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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

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

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...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Pro-Israel Group Praises General James Mattis as ‘True Friend’ ...

Retired Marine General James Mattis, who President-elect Donald Trump has unofficially announced will be appointed to serve as America’s next...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

New Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Arrives in Ankara Amid Efforts to Improve ...

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey has arrived in Ankara as the two countries seek to mend relations that soured after...

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