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Jewish History

Queens of the Jews

Most of the queens in Jewish history are either unnamed or unknown beyond their names. Yet a number of female monarchs figure more prominently...

March 22, 2015 1:10 am
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Israeli Elections – Then and Now

The first Israeli election I experienced was in the summer of 1961. I was in Yeshivah in Jerusalem, and heard both Ben Gurion and Begin campaign. There was no comparison. Ben Gurion was dull and...

Kings of the Jews: Hasmoneans & Herodians

Following Jerusalem's destruction in 586 B.C.E., the Jewish People became subject to a series of foreign empires—Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman. The Maccabean Revolt in 167 B.C.E. was successful in overthrowing the Syrian-Greek (Seleucid) regime...

Kings of the Jews: Judah

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who would centralize power and organize a formidable force to defend the...

March 12, 2015 9:05 am
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Woman Sues Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Over Oskar Schindler Documents

JNS.org - The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem has been sued by a...

March 12, 2015 7:22 am
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Kings of the Jews: Israel

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from...

March 10, 2015 7:54 am
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Judges of the Jews

The 15 Judges of Israel, also known as Elders, were civic leaders who guided the...

March 9, 2015 3:43 pm
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On Selma Anniversary, Remembering the Civil Rights Activism of Rabbi Heschel (VIDEO)

JNS.org - This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the march by African-American...

March 6, 2015 12:42 pm
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The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu’s Speech

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his...

March 22, 2015 1:10 am
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Queens of the Jews

Most of the queens in Jewish history are either unnamed or unknown beyond their names. Yet a number of female monarchs figure more prominently due...

March 20, 2015 10:37 am
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Israeli Elections – Then and Now

The first Israeli election I experienced was in the summer of 1961. I was in Yeshivah in Jerusalem, and heard both Ben Gurion and Begin...

March 15, 2015 3:00 am
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Kings of the Jews: Hasmoneans & Herodians

Following Jerusalem's destruction in 586 B.C.E., the Jewish People became subject to a series of foreign empires—Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman. The Maccabean Revolt in...

March 13, 2015 7:24 am
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Kings of the Jews: Judah

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who would...

March 12, 2015 9:05 am
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Woman Sues Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Over Oskar Schindler Documents

JNS.org - The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem has been sued by a woman who claims ownership of a collection of documents that belonged...

March 12, 2015 7:22 am
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Kings of the Jews: Israel

After centuries of being governed by authoritative judges, and faced with mounting threats from neighboring foes, the ancient Israelites agitated for a king who...

March 10, 2015 7:54 am
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Judges of the Jews

The 15 Judges of Israel, also known as Elders, were civic leaders who guided the nation between the Mosaic and monarchic ages, approximately 1210-1020 B.C.E.....

March 9, 2015 3:43 pm
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On Selma Anniversary, Remembering the Civil Rights Activism of Rabbi Heschel (VIDEO)

JNS.org - This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the march by African-American protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in defiance...

March 6, 2015 12:42 pm
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The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu’s Speech

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3 - including...

March 2, 2015 3:40 pm
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Activist: Obama Channels FDR, Invokes Memories of US Shame During Holocaust

Peggy Shapiro has dedicated her life to exposing and combating antisemitism. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Shapiro was born in a Displaced Persons (DP) camp...

February 19, 2015 10:50 am
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Princeton University Gets First 6 Printed Editions of Bible, Including Gutenberg

JNS.org - Princeton University received the largest gift in its history, a $300 million collection of rare books from philanthropist William Scheide that includes the...

February 18, 2015 10:56 am
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Massive Trove of Ancient Gold Coins Discovered Off Israeli Coast

JNS.org - A group of amateur divers stumbled upon the largest-ever trove of gold coins found in Israel while diving in the ancient harbor of...

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 Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Danish Jew — Whose Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah Was Bloodied by Murde...

The Danish-Jewish woman whose daughter’s bat mitzvah was tragically cut short last year when a terrorist opened fire at the...

Israel

Israeli Strategic Affairs Official: Jewish State Shifting From Defense to O...

The Jewish state is shifting from defense to offense in the fight against delegitimization, a high-level Israeli government official told The...

Middle East

Israeli Professor: Palestinian Leaders Want One State, Not Two

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority officials have been using a deceptive version of the "two states for two peoples" motto when they speak to different audiences, according to a leading Israeli scholar. Eytan...

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