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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

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

Following Paris Peace Summit, Largely Forgotten 2013 French Court Ruling Th...

A largely forgotten landmark 2013 French court ruling has received renewed attention this week following the international diplomatic summit held...

Israel

Jerusalem Mayor Calls on Israelis to Thank Trump for Embassy Move; Says Oba...

A day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israelis to express thanks to the president-elect for...

Middle East

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Je...

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration...

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