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May 21, 2019 7:45 am
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Historians and Jews

When the Nazis achieved power, Hanns Johst wrote the play Schlageter, which was performed on Hitler’s 44th birthday. Act I, Scene 1 was the source...

March 29, 2019 10:02 am
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Admiring Judaism Through the Eyes of a Christian

Devout, practicing Christian friends have told me over the years that they respect much about the Jewish faith. I decided recently to ask them what,...

March 17, 2019 6:59 am
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A Special Purim — and a Time for Jewish Unity

These are times of worldwide social and political upheaval. Predictably, Jews are immediately brought to the forefront, and antisemitism rages. Historically, when we encounter a...

November 27, 2018 9:55 am
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The One Easy Answer: Blame the Jews

Every year when we come around to reading about Joseph and his brothers, I am reminded of a part of the Yom Kippur Ashkenazi service....

November 26, 2018 9:53 am
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German Politician Troubled by Rising Antisemitism Throughout Europe

JNS.org - For the first time in history, the president of the European Union plans to hold a conference on antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The “Europe Beyond...

November 18, 2018 10:42 am
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Who Is a Jew?

Israelites, Hebrews, Jews, whatever you call them, have been scattered and settled all over the place for thousands of years. It has become quite fashionable...

November 13, 2018 11:18 am
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Pittsburgh and the Uniqueness of Antisemitism

Antisemitism is frequently viewed as “the canary in the coal mine.” It signals a more general climate of prejudice that manifests itself in an increasing...

September 14, 2018 8:21 am
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‘Tikkun Olam’ in the New Year 5779

JNS.org - “I wish all my Jewish friends in Iran and Jews worldwide a very happy new year filled with peace and harmony,” said Iran’s Foreign...

August 23, 2018 6:50 am
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Fight Jewish Stereotypes by Sanctifying God’s Name

In the summer of 1966, Stephen Carter, who is today a prestigious law professor at Yale, moved with his family to a new neighborhood in...

August 16, 2018 7:29 am
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Jewish Law Requires Us to Protect the Environment

"When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an...

August 14, 2018 6:58 am
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Does the Future of Judaism Lie in Israel?

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of Great Britain, is correct in pointing out that never before in Jewish history has there been a thriving...

August 9, 2018 8:03 am
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We Must Achieve Unity, Despite Our Divisions

In our day, the word "tolerance" has become very popular, as have words such as "pluralism," "democracy," and "unity." These terms are used so often...

June 17, 2018 7:30 am
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The Legacy of the Rebbe: We Must Never Give Up on Any Jew

JNS.org - The Chabad-Lubavitch movement has been in the news recently due to a video clip of people laying tefillin at an airport. I would like to discuss...

May 28, 2018 8:28 am
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The Legacy of Judah Halevi

Judah Halevi is one of my all-time favorite Jews. Born in Toledo, Spain in 1075, he had a traditional Torah and Talmudic education. He was...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

Israel

More Than 6,000 Palestinians Riot on Israel-Gaza Border, as Hamas-Orchestra...

More than 6,000 Palestinians rioted on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, throwing rocks, firebombs and explosive devices at IDF...

Middle East

Iran Claims Capture of British Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a US assertion that its Navy...

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