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Beliefs and concepts

Should the Swastika be Rehabilitated or Forever Damned? A Surprising Debate

When I was growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I had a friend named Billy Tracy. I admired his name since I was a...

March 10, 2015 7:44 am

Esther is the Poster Woman for Women’s Rights

In my student days, when I used to campaign for women's rights, I thought that the Purim story was about the suffering of women. That drunk male numbskulls who got boozed up on excessive amounts...

Historic Marriage Agreement Launched by Tzohar and Israel Bar Association

With more than 200 people in attendance from both the Legal and Rabbinic worlds, Tzohar and the Israel Bar Association launched a new Prenuptial Agreement to protect and assist the future of Jewish marriage. "It's the first...

Hippos in Israel? New Museum Re-animates Forgotten Biblical Wildlife

JNS.org - At the recent official opening of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh, Israel, Rabbi Natan Slifkin—also known as the "Zoo Rabbi"—unveiled a huge skull, asking Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul...

March 1, 2015 1:18 am

Purim or Munich?

Purim is this coming week. It's a story that can be read as being about...

February 27, 2015 12:24 am

Assyrian Christians Under Increasing Assault From Islamic State in Syria

JNS.org - The number of Assyrian Christians captured by the Islamic State terror group...

February 23, 2015 2:49 pm

Five Stages of Antisemitism in Art — From Medieval to Modern Times

Renaissance art stripped Jesus, his family and close followers of their Jewish identity. That fact...

February 16, 2015 10:38 am

Commemorating the Holocaust in Turkey (With an Attack on Israel)

The victims of the Holocaust were officially going to be commemorated in Turkey - as...

February 16, 2015 9:40 am

UN Economic Commission and Israel’s MASHAV Team Up for Renewal Energy Workshop

A first of its kind renewable energy workshop was recently organized by the UN Economic...

March 10, 2015 7:44 am

Should the Swastika be Rehabilitated or Forever Damned? A Surprising Debate

When I was growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I had a friend named Billy Tracy. I admired his name since I was a fan...

March 6, 2015 1:09 pm

Esther is the Poster Woman for Women’s Rights

In my student days, when I used to campaign for women's rights, I thought that the Purim story was about the suffering of women. That...

March 5, 2015 1:15 pm

Historic Marriage Agreement Launched by Tzohar and Israel Bar Association

With more than 200 people in attendance from both the Legal and Rabbinic worlds, Tzohar and the Israel Bar Association launched a new Prenuptial Agreement to...

March 4, 2015 11:56 am

Hippos in Israel? New Museum Re-animates Forgotten Biblical Wildlife

JNS.org - At the recent official opening of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh, Israel, Rabbi Natan Slifkin—also known as the "Zoo...

March 1, 2015 1:18 am

Purim or Munich?

Purim is this coming week. It's a story that can be read as being about an ineffectual, drunken leader - a disaster just waiting to...

February 27, 2015 12:24 am

Assyrian Christians Under Increasing Assault From Islamic State in Syria

JNS.org - The number of Assyrian Christians captured by the Islamic State terror group in northeastern Syria continues to rise, marking the latest brutal...

February 23, 2015 2:49 pm

Five Stages of Antisemitism in Art — From Medieval to Modern Times

Renaissance art stripped Jesus, his family and close followers of their Jewish identity. That fact can be easily verified by a tour of any Renaissance art...

February 16, 2015 10:38 am

Commemorating the Holocaust in Turkey (With an Attack on Israel)

The victims of the Holocaust were officially going to be commemorated in Turkey - as they would be in many other countries. This was huge....

February 16, 2015 9:40 am

UN Economic Commission and Israel’s MASHAV Team Up for Renewal Energy Workshop

A first of its kind renewable energy workshop was recently organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) together with Israel's Agency for International...

February 15, 2015 11:44 am

Multifaith Relief Effort for Syrian Refugees Not About Israel, But Israel May Benefit

JNS.org - When members of the pro-Israel community think of populations in need of relief, Syrian refugees are probably not one of the first...

February 11, 2015 2:18 pm

A Frank Conversation on Marriage in Israel With Tzohar’s Rabbi David Stav

JNS.org - I had hardly sat down for my recent meeting with Rabbi David Stav at Manhattan's Wolf & Lamb kosher steakhouse when a...

February 8, 2015 5:12 pm

Yeshivas Are No Longer the Domain of Holiness

"A brawl erupted at the Ponevezh Yeshiva, where a prominent rabbi, Shmuel Markovitz, was physically assaulted by a student of a rival faction, sparking...

January 28, 2015 11:58 am

With Female Spiritual Advisor, Efrat Spotlights Women’s Empowerment in Israel

JNS.org - In Torah times there was Devorah, prophetess and judge. In Talmudic times there was Bruriah, "the wife of Rabbi Meir," considered a...

January 26, 2015 9:36 am

Gun Control After Paris

For a long time, I have believed that the gun culture of the United States is dangerous and frankly stupid. So many people are killed...

Features

Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Helping the Palestinians?

JNS.org - Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? That question has renewed relevance after a United Nations agency’s...

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments

JNS.org - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and...

Israel’s First-Ever Malt Whisky to Go on Sale in June

JNS.org - The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May...

World

French-Israeli Environmental Research Satellite Set for Launch This Summer

JNS.org - The construction of Venus, Israel’s first environmental research satellite, has been completed. The satellite is set to be launched into space this summer. A vegetation and environment monitoring micro-satellite, Venus...

Israel

Arab Students Call for Intifada in Protest at Jerusalem’s Hebrew Universi...

JNS.org - Arab students called for a renewed intifada (violent uprising) and brandished photos of convicted terrorists in a protest held...

Middle East

Governor of Turkish Resort Region Invites Israeli Tourists to Return

JNS.org - A delegation of 15 Turkish dignitaries, including the governor of the Mediterranean resort region of Antalya, arrived in Israel on May 24 for a three-day visit to promote Israeli...

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