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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

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

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

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

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....


What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’ – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

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...


Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...


UK Buys Israeli Iron Dome Technology to Defend Falkland Islands - The United Kingdom has signed a $104 million contract for the purchase of advanced missile defense technology used in Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system. In purchasing the Sky...

Middle East

At Least 235 Killed, 109 Injured in Deadly Egypt Mosque Attack

At least 184 people were killed and 125 injured when gunmen armed with explosives attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to officials quoted by the state...