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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan Sacks

November 13, 2017 2:20 pm

First Build the Future — Then Remember the Past

On August 11, 2017, the world’s oldest man passed away, just a month short of his 114th birthday -- making him one of the ten oldest men...

November 1, 2017 1:35 pm

The Space Between Us

The stories told in Bereishit chapters 21 and 22 -- the sending away of Ishmael and the binding of Isaac -- are among the hardest to understand...

October 25, 2017 1:35 pm

Finding the Courage to Be Different

Is character strictly personal -- either you are or aren’t calm, courageous, charismatic, etc. -- or does culture have a role to play? Does when and where you...

October 19, 2017 11:12 am

How to Truly Love a Stranger

The story of the first eight chapters of Bereishit is tragic but simple: creation, followed by decreation, followed by recreation. God creates order. Humans then destroy...

October 11, 2017 2:04 pm

The Faith of God Is His Faith in Us

In stately prose, the Torah's opening chapter describes the unfolding of the universe as the effortless creation of a single creative force. Repeatedly we read, “And God said,...

October 4, 2017 4:40 pm

Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas

What is Judaism? A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization? It is all...

September 20, 2017 11:56 am

Moses, the Man

That very day the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite...

September 12, 2017 11:25 am

Why Be Jewish?

In the last days of his life, Moses renewed the covenant between God and Israel. The entire book of Devarim is an account of the covenant:...

September 8, 2017 10:40 am

Ki Tavo and Our Covenant With God

You have affirmed [he-emarta] this day that the Lord is your God, that you will walk in His ways, that you will observe His laws and...

August 31, 2017 3:48 pm

Antisemitism and the Two Types of Hate

This week's parsha contains a strange, almost incomprehensible law: Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. When you...

August 24, 2017 11:49 am

The Consent of the Governed

The contribution of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) to political thought is fundamental, but not well known. In this article, I want to look at the institution...

August 16, 2017 11:21 am

The Limits of Grief in the Jewish Mourning Process

“You are children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead, for you are...

August 8, 2017 3:49 pm

Why Civilizations Fail: The Lack of Faith

What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? In parshat Eikev, Moses springs his great surprise. Here are his words: Be careful that you...

August 1, 2017 3:52 pm

Often Times, There Is No ‘Right Way’ in Judaism

What was the first commandment? On this question, there are two fascinating disagreements in Judaism. One was between Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) and the author of...


A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last...


Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...


Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professor...

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey defended the free speech rights of three faculty members who have recently...


Cathay Pacific Airways to Open Israel Office, Upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong Ro...

JNS.org – Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parlia...

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in "flagrant injustice" toward Christians in...