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Israeli mikvehs going solar

Israeli mikvehs going solar

(JNS.org) Israeli Deputy Religious Services Minister Eli Ben-Dahan has instructed the country’s religious councils to transition all mikveh (Jewish ritual bath) operations to greener and cleaner energy, Israel Hayom reported…. Read more »

Israel’s ‘Paris on the Water’ wins student film Oscar

Israel’s ‘Paris on the Water’ wins student film Oscar

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) “Paris on the Water,” the final project by Tel Aviv University Master’s degree film student Hadas Ayalon, is one of three winners in the foreign film… Read more »

Reform Jews accuse Jacob’s of ‘divisive’ leadership

Reform Jews accuse Jacob’s of ‘divisive’ leadership

(JNS.org) More than 40 Reform Jews accused the head of the movement’s umbrella organization of “divisive” leadership over his response to the Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations’ rejection… Read more »

Iraqi Jewish Archive’s U.S. exhibition extended

Iraqi Jewish Archive’s U.S. exhibition extended

(JNS.org) Iraq agreed to extend the American exhibition of Jewish artifacts that are controversially slated to return to the Middle Eastern country. The U.S. National Archives and the New York-based… Read more »

‘Homeland’ creator wants more U.S. TV shows to film in Israel



‘Homeland’ creator wants more U.S. TV shows to film in Israel



(JNS.org) The Israeli co-creator of the U.S. spy television series “Homeland” says the Jewish state should become a major filming location for U.S. shows about the Middle East. Writer/director Gideon… Read more »

Hillel letter: J Street U members add to ‘ideas within our tent’



Hillel letter: J Street U members add to ‘ideas within our tent’



(JNS.org) A letter sent to Hillel International colleagues by leaders of the Jewish campus umbrella said Hillel’s relationship with J Street will not change following the vote by the Conference… Read more »

UCLA chancellor, UC president condemn anti-Israel pledge

UCLA chancellor, UC president condemn anti-Israel pledge

(JNS.org) The heads of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California (UC) statewide system issued dual statements condemning a recent pledge organized by several anti-Israel… Read more »

Israeli runners forced to drop out of ‘peace run’

Israeli runners forced to drop out of ‘peace run’

(JNS.org) A group of Israeli runners taking part in a “peace run” was forced to drop out after Palestinian objections. The six Israelis were asked to drop out of Australian… Read more »

Al Feldstein was editor of Mad magazine

Al Feldstein was editor of Mad magazine

Al Feldstein, the editor of Mad magazine for 28 years, died at his home in Livinston, Mont. on May 1. He was 88. Feldstein was put in charge of what… Read more »

Michael Douglas sings the bar mitzvah blues

Michael Douglas sings the bar mitzvah blues

Seeing your son become a bar mitzvah is a proud moment for a father. But it can be painful too. Just ask Michael Douglas. The Academy Award-winning actor evidently partied… Read more »

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