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Shai Afsai’s “Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Mussar Thought and Practice: a Chronicle of Misapprehension” appears in the Review of Rabbinic Judaism Vol. 22.


January 12, 2021 5:26 am

Ben Franklin’s Virtues and Jewish Practice

When Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) composed his autobiography, he included the description of a self-improvement method he had devised in his younger years and an honest...


Amid Rising Bigotry, Roma Communities in Europe Commemorate Nazi Genocide

Roma communities in Europe on Monday commemorated the victims of the Nazi genocide during World War II as they marked European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls annually on Aug....


Supreme Court Offers Compromise in Sheikh Jarrah Case

i24 News – Israel's Supreme Court delayed a decision Monday in the case of Palestinian families facing expulsion by right-wing Israeli organizations in eastern Jerusalem. Palestinians said the offer was made...

Middle East

Iran Warns of Response if Security Threatened After Ship Attack: TV

Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on...


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