Israel
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I’ve been privileged to spend the past year studying in Jerusalem. Everywhere I go, I feel a sense of love and brotherhood with my fellow Jews. The beauty of the entire land is like nothing … more
Time travel in Israel [Photo gallery]
On a recent trip to Israel, I knew where I wanted to go first: 56 years into my past. At age 16, on a Young Judaea summer tour, I attended the Aug. 3, 1960, dedication of the Hadassah Medical … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – When Israel entered its 1948 War of Independence, the coastal city of Rishon Lezion was a hardscrabble farming settlement with fewer than 20,000 inhabitants. As waves of … more
On a recent trip to Israel, I knew where I wanted to go first: 56 years into my past. At age 16, on a Young Judaea summer tour, I attended the Aug. 3, 1960, dedication of the Hadassah Medical … more
“In my personal life, there are two days that are holiest in the year: Yom Kippur and Yom ha-Zikaron [Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism],” says … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Police removed haredi Orthodox protesters who disturbed a women’s prayer service at the Western Wall. The Original Women of the Wall group held morning services on Feb. 29 using a small Torah scroll they smuggled in. The … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – France has presented Israel and the Palestinians with a proposal for an international peace conference. The French ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonnave, in a meeting Feb. 16 with the head of the Israeli Foreign … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert entered an Israeli prison to begin his 19-month sentence on a corruption conviction, becoming the first Israeli prime minister to serve jail time. Prior to arriving at the prison in central Israel on the morning … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – On Jan. 31 Israel’s government approved a compromise to expand the non-Orthodox Jewish prayer section of the Western Wall, putting to rest the decades-long fight between Women of the Wall and Israel’s haredi … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression. … more
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