10/10/2016 - 11:36 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

Sheldon Low and Hadar Orshalimy make music together. The two musicians blend together both in their professional lives and in their personal lives.  Thirty years ago, they were living more than 6000 miles apart.

10/07/2016 - 12:50 | | Special To The Jewish Week | A Rabbi's World

In the days and weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah, 5777, most Jewish newspapers and more than a few secular ones featured articles on how rabbis would integrate the current American presidential elections into their sermons, if at all.

10/06/2016 - 14:05 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Olive oil is astoundingly cheap in Spain. When I visited the family olive farm of a friend in Provence a few years ago, the father was horrified and disbelieving when I told him how much I’d paid for a liter of the extra-virgin stuff back in Barcelona: about $3. “That’s impossible,” he sputtered, as he stuck $15 price tags on his hand-picked specialty oils.

10/06/2016 - 11:44 | | JTA | In the Beginning

It was 9 o’clock on a weekday evening and I was lounging around my Brooklyn apartment in pajamas when the call came summoning me to a Midtown Manhattan hotel. Shimon Peres needed a speechwriter; I was a speechwriter at the time for Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations.

10/05/2016 - 16:19 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Tim Boxer

In accepting the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation last month, French President Francois Hollande said he was responding to “a call to conscience.”

09/28/2016 - 12:02 | | Editor and Publisher | The JW Q&A

Moshe (Bogie) Yaalon made headlines in the spring when, after being replaced as Israel’s defense minister, he stepped down from the Knesset and announced his future intention to run for national leadership, saying he lacked faith in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The former chief of staff of the IDF, highly respected for his integrity and candor, was upset when some national leaders, including Netanyahu, appeared to empathize with an Israeli soldier who was videoed shooting and killing a Palestinian terrorist who had been wounded and was seemingly incapacitated. Yaalon was in New York this past week to speak at an event sponsored by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and Beit Morasha of Jerusalem, a center for Jewish studies and leadership where he has played an active volunteer role. The following is based on his remarks and on an interview conducted prior to the program.