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Rabbi Adam Jacobs is the Managing Director of the Aish Center in Manhattan. He was born and raised in New York and has lived in Boston and Jerusalem, where he received his rabbinic ordination. He completed his B.A. in music from Brandeis University and has a Masters of Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post's religion section and has a penchant for writing and teaching about the uplifting, beautiful and unexpected aspects of the Jewish tradition. He is the author of a unique book called "128 Reflections: Judaism's Essential Wisdom on Personal Growth," and his lectures can be heard on Itunes. Rabbi Jacobs now lives in "the burbs" with his wife Penina and their five children.

ARTICLES BY: Adam Jacobs

November 24, 2011 1:13 pm

Thanksgiving – How to Give Thanks

On September 24th, 1789, the US House of Representatives passed the First Amendment which read "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion...

November 18, 2011 1:01 am

The Cosmological Argument

In my various interactions with atheists I am often informed that there is "no evidence" for the existence of a God (or gods as...

September 25, 2011 5:25 pm

How Humble are You?

In the fall, while much of the world turns its attention towards football, the Jewish People have traditionally turned their attention inward to begin the...

August 7, 2011 2:07 pm

A (Nicer) Letter to a Christian Nation

My dear Christian cousins, Though it was written more than five years ago, I have just gotten around to reading "Letter to a Christian...

June 6, 2011 7:05 pm

Sex, Lies and Politicians

Though millions of dollars of our collective 2 cents have already been spent in the handful of days since "Weinergate" broke, I felt the...

April 15, 2011 2:53 pm

Indentured Figures

"Freedom has a thousand charms to show, that slaves, howe er contented, never know." -William Cowper The New York Times ran a piece this week on the...

March 14, 2011 1:08 pm

Purim and the Forces of Randomness

24 centuries ago the Jewish People, exiled in Persia, were slated for their first genocide at the hands of King Ahasuerus and his sociopathic viceroy...

February 21, 2011 6:30 pm

A Lament For My People’s PR

Recently I have been fortunate enough to have been given an incredible platform that enables me to share my ideas about Jewish matters to a...

February 2, 2011 11:16 am

No More Mr. Nice Guys

I have a friend who is studying abroad.  He happens to be an unusual combination of highly intelligent and extremely nice.  One would think that...

January 21, 2011 1:52 pm


Gold-Medalist kickboxer Waves Israeli Flag at World Cup in Turkey - Arab-Israeli kickboxer Loay Sakas won the gold medal at the seventh International Turkish Open Kickboxing World Cup in...

‘Integral’: New Exhibit Reveals Ancient Jewish Roots in Greece

i24 News – Little is known about the origins of Jews in Greece,...

In First, Jewish Asian Actor Takes Lead Role in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on Broadway

Jewish actor Zachary Noah Piser made history this week by becoming...


After Delay, US Senate Overwhelmingly Approves $40 Billion in Ukraine Aid

The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law...


Israeli Tech Training Schools Raise $100 Million to Go Towards Education - Masterschool, an Israeli network of tech training schools, announced on Wednesday that it had raised $100 million in funding to go towards more education. Target Global, Pitango Ventures, Dynamic...

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