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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

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take...

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism...

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

‘This Man Is a Spite Machine’; Obama Blasted on Social Media fo...

Outgoing President Barack Obama’s choice on Tuesday of top aide Ben Rhodes to serve on the US Holocaust Memorial Council...

Israel

In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagre...

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk...

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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