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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

Portugal Opens Inquiry Into Roman Abramovich’s Citizenship

The Portuguese authority responsible for nationality matters has opened an internal inquiry into the granting of citizenship to billionaire Chelsea...

Israeli Diplomat Slams Antisemitic, ‘Aggressive’ BDS Campaign Against Sydney Festival

Israel's Deputy Ambassador to Australia Ron Gerstenfeld called organizers...

World

UK Authorities Arrest Two Teens Linked to Texas Synagogue Hostage Standoff

British authorities have arrested two teenagers in connection with Saturday’s hostage siege in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, as the congregation's rabbi revealed new details of the harrowing ordeal. The arrest...

Middle East

Turkey’s Halkbank Shares Jump After US Prosecution Put on Hold

Turkey's Halkbank shares climbed more than 8% on Monday after a US appeals court put its prosecution by the federal government, for allegedly helping Iran evade American sanctions, on hold...

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