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Posts Tagged: Jewish History

July 5, 2017 1:09 pm
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What Did Israel’s Ancient Kings Wear? New Discovery Provides Clues

JNS.org - A newly-published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings. The study -- headed by Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Erez...

May 26, 2017 11:17 am
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The Meaning of Shavuot in Modern Times

I often hear people say pejoratively that our festivals and laws are based on earlier, primitive systems and are therefore somehow inauthentic. That may be, but...

May 12, 2017 3:28 pm
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What it Means to Be ‘Good’

When I was a kid, I used to wonder why it was that some children in my circles seemed naturally better and sweeter than others...

April 21, 2017 12:09 pm
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The Sad Story of Eliyahu

This is a sad story. For obvious reasons, I am changing names and certain details to protect the memory of a brilliant, flawed person. Eliyahu was...

April 10, 2017 4:09 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th-century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” 2. Moses’ “Let my people go”...

April 7, 2017 6:13 am
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Pesach: Just Do It

"Just do it” is, of course, the Nike's slogan, but I think we Jews should adopt it. Let me explain. Why is Pesach, or Passover, so...

April 4, 2017 12:45 pm
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The Rebbe of the West Bank

Last week, my wife and I met at the White House with our friend Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s chief Middle East negotiator. Jason’s a busy...

March 26, 2017 6:21 am
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New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and his son Michael for years....

March 19, 2017 6:22 am
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Mazal: Hope or Superstition

We have just celebrated Purim, a festival named after the lottery, the pur, that nearly decided the fate of the Jewish people. But the randomness of...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

February 24, 2017 7:28 am
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‘Palestine’: Who Has Moral High Ground?

"Even if the Palestinians agree that their state have no army or weapons, who can guarantee that a Palestinian army would not be mustered later...

January 31, 2017 7:52 am
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Fictional Hebron

A trio of Californian-American-Jewish novelists, whose religion is liberalism, have recently discovered the ancient biblical city of Hebron. But they demonstrate little fondness for the city...

January 15, 2017 7:04 am
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Protesting Lithuania’s Plans to Build a Convention Center Over a Jewish Cemetery

One of the contemporary Jewish world’s most impressive yet unsung scholars is the unassuming Professor Shnayer Leiman of New York. Aside from being an ordained Orthodox...

December 30, 2016 3:58 pm
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Long Island Judaica Auction House Owner Displays 175-Year-Old Ukrainian Menorah Worth $200,000

Hanukkah menorahs are not generally thought of as luxury items, but at a Judaica auction house in Long Island there is one valued at $200,000,...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

North Korea Threatens US With ‘Horrible Nuclear Strike’

North Korea warned Tuesday that the US will be destroyed if it chooses to defy the "military giant" led by leader Kim Jong Un. "In case the US opts for confrontation...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

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