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September 25, 2020 8:52 am
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Reflections on Yom Kippur — Connecting to Our Inner Jew

Exactly a year ago, I traveled to Israel for a meeting with more than 30 Jewish leaders and activists, at the invitation of Israel’s president,...

September 23, 2020 5:54 am
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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 17, 2020 6:05 am
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Bringing Israeli Food and Culture Into the Jewish New Year

JNS.org - For many American Jews, Israel has become a political issue, and some Jews have become distanced from the country due to political issues. To...

September 17, 2020 5:55 am
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Synagogues Grapple With Changes for High Holiday Services

JNS.org - As fall arrives and the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, prayers are very much needed, say rabbis across the...

September 15, 2020 5:12 am
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Rabbis and Politics

Rabbis should stay out of politics. This may sound strange coming from me. I have consistently deplored religious politics -- and the negative, destructive influence...

September 14, 2020 5:25 am
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Rosh Hashanah 2020 — A Guide for the Perplexed

The evening of September 18, 2020 will begin the 5781st Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). Here are nine things to remember: 1. Annual reminder. The Hebrew...

September 10, 2020 5:18 am
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How Coronavirus Makes This Rosh Hashanah More Meaningful

Louis Pasteur reportedly read a French translation of a tractate of Talmud Yoma, saying that a person bitten by a mad dog should be fed...

Culture

Chrissy Teigen Hosts Her First Shabbat With Recipe From Popular Jewish Chef

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen hosted her first Shabbat meal this past...

Israeli Chef Michael Solomonov Launches New Web Cooking Series ‘Bringing Israel Home’

Five-time James Beard Foundation award-winning Israeli chef Michael Solomonov...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Spanish Court Exonerates BDS Activists Who Forced Reggae Festival’s B...

A court in Spain on Monday dismissed charges of antisemitism against a group of activists whose anti-Zionist campaign against US...

Israel

Israel Sharing COVID-19 Data With Pfizer to Help Fine-Tune Vaccine Rollout

Israel is giving weekly data updates on its COVID-19 outbreak to vaccine maker Pfizer under a collaboration agreement that may help other countries fine-tune their inoculation campaigns and achieve "herd...

Middle East

Iran’s Zarif Tells France: Avoid ‘Absurd Nonsense’ About ...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday dismissed a claim by France that Tehran was in the process of...

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