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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...

March 27, 2015 3:27 pm

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 pots and pans. But one thing really upsets me, and...

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 - identify as Orthodox. This means that in tens of thousands of...

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, the father of seven Jewish children from Brooklyn who died in...

March 24, 2015 7:49 am

Radicalization of Europe’s Muslims Hits a Crisis Point

With every new atrocity, Western leaders and political commentators collectively assure themselves and the public...

March 23, 2015 1:18 pm

Democracy is the Real Winner of Israel’s Election

JNS.org - As pundits and politicians sift through the election data, devise alternative scenarios...

March 23, 2015 10:39 am

Islam Bulldozes the Past

The recent bulldozing by the Islamic State (ISIS) of the ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra,...

March 23, 2015 7:35 am

The Religious Dogma of Palestinian Statehood

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remark about the dangers of a Palestinian state has sent advocates...

March 19, 2015 12:06 am

In Israel, Medical Marijuana Research Far From Stuck in the Weeds

JNS.org - One of the most revolutionary social movements in the past decade has...

March 27, 2015 3:27 pm

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

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

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

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,...

March 24, 2015 7:49 am

Radicalization of Europe’s Muslims Hits a Crisis Point

With every new atrocity, Western leaders and political commentators collectively assure themselves and the public that the Islamic State's power will suffer, that its PR...

March 23, 2015 1:18 pm

Democracy is the Real Winner of Israel’s Election

JNS.org - As pundits and politicians sift through the election data, devise alternative scenarios for the formation of the next Israeli government, and warn...

March 23, 2015 10:39 am

Islam Bulldozes the Past

The recent bulldozing by the Islamic State (ISIS) of the ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra, and Korsabad, three of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural...

March 23, 2015 7:35 am

The Religious Dogma of Palestinian Statehood

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remark about the dangers of a Palestinian state has sent advocates of Palestinian statehood into a rage so hysterical that you...

March 19, 2015 12:06 am

In Israel, Medical Marijuana Research Far From Stuck in the Weeds

JNS.org - One of the most revolutionary social movements in the past decade has been the growing acceptance of the consumption of marijuana in...

March 18, 2015 1:44 am

Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

JNS.org - For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or "J") of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat...

March 16, 2015 10:18 am

People, Not Politicians, Make the US-Israel Alliance Strong

If you listen to the legacy media, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with help from Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), have gravely damaged the...

March 16, 2015 7:57 am

Anti-Israel Efforts Are Anti-Semitic in Intent if Not in Effect

It was a question of questions. Both asked and unasked. Answered and unanswered. And, most of all, questions answered badly—prompting more questions to be asked. At...

March 10, 2015 10:13 am

How Czech President Zeman Told the Entire Story of History With One Word

One surprising and exhilarating expression uttered last week by a President of a small European country defines a watershed moment in history. On Monday Czech President...

March 10, 2015 10:04 am

Chief Rabbinate Removes Ban on Christmas Trees at Israeli Hotels

JNS.org - The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has removed a prohibition against the placement of Christmas trees in Israeli hotels. Prior to the change, hotels that offered...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

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...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

New Poll: More British Muslims Blame Jews for 9/11 Terror Attacks Than Al-Q...

Only 4% of British Muslims believe Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist group was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, a new...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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