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As Israel Struggles With COVID-19, Belzer Rebbe Exacerbates Problem

“Israel remains among the top countries globally as well.” Top, mind you. Number 8, in fact, proportionate counting by population. Wow! Except this is...

August 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Hezbollah Pushes Lebanon Toward Iranian Domination

Lebanon is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history. It is locked in a horrendous spiral of inflation, unemployment, and recession. Suicides are rising among Lebanese citizens who are in despair over rampant famine,...

Israel’s Last Chance to Defeat the Outbreak Without Lockdowns

JNS.org - About two weeks ago, I accepted the responsibility of heading the effort to reduce coronavirus morbidity in Israel. Many had warned me beforehand that the Israeli public would not cooperate, that politicians would...

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Aspirations Inspire Islamists and Endanger World Peace

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's once hidden agenda of reviving a modern version of the Ottoman Empire is not so secret in light of recent moves. The world has watched Erdogan use draconian and oppressive...

August 10, 2020 4:10 am

Despite Challenges, 100-Plus Israeli Tech Companies Work to Fight Coronavirus

JNS.org - The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is being experienced worldwide, and Israel is...

August 10, 2020 4:04 am

A Tribute to My Beloved Mentor, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

On Monday evening, November 12, 2010, a large crowd gathered in an exquisite ballroom in...

August 10, 2020 4:01 am

A Lesson for Seth Rogen (and All Jews) on Early Zionists and Arabs

Seth Rogen's interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, and his heartbreaking confession about how he...

August 9, 2020 11:05 am

Alan Dershowitz: The Rabbi Steinsaltz I Knew

The late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was a remarkable man—a genius who made the Talmud accessible...

August 9, 2020 5:03 am

The NAACP’s Failure to Deal With Rodney Muhammad’s Antisemitism

JNS.org - Imagine the following scenario: The regional director of a mainstream Jewish organization in...

August 10, 2020 3:24 pm

As Israel Struggles With COVID-19, Belzer Rebbe Exacerbates Problem

“Israel remains among the top countries globally as well.” Top, mind you. Number 8, in fact, proportionate counting by population. Wow! Except this is not...

August 10, 2020 4:42 am

Hezbollah Pushes Lebanon Toward Iranian Domination

Lebanon is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history. It is locked in a horrendous spiral of inflation, unemployment, and recession. Suicides are rising...

August 10, 2020 4:30 am

Israel’s Last Chance to Defeat the Outbreak Without Lockdowns

JNS.org - About two weeks ago, I accepted the responsibility of heading the effort to reduce coronavirus morbidity in Israel. Many had warned me beforehand...

August 10, 2020 4:26 am

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Aspirations Inspire Islamists and Endanger World Peace

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's once hidden agenda of reviving a modern version of the Ottoman Empire is not so secret in light of recent...

August 10, 2020 4:10 am

Despite Challenges, 100-Plus Israeli Tech Companies Work to Fight Coronavirus

JNS.org - The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is being experienced worldwide, and Israel is no exception. Many Israeli startup and tech companies are facing...

August 10, 2020 4:04 am

A Tribute to My Beloved Mentor, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

On Monday evening, November 12, 2010, a large crowd gathered in an exquisite ballroom in New York City to celebrate my beloved mentor, world-scholar Rabbi...

August 10, 2020 4:01 am

A Lesson for Seth Rogen (and All Jews) on Early Zionists and Arabs

Seth Rogen's interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, and his heartbreaking confession about how he was "fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my...

August 9, 2020 11:05 am

Alan Dershowitz: The Rabbi Steinsaltz I Knew

The late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was a remarkable man—a genius who made the Talmud accessible to so many. TIME magazine called him a “once in...

August 9, 2020 5:03 am

The NAACP’s Failure to Deal With Rodney Muhammad’s Antisemitism

JNS.org - Imagine the following scenario: The regional director of a mainstream Jewish organization in a city that is home to sizable Jewish and black...

August 9, 2020 4:55 am

How Iran Illustrates the Fallacy of Social Media Censorship

JNS.org - Israeli human-rights attorney and Zionist advocate Arsen Ostrovsky hit the nail on the head during a recent Knesset committee hearing about social media....

August 9, 2020 4:42 am

Hezbollah Is Responsible for the Beirut Disaster

JNS.org - Hezbollah controls security at the Beirut port, which it uses for its smuggling operations and for storing weapons. The assessment in Lebanon is...

August 9, 2020 4:30 am

Jewish Responsibility During Black Lives Matter

While there will be no quarrel regarding the Biblical admonition to pursue justice, what actually constitutes justice is less clear. There is the sense that...

August 9, 2020 4:22 am

Finding Love on Tu B’Av

Did you know that there was an ancient tradition that on two days of the year, unmarried girls used to go out dancing in the...

August 7, 2020 10:08 am

Is Russia’s Quest for World Power in Trouble?

An important part of Russia’s grand strategy in terms of foreign policy is its purposeful creation and management of conflict zones across the post-Soviet space....

Features

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,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Facebook Urged to Adopt International Antisemitism Definition

A coalition of 128 organizations has sent an open letter to Facebook's board of directors calling on the social media giant to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)...

Israel

As Gaza Border Heats Up, Hamas Fires Rocket Barrage Into Sea in Apparent &#...

As tensions continue to rise on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, the coastal enclave's ruling terrorist group, Hamas, fired a barrage...

Middle East

Lebanese Blogger’s Video Slamming Hezbollah Over Beirut Blast Goes Vi...

A Lebanese blogger’s video attacking Hezbollah in the wake of the deadly explosion in Beirut last week has gone viral...

August 10, 2020 10:38 am

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