How the Jews Changed the World and We Don’t Even Know It

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The Gifts of the Jews: Revolutionary Jewish Ideas that Formed the Bedrock of Western Civilization

Fascinating insights from bestselling author, Thomas Cahill, who passed away this week.

Chief Editor's Blog

How Do You Know You Have Free Will?

Free will is a pillar of Judaism. Here are three approaches to know that you have agency.

Sara Yoheved Rigler

What Does God Have to Do with My Parking Space?

The impact of monotheism on our daily lives.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and Finding God

The world shares a glorious moment of awe.

Carl Sagan and the Freedom to Doubt

At the intersection of science and public policy, nothing is more hazardous than dogmatism enforced through the squelching of dissenting attitudes.

Rick and Morty’s Jewish Philosophy Lessons

The hit show’s latest episode takes a deep dive into some fundamental Jewish concepts.

Did Anne Frank Have Privilege? Do You?

For a Jew, privilege doesn’t mean access, opportunity, or favors. It means responsibility to set an example, to live elevated, meaningful lives.

Dressed to Thrill

Why do we let them dress like that? How to give our daughters genuine power.

 

Zero Point Three Percent

One minute Film about Jewish Unity.

Inspiring Quotes by Jewish Women

Marking International Women’s Day, here are some thought-provoking quotes by a wide range of Jewish women.

Israel and Intersectionality

Defending Israel on a playing field created by its enemies is a foolhardy game.

Appropriating ‘Apartheid’ to Bash Israel

Human Rights Watch traduces the sacred memories of South African victims.

Shattering the Apartheid Canard

It’s time to call out the anti-Semitism and hypocrisy.

Danny Danon’s Five Years at the United Nations

Exclusive conversation with Israel’s outgoing ambassador on everything from peace to the Torah.

Yes, Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

Here are three clear reasons.

On Israel's Military Might and Moral Power

Israel’s national security and its national decency are closely linked.

 

I Grew Up Denying The Holocaust, Then I Led A Trip To Auschwitz

A Palestinian professor takes a group of Arab students to visit Auschwitz.

 

The Connection between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism

Anti-Zionism is the latest mutations of the world’s longest hate.

 

Beginning the Journey to Mount Sinai

Freedom isn’t enough. You have to know where you want to go.

Smearing Israel: The New York Times Suggests an Israeli War Crime

Does one errant IDF bullet warrant moral equivalence with Hamas terror tunnels?

Why are Palestinian Refugees Different from all Other Refugees?

The unique status afforded to Palestinians is the single biggest stumbling block to achieving peace.

 

Palestinian Jihad: Interviews with Failed Suicide Bombers

A must-see but hard to watch video. Viewer discretion is advised.

Israel at 70: More than a Start-Up Nation

Israel's flag testifies to our miraculous, unfinished mission.

Israel vs. Hamas: The Case for Moral Clarity

The difference between Hamas and Israel couldn’t be greater, yet you wouldn’t know it when listening to some observers.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

The Cape Town Water Crisis and Hating Israel

Demonstrating the irrationality of hatred, Cape Town rejected Israel’s offer to help forestall their crisis.

 

A Jewish Perspective on the Feminine

A fascinating analysis of Judaism’s perspective on the nature of the masculine and feminine.

What’s Wrong with “Merry Christmas”?

A historical look of Jews and Christmas and the surprising origins of the greeting “Merry Christmas.”

There’s No Hebrew Word For Race

In Jewish thought, skin color has nothing to do with who you are as a person.

 

Can Jews be Antisemitic?

From the Middle Ages until the present day, there are plenty of examples of Jewish people perpetuating antisemitism, despite being Jews themselves.

 

Is Criticizing Israel Antisemitic?

Israel is, and should be, subject to political criticism over its conduct. However, some bigots will say their problem is with Israel, when their real problem is with Jews.

 

Beyond Left or Right: Whose Fault is Antisemitism?

Antisemitism has always been spread by offenders across the ideological spectrum. That's why it is key to focus on the fighting antisemitic ideas and not get hung up on the identities of whoever is perpetuating them.

Divine Gender?

Judaism's feminine and masculine imagery of God.

What I Learned from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Sacks' profound teachings and sincere encouragement changed my life.

The Transformative Power of Ideas

Judaism is a way of understanding the world and contains life-changing ideas.

#JewishPrivilege

Being Jewish shouldn't be defined through suffering and negativity. Let's flip #JewishPrivilege to a positive.

New App Revolutionizes the Art of Giving

Falling on hard times, Jerry Latinik responded by finding ways of helping others. His vision sparked a revolution in kindness. .

Sara Yoheved Rigler

Israel Spiritual Symposium: What Are We Dying For For?

Israel's moment of truth forces Jews worldwide to identify themselves.

God Does Not Work For Us

I thank God for bringing the boys back home.

The Indomitable Jewish Spirit

Instead of breaking us, this horrific act of terror has brought us all together.

Judaism and the Multiverse

Insights from the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.

The Mystical Power of Hebrew Letters

The meaning of the Hebrew alphabet’s first two letters.

The Meaning of Dr. Seuss’s Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose

A cautionary tale about being complicit in our own oppression.

Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart: How’s That Fair?

If Pharaoh’s actions are imposed upon him by God, how can he be held accountable and be punished for those actions?

 

What's the Difference between Happiness and Pleasure?

While pleasure is in the moment, happiness lasts a lifetime.

Spotify’s Shuffle Button and the Meaning of Purim

Adele was really on to something.

Urban Myths and Misconceptions about Judaism

Like you can't get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo.

 

Real Diamonds have Imperfections

They're not flaws – they're inclusions that make them so precious.

The Secret of the Jewish Leap Year

The intricate science and philosophy behind reconciling the lunar and solar calendars can leave one speechless.

Chief Editor's Blog

Growth through Adversity: God is the Ultimate Coach

Choose life. Because the alternative is death.

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