabbaton, organized by the Chabad Teen...

 

How matzah became a household item for non-Jews in the Netherlands

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (JTA)-For most matzah bakeries, Passover is their lifeline and only claim to financial viability. After the weeklong holiday, during which Jews are commanded to consume matzah...

 

Dayanu! That would suffice

Browsing recently at a Denver airport store on my way home to Orlando, I was greeted by the clerk. Exchanging pleasantries, I asked him how his day was going. “Counting the hours, ma’am. Just counting the hours.” “It can’t be that bad,”...

 

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