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Back to School – How to Protect Your Children

Summer is coming to an end; it seems that it goes faster and faster each year. School is almost upon us, and if you’re like...

August 21, 2015 12:18 pm

Detroit’s African-American Churches Rally for Israel

Several major African-American churches rallied in Detroit, Michigan, this week in support of Israel, evoking the historic black-Jewish alliance of the Civil Rights movement. Reverend Dr. Edward L. Branch, a member of The Fellowship’s African American...

The Ties That Bind: Marking 20 Years of a Reimagined B’nai Mitzvah Process

JNS.org - In recent years, many communities have taken a fresh look at their b’nai mitzvah ceremonies. How can it be more relevant? More inspiring? And more likely to be a vehicle for continued engagement in...

We Must Seek Common Ground in Fight for Oversight of Yeshiva Curriculums

It has come to our attention that Mr. Ezra Friedlander, of the public relations firm The Friedlander Group, is circulating an article that attempts to negatively brand Yaffed and its efforts. Several times in his piece, Mr....

August 14, 2015 11:57 am

Baruch Spinoza Was Not a Great Jewish Role Model

Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (1632-1677) was one of the greatest philosophers. Not only that, but he...

August 14, 2015 10:34 am

Christian Zionist Group Fights Anti-Semitism on UN’s Global Stage

JNS.org - The Christian Zionist organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) convened a special session at the...

August 6, 2015 8:00 am

Major School District’s Jewish Leader Has Big-Picture Vision for Public Education

JNS.org - Cindy Marten respects private educational institutions in the Jewish community and elsewhere, but at...

August 5, 2015 4:16 pm

ADA Disabilities Law: A Dream Worth Celebrating, But Not Fully Realized

JNS.org - Quick—when was the last time you thought twice about a ramp outside a public...

August 4, 2015 12:30 am

‘Counterpoint Israel’ Grooms YU Students as ‘Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow’

JNS.org - “The students are not coming here to save the world. But hopefully they can...

August 21, 2015 12:18 pm

Back to School – How to Protect Your Children

Summer is coming to an end; it seems that it goes faster and faster each year. School is almost upon us, and if you’re like most...

August 19, 2015 2:15 pm

Detroit’s African-American Churches Rally for Israel

Several major African-American churches rallied in Detroit, Michigan, this week in support of Israel, evoking the historic black-Jewish alliance of the Civil Rights movement. Reverend Dr....

August 16, 2015 12:10 pm

The Ties That Bind: Marking 20 Years of a Reimagined B’nai Mitzvah Process

JNS.org - In recent years, many communities have taken a fresh look at their b’nai mitzvah ceremonies. How can it be more relevant? More inspiring? And...

August 16, 2015 12:03 pm

We Must Seek Common Ground in Fight for Oversight of Yeshiva Curriculums

It has come to our attention that Mr. Ezra Friedlander, of the public relations firm The Friedlander Group, is circulating an article that attempts to negatively...

August 14, 2015 11:57 am

Baruch Spinoza Was Not a Great Jewish Role Model

Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (1632-1677) was one of the greatest philosophers. Not only that, but he was possibly the most honest and moral of them all....

August 14, 2015 10:34 am

Christian Zionist Group Fights Anti-Semitism on UN’s Global Stage

JNS.org - The Christian Zionist organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) convened a special session at the United Nations in New York City on Aug. 11 to...

August 6, 2015 8:00 am

Major School District’s Jewish Leader Has Big-Picture Vision for Public Education

JNS.org - Cindy Marten respects private educational institutions in the Jewish community and elsewhere, but at the very least, she believes that Jewish parents should give...

August 5, 2015 4:16 pm

ADA Disabilities Law: A Dream Worth Celebrating, But Not Fully Realized

JNS.org - Quick—when was the last time you thought twice about a ramp outside a public building? How about a wheelchair-accessible bathroom? Do you even blink...

August 4, 2015 12:30 am

‘Counterpoint Israel’ Grooms YU Students as ‘Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow’

JNS.org - “The students are not coming here to save the world. But hopefully they can give as much as possible,” says Rabbi Kiva Rabinksy, director...

July 30, 2015 1:28 pm

With Jonathan Pollard Set to Be Freed, Revisiting Coverage on Jewish Prisoners

JNS.org - Upon Tuesday's confirmation that Jonathan Pollard—who has been incarcerated for nearly 30 years over giving Israel classified information on America—will be released by the U.S. on Nov....

July 28, 2015 1:52 pm

When Shul Talk Goes Nuclear: Should Pulpit Rabbis Publicly Discuss Iran?

JNS.org - As the U.S. Congress debates whether or not to support the Iran nuclear deal, the same discussion is taking place in local Jewish communities...

July 26, 2015 4:19 pm

Unity is the Only Solution to Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

While Israeli politicians are zigzagging between a unity government and mutual smearing, and while tycoons are scrambling to exploit the offshore gas troves, the rest...

July 24, 2015 11:08 am

Holy Cow! Red Heifer Project Part of Path From ‘Mourning to Building’ Temple

JNS.org - What weighs 400 pounds, is necessary for the coming of the Third Temple, hasn’t been seen in 2,000 years, and is completely red? If you...

July 8, 2015 12:55 pm

Elijah and the Still, Small Voice

Then the word of the Lord came to him: ‘Why are you here, Elijah?’ He replied, I am moved by the zeal for the Lord,...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Algerian Blogger Accused of Espionage Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

An Algerian blogger arrested last year over social media posts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage and other charges, a human rights activist said on Friday. Charges...

Israel

Israeli Couple Rescued After Building ‘SOS’ Out of Rocks

JNS.org - Israeli Police rescue volunteers were able to locate a missing Tel Aviv couple lost in the Negev Desert on Tuesday thanks to an “SOS” sign they fashioned out of...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Makes New Arrest in Crackdown on Activists

Saudi Arabia arrested prominent rights campaigner Mohammed al-Bajadi, Amnesty International said on Friday, as part of a crackdown mostly targeting advocates of women's rights in the conservative kingdom. Four activists have...

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