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October 7, 2019 6:44 am
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Can We Keep Politics Out of Yom Kippur?

JNS.org - Whether Donald Trump deserves to be impeached or not, with Yom Kippur just around the corner, the question on my mind is: How...

September 29, 2019 1:58 pm
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How Rosh Hashanah Can Change Your Life

JNS.org - There are plenty of somber themes at this time of year -- themes like repentance, atonement, forgiveness and so on. It’s heavy stuff,...

September 20, 2019 10:14 am
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I Did the Math, and Don’t See a Coalition

JNS.org - In the midst of all the promises of “coalitions” after the razor-close Israeli elections, who’s doing the actual math? On one side, you...

September 13, 2019 8:24 am
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Uniting Around a Big Judaism

JNS.org - When you feel under attack, you’re not inclined to think big. You’re more consumed with immediate threats. The Jewish world these days is feeling...

September 6, 2019 10:08 am
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Slowing Down on Shabbat in the Age of Social Media

JNS.org - “We’ve been sacrificing the important on the altar of the urgent for so long that our lives have lost their balance and we...

August 28, 2019 5:16 am
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Silence on the Left: Isn’t Security a Jewish Value?

JNS.org - About 10 hours after the horrible murder of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb in a terror attack last Friday, I was curious to see the...

August 21, 2019 9:21 am
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Bibi Should Have Stood Up to Trump, and Followed AIPAC’s Lead

JNS.org - There are many angles to the still-burning controversy surrounding Israel's refusal to allow entry to US Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar...

August 2, 2019 10:52 am
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Doubling Down on Shabbat

JNS.org - At a time of rampant assimilation and declining synagogue attendance, how do you get more Jews to connect to their tradition? In recent...

July 26, 2019 9:58 am
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Can Jews Agree on Anything?

JNS.org - It’s almost a boring thought these days to observe that we are bitterly divided by our political tribes. Democrats hate Republicans, Republicans hate...

July 8, 2019 5:56 am
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe Fought Antisemitism by Spreading Pro-Semitism

JNS.org - We take it for granted that the way to address the evil of antisemitism is to fight it. It’s a natural part of...

June 26, 2019 9:44 am
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Ocasio-Cortez Should Visit ‘The Evidence Room’

JNS.org -  It’s a sign of how politicized our national discourse has become that nothing is out of bounds -- not even the Holocaust. When Rep....

June 7, 2019 11:02 am
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Israel’s Religious Parties Hurt Judaism

JNS.org - On the surface, the fact that Israel is headed back to an election only weeks after the last one looks like a system...

May 24, 2019 10:24 am
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Within Judaism: On Being Versus Becoming

JNS.org - It’s hard to thrive, or even function, if you don’t feel safe. Emotionally, if there is no love in your life, an inner...

May 17, 2019 3:22 pm
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Tlaib’s Holocaust Distortion Hurts the Palestinian Cause

JNS.org - It’s a sign of how bitter our partisanship has become that even strong Israel supporters like House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) feel...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

France Says Iranian Activist Zam Had Refugee Status in France

Iranian activist Rouhollah Zam, who has been captured by Iran, had refugee status in France, the French Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, condemning his arrest. The ministry also said it had...

Israel

The Alibaba Effect: Israelis Can’t Get Enough of China

CTech - Each year, American nonprofit the Pew Research Center publishes its Global Attitudes Survey. One of the questions Pew poses is a simple dichotomy: are your opinions of China...

Middle East

‘Entry of Radical Islamist Forces Into Northern Syria is Disturbing,’ E...

JNS.org - Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime...

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