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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

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take...

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

‘This Man Is a Spite Machine’; Obama Blasted on Social Media fo...

Outgoing President Barack Obama’s choice on Tuesday of top aide Ben Rhodes to serve on the US Holocaust Memorial Council...

Israel

In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagre...

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk...

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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