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Jewish Literature

To be a Leader of the Jewish People

"That day, G-d saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians . . . The Israelites saw the great power G-d had displayed...

January 23, 2013 1:11 am
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Freedom’s Defense

And you shall explain to your child on that day, 'It is because of what the Lord did for me when I went free from Egypt'. It was the moment for which they had been waiting for...

Of Lice and Men

Throughout all Egypt the dust turned into lice. But when the magicians tried to produce lice by their secret arts, they could not. The lice attacked men and animals alike. The magicians...

Who is a Jewish Leader?

The sedra (Bible portion) of Shemot, in a series of finely etched vignettes, paints a portrait of the life of Moses, culminating in the moment at which G-d appears to him in the bush that...

December 28, 2012 12:54 pm
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The Dangers of Favoring One Child Over Another

I've always seen the biblical Jacob as characterized by two central yet seemingly contradictory facets....

December 19, 2012 8:29 pm
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The Greatness of Growth and Change

The sequence from Bereishit (Genesis) 37 to 50 is the longest unbroken narrative in the...

December 14, 2012 5:13 pm
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Disguise and the Mending of Identity

Joseph is now the ruler of Egypt. The famine he predicted has come to pass....

December 6, 2012 8:05 pm
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The Jewish Refusal to be Comforted

The deception has taken place. Joseph has been sold into slavery. His brothers have dipped...

November 28, 2012 9:56 pm
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A People Capable of Feeling Distress, Even in Victory

Jacob and Esau are about to meet again after a separation of twenty two years....

January 23, 2013 1:11 am
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To be a Leader of the Jewish People

"That day, G-d saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians . . . The Israelites saw the great power G-d had displayed against...

January 16, 2013 1:30 am
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Freedom’s Defense

And you shall explain to your child on that day, 'It is because of what the Lord did for me when I went free from Egypt'. It...

January 9, 2013 9:17 am
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Of Lice and Men

Throughout all Egypt the dust turned into lice. But when the magicians tried to produce lice by their secret arts, they could not....

January 2, 2013 2:29 am
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Who is a Jewish Leader?

The sedra (Bible portion) of Shemot, in a series of finely etched vignettes, paints a portrait of the life of Moses, culminating in the moment...

December 28, 2012 12:54 pm
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The Dangers of Favoring One Child Over Another

I've always seen the biblical Jacob as characterized by two central yet seemingly contradictory facets. On the one hand he is the patriarch who is...

December 19, 2012 8:29 pm
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The Greatness of Growth and Change

The sequence from Bereishit (Genesis) 37 to 50 is the longest unbroken narrative in the Torah (Bible), and there can be no doubt who its...

December 14, 2012 5:13 pm
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Disguise and the Mending of Identity

Joseph is now the ruler of Egypt. The famine he predicted has come to pass. It extends beyond Egypt to the land of Canaan. Seeking...

December 6, 2012 8:05 pm
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The Jewish Refusal to be Comforted

The deception has taken place. Joseph has been sold into slavery. His brothers have dipped his coat in blood. They bring it back to their...

November 28, 2012 9:56 pm
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A People Capable of Feeling Distress, Even in Victory

Jacob and Esau are about to meet again after a separation of twenty two years. It is a fraught encounter. Once, Esau had sworn to...

November 8, 2012 3:13 pm
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On Relationships: W.H. Auden vs. Amos the Prophet

"We will buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of shoes." (Amos 8:6) W.H. Auden once wrote, "Almost all of our...

November 1, 2012 8:26 pm
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Reinterpreting Bible Scenes Illuminates New Meanings

It is one of the most famous scenes in the Bible. Abraham is sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat...

October 23, 2012 9:23 pm
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Parenting in Judaism: Learning from Abraham

The call to Abraham, with which (the Bible portion of) Lech Lecha begins, seems to come from nowhere: "Leave your land, your birthplace, and your father's...

Features

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

British PM Praises UK-Israel Relationship in Jewish New Year Greeting

In her first address to the British Jewish community as prime minister, to mark the upcoming Jewish New Year festival, Theresa May praised the relationship between the UK and Israel...

Middle East

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Sidelined at UN General Assembly, as World Dea...

They took the stage, one after the other, two aging actors in a long-running drama that has begun to lose...

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