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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...

Culture

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Galilee Synagogue

JNS.org - Two ancient Hebrew inscriptions dating back some 1,800 years were found in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue in the...

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles...

Features

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

World

Israeli TV Personality Lucy Aharish Tells San Diego Students How Pride in M...

A celebrity Israeli anchor who hosts a morning current-affairs program told an audience at San Diego State University (SDSU) earlier...

Israel

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the military's prestigious pilots course, Israel Hayom has learned. The young man, whose name cannot be revealed, was among...

Middle East

Israeli Military Chief: We Are Operating ‘Under the Radar’ to Keep Hezb...

The IDF is “operating under the radar to prevent Hezbollah from getting stronger,” Israel’s military chief told a key Knesset...

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