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On Becoming an American

JNS.org – This week, I became an American citizen. As I intently studied my naturalization certificate after the oath-taking ceremony, it struck me how fortunate I...

September 20, 2017 1:38 pm

Should We Remove the Names of Antisemites? Not Always

Below is an open letter to the president of Bryn Mawr College Dear President Cassidy, Your August 22 letter to the Bryn Mawr community announced that the college would eliminate M. Carey Thomas’ name from Thomas Library,...

Many Muslims Claim All Jewish Holy Sites as Their Own

With all of the talk about the Temple Mount, it's sometimes easy to forget that some Muslims believe that every Jewish holy site should be exclusively Islamic. Think about that. These Muslims do not want to allow the Jews -- whom...

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed

1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew) is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי). Tishrei was a Babylonian term for launching the agricultural (creation) calendar, starting...

September 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Proof That Palestinians Don’t Kill Because of the ‘Occupation’ and ‘Settlers’

JNS.org - A poorly-reported terrorist incident -- coupled with a large dose of Palestinian Authority-generated fake news -- has...

September 20, 2017 11:56 am

Moses, the Man

That very day the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim,...

September 20, 2017 10:27 am

US Leadership Vacuum Being Filled by Russia, Iran and Other Nefarious Actors

Russia’s military involvement in Syria, in cooperation with Islamic Iran and an Islamizing Turkey, is...

September 20, 2017 9:46 am

Art, Man and God

I wonder what our prayers sound like to God during these Days of Awe. As the...

September 20, 2017 9:31 am

David N. Myers: The Wrong Choice for the Center for Jewish History

When a respected and apolitical institution like the New York-based Center for Jewish History (CJH) hires an...

September 20, 2017 1:38 pm

On Becoming an American

JNS.org – This week, I became an American citizen. As I intently studied my naturalization certificate after the oath-taking ceremony, it struck me how fortunate I am...

September 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Should We Remove the Names of Antisemites? Not Always

Below is an open letter to the president of Bryn Mawr College Dear President Cassidy, Your August 22 letter to the Bryn Mawr community announced that the...

September 20, 2017 12:34 pm

Many Muslims Claim All Jewish Holy Sites as Their Own

With all of the talk about the Temple Mount, it's sometimes easy to forget that some Muslims believe that every Jewish holy site should be exclusively Islamic. Think about...

September 20, 2017 12:12 pm

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed

1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew) is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי). Tishrei was...

September 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Proof That Palestinians Don’t Kill Because of the ‘Occupation’ and ‘Settlers’

JNS.org - A poorly-reported terrorist incident -- coupled with a large dose of Palestinian Authority-generated fake news -- has revealed everything that you need to know about the Israeli-Palestinian...

September 20, 2017 11:56 am

Moses, the Man

That very day the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite...

September 20, 2017 10:27 am

US Leadership Vacuum Being Filled by Russia, Iran and Other Nefarious Actors

Russia’s military involvement in Syria, in cooperation with Islamic Iran and an Islamizing Turkey, is creating a new regional dynamic that is likely to shift...

September 20, 2017 9:46 am

Art, Man and God

I wonder what our prayers sound like to God during these Days of Awe. As the Earth spins on its axis and Jews across the globe...

September 20, 2017 9:31 am

David N. Myers: The Wrong Choice for the Center for Jewish History

When a respected and apolitical institution like the New York-based Center for Jewish History (CJH) hires an individual that some call an anti-Israel academic to be its...

September 19, 2017 4:22 pm

For Comment on Holocaust Museum, New York Times Turns to Anti-Israel Activist

The New York Times finally tackled the issue of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s report analyzing whether America could have prevented the genocide and refugee...

September 19, 2017 4:17 pm

How to Make Time for Judaism

The sound of the shofar has awakened our slumbering souls. The words of the rabbi's sermon have pierced our veil of spiritual complacency. Our individual and...

September 19, 2017 10:16 am

Where Does Israel Fit in a Jewish Future Without Faith?

JNS.org - For Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political opponents, his government’s woes aren’t just an opportunity to score political points -- they also provide easy-to-understand explanations for American...

September 18, 2017 12:30 pm

Facing a Challenging New Year

We enter Rosh Hashanah 5778 with conflicting emotions. Israel has never been in a stronger position, globally and domestically; we are thriving in every respect -- economically, politically...

September 18, 2017 11:31 am

Talking to Qatar Should Not Mean Blessing Qatar

JNS.org - Should American Jewish leaders speak to the rulers of a petrostate that finances Hamas terrorists to blow up their fellow Jews in Israel? That, in...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Nixes High Court Request to Reconsider Freeze of Weste...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a request by the High Court of Justice to implement the Western Wall...

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