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New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel…

Jewish actor Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Jewish actor Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Ariz., gives his Vulcan hand gesture from “Star Trek”—a gesture he said was modeled after the Jewish kohanim. Credit: Gage Skidmore.…

Italian parliament becomes latest European body to back Palestinian state

Italian parliament becomes latest European body to back Palestinian state

The Italian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) The Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding resolution supporting the unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood. Italy’s Chamber of Deputies…

Kosher conundrum: If water doesn’t need certification, why have the symbol?

Kosher conundrum: If water doesn’t need certification, why have the symbol?

Click photo to download. Caption: The Clearly Kosher® bottled water brand. Credit: Clearly Kosher.   By Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org A new brand of bottled water recently hit grocery store shelves, and its tagline…

Hippos in Israel? New museum re-animates forgotten biblical wildlife

Hippos in Israel? New museum re-animates forgotten biblical wildlife

Click photo to download. Caption: Rabbi Natan Slifkin unveils a hippo skull at the Feb. 23 opening of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Credit: Orit Arfa.…

Stout Beer and Six Hours

Stout Beer and Six Hours

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is beer – and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars. It is made…

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

Madonna likened Europe to Nazi Germany in a recent interview. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Guardian – Madonna has lashed out at intolerance in Europe, saying it is now so high…

Pew Report on Religious Intolerance Shows Increased Targeting of Jews

Pew Report on Religious Intolerance Shows Increased Targeting of Jews

Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. NPR – This week, a man was sentenced to die in Saudi Arabia because he renounced his faith in Islam; a Hindu leader…

Iran Test Fires ‘New Strategic Weapon’ During Naval Drill

Iran Test Fires ‘New Strategic Weapon’ During Naval Drill

Iran test fired a new weapon in the finals day of its naval and air defense drill. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Fox News – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it…

White House Sending Susan Rice and Samantha Power to Address AIPAC Conference

White House Sending Susan Rice and Samantha Power to Address AIPAC Conference

Both National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to speak at the 2015 AIPAC conference on behalf of their respective countries. Photo: State Department.…

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