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Rabbi Boteach: ‘Turn Friday Night Into Family Night’

7 Nisan 5769 – April 1, 2009
Social conservatives constantly bemoan the erosion of traditional family life and morality. In their view, narcissism and materialism plague the American landscape.

Before Jerusalem’s Reunification, Shmuel Matza Left Defiant Carvings On A Prison Wall

25 Iyyar 5776 – June 1, 2016
“I had seen the plans for the museum and that the Kishle was part of the grounds,” Lieber tells JNS. “It was something that no one even remembered.”

Inspiring Jews One Song At A Time

1 Adar I 5774 – January 31, 2014
He didn’t start the fire either, but Solomon’s parodies and adaptations have been igniting the Jewish spark in hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky: 70 Years Since The Passing Of An Exceptional Zionist

24 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
A portrait of Ze'ev Jabotinsky may still adorn Likud conventions in Israel, but the ideas of this great Zionist leader - who passed away 70 years ago this week - are essentially forgotten and/or ignored.

‘I Knew I Wanted To Help The Jewish People’: An Interview with Christians United...

9 Elul 5774 – September 3, 2014
Everything we did in my home [depended on] whether it was okay with the Bible.

Princess Alice Of Greece: Mother of Prince Philip and Mother-In-Law of Queen Elizabeth

18 Shevat 5777 – February 13, 2017
The Greek royal family had been well acquainted with the family of Haimaki Cohen, a Jewish former member of Parliament, from northern Greece.

Local Boy To National Stardom?

17 Heshvan 5770 – November 4, 2009
One of Steven Ari-Z Leiner's fondest childhood memories, he says while taking a break from campaigning, is when on his 13th birthday the late Bobover Rebbe helped him put on his tefillin. The Bobover Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, and Maimonides are some of his heroes. Some of his secular role models include John F. Kennedy, Mayor Bloomberg, Warren Buffet, and Paul Krugman, he adds.

The Ultimate Revenge: Erwin Weinberg Fights Back Against the Nazis

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 18, 2013
Not too many Jewish World War II survivors from Germany can say that they had the distinction of being both interned in a concentration camp and liberating the captives in that same camp. Erwin Weinberg did just that.

‘From Darkness To A New Dawn’: Israel’s Support Network for IDF Widows and Orphans

3 Nisan 5777 – March 29, 2017
The organization has just seven paid employees but scores of volunteers who agree to a minimum three-year commitment with IDFWO.

“Hebrew Book Week” Interview with Tzvi Fishman

14 Sivan 5772 – June 4, 2012
"Rav Kook writes that it is literature which will awaken the spiritual sensitivities of mankind, when the writers of Israel undergo a process of inner purification and tshuva...When the Philip Roths and Norman Mailers stop hating themselves and their Jewish mothers, and sit for a few years in yeshiva, their books will bring mankind closer to God."

Speaking In Two Languages With Father Naddaf, Christian Champion Of The IDF

28 Adar II 5776 – April 6, 2016
Naddaf describes the current state of global terrorism as a case of history repeating itself through a new cast of characters.

Mrs. Tzertel Kenner: Yeshiva Principal, Author, Family Historian

21 Adar I 5768 – February 27, 2008
All of us today benefit from the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us, and we continue to battle so that our children should gain from our own triumphs.

‘We Want To Return Young Israel To Its Roots’: An Interview with Rabbi Perry...

1 Shevat 5774 – January 1, 2014
We want to hire couples who are going to reach out to singles to become their spiritual leaders and introduce them to someone of the opposite gender because there’s a lot of casual relationships but not nearly enough serious dating going on. This generation – even if they had rebbeim in yeshiva or seminary – they’re not connected anymore. There isn’t really anyone looking out for them at this point.

On The Bookshelf

19 Sivan 5776 – June 24, 2016
As a teen, I found essays by people like William F. Buckley Jr. and Lewis Thomas enthralling.

Converted Masters; World Famous Masterpieces With a Jewish Twist

23 Adar 5777 – March 20, 2017
Beneath the humor and fun is the depth of emotion oand expression that this artist brings to each canvas.

Author Resurrects ‘Patterson of Palestine’

2 Tevet 5769 – December 29, 2008
He was Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu's godfather. President Teddy Roosevelt counted him as a friend.

Gemara In The Morning, Cancer Research In The Afternoon

29 Av 5769 – August 19, 2009
Not too many rabbis spend their day trying to cure cancer. Fewer still own three dogs and a killer fish named Shalom on the side. But Rabbi Dr. Robert Shorr does and sees no inherent conflict or tension between his various activities.

Manya Shochat – A Jewish Wonder Woman

15 Sivan 5774 – June 13, 2014
Manya was befriended by many who would later comprise this first leaders of the newly born Jewish state.

ATARA: The Association For Torah And The Arts For Religious Artists

12 Sivan 5777 – June 5, 2017
Some people dance, draw, make music and find joy in serving Hashem and communicating their feelings in service of Hashem.

Yad Eliezer’s Big Brother Program: An Interview With Eli Yakobi

28 Shevat 5773 – February 7, 2013
A young man told me he wants to be a big brother. I asked how he heard of us, and he asked me whether I recognized him. Ten years earlier, as the son of divorced impoverished parents, he was suffering socially and academically, and had received a mentor from Yad Eliezer.

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