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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...

Culture

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the dietary laws...

Features

How the IDF Is Preparing for a Multi-Front War

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) plan designed to prepare it for the challenge of multiple-front warfare is now entering its third...

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders Visits UAE, Hoping for Results

JNS.org - A large delegation of American Jewish leaders recently spent two days in...

Jewish Groups Urge Resignation of Rep. Keith Ellison Over Ties to Louis Farrakhan

JNS.org - Major Jewish groups, including the leading organization representing Jewish Democrats, are strongly...

World

Expert: Russia’s Condemnation of Iran’s Anti-Israel Threats Shows Kreml...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned a top Iranian official’s threat to destroy Tel Aviv and kill Israeli Prime...

Israel

Netanyahu Asks Visiting NFL Players to ‘Fight’ for Israel

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with seven NFL players as they concluded a six-day whirlwind tour of the Jewish state and told them that they should...

Middle East

Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed...

JNS.org - In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily...

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