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The Possession, Drawing on Jewish Sources, is Hollywood’s Kabbalistic Version of The Exorcist (VIDEO)

By Atara Arbesfeld and Ezriel Gelbfish A Dybbuk is a mystical spirit that possesses the body of a living person according to Jewish folklore, and...

August 30, 2012 1:26 am

The Morality of Love

Something implicit in the Torah from the very beginning becomes explicit in the book of Devarim. God is the God of love. More than we love Him, He loves us. Here, for instance, is the...

100,000 Jews to Celebrate Talmud Study in Football Stadium

Nearly 100,000 Jewish men and women will gather at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday to celebrate the Talmud and Jewish learning in the 12th Siyum HaShas celebration. Many of the participants have been reading one...

“The First X-Men” Takes Aim at Nazi War Criminals

From the demented geneticist known as Mr. Sinister to the evil giant Juggernaut, the X-Men have battled some pretty wild foes over the years. But in an upcoming five-issue mini-series called "The First...

July 23, 2012 9:30 am

Salon.com Partners With Purveyor of Anti-Semitic Material Mondoweiss

Popular progressive online magazine Salon.com recently announced a content sharing partnership with Middle East focused news...

July 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Where Hebrew is Leading the Way

Preserving scholarship, digitizing Hebrew text, and dramatically increasing access to archived scholarly materials written...

February 2, 2012 1:04 pm

Author Deaths Leave Childrens Literature With Big Shoes to Fill

Haaretz - Among the most loved books on my daughter's shelf are those by Simms...

January 11, 2012 11:17 am

Continued Incitement Over My Kosher Jesus Book

The only reason I have decided to respond once again to Rabbi Wolfe and...

January 10, 2012 12:53 pm

Responding to Attacks on ‘Kosher Jesus’

Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf's vicious attack against me and my new book, Kosher Jesus ...

August 30, 2012 1:26 am

The Possession, Drawing on Jewish Sources, is Hollywood’s Kabbalistic Version of The Exorcist (VIDEO)

By Atara Arbesfeld and Ezriel Gelbfish A Dybbuk is a mystical spirit that possesses the body of a living person according to Jewish folklore, and  is...

August 7, 2012 12:58 am

The Morality of Love

Something implicit in the Torah from the very beginning becomes explicit in the book of Devarim. God is the God of love. More than we...

August 1, 2012 9:43 am

100,000 Jews to Celebrate Talmud Study in Football Stadium

Nearly 100,000 Jewish men and women will gather at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday to celebrate the Talmud and Jewish learning in the 12th...

July 27, 2012 1:57 pm

“The First X-Men” Takes Aim at Nazi War Criminals

From the demented geneticist known as Mr. Sinister to the evil giant Juggernaut, the X-Men have battled some pretty wild foes over the years....

July 23, 2012 9:30 am

Salon.com Partners With Purveyor of Anti-Semitic Material Mondoweiss

Popular progressive online magazine Salon.com recently announced a content sharing partnership with Middle East focused news website Mondoweiss.net, a publication that has been described as a "virulent pusher of...

July 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Where Hebrew is Leading the Way

Preserving scholarship, digitizing Hebrew text, and dramatically increasing access to archived scholarly materials written in Hebrew. Those are all likely outcomes following the...

February 2, 2012 1:04 pm

Author Deaths Leave Childrens Literature With Big Shoes to Fill

Haaretz - Among the most loved books on my daughter's shelf are those by Simms Taback and Russell Hoban — two great and wildly...

January 11, 2012 11:17 am

Continued Incitement Over My Kosher Jesus Book

The only reason I have decided to respond once again to Rabbi Wolfe and the legion of hatemongers he now heads, is for...

January 10, 2012 12:53 pm

Responding to Attacks on ‘Kosher Jesus’

Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf's vicious attack against me and my new book, Kosher Jesus - to say nothing of the insane comments attending his...

January 6, 2012 10:53 am

Deception and Desire: An Overview of Genesis

Based on a series of lectures by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach At the core of the book of Genesis the themes of desire and deception consistently reappear...

December 25, 2011 6:14 pm

A Titanic Victory and a Small Cruse of Oil

David Brooks, in an engaging but superficial article on Hanukah in the New York Times (The Hanukah Story, NY Times, December 10, 2009), sheds light...

December 14, 2011 5:26 pm

The Rebellious Man of Faith

The patriarch Jacob, my namesake (Jacob Shmuel) of whom we have read the past few weeks in the Bible, is the most maligned of all...

December 11, 2011 12:09 pm

Vayishlach – Success Is No Substitute for Familial Harmony

Whole "Jacob arrived whole to the city of Shechem," the Torah states in this week's portion, Vayishlach. What a gift it is—to be whole, complete. To feel...

December 5, 2011 7:20 pm

Vayeitzei – The Battle of the Stones

The Quarrel The rabbis in the Talmud focus on an apparent grammatical inconsistency in the portion of Vayeitzei. When Jacob journeys from Beer Sheba to Haran,...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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