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September 20, 2018 9:57 am
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Parsha Ha’azinu 5779: The Need for Emotional Intelligence

In March 2015, I had a public conversation at Yale with the university’s president, Peter Salovey. The occasion was quite an emotional one. It celebrated...

September 13, 2018 12:33 pm
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Vayelech 5779: The Second Mountain You Must Climb

What do you do when you have achieved it all, when you have risen to whatever career heights that fate or providence has in store...

September 5, 2018 8:47 am
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Parshat Nitzavim: The World Is Waiting for You to Act

Something remarkable happens in this week’s parsha, almost without our noticing it, which changed the very terms of Jewish existence and has life-changing implications for...

August 29, 2018 8:37 am
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The Story We Tell

The setting: Jerusalem some 20 centuries ago.  The occasion: bringing first fruits to the Temple. Here is the scene as the Mishnah describes it: Throughout...

August 22, 2018 1:09 pm
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Parsha Ki Teitse: Why We Must Aid Strangers as Well as Friends

Many years ago, Elaine and I were being driven to the Catskills, a long-time favorite summer getaway for Jews in New York, and our driver...

August 15, 2018 7:48 am
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Parshat Shoftim: To Lead Is to Serve

Parshat Shoftim talks about monarchy: “When you enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and have taken possession of it and...

August 9, 2018 7:19 am
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Parshat Re’eh: How Not to Be a Victim

I recently traveled to Toronto to meet Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. He has become an iconic intellectual for millions of young people, as well as...

July 25, 2018 12:44 pm
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Judaism and Making Love Last

Over the past few months, I’ve been having conversations with leading thinkers, intellectuals, innovators, and philanthropists for a BBC series on the moral challenges of...

July 17, 2018 1:26 pm
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Parsha Devarim: The Effective Critic

The first verse of Devarim, the fifth and culminating book of the Torah, sounds prosaic: “These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel...

July 11, 2018 1:10 pm
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Parshat Matot-Masei: Miles to Go Before I Sleep

“To be elsewhere -- the great vice of this race, its great and secret virtue, the great vocation of this people.” So wrote the French...

July 3, 2018 10:05 am
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Parshat Pinchas: Jews Must Love Judaism, or the Faith Dies

A true story that took place in 1995 concerned the legacy of an unusual man with an unusual name: Mr Ernest Onians, a farmer in...

June 28, 2018 8:11 am
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Parsha Balak: Assimilation Won’t Solve Antisemitism

This is an extraordinary moment in Jewish history for good and not-so-good reasons. For the first time in almost 4,000 years, we have simultaneously sovereignty and...

June 20, 2018 7:29 am
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Parsha Chukat: The Consolations of Mortality

Parsha Chukat is about mortality. In it, we read about the death of two of Israel’s three great leaders in the wilderness -- Miriam and Aaron -- and the...

June 12, 2018 10:36 am
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Korach: The First Demagogue and Populist

The story of Korach has much to teach us about one of the most disturbing phenomena of our time: the rise of populism in contemporary...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

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