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Spirituality/Tradition

What’s With the Wig?

A friend once asked me whether a certain activity was permitted on Shabbat. She’d heard that it wasn't -- because she enjoyed it. How...

August 29, 2016 6:19 am

Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior told the New York Post that he hopes to have the wedding at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, where he is a member. Two-time divorcé...

Only a New Judaism Can Save Israel — and Our People

When I contemplate the future of the state of Israel and its inhabitants, I realize more and more that religious Judaism must become its primary driving force, so as not merely to survive, but to...

The Beauty of Israel Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Occasionally you come across information in an article that is meaningless to most of the readers, but resonates powerfully with you. Stumbling across one of these nuggets is a "Eureka!" moment, and I was lucky...

August 24, 2016 1:59 am

The Listener, Not the Speaker, Can Often Change the World

It is one of the most important words in Judaism, and also one of the...

August 23, 2016 3:08 pm

UK Chief Rabbi Corresponds With 11-Year-Old Australian Girl About Meaning of Friendship; Quotes King Solomon

The UK's chief rabbi on Tuesday posted on Twitter an email correspondence with a young Australian girl...

August 22, 2016 4:21 am

Afterthoughts on Tisha B’av

I must confess that this year’s Tisha B'av, a few days ago, was the first...

August 22, 2016 4:09 am

Message to My Daughter Under the Chuppah

Below are the words I delivered during my daughter's wedding in Jerusalem: Shterny, these are my last...

August 19, 2016 2:20 am

Keeping Kosher, Eating Healthily

Not a week goes by without a new fad diet hitting the headlines. Each promises countless health...

August 19, 2016 2:09 am

Shabbat Nachamu in Jerusalem, 1920

August 17, 2016 6:41 am

The Power of Asking Why

August 16, 2016 6:10 am

A Daughter Weds in Jerusalem

August 29, 2016 6:19 am

What’s With the Wig?

A friend once asked me whether a certain activity was permitted on Shabbat. She’d heard that it wasn't -- because she enjoyed it. How did...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior told the New York Post that he hopes to have the wedding at...

August 26, 2016 2:45 am

Only a New Judaism Can Save Israel — and Our People

When I contemplate the future of the state of Israel and its inhabitants, I realize more and more that religious Judaism must become its primary...

August 26, 2016 2:36 am

The Beauty of Israel Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Occasionally you come across information in an article that is meaningless to most of the readers, but resonates powerfully with you. Stumbling across one of...

August 24, 2016 1:59 am

The Listener, Not the Speaker, Can Often Change the World

It is one of the most important words in Judaism, and also one of the least understood. Its two most famous occurrences are in last...

August 23, 2016 3:08 pm

UK Chief Rabbi Corresponds With 11-Year-Old Australian Girl About Meaning of Friendship; Quotes King Solomon

The UK's chief rabbi on Tuesday posted on Twitter an email correspondence with a young Australian girl who had written to ask what "friendship" means to him. Moved by...

August 22, 2016 4:21 am

Afterthoughts on Tisha B’av

I must confess that this year’s Tisha B'av, a few days ago, was the first time in 54 years (since I was 16) that I...

August 22, 2016 4:09 am

Message to My Daughter Under the Chuppah

Below are the words I delivered during my daughter's wedding in Jerusalem: Shterny, these are my last words to you as a single woman as you stand...

August 19, 2016 2:20 am

Keeping Kosher, Eating Healthily

Not a week goes by without a new fad diet hitting the headlines. Each promises countless health benefits and longevity, while guaranteeing sustainable weight loss, and each...

August 19, 2016 2:09 am

Shabbat Nachamu in Jerusalem, 1920

The Haftorah read on Shabbat Nachamu, which follows Tisha B’Av, expresses the message of comfort conveyed by the prophet Isaiah to a bereaved nation soon...

August 17, 2016 6:41 am

The Power of Asking Why

In a much-watched TED talk, Simon Sinek asked the question: how do great leaders inspire action? What made people like Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs...

August 16, 2016 6:10 am

A Daughter Weds in Jerusalem

Next week, our daughter Shterny will wed in Jerusalem. It would have been easier, obviously, to have the wedding in the United States. But there...

August 15, 2016 6:09 am

How to Use Your Judaism to Lose Weight

JNS.org - Cholent on Shabbat day. Brisket on Rosh Hashanah. Matzo balls and challah – lots of challah. Jews love food, and much of Jewish culture...

August 12, 2016 3:38 am

Tisha B’Av and the Nature of Evil

The period of mourning for the destruction of our two Jerusalem temples does not seem to fit with the idea that Judaism is underpinned by...

Culture

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take...

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism...

World Nations Glean Emergency-Response Expertise From Israel’s Magen David Adom

JNS.org - Amid the rise in global terror attacks, countries around the world are...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Paris Peace Confab Like ‘Marriage Counseling With Neither Husband Nor...

The international diplomatic conference held in Paris on Sunday was “like having marriage counseling with neither the husband nor the...

Israel

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fle...

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped from the safari in Ramat...

Middle East

Ahead of Trump Inauguration, Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be ‘Rene...

Iran's deputy foreign minister says the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers "will not be renegotiated" ahead...

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