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Into the Fray: The Logical Lacunae of the Left – Ari Shavit at AJC

It is no secret that AJC believes in the two-state solution as a better, more practical alternative than all the others that have been proposed...

July 7, 2015 3:14 pm

Another Example of Israel’s Positive Human Rights Record

A few weeks ago, in honor of the Jewish holiday of Passover, I found myself reminiscing on the oppression of the Jewish people in Egypt thousands of years ago. I then considered a more modern representation of...

‘Game of Thrones’ and the Meaning of Shame

Please note that this post contains spoilers about the TV show "Game of Thrones." The HBO series “Game of Thrones” is set somewhere in a mythical medieval past, and is based on a series of fantasies...

Why Non-Jews Are Asking a Mohel to Circumcise Their Sons

JNS.org - An interesting phenomenon may be emerging in the U.S. when it comes to brit milah, the Jewish circumcision ritual. A new report by The Atlantic has concluded, based on interviews with a number of mohels, that a growing number of...

June 22, 2015 11:55 am

Peace in Haredi Homes and the Health of the Jewish State

JNS.org - According to a Bank of Israel study conducted in 2011, less than half (46...

June 21, 2015 11:51 am

The Power – and Curse – of Charisma

It just never seems to end. The press publicizes yet another case of a rabbi...

June 19, 2015 11:10 am

In Honor of Ramadan, Israeli Charity Provides Help for East Jerusalem Families

In honor of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday evening, June 17, food vouchers totaling 1 million NIS will be...

June 16, 2015 11:51 pm

Be Wary of Those Who Distort Truth for Power

What was wrong with Korach and his fellow rebels? On the face of it, what...

June 11, 2015 6:06 pm

Why is it So Difficult for Jews to Find the Positive?

This is the time of year for travel! One of the most visited tourist sites...

July 7, 2015 3:14 pm

Into the Fray: The Logical Lacunae of the Left – Ari Shavit at AJC

It is no secret that AJC believes in the two-state solution as a better, more practical alternative than all the others that have been proposed –...

June 29, 2015 10:54 am

Another Example of Israel’s Positive Human Rights Record

A few weeks ago, in honor of the Jewish holiday of Passover, I found myself reminiscing on the oppression of the Jewish people in Egypt thousands of...

June 26, 2015 1:01 am

‘Game of Thrones’ and the Meaning of Shame

Please note that this post contains spoilers about the TV show "Game of Thrones." The HBO series “Game of Thrones” is set somewhere in a mythical...

June 24, 2015 2:27 pm

Why Non-Jews Are Asking a Mohel to Circumcise Their Sons

JNS.org - An interesting phenomenon may be emerging in the U.S. when it comes to brit milah, the Jewish circumcision ritual. A new report by The Atlantic has concluded, based on interviews...

June 22, 2015 11:55 am

Peace in Haredi Homes and the Health of the Jewish State

JNS.org - According to a Bank of Israel study conducted in 2011, less than half (46 percent) of Israel’s haredi men were gainfully employed that year....

June 21, 2015 11:51 am

The Power – and Curse – of Charisma

It just never seems to end. The press publicizes yet another case of a rabbi and teacher guilty of abusing his position in a sexual...

June 19, 2015 11:10 am

In Honor of Ramadan, Israeli Charity Provides Help for East Jerusalem Families

In honor of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday evening, June 17, food vouchers totaling 1 million NIS will be provided to 2,600 needy families in the Arab community by the International Fellowship...

June 16, 2015 11:51 pm

Be Wary of Those Who Distort Truth for Power

What was wrong with Korach and his fellow rebels? On the face of it, what they said was both true and principled. “You have gone...

June 11, 2015 6:06 pm

Why is it So Difficult for Jews to Find the Positive?

This is the time of year for travel! One of the most visited tourist sites worldwide is the Vatican. According to the Wall Street Journal,...

June 8, 2015 7:25 am

Don’t Get Trapped in the Past: The Best of Times is Now

God bless Barack Obama! He always makes my juices flow! He did it once again last week in an interview he had with Jeffrey Goldberg...

June 7, 2015 11:29 am

Have the Yazidis Been Forgotten by the International Community?

Nearly one year ago, global media and public opinion raged over the humanitarian crisis and near genocide facing the Yazidi population of northern Iraq at...

June 5, 2015 12:51 pm

Seeking Triple Crown, American Pharaoh Jockey Prays at Rabbi Schneerson’s Grave (VIDEO)

Jockey Victor Espinoza prayed for success at the grave of the Grand Lubavitcher Rebbe in Queens, New York on Thursday as he hopes to ride the first Triple...

June 5, 2015 12:37 pm

Corruption at FIFA

You know someone is unsavory if Vladimir Putin defends him. Thank goodness Sepp Blatter, the recently reelected president of FIFA, has finally resigned. Or so...

June 2, 2015 3:44 pm

Human Rights Activist ‘Punks’ Saudi Arabia Over Treatment of Gays

The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) held its annual celebration and job fair last month just outside Washington, D.C. The four-day event begun on...

Features

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

Nazi Salute, ‘Heil Hitler’ Directed at Northwestern U Lecturer ...

A lecturer at Northwestern University was given the Nazi salute last month by a passerby, the student newspaper The Daily Northwestern...

Israel

Israeli Education Minister Says Outpost Bill Paves Way for West Bank Annexa...

JNS.org - Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party, hailed the preliminary passage of a controversial bill to...

Middle East

As Tehran Issues Daily Threats to US Over Sanctions Extension, Iranian Comm...

Alongside daily threats from the Iranian regime to “retaliate” if US President Barack Obama signs a ten-year extension of the Iran...

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