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avatar Brandon Marlon
Brandon Marlon is a Canadian-Israeli author whose writing has appeared in 150+ publications in 23 countries. His script The Bleeding Season won the 2007 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. His poetry was awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry (Fall 2015), and he is the author of two poetry volumes, Inspirations of Israel: Poetry for a Land and People, and Judean Dreams. www.brandonmarlon.com.

ARTICLES BY: Brandon Marlon


August 24, 2015 2:16 pm
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Prophetesses of the Jews

Rabbenu Hananel, Rashi, and the Vilna Gaon -- the rabbinic sages who engaged in typology -- all enumerated seven identical Jewish prophetesses. These included a Matriarch,...

August 23, 2015 12:32 pm
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Prophets of the Jews

According to the Talmud, the Jewish people produced 48 prophets and seven prophetesses (Tractate Megillah 14a). In the Middle Ages, Rabbenu Hananel ben Hushiel (990-1053 CE)...

June 24, 2015 10:11 am
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Jaffa Orange Republic: Towards the Ontogeny of Jewish Statehood in the 21st Century

Maturation in Jewry's Third Commonwealth will be signaled by conspicuous shifts in attitudes and approaches in diverse areas. The prevailing state of affairs - a state fraught with existential...

June 14, 2015 12:38 pm
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Palmyra Redux: The Clash of Civilization & Barbarism

Amid the stately yet skeletal ruins of Palmyra, Syria, the world is witnessing in real time the clash between civilization and barbarism, a microcosm of...

March 29, 2015 3:22 pm
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Kings of the Jews: Himyar, Khazaria, & Ethiopia

Historical knowledge regarding Jewish rulers outside of the Land of Israel remains impoverished in comparison with the Jewish kingdoms established in the...

March 22, 2015 1:10 am
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Queens of the Jews

Most of the queens in Jewish history are either unnamed or unknown beyond their names. Yet a number of female monarchs figure more prominently due...

March 15, 2015 3:00 am
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Kings of the Jews: Hasmoneans & Herodians

Following Jerusalem's destruction in 586 B.C.E., the Jewish People became subject to a series of foreign empires—Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman. The Maccabean Revolt in...

March 13, 2015 7:24 am
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Kings of the Jews: Judah

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who would...

March 12, 2015 7:22 am
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Kings of the Jews: Israel

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who...

March 10, 2015 7:54 am
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Judges of the Jews

The 15 Judges of Israel, also known as Elders, were civic leaders who guided the nation between the Mosaic and monarchic ages, approximately 1210-1020 B.C.E.....

March 6, 2015 12:32 pm
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Redemptive Reckonings: Purim’s Cautionary Lessons Against Disobedience, Ingratitude, and Dissatisfaction

In some ways, the Scroll of Esther is an epilogue to the episode in Samuel I concerning King Saul of Israel and King Agag of...

February 6, 2015 3:24 pm
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From Comity to Commensality: Nudging the Needle of World Opinion Israelward

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to...

January 29, 2015 9:16 pm
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Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life Among Israel’s Leaders

Israeli leaders are overfond of vowing that Israel's enemies will "pay a price." Is Israel a retailer? Are Israel's enemies a bunch of inveterate shoplifters? The same...

January 22, 2015 6:36 pm
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The Decline and Fall of Modern Civilization: 8 Simple Steps to Squandering It All

Neither are great civilizations built in a day, nor do they collapse all of a sudden. Deterioration is gradual, therefore noticeable. In the Land of...

Features

Israeli Deterrence Holds Against Iran in Syria — For Now

JNS.org - A recent surge in alleged Israeli strikes on targets in Syria appears to suggest a new Israeli urgency to...

Some on Israeli Left Slant Right Amid Changing Political Map

JNS.org - Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left -- and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister...

How Jerusalem Is Reacting to Trump’s Change in US Policy

JNS.org - Opinions in Jerusalem about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy change there is vast -- reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself. In an...

World

Top Senator Praises Hanukkah-Eve Passage of Key Holocaust Restitution Legis...

Senate minority leader Charles Schumer hailed the passage of new legislation on Tuesday that will boost the restitution process for Holocaust...

Israel

African National Congress to Push For Shutdown of South African Embassy in ...

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is pushing for a major downgrade of the country's full diplomatic relations with...

Middle East

Hamas Threatens to Make Israel ‘Pay a Price,’ Amid Latest Gaza ...

JNS.org - The IDF struck several of the Hamas terror group’s positions in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday night, after several...

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