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Rabbi YY Jacobson, one of the most sought-after Jewish speakers in the world today, has lectured to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on six continents and in thirty states. Funny, brilliant, charming, and an exceptional orator, he has touched thousands with his deep, intuitive grasp of the human condition and his remarkable ability to bring down the ancient Jewish wisdom of the mystical texts and inspire his listeners with its relevance to their daily lives. He is the author of the acclaimed tape series, "A Tale of Two Souls" and "Captain, My Captain," and teaches Kabbalah, Chassidic spirituality and Talmud at the Rabbinical College Chovevay Torah in Brooklyn, New York. Jacobson's weekly internet essays on Judaism, mysticism and psychology are read by tens of thousands worldwide.

ARTICLES BY: Yosef Y. Jacobson


March 29, 2011 10:56 am
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Facebook and the Third Intifada

Swept up by the momentum of the recent Facebook-powered revolutions in the Arab world, a newly formed, super-viral Palestinian group on Facebook openly advocates another...

March 22, 2011 6:03 pm
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Don’t Celebrate Ignorance

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance. -- Saul Bellow Light travels faster than sound. That's why most people seem bright until...

February 22, 2011 2:25 pm
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Egypt Overturned, But Israel’s Existence Still Questioned

Two old Jewish men are standing in front of the Czar's firing squad. The officer asks them if they would like a final cigarette. One of...

January 17, 2011 3:44 pm
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Ahmadinejad and Hitler

One of the intriguing things about the Ten Commandments is that they were engraved on two separate tablets. Was G-d short of granite...

December 20, 2010 3:33 pm
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The Paradoxes of Oil as a Guide for Living

Why Celebrate Oil? The kindling of a menorah during the eight days of Chanukah commemorates an ancient miracle that occurred in our Jerusalem Holy ...

November 9, 2010 3:05 pm
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“My Heart Swells with Joy” – At a gala banquet with 4000 Chabad ambassadors

Mr. Benny (Yechiel Benzion) Fishhof, a prominent New York businessman and a member of the Chassidic group of Ger, stood at the gala banquet...

September 3, 2010 3:55 pm
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Vayelech: A 2,000-Year-Old Debate on Whether to “Get Out of the Box”

Synagogue Bulletin Blunders These announcements, with interesting typos and phrasing blunders, were reportedly found in various synagogue newsletters and bulletins around the country. 1. ...

August 27, 2010 6:23 pm
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Ki Savo: A Tale of Two Mountains

A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, "Everyone who thinks he's stupid, please...

August 20, 2010 6:11 pm
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Ki Teitzei: Why Children Rebel

Two phases In a military class the professor asked the students, "What is the difference between an engagement and a battle?" No one in the group offered...

August 13, 2010 5:36 pm
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Shoftim: Jacob’s Last Lecture “Lost Souls – Secret messages between Joseph to Jacob”

The rabbi and his driver A renowned rabbi, a brilliant philosopher, was held in high regard by his driver, who listened in awe at every...

August 6, 2010 5:29 pm
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Re’eh: How Jews View History

Progress "I have lost my faith in the idea of progress." With those words columnist Anthony Lewis spoke the epilogue to his career as...

July 30, 2010 5:05 pm
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Eikev: “Which You Broke”

"Which You Broke" The simple reading of the story goes like this: After the Jews created a Golden Calf, Moses smashed the stone tablets created...

July 23, 2010 4:59 pm
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Va’etchanan: Let Us Dream Together

"Too much for you!" In the beginning of this week's portion (Vaeschanan), Moses beseeches G-d to allow him entry into the Promised Land. "Please...

July 16, 2010 3:59 pm
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Devarim: Moses, Isaiah and Jeremiah

An intriguing Midrash states that three of the great Jewish personalities communicated their prophesies using an identical Hebrew term, eicha, which means...

Culture

Leonard Cohen Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination for Best Folk Album

The late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has received a posthumous nomination for...

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures...

Features

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...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

World

Woman Screaming ‘Slaughter the Jews’ Attacks Rabbi in Central V...

A woman screaming "Slaughter the Jews" attacked a rabbi in broad daylight on a Vienna street on Thursday afternoon as...

Israel

‘Eytan Stibbe is Leading the Next Wave of Private Astronauts,’ ...

CTech - News of the second Israeli astronaut made headlines eariel this month, with Eytan Stibbe bound to board a...

Middle East

Prominent Iranian Nuclear Scientist Fakhrizadeh Assassinated – State ...

An Iranian nuclear scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret atomic weapons program was assassinated near Tehran on Friday, Iranian state media reported. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died of injuries in hospital...

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