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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

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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