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David Werdiger is a writer, community activist, technology entrepreneur, and public speaker. He's involved in several not-for-profits, and has an interest in Jewish community, philanthropy, education, and continuity. You can connect with David on his personal blog site, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

ARTICLES BY: David Werdiger


February 2, 2016 7:20 am
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Tribalism and the Wisdom of Sykes-Picot, in Hindsight

The division of the former Ottoman Empire by the British and French following World War I appeared corrupt and driven by self-interest, and contributed to the ongoing...

October 1, 2014 7:23 am
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Where is the Muslim Outrage at IS?

Imagine this scenario: a new militant Jewish group, The New Sadducee State (NSS), rejects the Torah's Oral Tradition, and wants to return the entire world to the literal...

July 4, 2014 8:14 am
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What Judaism Says About the Dangers of Facebook

I recently attended a panel session at Limmud Oz in Australia entitled "Is Facebook good for the Jews?" The panel - all experienced media professionals...

January 28, 2014 1:50 am
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Jews of Europe: Don’t Make Waves

There is an old joke about a Jew who died and was condemned to hell, but in an act of mercy was given a choice...

Culture

Baseball Icon Dykstra Takes on a New Hobby: Torah Study

JNS.org - As part of bettering his life since serving six months of a three-year sentence behind bars for grand...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

UN World Food Programme to Cut Back Assistance in Gaza, West Bank

The World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Wednesday cuts in food aid affecting about 190,000 impoverished Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank -- half of all its recipients there,...

Israel

Lt. ‘Yod’ First Israeli Air Force Pilot of Ethiopian Heritage

JNS.org - Lt. “Yod” will officially become the Israeli Air Force’s first pilot of Ethiopian heritage when he completes the elite pilots’ course on Wednesday. The new pilot’s name could not be...

Middle East

Palestinian Authority Allocated Over $319 Million for Terror In 2018, Repor...

JNS.org - Despite an increased public outcry and international condemnation for the practice, the Palestinian Authority has allocated more than $319...

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