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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...

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

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

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...

Middle East

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it could be "the deal of...

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