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Logic?

Logic?

As I travel the country with  my tourists, I often  welcome the opportunity  for chance observations  and  conversations. Let me  share  one such conversation I had last week…

Rockets pound southern Israel, IDF calls up 10,000 reservists

Rockets pound southern Israel, IDF calls up 10,000 reservists

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: IDF. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hamas terrorists continued to barrage southern Israel on Friday, firing more than 30 rockets at Beersheba, Ashkelon,…

Israeli boy, 4, killed by Gaza mortar in south; Rocket sirens wail in Tel Aviv

Israeli boy, 4, killed by Gaza mortar in south; Rocket sirens wail in Tel Aviv

Medical officials in southern Israel announced the death of a four-year-old Israeli boy who suffered serious injuries when a mortar launched from the northern Gaza Strip directly slammed…

Alert Father Saves 30 Kindergarten Children During Rocket Attacks, Sustains Injuries

Alert Father Saves 30 Kindergarten Children During Rocket Attacks, Sustains Injuries

Schoolchildren, and a dog, at Kibbutz Nir Oz examine Kassam rocket damage to a kindergarten in previous attack. Photo: Dave Bender. Some 30 Israel children at Kibbutz Nir…

US, EU push for UN cease-fire resolution as rockets and airstrikes continue

US, EU push for UN cease-fire resolution as rockets and airstrikes continue

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Exchanges of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes continued as the United States and European Union pushed for a United Nations Security Council resolution to…

Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO)

Israel Economy Minister Denies Blockade of Gaza (VIDEO)

Naftali Bennett, leader of Israel’s Jewish Home party. Photo: Mati Milstein/The Israel Project. Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday denied that there is a blockade on the…

PA and Hamas leaders meet in Qatar to discuss renewal of cease-fire talks

PA and Hamas leaders meet in Qatar to discuss renewal of cease-fire talks

Khaled Mashaal. Credit: Trango via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Qatar for a meeting with exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal to discuss renewing…

Israeli NGO requests that U.S. extradite Hamas leader over murder of Israeli teens

Israeli NGO requests that U.S. extradite Hamas leader over murder of Israeli teens

The murdered Israeli teens. Credit: IDF. (JNS.org) The Israeli legal NGO Shurat HaDin has written a request to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that calls for the extradition…

Jewish News

The End Is Near

The End Is Near

The recent upsurge in anti-Semitism across Western Europe and around the globe, complete with swastikas…

Overview & Life Lessons Parshas Re’ay

Overview & Life Lessons Parshas Re’ay

By: Rabbi Yair Hoffman Established in memory of the 3 murdered Yeshiva boys. There are…

Vandals target Jewish school in Denmark

Vandals target Jewish school in Denmark

(JTA) — A Jewish school in Denmark’s capital city was vandalized this week — its…

Sex and the centenarian

Sex and the centenarian

At 100 years of age, Shirley Zussman is still dispensing advice to her sex therapy…

Who is a Holocaust survivor – and does it matter?

Who is a Holocaust survivor – and does it matter?

Hedy Epstein, activist (Flickr) When she was arrested earlier this week during a peaceful St.…

Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (JTA) — The moment I kicked in the door of the abandoned house…

Temple U. Jewish student punched and called ‘kike’ by SJP members

Temple U. Jewish student punched and called ‘kike’ by SJP members

The Temple University logo. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) A Temple University student was reportedly punched…

My war story: a new Torah for Sderot

My war story: a new Torah for Sderot

Click photo to download. Caption: The Aug. 8 Torah dedication in Sderot. Credit: Provided photo.…


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Concert On The Lawn

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Remember When?

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