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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...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Leading Jewish Group Criticizes Papal Honors to Antisemitic Polish Cardinal

A major Jewish group expressed its objections on Wednesday to the Vatican’s decision to honor an antisemitic World War II-era cardinal. Cardinal August Hlond was Polish primate during and immediately after...

Israel

Expert: If Palestinians Take Israel to ICC, They Will Be Defendants as Well...

Once the Palestinians become plaintiffs against Israel in the International Criminal Court, “they will become defendants as well,” an Israeli...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...

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