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Rabbi Jack Riemer writes frequently for journals of Jewish and general thought in America and abroad.

ARTICLES BY: Jack Riemer / JNS.org


June 20, 2017 3:39 pm
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New Book Explores and Preserves Hasidic Musical Heritage

JNS.org - You don’t have to be a scholar of Jewish music to enjoy Velvel Pasternak’s new book, Behind the Music: Stories, Anecdotes, Articles & Reflections. You...

June 12, 2017 2:08 pm
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Appreciating and Understanding the Bible, Then and Now (BOOK REVIEW)

JNS.org - Jeremiah Unterman begins Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics, by highlighting two revolutions in the understanding of the Bible that took...

March 16, 2017 10:00 am
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Fresh Perspective on Hayim Nahman Bialik

JNS.org - I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder...

January 8, 2017 7:13 am
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‘Fotonovela’ on Argentinian Jewish Center Bombing Shows the Camera May Be Mightier Than the Pen

JNS.org -- Do you know what a fotonovela is? I didn’t either, until I read Once@9:53am: Terror in Buenos Aires, a fascinating, mesmerizing book, whose new English edition...

January 1, 2017 7:36 am
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A New Book on the Six-Day War Should Be Required Reading for President Trump

JNS.org -- Guy Laron’s forthcoming book, The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East -- to be published, fittingly, around the war's 50th anniversary --...

December 6, 2016 8:04 am
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New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation: toughness, gruffness and idealism. He wanted to be a farmer, but the realities of life...

September 8, 2015 10:12 am
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Fusing Israeli and Holocaust History, Novel Offers a ‘Middle Eastern Western’

JNS.org - There is a game that all of us have played at some time in our lives. We ask ourselves: What would my life be...

June 7, 2015 9:43 am
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Book Paints Painful-But-Inspiring Picture of Holocaust’s Immediate Aftermath

JNS.org - Dan Stone’s “The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath” is difficult reading, and not just because it documents...

May 22, 2015 12:57 pm
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New Commentary on Book of Ruth a Refreshing Approach to Bible Study

JNS.org - The megillah (scroll) of Ruth, read annually on the second day of the Shavuot holiday, is nothing new to synagogue-goers. But a...

February 23, 2015 3:15 pm
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When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next...

November 5, 2014 12:33 pm
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Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

JNS.org - There is one sentence in "Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel" that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the...

September 15, 2014 6:43 am
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How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

JNS.org - What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman,...

September 3, 2014 6:35 am
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From Iphigenia to Isaac, a Fresh Take on Age-Old Stories (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz in Are You Not a Man of God?have taken two stories from the bible, two from the...

August 12, 2014 8:30 pm
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Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

JNS.org - Sara Davidson's The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope...

Culture

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

World

Shia Imam in Southern California Restates Belief That Israel ‘Finance...

A prominent Shia Muslim imam in California is sticking defiantly with his allegation that Israel finances and arms ISIS --...

Israel

Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Te...

JNS.org - The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced...

Middle East

Hezbollah Says It Carried Out Drone Attack Against Islamic State on Lebanon...

JNS.org - Hezbollah said it has used a drone to strike an Islamic State position along the Lebanon-Syria border, in a...

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