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Josh Gerstein is a Jerusalem based Rabbi and Jewish Educator. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the IDF Rabbinate, and is the author of the book "A People, A Country, A Heritage-Torah Inspiration from the Land of Israel."

ARTICLES BY: Josh Gerstein


September 5, 2017 1:17 pm
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Ki Tavo: Jewish Identity and the Message of the First Fruits

Jews and Judaism represent a peculiar phenomenon that is found nowhere else in the world: Jews are a nation and Judaism is a religion, yet these two...

March 16, 2017 6:54 am
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Revisiting the Sin of the Golden Calf

At the beginning of Parshat Ki Tisa, we read about one of the most defining and difficult moments in Jewish history -- the sin of the golden calf. The...

February 17, 2017 2:00 am
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The Essence of a Jewish Leader

In Parshat Yitro, we find an interesting dialogue between Moses and his father-in-law Yitro -- a conversation that ultimately leads to the implementation of an organized judicial...

January 23, 2017 2:51 pm
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Spiritual Freedom Is Just as Important as Physical Freedom

Parshat Shemot (Exodus) begins with the rise of a new Pharaoh in Egypt, and the subsequent enslavement and subjugation of the Jewish people under his regime....

Culture

‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi...

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

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...

World

New Security Head Aims to Protect New York Jewish Institutions and Help Red...

JNS.org - Mitchell D. Silber, former director of intelligence analysis at the New York City Police Department, started as the...

Israel

Netanyahu: Accumulation of Power Creates a New Approach for Israel in Midea...

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of American Jewish leaders that the “accumulation of power is...

Middle East

Syrian Forces Consolidate Control of Aleppo, Airstrikes Under Way

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out...

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