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Avi Weiss is the founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York City. His most recent book, “Open Up the Iron Door: Memoirs of a Soviet Jewry Activist,” was recently published by Toby Press.

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April 19, 2019 10:16 am
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Setting Aside a Matzah for Israel’s Remaining Missing Soldiers

JNS.org - Standing among thousands at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, I felt that an important piece of my life was coming full-circle....

September 21, 2015 6:17 am
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Kol Nidre and the White Fire of the Iran-Deal Discourse

JNS.org - The High Holidays are here, reaching their crescendo with Yom Kippur’s Kol Nidre prayer, made famous by Al Jolson and Neil Diamond in “The Jazz...

Culture

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Biden Says Saudi Announcement to Come Monday; White House Plays Down New St...

President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a US...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Reportedly Held Secret Meeting With Jordanian King

i24 News - Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz secretly met with Jordan's King Abdullah II for security talks in Jordanian territory, Hebrew media outlet Yediot Anronot reported on Sunday. The two...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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