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JERUSALEM (JTA) – Women of the Wall for the first time read from a full-size Torah scroll during the group’s monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, contravening regulations there. The Torah scroll, one of 100 available for public use on … more
From a recent conversation with a group of my fellow teaching volunteers, I have come to the realization that most Israeli teachers, administrators and staff (save for the school guard and maintenance man) are female. Though the extent of it feels … more
JNS –The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has decided to invest some 100 million shekels ($25.4 million) in developing a cellular phone-based alert system for Israeli civilians that will help guide Israeli citizens to safe areas during a missile … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been selected as the new face of Gucci Fragrances. Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC Entertainment/Warner Bros film “Batman v Superman,” made the announcement on her Facebook … more
JTA – Much of what Alan Teitleman teaches in his political science classes at South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina is theoretical. But on March 17, Teitleman will undertake a political act that is anything but. Teitleman is … more
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The first thing I learned in Israel is that there is no such thing as lines. Any form of order or organization is simply frowned upon in a society, comprised of a people that has been pushed around enough throughout history to … more
RAANANA, Israel (JTA) – Chani Lerner-Mor’s political activism began on a street corner here in 1993. The landmark Oslo Accords, ceding parts of the West Bank to Yassir Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization, had been signed recently. … more
“Amazing” and “life-changing” is what many participants call a Birthright trip. But I didn’t realize that as a Birthright staff member, I too would have my own transformative experience. Seeing participants on my trip explore Israel for … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Chinese government has agreed to send two giant pandas to a zoo in Israel. The gift will be conferred on the Haifa Zoo if Chinese panda experts agree that the conditions there will be appropriate for the animals, … more
EILAT, Israel (JTA) — Zili Grossman did public relations for “half the hotels” in Eilat, she says. She was the mayor’s press adviser. Her job took her to festivals, bowling alleys, theaters and miniature golf courses — the gamut of tourist … more
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