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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...

September 19, 2017 10:16 am

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 and militarily. But we live in a world of chaos. North...

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 essence, is the fraught question emerging from the rumors and...

Ending the War in Syria Could Be a Disaster for Europe

Blinded by the smokescreen of the war against ISIS, the world failed to notice that Tehran was taking over considerable parts of Syria -- particularly in the sparsely populated center and east of the country. This Iranian takeover is...

September 18, 2017 9:52 am

Is America Still a Beacon of Light to Other Nations?

We don't need President Trump to tell us that he can make America great again....

September 17, 2017 8:10 pm

King Abdullah’s Everyday Lies

This interview with Jordan's King Abdullah -- from the Petra News Agency (and posted on the Jordanian embassy's website) -- is clearly...

September 17, 2017 8:09 pm

President Trump’s Inspirational Words on Israel and the New Year

Before the Sabbath, I participated in President Trump’s conference call with Jewish leaders for the...

September 15, 2017 12:15 pm

Judaism’s Lesson: Everything Is Possible

Self-help guru and best-selling author Louise Hay recently died in her sleep, at the age of...

September 15, 2017 12:10 pm

The Smotrich Plan – A Step in the Right Direction, but…

"I am not talking here about cruel expulsion or the flooding of countries with penniless...

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...

September 18, 2017 11:25 am

Ending the War in Syria Could Be a Disaster for Europe

Blinded by the smokescreen of the war against ISIS, the world failed to notice that Tehran was taking over considerable parts of Syria -- particularly in the sparsely...

September 18, 2017 9:52 am

Is America Still a Beacon of Light to Other Nations?

We don't need President Trump to tell us that he can make America great again. America is already great. The problem is that we are...

September 17, 2017 8:10 pm

King Abdullah’s Everyday Lies

This interview with Jordan's King Abdullah -- from the Petra News Agency (and posted on the Jordanian embassy's website) -- is clearly meant for an American audience: Jordan News Agency: Your Majesty, when it...

September 17, 2017 8:09 pm

President Trump’s Inspirational Words on Israel and the New Year

Before the Sabbath, I participated in President Trump’s conference call with Jewish leaders for the new year. The invitation said that the President would “send...

September 15, 2017 12:15 pm

Judaism’s Lesson: Everything Is Possible

Self-help guru and best-selling author Louise Hay recently died in her sleep, at the age of 90. Born into poverty in Los Angeles in 1926, as...

September 15, 2017 12:10 pm

The Smotrich Plan – A Step in the Right Direction, but…

"I am not talking here about cruel expulsion or the flooding of countries with penniless refugees. The emigration we are talking about is planned, willing,...

September 15, 2017 11:14 am

Intersectionality: The New False God

When young people arrive at college today, they are likely to be confronted by a new, dogmatic orthodoxy. It has nothing to do with religion, but...

September 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Human Rights Watch Makes Up International Law for Israel — Yet Again

From Bloomberg: Loans to West Bank Settlers Violate International Law, HRW Says Human Rights Watch called on Israeli banks to halt the financing of settlement activity in the...

September 14, 2017 3:57 pm

UK Study: Those With Strong Anti-Israel Views Are Dramatically More Antisemitic

Though it’s often asked if some anti-Israel positions (such as support for BDS) are inherently antisemitic, it always seemed more relevant to determine whether the...

September 14, 2017 3:22 pm

Gaza Electricity Crisis Highlights BBC’s Anti-Israel Bias

When some residents of the Gaza Strip took to the streets last winter to protest their inadequate electricity supply, the BBC website produced two written reports on...

September 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Will High Holiday Sermons Get Too Political?

JNS.org - For rabbis, High Holiday sermons are their annual golden opportunity to reach a much larger audience than usual. For members of a congregation, the sermons can...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

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:...

World

Jews Cast Weary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-...

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal...

Israel

‘The Jewish People Know What It Is to Struggle for an Independent Hom...

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday's historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum...

Middle East

Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to ...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman,...

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