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Remembering Rabbi Louis Jacobs

I will be delivering a memorial lecture this week for Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs, a very controversial figure in Anglo-Jewry in my youth. He was...

July 10, 2016 4:15 am

Is Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Following the Path of Korach?

Once again, Israel’s rabbinic court system is in the news -- and once again it is for taking a stance that seems unnecessarily harsh. An American woman who converted to Judaism under the supervision of Rabbi Haskel Lookstein...

Reflecting on My First ‘Aliyahniversary’

JNS.org - Here we are — a year after my aliyah date — which means I am no longer a “new” immigrant, but rather, just an immigrant. Goodbye discounts and goodbye receiving some slack for Hebrew...

Becoming Orthodox and Kicking the Clothes-Shopping Habit

When I tell my daughter-in-law, Devorah, who has only known me for five years, that I used to love shopping, she finds it hard to believe. I do, too. But my closet testifies that most of...

July 7, 2016 6:12 am

Meet the Orthodox ‘Ninja Warrior’

Yeshiva University rabbinical student Akiva Neuman decided to keep his kippah, his tsitsit and his...

July 7, 2016 6:06 am

There Is No Faith Without Uncertainty

Faith means striving for faith. It is never an arrival. It can only burst forth...

July 6, 2016 6:52 am

Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely...

July 5, 2016 2:59 pm

80 Jewish Teens From Around the World to Visit Poland, Israel as Part of Summer ‘Heritage Quest’ Program

Eighty Jewish teens from around the world will travel to Poland and Israel this month, as...

July 5, 2016 7:26 am

‘When You Rise Up’:  Brexit From a Torah Perspective

"When You Rise Up"  is the English translation of Beha'alotecha, the name of the Torah’s...

July 10, 2016 4:15 am

Remembering Rabbi Louis Jacobs

I will be delivering a memorial lecture this week for Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs, a very controversial figure in Anglo-Jewry in my youth. He was the...

July 8, 2016 2:17 am

Is Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Following the Path of Korach?

Once again, Israel’s rabbinic court system is in the news -- and once again it is for taking a stance that seems unnecessarily harsh. An American woman who...

July 8, 2016 2:13 am

Reflecting on My First ‘Aliyahniversary’

JNS.org - Here we are — a year after my aliyah date — which means I am no longer a “new” immigrant, but rather, just an...

July 8, 2016 2:08 am

Becoming Orthodox and Kicking the Clothes-Shopping Habit

When I tell my daughter-in-law, Devorah, who has only known me for five years, that I used to love shopping, she finds it hard to...

July 7, 2016 6:12 am

Meet the Orthodox ‘Ninja Warrior’

Yeshiva University rabbinical student Akiva Neuman decided to keep his kippah, his tsitsit and his shirt on while competing on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.” The...

July 7, 2016 6:06 am

There Is No Faith Without Uncertainty

Faith means striving for faith. It is never an arrival. It can only burst forth at singular moments. It does not arise out of logical...

July 6, 2016 6:52 am

Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely performance on America’s Got Talent. Ilan "The Aleph Bass" Swartz-Brownstein and Josh "The...

July 5, 2016 2:59 pm

80 Jewish Teens From Around the World to Visit Poland, Israel as Part of Summer ‘Heritage Quest’ Program

Eighty Jewish teens from around the world will travel to Poland and Israel this month, as part of a program aimed at helping them explore their history,...

July 5, 2016 7:26 am

‘When You Rise Up’:  Brexit From a Torah Perspective

"When You Rise Up"  is the English translation of Beha'alotecha, the name of the Torah’s portion which was read on the Shabbat that followed the...

July 5, 2016 6:34 am

Healing the Trauma of Loss

It took me two years to recover from the death of my father, of blessed memory. To this day, almost 20 years later, I am not...

July 1, 2016 3:15 am

As Jews ‘Forever Remain the Outsider,’ New York Group Teaches Self-defense

JNS.org - “Mike Tyson once said, ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,’” Ron Miller, a prospective member of the Legion, New...

July 1, 2016 2:45 am

Jeremy Corbyn, Moses’ Spies and the Lust for Power

You are certainly familiar with the political crisis raging in Europe following the UK referendum result last week, which saw voters opt to sever the UK’s...

June 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Israel’s Genesis Prize Foundation Seeks ‘Jewish Heroes’ to Set an Example for Younger Generation

JNS.org - As a community priding itself on thousands of years of continuity and tradition, the Jewish people now face the challenge of increasing secularization and...

June 30, 2016 1:10 pm

Boston Publisher of ‘Mein Kampf’ to Donate Proceeds to Holocaust Survivors

JNS.org - The Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will donate proceeds from the sale of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf autobiography to an organization helping aging...

Culture

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

New Book Examines History of Jewish Baseball Cards

If you think that Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg are among only a handful of Jewish baseball players, you might want...

World

State Department Annual Human Rights Survey Highlights Iranian Regime’...

The Iranian regime continues to commit grave human rights violations not just at home, but also -- in concert with...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister on Gaza Border Riots: Every Week There Are Fewer P...

“We are fighting an uncompromising battle here, and the other side must understand -- there is a determined army here,”...

Middle East

Arab MKs Participate in Palestinian March Mourning Israel’s Founding

JNS.org - Some 10,000 people, including Israeli Arab lawmakers, participated Thursday in a march mourning Israel’s founding. The “March of the Uprooted” is organized by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee and held...

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