The Jewish Week Q&a

03/04/2013 - 19:00 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

Yoni Yagodovsky is director of international affairs for Magen David Adom, which provides ambulances, blood services and emergency medical response throughout Israel. He has been involved in the response to virtually every mass casualty incident in the Jerusalem area in the past 25 years.

02/28/2013 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | The Jewish Week Q&A

It took 16 years for Moshe Feiglin to finally win a coveted seat in the Knesset last month. No sooner did he settle down in his newly won seat that he announced he’s going to boycott the Knesset during President Barack Obama’s visit this month.

Feiglin, founding president of the right-wing religious Manhigut Yehudit faction within the reigning Likud party, flew here for a one-day victory celebration Monday in Queens.

02/25/2013 - 19:00 | | Special To The Jewish Week | The Jewish Week Q&A

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein is the rare exception in Israeli life: a Talmudic and halachic authority and yeshiva teacher with a doctorate from Harvard who is fond of quoting Shakespeare and Milton, and a leader of religious Zionism who has been identified with the “peace camp.”

02/19/2013 - 19:00 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

When 10 women were detained last week for breaking the rules governing women’s prayer at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, the incident made headlines.

02/12/2013 - 19:00 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

A British-born scholar who combines an interest in popular culture (bachelor’s degree in film history from the Manchester Metropolitan University) with a traditional yeshiva education, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein combines two apparently disparate worlds.

02/04/2013 - 19:00 | | Associate Editors | The Jewish Week Q&A

Despite volumes of neuroscience research pointing to the significance of a child’s first few years in determining his or her future success, early childhood programs tend to be the Rodney Dangerfield of American education.