Tuesday, September 22nd | 4 Tishri 5781


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ARTICLES BY: Deborah Fineblum / JNS.org

September 9, 2020 6:37 am

Shofar: A Love Song

JNS.org - As first-chair trumpet in the Orville Wright Junior High School band in Los Angeles in 1966, Robbie Weinger didn’t know it, but he...

August 24, 2020 5:38 am

‘And Your God Will Be My God’: For One Jewish Convert, the Wait Is Over

JNS.org - “I’m so thrilled to be a part of B’nai Israel and to have finally found my place with the Jewish people, after nearly...

July 22, 2020 4:51 am

Mourning in 2020: Tisha B’Av Spotlights Losses Old and New

JNS.org - This year, Jews the world over got into the Tisha B’Av mood several months earlier than usual. During a typical summer, Jewish families and...

July 5, 2020 3:12 am

Masked Mitzvot: Welcoming New Life Amid COVID-19

JNS.org - “In this time of great darkness, the souls who come down now must be sources of great light.” -- Rabbi Doniel Katz, whose...

June 9, 2020 6:10 am

In an Era of Global Uncertainty, Record Numbers of Jews Seek Out Israel

JNS.org - In a time of darkness, pandemic, pandemonium, and power struggles, a thin ray of light can be seen in the Jewish world and...

May 28, 2020 6:35 am

‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’

JNS.org - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” -- Deuteronomy 10:19 There was a moment some 2,500...

May 17, 2020 6:55 am

In a Time of Need, Jewish Teens Give Back

JNS.org - Tutor a kid in math. Paint a community center. Distribute challahs to the homebound. Raise money for trees in Israel. Upgrade your school’s...

April 13, 2020 9:00 am

The Challenges, and Beauty, of This Year’s Passover

JNS.org - In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a complete lockdown for Passover seder night, threatening arrest or a fine to anyone found on...

April 2, 2020 7:51 am

A Parents’ Guide to This Year’s Nuclear Family Seder

JNS.org - “Even if all of us were wise, all of us understanding, all of us knowing the Torah, we would still be obligated to...

March 22, 2020 7:20 am

New Immigrants to Israel Jump Right In… to a Coronavirus Quarantine

JNS.org - The first few weeks after making aliyah are typically a flurry of activity, with the newly minted Israeli dashing from government offices to...

December 16, 2019 11:24 am

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl only came to the after-school...

November 24, 2019 7:56 pm

The Attitude of Gratitude: Jewish Insights to Share at Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Thanksgiving. They got it from us. The evidence: Things that aren't taught in school, such as the Pilgrims modeling their autumn thanksgiving holiday after...

October 16, 2019 6:41 am

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 that, at 99, the man is one of a dwindling club: the...

September 25, 2019 7:53 am

High Holiday Challenge for College Students: Finding a (Spiritual) Home Away From Home

JNS.org - Spending the High Holidays away from home can be a lonely experience. And, sadly, without the family around, many a Jewish college student simply...


Guy Niv Becomes First Israeli to Complete Tour de France

JNS.org - Israeli cyclist Guy Niv made history on Sunday, becoming the first-ever Israeli cyclist to complete the Tour de...

Hopes for Israeli Emmy Dashed, But ‘Unorthodox’ Actress Makes History

JNS.org - Israelis woke up on Monday to the disappointing news that actress...


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...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


World Leaders Mark UN at 75, Challenged by Pandemic and US, China Tensions

World leaders came together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic and tensions between the United States and China challenge...


East Mediterranean States Formally Establish Egypt-Based Gas Forum

Six states signed a charter for an Egypt-based energy forum on Tuesday, giving formal status to a group that seeks to promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean and...

Middle East

‘Technical Error’ Cited as Cause of Huge Blast at Hezbollah Arm...

An arms depot of the Iran-backed Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah exploded in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, a security source said,...


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