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Were God Merely to ‘Exist,’ Our Prayers Would Be Meaningless

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere,” said Voltaire. Indeed, trying to describe God is like trying to present something that is...

September 16, 2016 2:04 am

New Discoveries Are Made at an Interfaith, International Dig of a Jesus-Era Galilee Town

JNS.org  - When Father Juan Solana, a Catholic priest, wanted to construct a guest house for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Galilee region in 2009, he couldn’t have imagined he’d become the leader...

There Is a Solution

Last week, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a report about the grave and growing antisemitism on New York college campuses, along with the despairing conclusion that there is nothing to do to stop it. Prompted...

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, and was honored in 1978 with the Order of Canada,...

September 13, 2016 5:11 am

The Limits of Love

In a parsha laden with laws, one in particular is full of fascination. Here it...

September 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Wisconsin Exhibit Features Clothes Created From Sketches of Prague Seamstress Killed in the Holocaust

A Holocaust victim's fashion designs are featured in a new exhibit in Wisconsin, the local publication The Daily...

September 12, 2016 3:51 am

Dogma Is No Substitute for Faith

Faith can only be found in the light of one’s soul -- never in dogma. Dogmas reach...

September 11, 2016 11:58 am

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Says ‘Star Trek’ Icon Enjoyed Speaking Yiddish

The son of the late actor who played the iconic Mr. Spock on the science fiction...

September 11, 2016 4:13 am

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and...

September 16, 2016 2:04 am

Were God Merely to ‘Exist,’ Our Prayers Would Be Meaningless

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere,” said Voltaire. Indeed, trying to describe God is like trying to present something that is more...

September 16, 2016 1:50 am

New Discoveries Are Made at an Interfaith, International Dig of a Jesus-Era Galilee Town

JNS.org  - When Father Juan Solana, a Catholic priest, wanted to construct a guest house for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Galilee region...

September 14, 2016 1:05 pm

There Is a Solution

Last week, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a report about the grave and growing antisemitism on New York college campuses, along with the despairing conclusion...

September 13, 2016 3:38 pm

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration...

September 13, 2016 5:11 am

The Limits of Love

In a parsha laden with laws, one in particular is full of fascination. Here it is: If a man has two wives, one loved, the other unloved...

September 12, 2016 3:17 pm

Wisconsin Exhibit Features Clothes Created From Sketches of Prague Seamstress Killed in the Holocaust

A Holocaust victim's fashion designs are featured in a new exhibit in Wisconsin, the local publication The Daily Cardinal reported on Monday. Eight dresses created from sketches drawn by Hedwig Strnad, a...

September 12, 2016 3:51 am

Dogma Is No Substitute for Faith

Faith can only be found in the light of one’s soul -- never in dogma. Dogmas reach only the mind, not the human heart. Trying to translate...

September 11, 2016 11:58 am

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Says ‘Star Trek’ Icon Enjoyed Speaking Yiddish

The son of the late actor who played the iconic Mr. Spock on the science fiction franchise "Star Trek" told the New York Post on Friday that his father...

September 11, 2016 4:13 am

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

JNS.org -- Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and Goliath, narrated in the Book of Samuel, in a mysterious...

September 9, 2016 4:14 am

The Case Against Specialization and for General Knowledge

We live in an age of ever-increasing specialization. Up until the early 20th century, interdisciplinary experts abounded. Charles Darwin was renowned as a geologist and...

September 9, 2016 4:04 am

We Can Be Mother Teresa, Too — or Better

Mother Teresa has become Saint Teresa! She was born in 1910, in what is now Macedonia. She joined a religious sisterhood in Ireland and then took vows...

September 9, 2016 3:59 am

Making the Messiah a Reality

"The whipped cream will be a few minutes. Is that okay?" "Sure," I smiled. Being patient can be challenging for me, but I didn't mind this...

September 8, 2016 8:56 am

Florida Chabad Family Hit Hard by Hurricane Hermine Hosts Shabbat Dinner for Community Despite Power Outage

A Jewish family in Florida hosted nearly a dozen people for Shabbat dinner, despite not having electricity following last week's Hurricane Hermine, Chabad.org reported. Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Chanie Oirechman...

September 7, 2016 10:26 am

NFL Player Talks About ‘High Standards’ for Jewish Athletes; Explains Why Few Members of the Tribe Play Football

An NFL offensive lineman talked on Tuesday about the pressure of being a Jewish athlete and why very few members of the tribe are professional football players. Geoff Schwartz said...

Culture

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

Livni: Netanyahu Government Secretly Wants Hamas to Stay in Power

Israel's opposition leader Tzipi Livni ferociously criticized the Netanyahu government on Saturday, saying that it has adopted a secret policy of keeping the terrorist group Hamas in power in Gaza. According...

Middle East

Trump a Reluctant Critic of Saudi Arabia Despite Pressure to Act

Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, US President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out." It did not, and on Oct....

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