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Some Urgent Questions for the Publisher of ‘The Christian Century’

On Sunday, January 25, Rev. Dr. John Buchanan, editor and publisher of The Christian Century - the house organ for mainline Protestantism in the U.S. -...

January 25, 2015 1:24 am

Satirists and Terrorists

They say that there is a thin line between tragedy and comedy, but no one was prepared for the tragic slaughter of a team of lampoonists by Muslim terrorists. Beyond the horror of the cold-blooded killings...

The ADL Only Highlights Issues Important to Liberal Jews

The Anti-Defamation League recently released their annual list of top issues affecting Jews in 2014 - and as usual, the liberal organization missed the mark. By far, the most important issue affecting Jews is assimilation - and...

Can Zionism Exist Outside of Israel?

As a Zionism activist, I spend much of my time jetting back and forth between Israel and the United States. On every trip, I encounter interesting and passionate individuals who are committed to both their...

January 1, 2015 10:49 am

President Rivlin and Leaders of Israel’s Christian Community Welcome New Year

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the traditional state reception for leaders of Israel's Christian community...

December 26, 2014 12:22 pm

Frenemies: Judaism and Islam

I always used to regard Islam as a religion much closer to Judaism than Christianity...

December 24, 2014 4:22 pm

A Kuwaiti Muslim’s Journey to Hanukkah

When Mark Halawa lights his family's menorah during Hanukkah, it is not without recalling his...

December 22, 2014 7:44 am

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

JNS.org - Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of...

December 22, 2014 7:43 am

Significant Life Event? There’s an App (and Jewish Blessing) for That

JNS.org - Jewish tradition contains myriad blessings or "brachot"—trust me, I participated in many...

January 25, 2015 1:24 am

Some Urgent Questions for the Publisher of ‘The Christian Century’

On Sunday, January 25, Rev. Dr. John Buchanan, editor and publisher of The Christian Century - the house organ for mainline Protestantism in the U.S. - will...

January 9, 2015 2:22 pm

Satirists and Terrorists

They say that there is a thin line between tragedy and comedy, but no one was prepared for the tragic slaughter of a team of...

January 7, 2015 12:58 am

The ADL Only Highlights Issues Important to Liberal Jews

The Anti-Defamation League recently released their annual list of top issues affecting Jews in 2014 - and as usual, the liberal organization missed the mark. By far,...

January 4, 2015 1:06 pm

Can Zionism Exist Outside of Israel?

As a Zionism activist, I spend much of my time jetting back and forth between Israel and the United States. On every trip, I encounter...

January 1, 2015 10:49 am

President Rivlin and Leaders of Israel’s Christian Community Welcome New Year

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the traditional state reception for leaders of Israel's Christian community to mark the civil New Year on Tuesday, December 30....

December 26, 2014 12:22 pm

Frenemies: Judaism and Islam

I always used to regard Islam as a religion much closer to Judaism than Christianity was. Its passionate Orientalism resonated much more with my experience...

December 24, 2014 4:22 pm

A Kuwaiti Muslim’s Journey to Hanukkah

When Mark Halawa lights his family's menorah during Hanukkah, it is not without recalling his unique journey as a Kuwaiti Muslim to Orthodox Judaism. The...

December 22, 2014 7:44 am

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

JNS.org - Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of poverty. Communal resistance to traditional schooling. Difficulty finding employment or...

December 22, 2014 7:43 am

Significant Life Event? There’s an App (and Jewish Blessing) for That

JNS.org - Jewish tradition contains myriad blessings or "brachot"—trust me, I participated in many a summer camp or day school "bracha bee" as a...

December 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Feeling Empty Without Thanksgivukkah

JNS.org - A year ago, the convergence of Thanksgiving Day and the first day of Hanukkah created a once-in-75,000-years media stir, leading to in-depth...

December 21, 2014 12:37 pm

Hanukkah 2014 Yields First Temple-Worthy Pure Olive Oil in 2,000 Years

JNS.org - In time for Hanukkah 2014, the Temple Institute—a Jerusalem-based organization that says it is "dedicated to every aspect of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem,...

December 16, 2014 8:26 pm

Hanukkah and the Lessons of International Pressure Against Israel

What induced Antiochus Epiphanes to attempt to eradicate Judaism? Some speculate that he had his own political motives. However, he initially had good relations with...

December 14, 2014 3:03 pm

‘This Too Shall Pass’

"This too shall pass" is something I remember my mother, Penny Waga, saying to my sister and me as children. I remember so many great things...

December 14, 2014 2:53 pm

Reflecting on the Har Nof Aftermath and the Coming of the Messiah

It's been weeks since the massacre in Har Nof, and the passage of time still seems superficial. Not because I don't want to move on,...

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

Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...

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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