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Gay Couples Included in New IDF Policy to Protect Children of Enlisted Soldiers

Gay and straight couples with children will no longer have to deal with situations where both parents are enlisted for reserve service. The IDF...

May 20, 2015 12:54 pm

Journalism Tackles ‘The Problem With Good Friday’ and an Episcopal Priest Responds

We know that journalism can impact attitudes and action. But it's rare to get concrete proof of that, as I did recently after publishing a blog post about the antisemitic content of traditional Good Friday performances...

Israeli Police Chief Calls for Reevaluation of Country’s Marijuana Policy

Israeli Police Chief Yohanan Danino told students in a Beit Shemesh school on Wednesday, May 13, that he is in favor of reevaluating the state's policy regarding the use of cannabis. During a question and answer...

Racism in Israel and Beyond

The riot of Ethiopian Jews in Israel who were protesting against racism is a sad reflection on Israeli society. It must not be exaggerated, but it should come as no surprise. There has always been...

May 8, 2015 9:57 am

Archbishop of Canterbury Vows to Take Rising Antisemitism ‘Seriously’

JNS.org - In an address to leading Jewish figures in the United Kingdom, Archbishop of...

May 7, 2015 10:03 am

Judaism Was First in Fight Against Income Inequality

The most surprising best-selling book in 2014 was French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First...

May 1, 2015 2:09 pm

100 Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Students Meet in ‘War for the Environment’

Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies have convened for...

May 1, 2015 12:30 pm

‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ Turn Technology Into Solutions for People With Disabilities

JNS.org - From cyber-security to medicine to agriculture, Israeli innovators are coming up with...

April 17, 2015 2:13 pm

How Sweet It Is

In 2012 a television series called Magic City appeared on Starz Network and ran for...

May 20, 2015 12:54 pm

Gay Couples Included in New IDF Policy to Protect Children of Enlisted Soldiers

Gay and straight couples with children will no longer have to deal with situations where both parents are enlisted for reserve service. The IDF recently...

May 15, 2015 1:27 pm

Journalism Tackles ‘The Problem With Good Friday’ and an Episcopal Priest Responds

We know that journalism can impact attitudes and action. But it's rare to get concrete proof of that, as I did recently after publishing a blog...

May 14, 2015 5:31 pm

Israeli Police Chief Calls for Reevaluation of Country’s Marijuana Policy

Israeli Police Chief Yohanan Danino told students in a Beit Shemesh school on Wednesday, May 13, that he is in favor of reevaluating the state's...

May 8, 2015 10:34 am

Racism in Israel and Beyond

The riot of Ethiopian Jews in Israel who were protesting against racism is a sad reflection on Israeli society. It must not be exaggerated, but...

May 8, 2015 9:57 am

Archbishop of Canterbury Vows to Take Rising Antisemitism ‘Seriously’

JNS.org - In an address to leading Jewish figures in the United Kingdom, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby vowed to take rising antisemitism in the...

May 7, 2015 10:03 am

Judaism Was First in Fight Against Income Inequality

The most surprising best-selling book in 2014 was French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century - a dense 600-page long treatise on economic theory...

May 1, 2015 2:09 pm

100 Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Students Meet in ‘War for the Environment’

Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies have convened for a three day seminar in the north of Israel, starting Thursday. Around...

May 1, 2015 12:30 pm

‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ Turn Technology Into Solutions for People With Disabilities

JNS.org - From cyber-security to medicine to agriculture, Israeli innovators are coming up with ideas that make our lives safer, easier, and more efficient....

April 17, 2015 2:13 pm

How Sweet It Is

In 2012 a television series called Magic City appeared on Starz Network and ran for two seasons. It depicted the glamor and sleaze of Miami...

April 13, 2015 2:15 pm

Examining the Mezuzah

According to the Biblical narrative, when the Children of Israel were still in Egypt they were commanded to prepare in various ways for the Exodus...

April 9, 2015 11:52 am

UK May Fire 100 Islamist Educators in ‘Trojan Horse’ Scandal

At least 100 Islamist teachers and teaching assistants implicated in last year's "Trojan Horse" teaching scandal in Birmingham, England may face lifetime teaching bans. Last June, the...

April 7, 2015 5:48 pm

UJA and Jewish Communal Fund Must Reject the New Israel Fund

The State of Israel is under assault by a campaign that is partially financed by Jewish-American donors. There are a number of organizations supported by the...

April 7, 2015 5:30 pm

Educational Integration: Time to Set an Example for Israeli Children

JNS.org - The unfortunate truth is that Israeli society is still afraid of people with disabilities. I say "still" because, back in 1988, Israel passed...

April 2, 2015 12:23 pm

Temple Institute Recreates Ancient Korban Pesach (Passover Offering)

JNS.org - Two days before the eve of the Passover holiday, the Temple Institute, a non-profit educational organization located in the Jewish quarter of...

Culture

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Features

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

World

Local Chabad Rabbi Condemns California Imam’s Comments ‘Incitin...

The director of the Chabad center serving the University of California-Davis told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that he was "taking seriously" a...

Israel

Israel to Build $3.9 Million Memorial Honoring Zionist Pioneer Jabotinsky

JNS.org - The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved plans to build a memorial for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem. Expected to cost some 14 million shekels ($3.9 million), the memorial...

Middle East

Turkey’s President Erdogan Urges All Muslims to ‘Visit’ a...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over...

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