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Bezalel Academy Art Students Prepare Works for Israeli Presidential Presentation

The first “Israeli Hope” selection was given to Pope Francis during President Rivlin’s recent visit to The Vatican.

Rachel Brosnahan Wins 2nd Golden Globe for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Mrs. Maisel is definitely a marker for the last chapter in the Jewish-American experience, when, like we said, you no longer need to hire Jews to play believable Jews.

British Cover Band ‘Pink Floyd Experience’ Lands in Israel Despite Heavy Pressure From BDS...

Roger Waters and BDS activists failed to pressure the UK band to cancel their visit to Israel.

Nazareth Court Sends Youth to Psychiatric Detention over ‘Fortnite’ Addiction

The boy also participated in the discussion and said: "I understand that everyone is worried that I don't go to school. I play a lot of 'Fortnight.'"

Netanyahu Quotes MLK at Cabinet Meeting on Arab Terrorism

"I commend my friend Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, under whose leadership the EU has called for the adoption of this definition of Martin Luther King – anti-Zionism is an expression of anti-Semitism."

When Hanukkah Marked the War Between Jewish Left and Jewish Faith

A miracle did not take place for us / A can of oil we did not find.

Miri Regev Booed, Arab Actor Leaves in Protest, at Artists’ Achievement Awards

A storm broke out Tuesday evening at the annual AMI (Israeli Artists Association) Lifetime Achievement Awards, as the audience, made up mostly of Israeli...

Culture Minister Miri Regev’s Statue Now a Temporary Feature at Israel’s National Theater

In recent months, Minister Regev has provoked outrage in the culture community in Israel with her so-called "Law of Loyalty in Culture."

Exhibition: ‘David Olère. The One Who Survived Crematorium III’ at the Auschwitz Memorial

Olère felt compelled to capture Auschwitz artistically to illustrate the fate of all those that did not survive.

The Shabbat Project and Echoes of Shabbat Candles Under the Inquisition

This week, as we light our candles or oil for the Shabbat-felt-around-the-world, may we remember how fortunate we are to be able to do so in freedom and pure joy.

Renowned Jewish Vocalist ‘Dedi’ Hospitalized in ICU at Mayanei Hayeshua

The public is asked to please continue prayers for the healing of Oded David Ben Zipporah.

Jewish Lords Ask to Drop Ghanaian, Israeli Architects’ $65 Million Holocaust Memorial Project

David Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv.

Charles Aznavour, ‘French Sinatra’ Leaves The Stage Forever (video)

Aznavour received the Raoul Wallenberg Medal for his parents’ role in helping Jews and Armenians during World War II.

Gal Gadot to Play Self on The Simpsons

Gadot tweeted: I grew up watching The Simpsons and now I get to voice myself in an episode! Stay tuned..."

It’s Official: Tel Aviv to Host Eurovision 2019 Song Contest [video]

At least 20,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv for the song contest, with an estimated NIS 100 million in direct revenue gained as a result.

After 77 Years, Jewish Deli Owner Gets Back her Nazi Looted Renoir

“I’m very thankful to be able to show my beloved family, wherever they are, that after all they’ve been through, there is justice.”

Kim Kardashian West Signs Deal With Top Israeli Sunglasses Chain

Kardashian West has visited Israel in the past, most notably in 2015, when she and her husband brought their daughter to be baptized in an Armenian Church in Jerusalem.

‘Sobibor’ to Represent Russia in the Oscars

As many as 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor, making it the fourth worst extermination camp, after Bełżec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz.

Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates Jewish Big League Spy Moe Berg

Yankees and Mets legendary manager Casey Stengel said he was "the strangest man ever to play baseball."

Putin, Medvedev, Attend Adored Jewish Crooner’s Funeral

In 1983, Kobzon was expelled from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and reprimanded for performing Jewish songs.

Eurovision Demands Israeli Commitment to Allow In Fans Who Are Anti-Israel

The EBU also demands that Israel agree not to restrict in any way the events related to the contest that would fall on Shabbat.

Update: Arab Vocalist’s Conversion Rejected by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

Qadri was informed the conversion would not be recognized because it was carried out by a rabbi who is independent from the state network of Rabbinate authorities authorized to conduct conversions.

Popular Arab Singer Celebrates Birthday with Conversion to Judaism

Her name now is Bracha bat Sarah, in Hebrew, a “blessing” and daughter of the Biblical matriarch Sarah, mother of the Jewish faith.

Great Jewish American Playwright Neil Simon Dead at 91

Simon did not write about Jewish subjects, but much of his work was rooted in New York Jewish life.

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