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The Yom Kippur Sermon That Rabbi Stephen Wise Didn’t Give

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the most prominent American Jewish leader of the 1930s and 1940s, was a renowned orator who did not shy away...

September 24, 2020 5:52 am

On Iran, Amnesty International Must Translate Words Into Action

JNS.org - A horrifying new report released by the influential NGO Amnesty International details the mass arrests, disappearances, and unlawful killings of thousands of Iranian men, women, and children as young as 10 years old by...

COVID-19 in Israel: Days of Awe — and Loopholes

JNS.org - Ahead of Israel’s nationwide lockdown that was to go into effect on Friday at 2pm -- a mere four hours before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah -- many families who knew that the...

Let’s Look at the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict With Fresh Eyes

JNS.org - Before there was a Palestinian-Israeli conflict, there was an Arab-Israeli conflict. Last week, on the White House lawn, that older conflict was put to rest. In normal times, we’d agree that the president deserves...

September 23, 2020 5:39 pm

New York Times Interview of Ilhan Omar Is Faulted for Going Easy on Antisemitism

Under the headline “Ilhan Omar Is Not Here To Put You at Ease,” the New...

September 23, 2020 4:06 pm

Should Ruth Bader Ginsburg Have Resigned While Barack Obama Was President?

In the midst of all the well-deserved praise being accorded the late Justice Ruth Bader...

September 23, 2020 6:31 am

The Abraham Accords: Be Appreciative, but Realistic

On September 15, Israel signed peace and normalization agreements simultaneously with the United Arab Emirates...

September 23, 2020 6:27 am

Is the Muslim Brotherhood Going to Help Iran Skirt US Sanctions?

The extremist Shiite regime in Iran and the extremist Sunni organization the Muslim Brotherhood share...

September 23, 2020 6:20 am

The 1868 Presidential Election and the Jews

Today, over two-thirds of Jewish voters are Democrats who favor Joe Biden. But there is...

September 24, 2020 5:52 am

The Yom Kippur Sermon That Rabbi Stephen Wise Didn’t Give

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the most prominent American Jewish leader of the 1930s and 1940s, was a renowned orator who did not shy away from...

September 24, 2020 5:38 am

On Iran, Amnesty International Must Translate Words Into Action

JNS.org - A horrifying new report released by the influential NGO Amnesty International details the mass arrests, disappearances, and unlawful killings of thousands of Iranian men,...

September 24, 2020 5:33 am

COVID-19 in Israel: Days of Awe — and Loopholes

JNS.org - Ahead of Israel’s nationwide lockdown that was to go into effect on Friday at 2pm -- a mere four hours before the beginning...

September 24, 2020 5:29 am

Let’s Look at the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict With Fresh Eyes

JNS.org - Before there was a Palestinian-Israeli conflict, there was an Arab-Israeli conflict. Last week, on the White House lawn, that older conflict was put...

September 23, 2020 5:39 pm

New York Times Interview of Ilhan Omar Is Faulted for Going Easy on Antisemitism

Under the headline “Ilhan Omar Is Not Here To Put You at Ease,” the New York Times marked Rosh Hashanah in its own inimitable way...

September 23, 2020 4:06 pm

Should Ruth Bader Ginsburg Have Resigned While Barack Obama Was President?

In the midst of all the well-deserved praise being accorded the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, some Democrats are grumbling about her decision not to...

September 23, 2020 6:31 am

The Abraham Accords: Be Appreciative, but Realistic

On September 15, Israel signed peace and normalization agreements simultaneously with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, with hopefully more to come. Politically, these agreements undercut...

September 23, 2020 6:27 am

Is the Muslim Brotherhood Going to Help Iran Skirt US Sanctions?

The extremist Shiite regime in Iran and the extremist Sunni organization the Muslim Brotherhood share a similarly apocalyptic vision of the world. They both believe...

September 23, 2020 6:20 am

The 1868 Presidential Election and the Jews

Today, over two-thirds of Jewish voters are Democrats who favor Joe Biden. But there is a split between Jewish Republicans who are “Forever Trumpers” --...

September 23, 2020 5:57 am

A Released Terrorist Returns to Jail

Convicted terrorist Kevin James is back in custody. James, also known as Ahmed Binyamin Alasiri, was indicted last month by a Federal grand jury in Los...

September 23, 2020 5:54 am

Like a Blind Person Groping in the Darkness: A Lesson for the New Year

The Jewish year, and thus the annual cycle of the Torah reading, is coming to an end. As we reach the latter half of the...

September 23, 2020 5:48 am

Israel’s March to Normalization: Two Ambassadors See Risks Ahead

Israel normalizing relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kosovo alters political dynamics in the Middle East, though not entirely as intended. If the peace...

September 23, 2020 5:40 am

Kerry Personifies the History of State Department Failures in the Middle East

It was no surprise that most of the Arabists and famous peace processors were silent following the landmark peace agreements signed between Israel, Bahrain, and...

September 22, 2020 5:43 am

The Strategic Benefits to the US and Israel of Offering F-35s to the UAE

For Israel, the new opening with Arab countries in the Persian Gulf offers unparalleled political, strategic, and financial opportunities. With the UAE case as a...

Culture

South African Song Paying Tribute to Jerusalem Sparks Viral Dance Challenge

An upbeat gospel-inspired tune from South Africa that pays tribute to the city...

Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities

JNS.org - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

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

Google Pledges to Return ‘More Helpful’ Results After Search fo...

Tech giant Google responded delicately over the weekend after outrage erupted following the revelation that a search on the platform...

Israel

Israelis Brace for Stringent Holiday Lockdown as Daily Tally of Corona Case...

JNS.org - Israelis braced for a strict nationwide lockdown imposed by the government on Friday in an attempt to curb...

Middle East

Palestinians Say Egyptian Fire Killed Two Gaza Fishermen

The bodies of two Palestinian fishermen who Palestinian officials say were shot dead by Egyptian naval forces were returned to Gaza on Saturday, the territory's ruling Islamist group Hamas said. The...

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