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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

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

Netanyahu Hails Former PM Rabin as ‘Patriot of the First Rank’ ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his predecessor Yitzhak Rabin as a "Zionist patriot of the first rank" in a special...

Middle East

Iran Names New Economy Minister in Reshuffle as US Sanctions Bite

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting US...

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