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Jewish Literature

The Sandy Path to Inspiration

Free Plowing Back in the '40s, a Jewish guy was arrested for smuggling guns into Israel, then known as Palestine. He was taken into one...

November 25, 2011 10:47 am

Abraham Vs. Gaddafi

The Genesis of a Faith The unfolding dramatic events in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and other countries in the Middle East and Africa, as well as the recent Gilad Shalit exchange for 1,027 Arab...

Korach: Korach and John Lennon

Wise or Boorish? This week's portion, Korach, relates the tragic story of the mutiny staged by a man named Korach (Numbers chapter 16), who organized a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, chosen by the...

Korach: The Spiritual Narcissist

This week's Torah reading deals with the rebellion of Korach, a cousin of Moses, who contends that he is just as deserving of leadership as the great lawgiver. Korach claims that Moses has usurped power...

May 6, 2011 3:34 pm

Emor: How to Speak – The Secret to Influencing Others

To Rebuke or to Ignore? To Fight or to Accept? When witnessing a transgression our...

January 28, 2011 1:36 pm

Mishpatim: Shoveling the Snow

Who's Digging Out of What? A Snow Shoveling Meditation As I was digging out of the snow...

January 7, 2011 7:13 am

Bo: The New Moon

This new moon (Ha'chodesh Hazeh) ...

September 3, 2010 3:55 pm

Vayelech: A 2,000-Year-Old Debate on Whether to “Get Out of the Box”

Synagogue Bulletin Blunders These announcements, with interesting typos and phrasing blunders, were reportedly found in...

September 3, 2010 3:45 pm

Netzavim: Free Choice

See, I have set before you this day life and goodness, and death and...

November 25, 2011 10:47 am

The Sandy Path to Inspiration

Free Plowing Back in the '40s, a Jewish guy was arrested for smuggling guns into Israel, then known as Palestine. He was taken into one of...

November 4, 2011 3:41 pm

Abraham Vs. Gaddafi

The Genesis of a Faith The unfolding dramatic events in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and other countries in the Middle East and Africa, as well...

June 24, 2011 3:06 pm

Korach: Korach and John Lennon

Wise or Boorish? This week's portion, Korach, relates the tragic story of the mutiny staged by a man named Korach (Numbers chapter 16), who...

June 24, 2011 2:50 pm

Korach: The Spiritual Narcissist

This week's Torah reading deals with the rebellion of Korach, a cousin of Moses, who contends that he is just as deserving of leadership as...

May 6, 2011 3:34 pm

Emor: How to Speak – The Secret to Influencing Others

To Rebuke or to Ignore? To Fight or to Accept? When witnessing a transgression our first inclination may be to rebuke the transgressor, and chastise...

January 28, 2011 1:36 pm

Mishpatim: Shoveling the Snow

Who's Digging Out of What? A Snow Shoveling Meditation As I was digging out of the snow this sparkling New York ...

January 7, 2011 7:13 am

Bo: The New Moon

This new moon (Ha'chodesh Hazeh) ...

September 3, 2010 3:55 pm

Vayelech: A 2,000-Year-Old Debate on Whether to “Get Out of the Box”

Synagogue Bulletin Blunders These announcements, with interesting typos and phrasing blunders, were reportedly found in various synagogue newsletters and bulletins around the country. 1. ...

September 3, 2010 3:45 pm

Netzavim: Free Choice

See, I have set before you this day life and goodness, and death and evil; in that I command you this day to...

August 27, 2010 6:23 pm

Ki Savo: A Tale of Two Mountains

A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, "Everyone who thinks he's stupid, please...

August 20, 2010 6:11 pm

Ki Teitzei: Why Children Rebel

Two phases In a military class the professor asked the students, "What is the difference between an engagement and a battle?" No one in the group offered...

August 13, 2010 5:36 pm

Shoftim: Jacob’s Last Lecture “Lost Souls – Secret messages between Joseph to Jacob”

The rabbi and his driver A renowned rabbi, a brilliant philosopher, was held in high regard by his driver, who listened in awe at every...

August 6, 2010 5:29 pm

Re’eh: How Jews View History

Progress "I have lost my faith in the idea of progress." With those words columnist Anthony Lewis spoke the epilogue to his career as...

July 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Eikev: “Which You Broke”

"Which You Broke" The simple reading of the story goes like this: After the Jews created a Golden Calf, Moses smashed the stone tablets created...

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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