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Nothing messes with the angst meter of an American Jew like a trip to Old Europe and Israel, says JUF President Steven B. Nasatir.


Under cover of the night, Israel helped transfer 800 Syrians out of harm's way in the deadly Syrian civil war to safety in neighboring Jordan.

It's the idea behind the new book 'Biblical Psychotherapy: Reclaiming Scriptural Narratives for Positive Psychology and Suicide Prevention.'


Phillip Roth-the great American writer who died in May-is a study in what happens when someone lives in the vacuum created by the demise of a great civilization.


The Torah instructs us to speak words that ease, not words that hurt, for every human being is created in the image of God and everyone is precious and unique.


I cannot but stand in awe at the "Israel Trail" and the brave men, women and, yes, children who hike it regularly.


The Talmud tells us that “a father is obligated to teach his son (and daughter) how to swim."

This week, the recent frictions between Iran and Israel in Syria escalated as Iran, for the first time in its history, launched a direct attack of twenty rocket into Israel, targeting IDF bases on the Golan Heights.


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I encourage you to give thanks for your mom, living or not, and think about what makes her special to you.

Hamas has a desire to not live in peace beside Israel, but to replace the Jewish state with a Palestinian one, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

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