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Were God Merely to ‘Exist,’ Our Prayers Would Be Meaningless

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere,” said Voltaire. Indeed, trying to describe God is like trying to present something that is...

September 16, 2016 2:04 am

New Discoveries Are Made at an Interfaith, International Dig of a Jesus-Era Galilee Town

JNS.org  - When Father Juan Solana, a Catholic priest, wanted to construct a guest house for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Galilee region in 2009, he couldn’t have imagined he’d become the leader...

There Is a Solution

Last week, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a report about the grave and growing antisemitism on New York college campuses, along with the despairing conclusion that there is nothing to do to stop it. Prompted...

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, and was honored in 1978 with the Order of Canada,...

September 13, 2016 5:11 am

The Limits of Love

In a parsha laden with laws, one in particular is full of fascination. Here it...

September 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Wisconsin Exhibit Features Clothes Created From Sketches of Prague Seamstress Killed in the Holocaust

A Holocaust victim's fashion designs are featured in a new exhibit in Wisconsin, the local publication The Daily...

September 12, 2016 3:51 am

Dogma Is No Substitute for Faith

Faith can only be found in the light of one’s soul -- never in dogma. Dogmas reach...

September 11, 2016 11:58 am

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Says ‘Star Trek’ Icon Enjoyed Speaking Yiddish

The son of the late actor who played the iconic Mr. Spock on the science fiction...

September 11, 2016 4:13 am

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and...

September 16, 2016 2:04 am

Were God Merely to ‘Exist,’ Our Prayers Would Be Meaningless

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere,” said Voltaire. Indeed, trying to describe God is like trying to present something that is more...

September 16, 2016 1:50 am

New Discoveries Are Made at an Interfaith, International Dig of a Jesus-Era Galilee Town

JNS.org  - When Father Juan Solana, a Catholic priest, wanted to construct a guest house for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Galilee region...

September 14, 2016 1:05 pm

There Is a Solution

Last week, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a report about the grave and growing antisemitism on New York college campuses, along with the despairing conclusion...

September 13, 2016 3:38 pm

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration...

September 13, 2016 5:11 am

The Limits of Love

In a parsha laden with laws, one in particular is full of fascination. Here it is: If a man has two wives, one loved, the other unloved...

September 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Wisconsin Exhibit Features Clothes Created From Sketches of Prague Seamstress Killed in the Holocaust

A Holocaust victim's fashion designs are featured in a new exhibit in Wisconsin, the local publication The Daily Cardinal reported on Monday. Eight dresses created from sketches drawn by Hedwig Strnad, a...

September 12, 2016 3:51 am

Dogma Is No Substitute for Faith

Faith can only be found in the light of one’s soul -- never in dogma. Dogmas reach only the mind, not the human heart. Trying to translate...

September 11, 2016 11:58 am

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Says ‘Star Trek’ Icon Enjoyed Speaking Yiddish

The son of the late actor who played the iconic Mr. Spock on the science fiction franchise "Star Trek" told the New York Post on Friday that his father...

September 11, 2016 4:13 am

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and Goliath, narrated in the Book of Samuel, in a mysterious...

September 9, 2016 4:14 am

The Case Against Specialization and for General Knowledge

We live in an age of ever-increasing specialization. Up until the early 20th century, interdisciplinary experts abounded. Charles Darwin was renowned as a geologist and...

September 9, 2016 4:04 am

We Can Be Mother Teresa, Too — or Better

Mother Teresa has become Saint Teresa! She was born in 1910, in what is now Macedonia. She joined a religious sisterhood in Ireland and then took vows...

September 9, 2016 3:59 am

Making the Messiah a Reality

"The whipped cream will be a few minutes. Is that okay?" "Sure," I smiled. Being patient can be challenging for me, but I didn't mind this...

September 8, 2016 8:56 am

Florida Chabad Family Hit Hard by Hurricane Hermine Hosts Shabbat Dinner for Community Despite Power Outage

A Jewish family in Florida hosted nearly a dozen people for Shabbat dinner, despite not having electricity following last week's Hurricane Hermine, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Chanie Oirechman...

September 7, 2016 10:26 am

NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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