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Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.

ARTICLES BY: Chaim Steinmetz


April 8, 2020 5:34 am
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Finding Joy in Pesach, Despite Coronavirus

This is a difficult time to celebrate Pesach. The holiday when we tell the joyous story of liberation at inter-generational gatherings has arrived at a...

March 19, 2020 6:27 am
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There Is Nothing Holier Than Embracing Life

We closed our synagogue last Wednesday. There will be no more prayer services until the coronavirus goes away. In hindsight, it was an easy decision to...

April 19, 2018 1:52 pm
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New Jews With an Old Song — Israel at 70

Only in Israel could there be an organization like Koolulam, which organizes large sing-alongs with people from every ideology and religious background. It describes itself...

May 2, 2017 12:44 pm
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Why Israel? A Haven, a Homeland, a Holy Land — Yom Haatzmaut 2017

Maybe it was crazy. In February 2003, I led a mission to Israel shortly before the Iraq War. It was a time of great nervousness; when...

Culture

Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

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...

World

Jewish Groups Call for Action Against State Department Official After Racis...

Jewish leaders and groups as well as New York Congressman Ritchie Torres expressed outrage Sunday after revelations that a State...

Israel

Report: Security Officials Expect More Iranian Attacks on Israeli Ships, Be...

Israel’s security establishment believes Iran will attempt more attacks like Friday’s explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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