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Moshe Pitchon is the director of BY, a 21st Century Judaism project. He has served as a rabbi in Latin America and the United States, and has taught Jewish Philosophy and Biblical Literature.

ARTICLES BY: Moshe Pitchon


May 12, 2020 7:51 am
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Lag B’Omer Amid COVID-19: An Invitation to Civility

Some 2,000 years ago, according to the Talmud, “Rabbi Akiva had twelve thousand pairs of students in an area of land that stretched from Gevat...

March 29, 2020 8:36 am
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As We Celebrate Passover, We Must Learn From the Coronavirus

“Epidemic” and “pandemic” are scientific terms designed to describe a threat that requires immediate extreme responses to forestall a life form from infiltrating and annihilating...

February 7, 2020 10:28 am
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For Jews, Every Breath and Every Act Is a Miracle

Talk about the Exodus from Egypt, and the first thing that comes to mind is the “miracle” -- the splitting of the sea that allowed...

November 17, 2016 7:41 am
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Eradicating Evil

Genesis chapter 18 spells out the dilemma of having to confront societies that not only violate the human rights of their citizens but also endanger civilization as a...

October 2, 2016 7:13 am
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How to Make Rosh Hashanah Truly Meaningful for Non-Religious Jews

Most people think of Rosh Hashanah as "the Jewish Near Year." But this phrase is meaningless, which might help explain why 65% of Jews don't even go...

Culture

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

McGill University Jewish Groups Decry ‘Misleading’ BDS Motion T...

The Jewish community at McGill University spoke out Friday against an "intentionally misleading" divestment motion passed by the Student’s Society...

Israel

‘The Last Purim With Corona:’ Netanyahu Urges Jabs in Holiday S...

A Purim holiday-themed video from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israelis to get vaccinated against COVID-19, after allaying the...

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain Leaders Discuss Iran, Possible Vaccine Plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine...

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