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TEL AVIV (JTA) – The past weeks have seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves. Sept. … more
JTA – Israelis get around the globe, as anyone who has traveled to Thailand, Goa or Patagonia knows. Writers, too, are known for living outside the lands of their birth – Czech-born Milan Kundera lives in Paris and writes in French; Jhumpa … more
JNS.org Bees have suddenly become the buzzword of doom, as their population internationally has plummeted and the effects on commercial agriculture has become a serious concern. In just one year, American beekeepers lost an estimated 42 … more
JTA — Israel’s ongoing sandstorm is the worst since before the founding of the state in 1948, according to the Israeli Environmental Protection Ministry. The sandstorm blanketing the region, which began Sept. 8 and was expected to continue … more
JTA — Bonna Devora Haberman, the founder of Women of the Wall, a group pressing for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, has died. Haberman, a Canadian-born scholar, author and activist who lived in Israel and the United States, died June … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rocket sirens wailed across Israel as part of an annual nationwide preparedness drill. The sirens on the morning of June 2 also were broadcast on television and radio. Civilians were told to head to their bomb shelters and … more
Whenever and wherever I travel, I love visiting synagogues.  Through famous or obscure examples, I seek to enrich my understanding of how beauty and holiness converge. On my recent trip to Israel, I had fully expected to encounter some … more
JTA – Israel may be the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, but it is also one of the world’s least religious nations, according to a new poll. The WIN/Gallup poll of 63,898 residents in 65 countries found that 65 percent of Israelis … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli startup company that creates music education technology has raised $5 million in new funding. Tonara raised the funding from Baidu, the maker of China’s leading search engine, and Israel-based Carmel Ventures, a … more
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
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