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Petty Orthodoxy

Thetorah.com is a website that analyzes the weekly reading of the Torah for people who do not take every word in the Torah literally. In addition to...

September 7, 2016 6:28 am

CUFI Promotes Supporting Israel as a Core Christian Value

JNS.org - While much of the media focused on the recent terror attack in Nice, the failed coup in Turkey and the Republican National Convention, thousands of evangelical Christians gathered in the nation’s capital this week...

Beautiful: From 2015 to 2016

JNS.org - There’s a moment at the opening of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” currently playing in Chicago, when the character portraying Jewish singer Carole King remarks that even life’s hardest parts can turn out to...

Is the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Shifting From a Political to a Religious War?

JNS.org - Near-daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers have been ongoing since October. This "new kind of terrorism," as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it, might mean more knives and less suicide bombings, but...

December 11, 2015 4:15 am

The Moral Reasons Why the Israeli Occupation Must End

There are four ethical theories -- Kantian, utilitarian, virtue-based, and religious -- that demonstrate the lack of moral foundation...

November 19, 2015 7:42 am

Yes, It Does Have to Do With Islam

We all know the drill: Let Islamic fanatics butcher random civilians in cold blood while...

November 17, 2015 7:33 am

Evangelicals, Jews and Politics

On a Christian radio show last week, former Minnesota Representative and 2012 Republican presidential candidate...

October 15, 2015 10:19 am

Rabbi Yehudah Glick: We Will Continue to Call on Jews to Visit Temple Mount

BreakingIsraelNews.com/JNS.org - Rabbi Yehudah Glick, an Israeli activist seeking to increase Jewish access to the...

October 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Palestinian Terror Wave Has Israel’s Rabbis Searching for Spiritual Solutions

JNS.org - Their pictures and their names are burned on our hearts—victims of terrorism whose final...

September 7, 2016 6:28 am

Petty Orthodoxy

Thetorah.com is a website that analyzes the weekly reading of the Torah for people who do not take every word in the Torah literally. In addition to valuing...

July 22, 2016 3:28 am

CUFI Promotes Supporting Israel as a Core Christian Value

JNS.org - While much of the media focused on the recent terror attack in Nice, the failed coup in Turkey and the Republican National Convention, thousands...

January 1, 2016 1:01 pm

Beautiful: From 2015 to 2016

JNS.org - There’s a moment at the opening of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” currently playing in Chicago, when the character portraying Jewish singer Carole King...

December 29, 2015 6:01 pm

Is the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Shifting From a Political to a Religious War?

JNS.org - Near-daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers have been ongoing since October. This "new kind of terrorism," as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described...

December 11, 2015 4:15 am

The Moral Reasons Why the Israeli Occupation Must End

There are four ethical theories -- Kantian, utilitarian, virtue-based, and religious -- that demonstrate the lack of moral foundation in the continuing the occupation. Israelis have the responsibility to...

November 19, 2015 7:42 am

Yes, It Does Have to Do With Islam

We all know the drill: Let Islamic fanatics butcher random civilians in cold blood while shouting "Allahu Akbar!" -- and sundry Western pundits and politicos will...

November 17, 2015 7:33 am

Evangelicals, Jews and Politics

On a Christian radio show last week, former Minnesota Representative and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann expressed her opinion that the End Times will...

October 15, 2015 10:19 am

Rabbi Yehudah Glick: We Will Continue to Call on Jews to Visit Temple Mount

BreakingIsraelNews.com/JNS.org - Rabbi Yehudah Glick, an Israeli activist seeking to increase Jewish access to the Temple Mount, offers the following commentary on the security situation...

October 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Palestinian Terror Wave Has Israel’s Rabbis Searching for Spiritual Solutions

JNS.org - Their pictures and their names are burned on our hearts—victims of terrorism whose final moments we can’t even imagine. It’s in precisely these times...

October 2, 2015 10:45 am

What’s That Huge White Bridal Dress Floating Over the Tower of David?

JNS.org -  “What’s that huge white bridal dress floating over the Tower of David?” That’s what visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City asked last week. The wedding...

October 1, 2015 2:07 pm

School Strike Ends, But Israeli Catholic Community Still at a Political Crossroads

JNS.org - While much attention has been paid to the recent high-profile United States visit of Pope Francis, Israel’s Catholic community finds itself represented by leaders...

October 1, 2015 12:53 pm

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to Admit Intermarried Students

JNS.org - The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College on Wednesday announced a new plan to admit students with non-Jewish spouses. “As you are likely already aware, this policy change...

September 24, 2015 6:48 am

Bangladeshi Islamists Threaten Global Slaughter of Secular Writers

A radical Islamist group in Bangladesh is threatening to take its jihad against secular writers global. The Ansarullah Bangla Team, which is suspected of acting on threats and...

September 18, 2015 3:50 am

As We Start a New Year, We Must Strive for Unity

The Times of Israel recently reported that Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that “Israel will not survive the next 25 years.” Just hours later, that same paper posted...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

German Jewish Leader Calls for Country’s Military to Employ Rabbis

The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is calling the country’s military to employ rabbis, Deutsche Welle reported. The report quoted a column Josef Schuster penned for the Frankfurter...

Israel

Top US Official Visits Hezbollah Tunnel Dug Under Israel-Lebanon Border

A top US official visited on Wednesday a Hezbollah tunnel recently uncovered by the IDF on the Israel-Lebanon border. “Stood ankle deep in mud today inside a tunnel dug into Israel...

Middle East

Hezbollah Hits Back at US Criticism of Its Role in Lebanon

Hezbollah hit back against American condemnation of its role in Lebanon on Thursday, calling it a "violation of sovereignty," after the US expressed concern over the organization's expanding influence. After meeting...

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