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Jewish Literature

Tetzaveh: Dealing with the tension of the human personality

Linking the apron and the breastplate There is an intriguing mitzvah (commandment) recorded in this week's Torah portion: "And they shall bind the...

February 26, 2010 3:24 pm

Terumah: The Death of Conviction – The Blessings and Pitfalls of Liberal Education

Open-Mindedness Much has been written about the apparent absence in contemporary society of passion directed toward any ideal beyond our personal needs and pleasures. Nothing in the contemporary secular conversation calls on us...

Mishpatim: How to Deal with Destructive Emotions

Rage Therapy A man frequenting a bar at night would routinely throw glass cups at the bartender and at the people sitting around and drinking. Yet he always made sure to follow up his...

Yitro: When You Are Not in the Mood of Your Spouse

A Doctor's Advice A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office. Following her husband's checkup, the doctor called the wife into his office to speak with her privately. He said, "Your husband...

January 29, 2010 4:14 pm

Beshalach: Discovering Your Depth

A Jewish philanthropist pays a visit to a Hebrew school which he has been...

January 22, 2010 4:24 pm

Bo: The Consciousness of Freedom

After a series of plagues that crush the country and subdue its king, Pharaoh...

January 15, 2010 1:18 am

Va’eira: Ten Ways to Destroy Your Life

The Thief A traveler once was stopped by a highway robber who demanded...

January 8, 2010 4:30 pm

Shemos: The Enemy Within

The War Is Over? A man in Germany felt that he needed to confess, so he...

January 1, 2010 6:33 pm

Vayechi: Are You a Hypocrite? On the Essence of Education

A Bribe for your Professor A professor was giving a big test one day to his...

February 26, 2010 3:24 pm

Tetzaveh: Dealing with the tension of the human personality

Linking the apron and the breastplate There is an intriguing mitzvah (commandment) recorded in this week's Torah portion: "And they shall bind the choshen...

February 19, 2010 3:19 pm

Terumah: The Death of Conviction – The Blessings and Pitfalls of Liberal Education

Open-Mindedness Much has been written about the apparent absence in contemporary society of passion directed toward any ideal beyond our personal needs and pleasures....

February 12, 2010 3:12 pm

Mishpatim: How to Deal with Destructive Emotions

Rage Therapy A man frequenting a bar at night would routinely throw glass cups at the bartender and at the people sitting around and drinking....

February 5, 2010 2:02 am

Yitro: When You Are Not in the Mood of Your Spouse

A Doctor's Advice A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office. Following her husband's checkup, the doctor called the wife into his office...

January 29, 2010 4:14 pm

Beshalach: Discovering Your Depth

A Jewish philanthropist pays a visit to a Hebrew school which he has been supporting for years. The teacher, wanting to show off...

January 22, 2010 4:24 pm

Bo: The Consciousness of Freedom

After a series of plagues that crush the country and subdue its king, Pharaoh finally surrenders. After mercilessly torturing, abusing and murdering the...

January 15, 2010 1:18 am

Va’eira: Ten Ways to Destroy Your Life

The Thief A traveler once was stopped by a highway robber who demanded his money bag at gunpoint. The traveler cried out,...

January 8, 2010 4:30 pm

Shemos: The Enemy Within

The War Is Over? A man in Germany felt that he needed to confess, so he went to his priest, "Forgive me Father, for I have...

January 1, 2010 6:33 pm

Vayechi: Are You a Hypocrite? On the Essence of Education

A Bribe for your Professor A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and...

December 25, 2009 6:12 pm

Vayigash: Are You a Leader?

The story is told that on April 12th, 1945, Harry Truman was summoned to the White House. Ushered into Eleanor Roosevelt's sitting room,...

December 25, 2009 6:07 pm

Vayigash: 2000-2010 – A Decade in Retrospect

As the curtain closes on the first decade of the 21st Century, it seems appropriate to look back at these ten years, and perhaps...

December 18, 2009 6:04 pm

Mikeitz: The Wisdom of Joseph

Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, has two dreams, we learn in this week's Torah portion. In the first, Pharaoh sees himself standing over...

December 11, 2009 5:57 pm

Vayeishev: Holy Narcissism

"Comrades! Yesterday we stood on the edge of the abyss. But today we have taken a giant step forward!" -- A Russian Communist leader. The...

December 4, 2009 5:53 pm

Vayishlach: Jacob’s Three-Step Program toward Serenity

Two Perspectives Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go camping together, they put up a tent and go inside to enjoy a tranquil rest near the...

Culture

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...

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...

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

Amid ‘Security’ Concerns, Irish University Postpones Conference...

A conference exploring the legality of the state of Israel is being postponed by the Irish university at which it was scheduled...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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