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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

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, By Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

‘Proud’ Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Winning Plaudits for Playing Chris...

American-British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield is drawing critical acclaim for his portrayal of Christians in two potential Oscar candidate films. Garfield,...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

Six Dead in Bombing Attack Near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a road leading to the Great Pyramid of Giza - a tourist attraction popular with British holiday-makers.

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