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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

IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age

JNS.org - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than...

World

French Jewish Representatives Demand ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Antis...

The representative body of Jews in France has called on the government to take "all necessary measures" to deter further antisemitic...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Welcomes ‘Great Friend of Israel’ US Vice ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed the arrival in Israel on Sunday of US Vice President Mike Pence. "This evening...

Middle East

Jordan’s King Tells Pence US Must Rebuild Trust After Jerusalem Decis...

Jordan's King Abdullah told US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild "trust and confidence"...

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