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Jewish Literature

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...

May 6, 2011 3:34 pm
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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 ...

Bo: The New Moon

This new moon (Ha'chodesh Hazeh) shall be to you the head...

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. Don't let worry kill you. Let your synagogue help. Join...

September 3, 2010 3:45 pm
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Netzavim: Free Choice

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

August 27, 2010 6:23 pm
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Ki Savo: A Tale of Two Mountains

A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her...

August 20, 2010 6:11 pm
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Ki Teitzei: Why Children Rebel

Two phases In a military class the professor asked the students, "What is the difference between...

August 13, 2010 5:36 pm
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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...

August 6, 2010 5:29 pm
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Re’eh: How Jews View History

Progress "I have lost my faith in the idea of progress." With those words columnist...

July 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Eikev: “Which You Broke”

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July 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Va’etchanan: Let Us Dream Together

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July 16, 2010 3:59 pm

Devarim: Moses, Isaiah and Jeremiah

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May 6, 2011 3:34 pm
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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
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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
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Bo: The New Moon

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

September 3, 2010 3:55 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

July 23, 2010 4:59 pm
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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
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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...

Culture

Jewish Philanthropists Pledge $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

JNS.org - Republican-Jewish philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson are pledging $14 million...

Barbara Streisand, Sharon Stone, Larry King Among Celebrities Mourning Shimon Peres

A number of leading celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to express their condolences...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel

Former US Middle East Negotiator: Shimon Peres Was the ‘Forrest Gump ...

The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres was a “truly consequential” figure who played an “inextricable” role in the transformation...

Middle East

Netanyahu Approves Abbas Request to Travel to Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a request Thursday to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday alongside four other Palestinian officials. The request was sent to Maj....

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