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Rabbi Avi Weiss is senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and Founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat. He is also a co-founder of the International Rabbinic Fellowship.

ARTICLES BY: Avi Weiss


September 12, 2017 3:16 pm
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Houston After Harvey: Floods Cannot Drown Love

Walking into the building of the United Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) of Houston, I welled up with tears -- because I was shocked by the devastation. Waters from Hurricane...

August 20, 2017 8:00 pm
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The Events of Charlottesville Are a ‘Shandeh’

It was a surreal moment. Approaching the Robert E. Lee Monument in the center of Charlottesville, Virginia, a young black woman -- Aliya -- joined her white friend...

September 13, 2015 9:05 am
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9/11 Retrospective: How the Iran Deal Threatens New York

We’ve all heard the arguments opposing the Iran nuclear deal. But we rarely hear the terms “nuclear backpacks” or “nuclear suicide bombers.” Perhaps that’s because the...

July 8, 2015 6:36 pm
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Kaddish for the Victims of Charleston

My father died a few weeks ago. The hardest part of the shiva (mourning period) was when it ended. Friends and family were, by and...

January 20, 2015 7:06 pm
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You Are Not Alone: Our Solidarity Mission to Paris

"A fire is burning," Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky declared to European Jewry during the 1930s. Too few heeded his cry. As I left Paris after a solidarity...

September 19, 2014 7:36 am
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The Sabbatical Year of Shmita and Spiritually Responding to Terrorism

JNS.org - The sound of the shofar is in the air. The Hebrew month of Elul has come, preparing us for Rosh Hashanah. But...

October 25, 2013 4:59 pm
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Put an End to the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s Monopoly

It's painful to have one's rabbinic credentials challenged by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. But that's exactly what's happened to me. In truth, it's much more...

Features

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel

JNS.org - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...

IDF Cyber Defenders Prepare Their Responses to the ‘Unknown Threat’

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces' cyber defenders are preparing to deal with future...

World

Australian Civil Rights Group Slams Vandalization of Jewish MP’s Offi...

A leading Australian civil rights group has condemned the recent defacement of a Jewish parliamentarian’s office in Melbourne. The door of...

Israel

Israel Frees Turk After Charging Her With Aiding Hamas

Israel has released a Turkish woman who had been arrested while visiting on a tourist visa and accused of helping the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, in a case that angered Ankara, Israel and...

Middle East

Syrians Cross Frontier for Medical Appointments in Israel

Keeping their doctor's appointments in Israel, Syrian children and their mothers step across a tense Golan Heights border in the dead of night under the watchful gaze of Israeli soldiers. The...

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