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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.

ARTICLES BY: Shai Afsai


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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...

Culture

KISS Frontman Gene Simmons: Jews ‘Opened the Doors to Black Music’ in the US

KISS frontman Gene Simmons said in an interview published on Monday that...

Israeli Chef Assaf Granit’s Restaurant Shabour Awarded Michelin Star

i24News - Israeli chef Assaf Granit’s restaurant Shabour, located in Paris, was awarded...

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

Israel’s UN Envoy Steps Into Role of US Ambassador

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan on Thursday assumed the role of ambassador to the United States, taking over from Ron Dermer, who held the position...

Israel

In First, Woman Elected to Head Israeli Religious Party

JNS.org - For the first time in Israel’s history, a woman was elected this week to head a religious party running for the Knesset, when Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe...

Middle East

Azeri Jews Pay Tribute to Victims of ‘Black January’ With Charity Event

JNS.org - Soviet troops entered Baku, the capital of the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, on Jan. 20, 1990, to crack down on the protests calling for Azerbaijani independence. The military...

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