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Jewish Literature

Vayeitzei: The Battle of the Stones

The Shouters The Yeshiva decided to field a rowing team. Unfortunately, they lost race after race. They practiced for hours every day but never...

November 27, 2009 5:50 pm

Toldot: The Sandy Path to Inspiration

Free Plowing Back in the '40s, a Jewish guy was arrested for smuggling guns into Israel, then known as Palestine. He was taken into one of the British prisons. While there, his wife writes...

Chayei Sarah: The First 12-Step Program in History – And Why It Didn’t Work

Israeli "Serenity" An American tourist was riding in a taxi in Israel. As the taxi approached a red light, the tourist was shocked to see the driver drive straight through without even slowing down.  Surprised as...

Vayeira: Angels and Mustard

Out of this world? A man returning from the world's first wedding on Pluto seemed disappointed. "What's wrong?" asked his friend. "The band was no good?" "The band was great," he answered. "The food was tasteless?" asked his friend. "Out...

October 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Lech Lecha: Spiritual Farming – Soul Pruning and Plowing

The Pretzels An old Jewish lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each....

October 23, 2009 5:29 pm

Noach: PR Addicts

Let us closely examine which story the Bible chooses to record following the devastating...

October 23, 2009 5:14 pm

Bereishit: Aesthetics Vs. Ethics Was eating from the Tree of Knowledge a blessing or a curse?

A Poisonous Wife A man goes to see his Rabbi. "Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I...

July 17, 2009 6:41 pm

Matot – Massei: Two Roads Diverged In the Wood of Jewish History – Two errors we have made in trying to bridge the old and the new

"Moses wrote their departures according to their journeys ... and these were their journeys...

July 17, 2009 5:17 pm

Matos: Soldier My Soldier

When I was a teenager, I spent my summers as a counselor at a...

November 27, 2009 5:50 pm

Vayeitzei: The Battle of the Stones

The Shouters The Yeshiva decided to field a rowing team. Unfortunately, they lost race after race. They practiced for hours every day but never managed...

November 20, 2009 5:47 pm

Toldot: The Sandy Path to Inspiration

Free Plowing Back in the '40s, a Jewish guy was arrested for smuggling guns into Israel, then known as Palestine. He was taken into one...

November 13, 2009 5:41 pm

Chayei Sarah: The First 12-Step Program in History – And Why It Didn’t Work

Israeli "Serenity" An American tourist was riding in a taxi in Israel. As the taxi approached a red light, the tourist was shocked to see the ...

November 6, 2009 5:36 pm

Vayeira: Angels and Mustard

Out of this world? A man returning from the world's first wedding on Pluto seemed disappointed. "What's wrong?" asked his friend. "The band was no good?" "The band...

October 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Lech Lecha: Spiritual Farming – Soul Pruning and Plowing

The Pretzels An old Jewish lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each. Every day a young well-dressed man would leave his...

October 23, 2009 5:29 pm

Noach: PR Addicts

Let us closely examine which story the Bible chooses to record following the devastating flood, the greatest natural disaster of all times, which...

October 23, 2009 5:14 pm

Bereishit: Aesthetics Vs. Ethics Was eating from the Tree of Knowledge a blessing or a curse?

A Poisonous Wife A man goes to see his Rabbi. "Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it." The Rabbi asks, "What's...

July 17, 2009 6:41 pm

Matot – Massei: Two Roads Diverged In the Wood of Jewish History – Two errors we have made in trying to bridge the old and the new

"Moses wrote their departures according to their journeys ... and these were their journeys according to their departures." -- Numbers 33:2, this week's...

July 17, 2009 5:17 pm

Matos: Soldier My Soldier

When I was a teenager, I spent my summers as a counselor at a camp in the Catskill Mountains, encouraging my campers to...

July 10, 2009 4:46 pm

Pinchas: How To Become a True Leader

Finally, some individuality A reporter was interviewing a 104-year-old woman. "What is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked. She replied, simply, "No peer pressure." In Search...

July 3, 2009 4:44 pm

Balak: Camping With G-d

Izzy is sitting in synagogue one Sabbath morning when he falls asleep and starts to snore. The synagogue care taker quickly comes over...

July 3, 2009 4:23 pm

Chukas: The Mystery of Death

Till my father died five weeks ago, on May 29, 2005, I never understood the real meaning of loss. Sure, I wrote about it,...

June 26, 2009 4:13 pm

Korach: A Powerful Love Story

The mutiny The narrative is dramatic, tragic and unmistakably Jewish. Four individuals -- Korach, Dathan, Abiram and On -- lead a mass mutiny against...

June 19, 2009 4:02 pm

Shelach: Revisiting Zionism

Defiance The spies Moses sent to survey the land had done their job well. They convincedthe entire nation that the advance to the Land of Israel was doomed and thatMoses has misled them by taking them...

Features

Abbas Advisor: Hamas Is Sending Civilians in Gaza to Die for Media Coverage

Mahmoud Abbas’ senior advisor has accused Hamas of intentionally sending Palestinians in Gaza...

Seventy Years of Sacrifice: A Global Salute to Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

JNS.org - If you’ve ever been in Israel for Yom Hazikaron -- the Memorial Day for...

Soldiers on Israel’s Border With Jordan Do More Than Defend Lives

JNS.org - Israeli soldiers stationed near the Jordanian border have been canvassing the area...

World

EU Edges Closer to New Iran Sanctions Ahead of Trump Deadline, Envoys Say

European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading US President Donald Trump from pulling...

Israel

Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel’s 70th Anniversary in Video Messages

JNS.org - In video greetings recorded in English, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin reflected on Israel’s milestone 70th anniversary, saying that the Jewish state is “just...

Middle East

‘ISIS Only, or a Real Effort Against Iranian Aggression?’ Forme...

As speculation grew on Wednesday over the prospect of a unified Arab military presence replacing US troops currently stationed in Syria, one...

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