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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 —...

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

British-Jewish Student Leader Co-Sponsors Motion to Sever Ties With UK̵...

British-Jewish students are "fed up with taking a soft approach” to the head of the country’s largest student union -- who is embroiled...

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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