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Mourning the Temple

The Temple has been the most significant building in Jewish history. The Fast of Av commemorates two occasions when it, Jerusalem and the Jewish...

August 12, 2016 3:34 am

Why People Hate God, and Why They’re Wrong

My late father insisted that religion was bad for the world, because it caused so many wars. I tried for years to convince him otherwise (unsuccessfully, of course), but now I see what he meant. My father was blaming...

How to Grow Old Gracefully, Successfully and With Joy

On March 27, 2012, to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Queen, an ancient ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace. A number of institutions presented Loyal Addresses to the Queen, thanking her for her service...

It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life could have begun through an unguided naturalistic process absent the intervention...

August 8, 2016 7:03 am

Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942

Before the Germans captured the city of Warsaw in the 1939 Blitzkrieg, there were 360,000...

August 5, 2016 4:13 am

‘Jews Have Fashion in Our Blood,’ Say Organizers of New York Event Highlighting Israeli Designers (INTERVIEW)

Two Jewish fashion mavins who are organizing events during New York Fashion Week in September to highlight the...

August 5, 2016 1:50 am

What Separates Humans From Animals Is Our Connection to God

The headline was arresting enough to grab my attention: “Orangutans Exhibit Human-Like Speech for the...

August 5, 2016 1:39 am

What Is True Modesty?

In the world we live in, there seems to be little room for modesty. Where...

August 4, 2016 12:45 pm

Christian Supermodel Miranda Kerr Says She Keeps Mystical Jewish Text in Her Handbag for a ‘Little Protection’ (VIDEO)

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr revealed during a recent interview that she keeps in her purse...

August 12, 2016 3:34 am

Mourning the Temple

The Temple has been the most significant building in Jewish history. The Fast of Av commemorates two occasions when it, Jerusalem and the Jewish state...

August 12, 2016 3:28 am

Why People Hate God, and Why They’re Wrong

My late father insisted that religion was bad for the world, because it caused so many wars. I tried for years to convince him otherwise (unsuccessfully, of course),...

August 10, 2016 6:35 am

How to Grow Old Gracefully, Successfully and With Joy

On March 27, 2012, to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Queen, an ancient ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace. A number of institutions presented...

August 10, 2016 5:20 am

It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life...

August 8, 2016 7:03 am

Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942

Before the Germans captured the city of Warsaw in the 1939 Blitzkrieg, there were 360,000 Jews in the Polish capital. Its Jews were forced into...

August 5, 2016 4:13 am

‘Jews Have Fashion in Our Blood,’ Say Organizers of New York Event Highlighting Israeli Designers (INTERVIEW)

Two Jewish fashion mavins who are organizing events during New York Fashion Week in September to highlight the work of Israeli designers told The Algemeiner on Thursday about the...

August 5, 2016 1:50 am

What Separates Humans From Animals Is Our Connection to God

The headline was arresting enough to grab my attention: “Orangutans Exhibit Human-Like Speech for the First Time on Record.” Intrigued by the thought of talking...

August 5, 2016 1:39 am

What Is True Modesty?

In the world we live in, there seems to be little room for modesty. Where absolutely every nook and cranny of the human body is...

August 4, 2016 12:45 pm

Christian Supermodel Miranda Kerr Says She Keeps Mystical Jewish Text in Her Handbag for a ‘Little Protection’ (VIDEO)

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr revealed during a recent interview that she keeps in her purse a copy of The Zohar, the foundational text of Jewish mystical...

August 4, 2016 6:47 am

Yad Vashem Opens Two Online Sports Exhibits Prior to Olympics

This week, as the sports world focuses on Rio de Janeiro, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, commemorates athletes that may not have earned...

August 4, 2016 4:00 am

One Israeli Nurse to Another: A Love Story

JNS.org - Elie Schiff will tell you flat out that she was born into a family of Zionists. In fact, as far back as she can...

August 3, 2016 7:24 am

Can Different Jews Unite for the High Holidays?

JNS.org - In April 2015 – in the aftermath of the death of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray inside a police van after being arrested by...

August 3, 2016 7:20 am

Nine Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays Without Stepping Foot in a Shul

JNS.org - There is a lot of beauty to the traditional synagogue experience. However, a traditional High Holidays service just does not speak to some –...

August 3, 2016 7:15 am

National Geographic Helps Jewish Children Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Can a children’s book about the Jewish High Holidays help advance world peace? A new edition of an award-winning children’s book author thinks so —...

Culture

Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the...

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a...

Features

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

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...

World

Trump Rallies Supporters at CPAC Convention: ‘Now Is the Time for Act...

US President Donald Trump rallied his loyal supporters with a stridently populist and security-dominated message Friday, declaring the start of...

Israel

Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Form...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a...

Middle East

Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held Mosul Neighborhood

Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago. It comes a...

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