Beliefs and concepts

Opinion: President Obama’s Moral Ambiguity on Hamas July 27, 2014 11:44 am

Opinion: President Obama’s Moral Ambiguity on Hamas

Elie Wiesel is one of my greatest heroes and I’ve been lucky to have a warm friendship with...

Christian Group Holds Rally in Washington D.C. to Support Israel July 24, 2014 9:40 am

Christian Group Holds Rally in Washington D.C. to Support Israel

Washington, D.C. – Nearly 5,000 Christians from all over the world, including just under...

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians Break Respective Fasts Together July 18, 2014 1:56 am

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians Break Respective Fasts Together

As 122 Gaza rockets struck Israel on Tuesday, hundreds of observant Muslims and observant...

American Christian Leaders Begin Year-Long Study in Israel July 17, 2014 3:04 pm

American Christian Leaders Begin Year-Long Study in Israel

JNS.org – Eighteen American Christian leaders this week began the Christian Leadership...

Israel Bonds Not Just a Charity Anymore July 16, 2014 7:57 pm

Israel Bonds Not Just a Charity Anymore

JNS.org - Facing a constant barrage of rockets from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israel’s...

Muslim Zionism is Key to Mideast Peace July 15, 2014 6:58 am

Muslim Zionism is Key to Mideast Peace

The latest Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, should it prove effective, will doubtless comfort...

This Time Around, Surprising Support for Israel – Not Hamas July 14, 2014 12:45 am

This Time Around, Surprising Support for Israel – Not Hamas

The current Hamas assault on Israel has lured the predictable coven of Palestinian nationalists,...

Hamas Versus Israel: The Case for Moral Clarity July 14, 2014 12:42 am

Hamas Versus Israel: The Case for Moral Clarity

Two centuries ago, the great German poet Goethe said: “The hardest thing to see is what...

Human Nature July 11, 2014 11:01 am

Human Nature

We seem to be caught at present in a terrible battle of evil extremism. But the sad fact is...

The Corrosive Self-Delusion of the Presbyterian Church’s Israel Divestment Vote July 11, 2014 8:28 am

The Corrosive Self-Delusion of the Presbyterian Church’s Israel Divestment Vote

JNS.org – Much has been written about the deplorable anti-Israel divestment vote...

Jihadi Rhetoric: Tiresome, Repetitive, and Deadly July 10, 2014 12:55 am

Jihadi Rhetoric: Tiresome, Repetitive, and Deadly

I just spent the better part of the day reading and listening to sermons by the leaders and...

No, Not All Mothers Are the Same July 7, 2014 12:14 pm

No, Not All Mothers Are the Same

Among the many heartbreaking images associated with the kidnap-murder of three Israeli teenagers...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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