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Spirituality/Tradition

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

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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