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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

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

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...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Rouhani: Iran Will ‘Firmly Respond’ If Obama Doesn’t Bloc...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress,...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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