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September 17, 2018 11:57 am
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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief at J100 Gala: Over History, a Committed Few Have Often Secured the Jewish Future

Throughout history, the future of the Jewish people has often been secured not by majorities, but rather a committed few, the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner...

July 15, 2018 12:16 pm
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Knesset Legislation Risks Bringing the Ghetto to Israel

The ghetto has played an enormous role in Jewish history, not all of it onerous. It bonded people together in learning and in faith. It...

June 24, 2018 7:38 am
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Club Z Combats Silence in the Face of Antisemitism

JNS.org – At Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif., students were asked to write positive messages in chalk on the pavement, but someone drew a...

December 22, 2017 2:22 pm
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New Film Beautifully Showcases Jerusalem Archaeology to Rebut Historical Revisionism

Pierre Rehov's beautiful new film, "Unveiling Jerusalem," shines a spotlight on the city's architectural wonders and amazing recent archaeological finds. Even more importantly, it exposes...

July 5, 2017 1:09 pm
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What Did Israel’s Ancient Kings Wear? New Discovery Provides Clues

JNS.org - A newly-published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings. The study -- headed by Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Erez...

May 26, 2017 11:17 am
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The Meaning of Shavuot in Modern Times

I often hear people say pejoratively that our festivals and laws are based on earlier, primitive systems and are therefore somehow inauthentic. That may be, but...

May 12, 2017 3:28 pm
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What it Means to Be ‘Good’

When I was a kid, I used to wonder why it was that some children in my circles seemed naturally better and sweeter than others...

April 21, 2017 12:09 pm
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The Sad Story of Eliyahu

This is a sad story. For obvious reasons, I am changing names and certain details to protect the memory of a brilliant, flawed person. Eliyahu was...

April 10, 2017 4:09 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th-century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” 2. Moses’ “Let my people go”...

April 7, 2017 6:13 am
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Pesach: Just Do It

"Just do it” is, of course, the Nike's slogan, but I think we Jews should adopt it. Let me explain. Why is Pesach, or Passover, so...

April 4, 2017 12:45 pm
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The Rebbe of the West Bank

Last week, my wife and I met at the White House with our friend Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s chief Middle East negotiator. Jason’s a busy...

March 26, 2017 6:21 am
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New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and his son Michael for years....

March 19, 2017 6:22 am
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Mazal: Hope or Superstition

We have just celebrated Purim, a festival named after the lottery, the pur, that nearly decided the fate of the Jewish people. But the randomness of...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

As US Sanctions Near, Europe Fails to Protect Iran Deal

At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior US official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the...

Israel

Blaming Israel for Downing Plane, Russia to Sell S-300 Air Defense System t...

Russia will sell Syria the advanced S-300 air defense system following the downing of a Russian plane that the Kremlin...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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