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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

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary...

Features

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel

JNS.org - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

World

UC-Irvine Investigation Clears Pro-Israel Students of Misbehavior Accusatio...

The University of California, Irvine has dismissed charges that a pro-Israel group on campus behaved improperly toward members of Students...

Israel

Israel’s United Hatzalah Receives Award in Panama

JNS.org - United Hatzalah received an award from the Panama Homefront Command on Feb. 5, honoring the organization for providing lifesaving first-response assistance in the Central American country. Jose Donderis, president of...

Middle East

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance...

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