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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


January 5, 2021 4:42 am
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Addressing Raphael Warnock and Antisemitism

Although I'm a New Yorker, Georgia is not foreign to me as a place to raise a voice of moral conscience against politicians who have...

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...

Culture

New Haggadah Links Marvel Superheroes to Passover Story

An English-Hebrew haggadah published on Monday features original artwork, commentary, and conversation starters that draw on the Marvel universe of...

Israeli Rookie Deni Avdija Selected to NBA Rising Stars World Team Squad

JNS.org - Washington Wizards Israeli rookie forward Deni Avdija has been selected to the...

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...

Middle East

New Attack on Iraqi Air Base Fits Profile of Iran-Backed Militia, US Offici...

Tensions between the United States and Iran simmered on Wednesday after a new rocket attack against Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base that hosts US forces, which US officials told Reuters fit the profile of...

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