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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

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

With Only Two Democrats Voting in Favor, Senate Confirms David Friedman as ...

Attorney David Friedman was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be the next US ambassador to Israel. President Donald Trump’s...

Israel

Israel Air Force to Host 7 Nations in Largest-Ever ‘Battle Lab’

JNS.org - The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries — including the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy —...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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