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Rabbi Naphtali Lavenda, MBA, is Director of Online Rabbinic Programming at Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future. He has been developing Jewish communal projects and rabbinic programming for over ten years. Rabbi Lavenda lives in Israel with his family.

ARTICLES BY: Naphtali Lavenda


September 16, 2014 2:49 pm
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Digital Torah is the Great Unifier

I have always been fascinated by large Jewish gatherings and Israel's national events. Yom Haatzmaut ceremonies, the mass Birkat Kohanim (Blessing of the priests) at...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

SFSU Not Planning Further Action After Professor Refuses to Remove Declarat...

San Francisco State University will not take further action to remove a post visible on an affiliated social media page that...

Israel

Israeli Knesset’s Approval of ‘Nation-State’ Law Draws Mi...

The Israeli Knesset’s passage on Thursday of controversial legislation known as the “nation-state bill” drew mixed reactions from Jewish groups...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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