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Colorado’s Camp Ramah Builds Bridges by Welcoming Jewish-Mexicans

JNS.org - At a time when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised that if elected, “We’re going to have a big, beautiful wall” dividing...

August 3, 2016 6:34 am

Prophet Nahum Tomb in Iraqi Kurdistan Falling Into Disrepair

JNS.org - Sherd Mamsani, who was appointed the Jewish representative of the Iraqi Kurdistan's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs by the Kurdish Regional Government last year, is fighting to save the tomb of the...

Rebuilding the Third Temple

If you're looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple -- Beit Hamikdash. Our sages say that if we don't witness its rebuilding, it's as if...

Jewish and Christian Israel-Supporters Discuss Anti-BDS Efforts in Knesset

JNS.org - “In each and every generation they rise up against us to destroy us,” Israeli MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) reminded a packed Knesset hall earlier this month during the premier joint meeting of the...

July 29, 2016 4:06 am

How to Handle the Law in Extraordinary Times

The news this past week has been overwhelming, and we have been inundated with stories...

July 28, 2016 4:56 am

Living in Israel and Dealing With Loss From Abroad

JNS.org - Living in Israel comes with many hardships, some of them known and some of...

July 26, 2016 6:56 am

Judaism, Yoga and Eastern Spirituality

Before coming to Israel, I had a great deal of confusion as to how yoga...

July 26, 2016 6:24 am

Your Word Is Your Bond, So Keep It

This week’s parsha opens with an account of the laws of vows and oaths. What...

July 24, 2016 2:57 am

Kosher Wine: Myths and Facts

There’s always one. In every crowd, at least one. “Oh, I don’t want that kosher wine” -- the word...

August 3, 2016 6:34 am

Colorado’s Camp Ramah Builds Bridges by Welcoming Jewish-Mexicans

JNS.org - At a time when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised that if elected, “We’re going to have a big, beautiful wall” dividing Mexico...

August 2, 2016 10:04 am

Prophet Nahum Tomb in Iraqi Kurdistan Falling Into Disrepair

JNS.org - Sherd Mamsani, who was appointed the Jewish representative of the Iraqi Kurdistan's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs by the Kurdish Regional Government...

August 1, 2016 3:49 am

Rebuilding the Third Temple

If you're looking for the mothership of Jewish guilt, it can be found in our responsibility to rebuild the Third Temple -- Beit Hamikdash. Our sages say...

July 29, 2016 4:19 am

Jewish and Christian Israel-Supporters Discuss Anti-BDS Efforts in Knesset

JNS.org - “In each and every generation they rise up against us to destroy us,” Israeli MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) reminded a packed Knesset hall...

July 29, 2016 4:06 am

How to Handle the Law in Extraordinary Times

The news this past week has been overwhelming, and we have been inundated with stories -- the dreadful murder of a priest in France by ISIS-inspired...

July 28, 2016 4:56 am

Living in Israel and Dealing With Loss From Abroad

JNS.org - Living in Israel comes with many hardships, some of them known and some of them unknown. I expected certain dilemmas with the language, bureaucracy,...

July 26, 2016 6:56 am

Judaism, Yoga and Eastern Spirituality

Before coming to Israel, I had a great deal of confusion as to how yoga could fit into a Jewish lifestyle. How could I practice...

July 26, 2016 6:24 am

Your Word Is Your Bond, So Keep It

This week’s parsha opens with an account of the laws of vows and oaths. What is it doing here near the end of the book...

July 24, 2016 2:57 am

Kosher Wine: Myths and Facts

There’s always one. In every crowd, at least one. “Oh, I don’t want that kosher wine” -- the word "kosher" said with such disdain as to indicate he thinks it’s...

July 24, 2016 2:47 am

Looking to Judaism for Advice on How to Behave the Morning After the US Election

The most remarkable thing about the failed coup in Turkey last week is how utterly unremarkable it actually was. While this particular coup was unsuccessful,...

July 22, 2016 3:40 am

Curses Into Blessings

Even an elementary approach to Parshat Balak demonstrates that, in the long run, our enemies are unable to curse us, because The Holy One will...

July 22, 2016 3:28 am

CUFI Promotes Supporting Israel as a Core Christian Value

JNS.org - While much of the media focused on the recent terror attack in Nice, the failed coup in Turkey and the Republican National Convention, thousands...

July 22, 2016 3:25 am

Conversion Confusion

We know well enough by now that the status of conversions to Judaism is an unholy, inconsistent, politicized and often corrupt mess. As a people...

July 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

JNS.org - Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish...

Features

Israeli-German Spat Highlights Europe’s Funding of BDS and Terror

JNS.org - A diplomatic spat between Israel and Germany has provided a prominent platform...

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Israel

Palestinians Claim Dozens Wounded at Demonstrations for Hunger-Striking Pri...

Palestinian spokesman Anas Diek said three people were hospitalized, including one who was shot in the head by a rubber...

Middle East

Islamic Cleric Favored by PA President Abbas: Israel Waging War on Muslims ...

Israel is waging war on Muslims with drugs and "sex mania," a leading Islamic cleric in the Palestinian Authority alleged during...

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