In The Beginning

09/23/2015 | | JTA | In the Beginning

Assads, Morocco — Why the Jews want etrogs each fall, Mohammed Douch does not entirely understand. What he does know is that Jewish buyers are his main customers.

09/23/2015 | | Staff Writer | In the Beginning

There’s a kind of parlor game in pro-Israel circles, one usually accompanied by a player’s roll of the eyes or knowing sigh: How unfair to Israel can the United Nations be?

09/17/2015 | | Special to The Jewish Week | In the Beginning

While she was born in the U.S., Mikaela Shwer is always aware that she’s from an immigrant family, with parents and siblings born elsewhere, and a grandmother and many relatives living on a different continent. Shwer, now 33, grew up in a community of Jewish immigrants from South Africa in Phoenix. 

09/09/2015 | | Staff Writer | In the Beginning

Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda — no, this isn’t a syllabus for a college lit course; it’s a sampling from the new Reform High Holidays prayer book.

01/14/2015 | | Associate Editor | In the Beginning

Former Harvard Law School professor and staunch Israel supporter Alan Dershowitz has been accused of having sex with an underage girl, the “sex slave” of a Dershowitz’ client, financier Jeffrey Epstein — which has, what exactly, to do with Israel?

10/08/2014 | | Editor and Publisher | In the Beginning

The world has long known that Shimon Peres has a talent for statesmanship, having been a national leader in public service for some seven decades. Now we find out he has a sense of humor, too.