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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...

September 7, 2016 6:28 am

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...

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 Jewish tribe dedicated to providing music in the Holy Temple? For...

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 new Torah-observant friends would eat in my house, I was...

September 5, 2016 6:28 am

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

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

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 1, 2016 6:35 am

Larger-Than-Life Haredi Rabbi’s Legacy Remembered

JNS.org - The indelible legacy that the late haredi Rabbi Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv...

September 1, 2016 5:52 am

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...

September 7, 2016 6:28 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

August 30, 2016 3:47 pm

Mel Brooks Among Jewish Stars Eulogizing Comedic Film Giant Gene Wilder on Social Media

Jewish celebrities have flooded Twitter with tributes to comedic giant Gene Wilder, who died on Sunday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Director Mel Brooks...

August 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his Chicago barber shop after serving the local community for 60...

August 30, 2016 3:01 pm

Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

A star of the hit TV show "Scandal" told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua...

August 29, 2016 2:36 pm

WWII Dog Tags, Miniature Mezuzah Returned to Jewish Veteran’s Family 50 Years After Being Found on NY Beach

A woman who found a World War II veteran's dog tags along with a small metal mezuzah on a New York beach in the 1960s was...

Features

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

Fatah Lawmakers Warn European Parliament of Ongoing ‘Serious Deterior...

A group of Fatah lawmakers recently sent a letter to the European Parliament warning of an ongoing “serious deterioration of...

Israel

Israeli Minister: Nearly 90 Percent of Waste Water Recycled, 4 Times Higher...

JNS.org - At a time when many countries are facing drought and critical water shortages, Israel now recycles nearly 90 percent...

Middle East

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the world's second biggest listed oil...

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