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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

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

President of Ireland’s Only On-Campus Israel Society Assaulted at ...

The president of Ireland's only on-campus Israel student group was assaulted on Thursday while manning a kosher bake sale booth for charity, The Algemeiner has...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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