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Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a...

April 7, 2016 6:54 am

1,000-Year-Old Yom Kippur Prayer Book Fragment to be Put Online

JNS.org - A unique fragment of a Yom Kippur prayer book from the Cairo Geniza, one of the most important resources for understanding Jewish culture, religion, economics, and literature from the Middle Ages to the present,...

On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

JNS.org - The 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone with the Wind" on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That...

R.Michael Lerner – Embracing Israel/Palestine

I have been reading Michael Lerner's book Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East during the week of Israeli Independence Day. The establishment of a Jewish homeland has been the single most...

April 9, 2014 7:16 am

Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

JNS.org - Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since "The...

September 11, 2013 10:35 am

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth Wisse (REVIEW)

Count on Ruth Wisse, an interpreter of genius, a Daniel come to judgment, a moral...

August 30, 2013 9:40 am

On Rosh Hashana, Mourning, and the Yom Kippur War, Revisited

1. With the Jewish high holy days approaching, I'm nervous at the realization that this...

July 18, 2013 6:01 am

‘Your Money or Your Life?’

Judaism's most famous Prayer comes from this week's Parsha (Bible portion). Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem...

July 11, 2013 8:57 am

Memory

Devarim is the Parsha (Bible portion) associated with Tisha B'Av, the Jewish National Day of...

June 20, 2013 8:54 am

A Lousy Excuse

June 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Conduct Unbecoming

June 5, 2013 1:35 pm

Sportsmen or Spectators?

June 5, 2013 9:30 am

Power vs. Influence

April 7, 2016 6:54 am

Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a deeply...

September 21, 2015 3:56 pm

1,000-Year-Old Yom Kippur Prayer Book Fragment to be Put Online

JNS.org - A unique fragment of a Yom Kippur prayer book from the Cairo Geniza, one of the most important resources for understanding Jewish culture, religion,...

December 18, 2014 12:17 am

On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

JNS.org - The 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone with the Wind" on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence...

May 9, 2014 9:27 am

R.Michael Lerner – Embracing Israel/Palestine

I have been reading Michael Lerner's book Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East during the week of Israeli Independence Day. The...

April 9, 2014 7:16 am

Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

JNS.org - Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since "The Ten Commandments" has there been so much torrential water on...

September 11, 2013 10:35 am

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth Wisse (REVIEW)

Count on Ruth Wisse, an interpreter of genius, a Daniel come to judgment, a moral voice such as the parsimonious invisible powers bestow on us...

August 30, 2013 9:40 am

On Rosh Hashana, Mourning, and the Yom Kippur War, Revisited

1. With the Jewish high holy days approaching, I'm nervous at the realization that this year will be the first year that I will stay inside...

July 18, 2013 6:01 am

‘Your Money or Your Life?’

Judaism's most famous Prayer comes from this week's Parsha (Bible portion). Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad. Hear O Israel, Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is...

July 11, 2013 8:57 am

Memory

Devarim is the Parsha (Bible portion) associated with Tisha B'Av, the Jewish National Day of Mourning. On this Shabbos, we hear the famous Haftarah of...

June 20, 2013 8:54 am

A Lousy Excuse

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse," we are told. Try explaining to the traffic cop that you simply never knew crossing a red light...

June 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Conduct Unbecoming

A life sentence for jaywalking? Twenty years for chewing gum in public?! Singapore notwithstanding, surely that's over the top. Well, was it so different for Moses,...

June 5, 2013 1:35 pm

Sportsmen or Spectators?

Are you a spectator or a participant? Will you only watch your favorite English club play, or do you sometimes kick a ball yourself? A few...

June 5, 2013 9:30 am

Power vs. Influence

The Korach rebellion was an unholy alliance of individuals and groups unhappy with Moses' leadership. There was Korach himself, a member of the tribe of...

May 31, 2013 10:26 am

Drawing New Interest to the Talmud

JNS.org - On a journey into art and text that will take seven and a half years to complete, Jacqueline Nicholls is drawing the...

Features

Israeli-German Spat Highlights Europe’s Funding of BDS and Terror

JNS.org - A diplomatic spat between Israel and Germany has provided a prominent platform...

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

World

Dozens of Pro-Israel Groups Call on Tufts President to Take Action After BD...

Forty-five pro-Israel organizations signed a letter that was sent on Thursday to the president of Tufts University demanding that action...

Israel

At 69, Israel’s Population Stands at 8.68 Million

JNS.org - Israel has approximately 8.68 million residents, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday, ahead of the country’s 69th Independence Day next week. The number includes 6.48 million Jewish residents, accounting for 74.7 percent...

Middle East

Islamic Cleric Favored by PA President Abbas: Israel Waging War on Muslims ...

Israel is waging war on Muslims with drugs and "sex mania," a leading Islamic cleric in the Palestinian Authority alleged during...

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