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Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas

What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization? It is...

October 4, 2017 4:40 pm

Subtly Misleading New York Times Writes of ‘the Israeli Conflict’

A New York Times interview with an art collector veers onto sensitive ground with a reference to “the Israeli conflict.” The full passage is from an interview by Robin Pogrebin with an art collector, Ellen Stern,...

The Message of Sukkot: Spiritual Elevation Is a Process, Not a Switch

With each passing year, sukkah companies try and make it easier for you to build your sukkah. Today, you can buy a kit from a sukkah store, and find all the instructions to building one online. “Don’t worry,” the...

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Sukkot and Senator Robert Byrd. The holiday of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) is dedicated to the study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, which was often quoted by the late Senator Robert Byrd, the longest...

October 4, 2017 11:11 am

Despite Flaws, Stanford Study of Jewish Students Gets It Mostly Right

When you see the name Stanford attached to a research project, it's usually worth taking...

October 4, 2017 9:44 am

Don’t Equivocate With Qatar

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has historically led to unexpected meetings. And a series...

October 3, 2017 4:44 pm

The Demise of Turkey’s Democracy: An Open Letter to President Erdogan

Dear President Erdogan, I have been in your country scores of times, and have developed close...

October 3, 2017 4:38 pm

How to Prevent a New Wave of Iraqi Refugees — and Solve the Middle East

Syrian President Basher al-Assad is regaining power in his country with the help of an...

October 3, 2017 1:31 pm

Oslo at 24: Failing the ‘Crystal Ball Test’

"We have come to try and put an end to the hostilities, so that our...

October 4, 2017 4:40 pm

Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas

What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization? It is all...

October 4, 2017 2:25 pm

Subtly Misleading New York Times Writes of ‘the Israeli Conflict’

A New York Times interview with an art collector veers onto sensitive ground with a reference to “the Israeli conflict.” The full passage is from an...

October 4, 2017 1:20 pm

The Message of Sukkot: Spiritual Elevation Is a Process, Not a Switch

With each passing year, sukkah companies try and make it easier for you to build your sukkah. Today, you can buy a kit from a sukkah store, and...

October 4, 2017 1:09 pm

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Sukkot and Senator Robert Byrd. The holiday of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) is dedicated to the study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, which was...

October 4, 2017 11:11 am

Despite Flaws, Stanford Study of Jewish Students Gets It Mostly Right

When you see the name Stanford attached to a research project, it's usually worth taking seriously. Therefore, I was interested in a recent report put out...

October 4, 2017 9:44 am

Don’t Equivocate With Qatar

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has historically led to unexpected meetings. And a series of meetings that took place in New York between American Jewish...

October 3, 2017 4:44 pm

The Demise of Turkey’s Democracy: An Open Letter to President Erdogan

Dear President Erdogan, I have been in your country scores of times, and have developed close and friendly relations with many Turks from all walks of...

October 3, 2017 4:38 pm

How to Prevent a New Wave of Iraqi Refugees — and Solve the Middle East

Syrian President Basher al-Assad is regaining power in his country with the help of an Iranian Shiite coalition that is made up of Iranian fighters,...

October 3, 2017 1:31 pm

Oslo at 24: Failing the ‘Crystal Ball Test’

"We have come to try and put an end to the hostilities, so that our children, our children's children, will no longer experience the painful...

October 3, 2017 12:05 pm

What Ambassador Friedman Meant About Israeli Settlements — and Why His Critics Lied About It

JNS.org - Public figures occasionally misspeak -- i.e., they say something that is clearly untrue, not because they are intentionally lying -- but because they innocently stumbled in...

October 3, 2017 11:55 am

The More Things Change: The South Africa Calumny

In the ancient days of campus battles on Israel, we did not have to contend with annual Israel hate weeks. Still, the situation was not...

October 3, 2017 11:51 am

Jewish Allegiance to God After the Holocaust Has No Precedent

Jews across the world recently celebrated the start of their new year. Admittedly, we didn’t hit the bars the way that New Yorkers do on...

October 2, 2017 5:03 pm

Alan Dershowitz: The Case for Kurdish Independence

This article was originally published by Gatestone Institute. Over 90% of Iraq’s Kurdish population have now voted for independence from Iraq. While the referendum is not...

October 2, 2017 4:03 pm

Kids in Gaza Celebrate Terror — Another Normal Day in the Middle East

The  Salah-al-Din Brigades of the Popular Resistance Committees recently held a "celebration" of the 17th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Intifada. (So did many other...

Features

Experts Say Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Quest Will Persist, Despite US Moves

JNS.org - Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic...

New French Jewish Leader Brings Hope of Change to UNESCO

JNS.org - The election of the first Jewish director-general of UNESCO -- French politician Audrey Azoulay -- is raising hopes that she might return the organization...

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs

JNS.org - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...

World

In Upcoming Book, Controversial Rutgers Professor Accuses Israel of Sparing...

A professor with a history of supporting terrorism against Israelis is publishing a new book accusing the Jewish state of...

Israel

Israel Condemns ‘Severe Terrorist Attack’ That Killed 16 Egyptian Polic...

JNS.org - Israel condemned on Saturday night a terror attack in Egypt’s Giza province that killed at least 16 Egyptian policemen, in...

Middle East

Senior Hamas Officials Visit Iran on Mission to Improve Relations

JNS.org - A delegation of senior Hamas officials arrived in Iran Friday on a mission to improve ties between the Palestinian terror group and the Islamic Republic. According to Iran’s Tasnim News...

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