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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


June 15, 2020 4:25 am
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An Open Letter to Eliot Engel’s Primary Opponent

Mr. Bowman, News reports indicate that you were recently endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY), whose record on Israel is deeply distressing and disappointing. Following...

April 6, 2020 7:50 am
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A Seder Supplement for 2020

The seder this year will be observed during the corona storm. When lifting the seder plate at the outset of maggid, we will not say...

January 27, 2020 9:29 am
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An Open Letter to the Polish People on the Birkenau Church

To the people of Poland: As we approach the 75th anniversary commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz, I reach out to you in the spirit of peace....

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

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...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

US Intelligence Agencies Say Iran, Russia Have Tried to Interfere in 2020 E...

US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has accused both Russia and Iran of trying to interfere with the 2020...

Israel

Self-Driving Vehicles Coming to Israeli Roads Sooner Than Expected

CTech - The sight of an autonomous vehicle driving along Israeli roads is set to become an everyday reality, and a lot faster than anywhere else in the world. According...

Middle East

Hariri, Designated Lebanon’s PM Again, Vows to Halt Collapse

Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government that can tackle the country's worst crisis since...

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