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Florida Chabad Family Hit Hard by Hurricane Hermine Hosts Shabbat Dinner for Community Despite Power Outage

A Jewish family in Florida hosted nearly a dozen people for Shabbat dinner, despite not having electricity following last week's Hurricane Hermine, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Chanie...

September 8, 2016 8:56 am
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NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said on The Brian Lehrer Show that there is a "high standard"...

Petty Orthodoxy

Thetorah.com is a website that analyzes the weekly reading of the Torah for people who do not take every word in the Torah literally. In addition to valuing traditional commentators and interpretations, it caters to those who are...

The Greatness of Humility

At a dinner to celebrate the work of a communal leader, the guest speaker paid tribute to his many qualities: his dedication, hard work and foresight. As he sat down, the leader leaned over and...

September 5, 2016 6:39 am
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Two Levys Bring Hebrew Music Museum to Life in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Is it a coincidence that the two people most intimately involved in creating the...

September 5, 2016 6:37 am
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Being Religious About Shabbat Means Connecting With God

Many people today sneer at keeping Shabbat. To them, Shabbat observance smacks of everything that's...

September 5, 2016 6:28 am
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Haredi Women Are Making Great Strides in Israel’s High-Tech Sector

JNS.org - Haredi, women, and high-tech: three words you never expected to exist harmoniously in the...

September 2, 2016 3:37 am
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Choose the Blessings, Recognize the Curses

This past week has been eventful, but what really caught my attention was a seemingly...

September 2, 2016 3:05 am
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Let Us Violate Shabbat in Order to Sanctify It

Shabbat is serious business, not only because of its halachic requirements but also because of...

September 8, 2016 8:56 am
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Florida Chabad Family Hit Hard by Hurricane Hermine Hosts Shabbat Dinner for Community Despite Power Outage

A Jewish family in Florida hosted nearly a dozen people for Shabbat dinner, despite not having electricity following last week's Hurricane Hermine, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Chanie Oirechman...

September 7, 2016 10:26 am
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NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said...

September 7, 2016 6:28 am
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Petty Orthodoxy

Thetorah.com is a website that analyzes the weekly reading of the Torah for people who do not take every word in the Torah literally. In addition to valuing...

September 7, 2016 6:20 am
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The Greatness of Humility

At a dinner to celebrate the work of a communal leader, the guest speaker paid tribute to his many qualities: his dedication, hard work and...

September 5, 2016 6:39 am
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Two Levys Bring Hebrew Music Museum to Life in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Is it a coincidence that the two people most intimately involved in creating the Hebrew Music Museum are both Levys, descendants of the ancient...

September 5, 2016 6:37 am
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Being Religious About Shabbat Means Connecting With God

Many people today sneer at keeping Shabbat. To them, Shabbat observance smacks of everything that's wrong with religion. As someone who started keeping the sabbath so my...

September 5, 2016 6:28 am
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Haredi Women Are Making Great Strides in Israel’s High-Tech Sector

JNS.org - Haredi, women, and high-tech: three words you never expected to exist harmoniously in the same sentence. And yet, in the Jewish state, these three...

September 2, 2016 3:37 am
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Choose the Blessings, Recognize the Curses

This past week has been eventful, but what really caught my attention was a seemingly insignificant incident that frightened me more than almost anything else...

September 2, 2016 3:05 am
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Let Us Violate Shabbat in Order to Sanctify It

Shabbat is serious business, not only because of its halachic requirements but also because of its magnificent and majestic message. To violate it is not...

September 1, 2016 6:35 am
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Larger-Than-Life Haredi Rabbi’s Legacy Remembered

JNS.org - The indelible legacy that the late haredi Rabbi Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv has left on his community is still felt today. Even after...

September 1, 2016 5:52 am
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Holocaust Survivor of Nine Concentration Camps, Purveyor of Message About Nazi Atrocities, Dies at Age 91

A Holocaust survivor who spent his teenage years in nine different concentration camps before moving to the US, becoming a successful businessman and attempting to educate...

August 31, 2016 1:14 am
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The Unmatched Power of Joy

On October 14, 1663, the famous diarist Samuel Pepys paid a visit to the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in Creechurch Lane in the city of...

Features

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel Is High on Medical Marijuana

JNS.org - Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything and don’t play by the rules. “The...

World

Ambassador John Bolton: Netanyahu’s Behavior, Strategy ‘Sensibl...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing what is sensible, from the perspective of a leader of a country whose...

Israel

Israel Says Underground Barrier Along Gaza Border Will Be Completed in Mont...

A senior Israeli military official says a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas...

Middle East

Russian, Syrian Forces Bomb Aleppo Camp Taken Over by Rebels

Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said. Rebels said...

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