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Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a...

April 7, 2016 6:54 am

1,000-Year-Old Yom Kippur Prayer Book Fragment to be Put Online

JNS.org - A unique fragment of a Yom Kippur prayer book from the Cairo Geniza, one of the most important resources for understanding Jewish culture, religion, economics, and literature from the Middle Ages to the present,...

On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

JNS.org - The 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone with the Wind" on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That...

R.Michael Lerner – Embracing Israel/Palestine

I have been reading Michael Lerner's book Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East during the week of Israeli Independence Day. The establishment of a Jewish homeland has been the single most...

April 9, 2014 7:16 am

Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

JNS.org - Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since "The...

September 11, 2013 10:35 am

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth Wisse (REVIEW)

Count on Ruth Wisse, an interpreter of genius, a Daniel come to judgment, a moral...

August 30, 2013 9:40 am

On Rosh Hashana, Mourning, and the Yom Kippur War, Revisited

1. With the Jewish high holy days approaching, I'm nervous at the realization that this...

July 18, 2013 6:01 am

‘Your Money or Your Life?’

Judaism's most famous Prayer comes from this week's Parsha (Bible portion). Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem...

July 11, 2013 8:57 am

Memory

Devarim is the Parsha (Bible portion) associated with Tisha B'Av, the Jewish National Day of...

June 20, 2013 8:54 am

A Lousy Excuse

June 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Conduct Unbecoming

June 5, 2013 1:35 pm

Sportsmen or Spectators?

June 5, 2013 9:30 am

Power vs. Influence

April 7, 2016 6:54 am

Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a deeply...

September 21, 2015 3:56 pm

1,000-Year-Old Yom Kippur Prayer Book Fragment to be Put Online

JNS.org - A unique fragment of a Yom Kippur prayer book from the Cairo Geniza, one of the most important resources for understanding Jewish culture, religion,...

December 18, 2014 12:17 am

On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

JNS.org - The 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone with the Wind" on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence...

May 9, 2014 9:27 am

R.Michael Lerner – Embracing Israel/Palestine

I have been reading Michael Lerner's book Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East during the week of Israeli Independence Day. The...

April 9, 2014 7:16 am

Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

JNS.org - Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since "The Ten Commandments" has there been so much torrential water on...

September 11, 2013 10:35 am

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth Wisse (REVIEW)

Count on Ruth Wisse, an interpreter of genius, a Daniel come to judgment, a moral voice such as the parsimonious invisible powers bestow on us...

August 30, 2013 9:40 am

On Rosh Hashana, Mourning, and the Yom Kippur War, Revisited

1. With the Jewish high holy days approaching, I'm nervous at the realization that this year will be the first year that I will stay inside...

July 18, 2013 6:01 am

‘Your Money or Your Life?’

Judaism's most famous Prayer comes from this week's Parsha (Bible portion). Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad. Hear O Israel, Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is...

July 11, 2013 8:57 am

Memory

Devarim is the Parsha (Bible portion) associated with Tisha B'Av, the Jewish National Day of Mourning. On this Shabbos, we hear the famous Haftarah of...

June 20, 2013 8:54 am

A Lousy Excuse

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse," we are told. Try explaining to the traffic cop that you simply never knew crossing a red light...

June 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Conduct Unbecoming

A life sentence for jaywalking? Twenty years for chewing gum in public?! Singapore notwithstanding, surely that's over the top. Well, was it so different for Moses,...

June 5, 2013 1:35 pm

Sportsmen or Spectators?

Are you a spectator or a participant? Will you only watch your favorite English club play, or do you sometimes kick a ball yourself? A few...

June 5, 2013 9:30 am

Power vs. Influence

The Korach rebellion was an unholy alliance of individuals and groups unhappy with Moses' leadership. There was Korach himself, a member of the tribe of...

May 31, 2013 10:26 am

Drawing New Interest to the Talmud

JNS.org - On a journey into art and text that will take seven and a half years to complete, Jacqueline Nicholls is drawing the...

Features

As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them?

JNS.org - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity

JNS.org - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency...

World

As Trump Heads to Davos, Survey Points to Rising Risk of War

The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Says Indian Peace Hero Gandhi an Inspiration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, saying modern India's founding father and promoter of peace was an inspiration for humanity. Netanyahu is making the...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Shoots Down Missile Fired From Yemen

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group toward Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave...

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