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Beliefs and concepts

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,...

May 1, 2015 2:09 pm
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‘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. These creations, in turn, simultaneously fund the Jewish state and...

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 around the time of Castro's revolution in Cuba. Inevitably the Jewish...

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 (Chapter 12). They had to set aside a lamb to...

April 9, 2015 11:52 am
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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...

April 7, 2015 5:48 pm
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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...

April 7, 2015 5:30 pm
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Educational Integration: Time to Set an Example for Israeli Children

JNS.org - The unfortunate truth is that Israeli society is still afraid of people...

April 2, 2015 12:23 pm
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Temple Institute Recreates Ancient Korban Pesach (Passover Offering)

JNS.org - Two days before the eve of the Passover holiday, the Temple Institute,...

March 27, 2015 3:27 pm
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It’s Hard to Be a Christian Arab in Israel, But Not Because of Prejudice

My name is Gabriel Nadaf and I have the privilege of being a Greek Orthodox...

May 1, 2015 2:09 pm
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

March 27, 2015 3:27 pm
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It’s Hard to Be a Christian Arab in Israel, But Not Because of Prejudice

My name is Gabriel Nadaf and I have the privilege of being a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth in the Galilee. My people have mistakenly...

March 27, 2015 3:19 pm
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The Cost of Religion

I love Pesach with all its laws and customs and even the preparation of cleaning out rooms, purging the kitchen, unpacking the special crockery, and...

March 26, 2015 4:42 pm
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Don’t Blame Brooklyn Fire Deaths on Shabbat or Orthodox Judaism

According to the 2012 New York Jewish Population study, 32 percent of the New York area's 1.54 million Jews - or some 492,800 people -...

March 25, 2015 8:13 am
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Reflecting on Empathy and an Unspeakable Tragedy for the Jewish Community

JNS.org - "In the end it is for their benefit and for our benefit, but we cannot understand the master plan," said Gabriel Sassoon,...

Culture

Jewish Philanthropists Pledge $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

JNS.org - Republican-Jewish philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson are pledging $14 million...

Barbara Streisand, Sharon Stone, Larry King Among Celebrities Mourning Shimon Peres

A number of leading celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to express their condolences...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel

Former US Middle East Negotiator: Shimon Peres Was the ‘Forrest Gump ...

The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres was a “truly consequential” figure who played an “inextricable” role in the transformation...

Middle East

Netanyahu Approves Abbas Request to Travel to Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a request Thursday to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday alongside four other Palestinian officials. The request was sent to Maj....

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