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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...

Culture

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation:...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

Major US Jewish Group Calls on Qatar to Remove Antisemitic Titles From Doha...

A leading US-based Jewish human rights group has called on the Qatari government to remove antisemitic titles from an international...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister: International ‘War of Legal Attrition’...

A “war of legal attrition” is currently being waged against Israel by foreign entities, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the...

Middle East

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons Fro...

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled out in principle, an expert...

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