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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....

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

In Wake of Livingstone Resignation, UK Jewish Groups and MPs Say More Needs...

British Jewish leaders and MPs have hailed former London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s decision to resign from the Labour Party in...

Israel

Report: As Tensions With Israel Peak Over Gaza, Turkey Hands Out Money to E...

Amid heightened tensions between Ankara and Jerusalem following last week’s violence on the Gaza border in which several dozen Palestinian...

Middle East

Doctor: Hospitalized Palestinian Authority President Abbas Has Lung Infecti...

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is suffering from a lung infection and could remain in hospital for several days, Palestinian...

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