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Jewish Literature

Va’etchanan: Let Us Dream Together

"Too much for you!" In the beginning of this week's portion (Vaeschanan), Moses beseeches G-d to allow him entry into the Promised Land....

July 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Devarim: Moses, Isaiah and Jeremiah

An intriguing Midrash states that three of the great Jewish personalities communicated their prophesies using an identical Hebrew term, eicha, which means "how" or "alas." The first one to utter this word was...

Pinchas: Peace and Zealotry

In an unprecedented act of sanctioned zealotry, we read in this week's Torah portion about Pinchas being commended for taking a stand against a public atrocity and killing the perpetrators, consequently saving...

Chukas: On the Essence of Leadership

Moses is Israel and Israel is Moses.... For the leader of the generation is...

June 4, 2010 3:52 pm

Shelach: Insects and Giants

We were in our own eyes like tiny grasshoppers, and so were we in their...

May 7, 2010 4:03 pm

Bechukosai: Why is G-d So Angry?

Last week Biblical Torah portion enumerates forty-nine curses that will befall those that transgress...

April 16, 2010 5:15 pm

Metzora: Healing Your Words

The Torah section of this week, Tazria-Metzorah (Leviticus chapters 12-15), discusses the laws...

April 16, 2010 4:53 pm

Tazria: Don’t Kill the Love – Cultivating Sensitivity toward the Birds

Why computers should be considered masculine: 1. They have a lot of data but are still...

April 10, 2010 4:36 pm

Shemini: Ignorance

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance. -- Saul Bellow Light travels faster than...

July 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Va’etchanan: Let Us Dream Together

"Too much for you!" In the beginning of this week's portion (Vaeschanan), Moses beseeches G-d to allow him entry into the Promised Land. "Please...

July 16, 2010 3:59 pm

Devarim: Moses, Isaiah and Jeremiah

An intriguing Midrash states that three of the great Jewish personalities communicated their prophesies using an identical Hebrew term, eicha, which means...

July 2, 2010 11:26 am

Pinchas: Peace and Zealotry

In an unprecedented act of sanctioned zealotry, we read in this week's Torah portion about Pinchas being commended for taking a stand against...

June 18, 2010 4:00 pm

Chukas: On the Essence of Leadership

Moses is Israel and Israel is Moses.... For the leader ...

June 4, 2010 3:52 pm

Shelach: Insects and Giants

We were in our own eyes like tiny grasshoppers, and so were we in their eyes - Numbers, Shelach 13:33 If the scouts objectively were like...

May 7, 2010 4:03 pm

Bechukosai: Why is G-d So Angry?

Last week Biblical Torah portion enumerates forty-nine curses that will befall those that transgress the law (Leviticus 26:14-43). For the record, this is the first...

April 16, 2010 5:15 pm

Metzora: Healing Your Words

The Torah section of this week, Tazria-Metzorah (Leviticus chapters 12-15), discusses the laws of tzaraas, usually translated as "leprosy." Tzaraas was a...

April 16, 2010 4:53 pm

Tazria: Don’t Kill the Love – Cultivating Sensitivity toward the Birds

Why computers should be considered masculine: 1. They have a lot of data but are still clueless. 2. They are supposed to help you solve your problems,...

April 10, 2010 4:36 pm

Shemini: Ignorance

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance. -- Saul Bellow Light travels faster than sound. That's why most people seem bright until you hear them...

March 26, 2010 3:59 pm

Tzav: “A constant fire shall burn upon the altar”

"The fire on the altar shall remain aflame on it, it shall not be extinguished; and the Priest shall kindle wood upon it...

March 19, 2010 3:53 pm

Vayikra: Challenging Your Animal

Mom's Perspective Two Jewish mothers met for coffee. "Well, Mildred," asked one. "How are your son and daughter doing?" "To tell you the truth," answered the second, "my...

March 12, 2010 7:28 pm

Vayakhel-Pekudei: The Human Miracle

In the Beginning As a result of a near mutiny, the overbearing and arrogant Captain was forced to see a Psychiatrist by order of the Commodore. As...

March 5, 2010 3:27 pm

Ki Tisa: 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...

February 26, 2010 5:18 pm

The Lonely G-d – Rest For a Weary Traveler

Do you ever feel lonesome? Utterly alone? With no one to turn to and no one able to understand you? Join the club. Imagine...

Culture

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Galilee Synagogue

JNS.org - Two ancient Hebrew inscriptions dating back some 1,800 years were found in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue in the...

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles...

Features

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

World

Israeli TV Personality Lucy Aharish Tells San Diego Students How Pride in M...

A celebrity Israeli anchor who hosts a morning current-affairs program told an audience at San Diego State University (SDSU) earlier...

Israel

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the military's prestigious pilots course, Israel Hayom has learned. The young man, whose name cannot be revealed, was among...

Middle East

Israeli Military Chief: We Are Operating ‘Under the Radar’ to Keep Hezb...

The IDF is “operating under the radar to prevent Hezbollah from getting stronger,” Israel’s military chief told a key Knesset...

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