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Posts Tagged: Jewish History

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...

February 24, 2017 7:28 am
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‘Palestine’: Who Has Moral High Ground?

"Even if the Palestinians agree that their state have no army or weapons, who can guarantee that a Palestinian army would not be mustered later...

January 31, 2017 7:52 am
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Fictional Hebron

A trio of Californian-American-Jewish novelists, whose religion is liberalism, have recently discovered the ancient biblical city of Hebron. But they demonstrate little fondness for the city...

January 15, 2017 7:04 am
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Protesting Lithuania’s Plans to Build a Convention Center Over a Jewish Cemetery

One of the contemporary Jewish world’s most impressive yet unsung scholars is the unassuming Professor Shnayer Leiman of New York. Aside from being an ordained Orthodox...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

US in Contact With Iraqi Ex-Foe Sadr After His Surprise Election Win: Sadr ...

The United States has contacted members of a political bloc in Iraq led by a former foe, the Shi'ite cleric...

Israel

IDF Responds to Gaza Infiltration by Bombing Terror Targets

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces attacked multiple targets in Gaza and destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel early Wednesday.  The strikes followed an incident Tuesday morning, in which Palestinians breached the...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...

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