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Why is Abraham the chosen one?

Shouldn’t this great man be introduced along with his heroic credentials? Why is this his past résumé kept confidential?

By MOSHE TARAGIN
13/10/2021

Judaism has compassion for animals

Jewish thinkers and commentators weigh in on textual sources about compassion and cruelty regarding animal slaughter.

By DAVID ROSEN
13/10/2021

UAE cabinet approves opening embassy in Tel Aviv

The UAE and Israel agreed to normalize relations in August, a deal forged largely over shared fears of Iran.

By REUTERS
24/01/2021
A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Decem

Israel-Europe ties improving, warming up to Abraham Accords - exclusive

The Foreign Ministry has been working to help those European diplomats understand the shift in the paradigm of the Middle East.

Five-hundred years in the life of the Amon family

From the surrender of Spain to the court of Suleiman the Magnificent and beyond, they were there.

By ISAAC AMON
05/01/2021
Tzipori Park (Israel Nature and Parks Authority)

What does the 'lech lecha' phrase mean?

What does 'lech lecha' mean, and how can we understand it as a calling to search for God?

The exodus from Babel continues‏

As the debate over Abraham’s exodus from Babel resumes, it is incumbent upon us to try to read that invisible ink that leads to the Promised Land.

19/11/2020

Jordan Peterson turns to Genesis for lessons on civilization in peril

Peterson's search is for eternal values – virtues and themes that are “common across all human experience, across all time.”

19/11/2020

Parashat Chayei Sarah: Avraham Avinu’s wonderful death

‘And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said: “Send me away unto my master”’(Chayei Sarah 24:54)

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
12/11/2020
See yourself as responsible for repairing the world: "Make this world better"

Parashat Lech Lecha: The responsible one

This week’s parasha, Lech Lecha, opens with God’s instructions to Abraham.

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