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Posts Tagged: Jewish leaders

September 26, 2017 8:51 pm

Israeli Officials, Jewish Groups Across the World Condemn Terror Slaughter in Har Adar

Israeli officials and Jewish leaders around the world united in condemnation of the terrorist attack in the Jewish community of Har Adar in the West...

August 25, 2017 9:14 am

Jewish Groups Cancel High Holiday Call With Trump Over Charlottesville Comments

JNS.org - Four major American Jewish organizations have announced they will not participate in an annual conference call with the president ahead of the High Holidays. In...

August 24, 2017 11:49 am

The Consent of the Governed

The contribution of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) to political thought is fundamental, but not well known. In this article, I want to look at the institution...

March 31, 2017 9:39 am

Jewish Leaders Meet With US Attorney General in Wake of Bomb Threats

JNS.org - In the wake of an unprecedented wave of bomb threats against JCCs and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries across North America, Jewish leaders met Thursday...

February 17, 2017 2:00 am

The Essence of a Jewish Leader

In Parshat Yitro, we find an interesting dialogue between Moses and his father-in-law Yitro -- a conversation that ultimately leads to the implementation of an organized judicial...

November 30, 2016 10:48 am

Israeli President Hosts Interfaith Meeting to Discuss Mosque Loudspeaker Bill

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted a meeting of Jewish and Muslim leaders Tuesday amid the ongoing controversy surrounding proposed legislation that would limit the...

June 29, 2016 12:33 pm

Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Plan Interfaith Worship Center in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders are planning to open an interfaith place of worship in Jerusalem for one week in September, The Media Line...

March 4, 2016 4:43 am

Rabbinical Courage and Frozen Texts

The Talmud in Makkot 22b discusses the identity of a Gavra Rabba, an exceptionally great person or Torah sage. It quotes a most remarkable observation...

February 21, 2016 7:10 am

Canadian Christian, Jewish Leaders Decry Trudeau Government Gift to ‘Antisemitic’ UN Gaza Relief Organization

Canadian Christian and Jewish leaders criticized their government on Friday for planning to give $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), The...

November 13, 2015 5:06 am

Is Extremism Fundamental to All Religions?

There are more and more books and articles apologizing for religion, claiming that it is all really peaceful and positive; that only a few adherents are...

July 22, 2015 2:29 pm

Twitter Unveils New Safety Center Developed With British Jewish Security Group

Twitter unveiled a new resource on Wednesday for users facing abuse on the social media site called the Safety Center, though critics have noted its practicality is questionable...

July 21, 2015 11:46 am

Biden Tells Jewish Leaders Nuclear Deal Would Help US to Fight More Accurate War Against Iran

The U.S. would be able to wage a much more effective war against Iran under the terms of the nuclear deal struck last week, Vice President Joe...

March 29, 2015 7:50 pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on US-Israel Tensions Under Obama, Calls for Return of ‘Constructive’ Relationship

After weeks of escalating criticism of Israel by the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and the leading 2016 Democratic presidential contender, on...

February 16, 2015 4:40 pm

Netanyahu to Jewish Leaders: No Responsible Israeli PM Could Pass Up Congress Speech

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing a visiting delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday in...


Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in...

Wisconsin Is the Latest State to Introduce Anti-BDS Legislation

JNS.org - Last week, two Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation to prohibit businesses from engaging in boycotts of Israel...

School Exchange Program Fosters Israel-Diaspora Bonds

JNS.org - When two little girls got the chance to read a book together -- across a gap of more than...


Austrian University Students Overwhelmingly Condemn BDS Movement as ‘...

The Austrian National Union of Students on Friday condemned the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel as antisemitic, and...


Newly-Discovered Portions of Western Wall and Roman Theater Unveiled in Jer...

JNS.org - Large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of...

Middle East

Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Strike on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery Shows Israel Wil...

The Israeli strike on Monday targeting an anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria was an “important” event that sent a message...