American Jews Place Hopes In Herzog

Change of government could spur better ties with administration.

03/17/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Analysts said they believe American Jews would like to see a new Israeli government to help re-cement ties with the Obama administration.

Exit Polls: Zionist Union, Likud Neck And Neck At Top

03/16/2015 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — Exit polls in Israel showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party neck and neck at the top with the center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog.

The Editor's Desk: Why Israel Might Have A National Unity Government

Netanyahu and Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/15/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Tuesday marks the official day for Israel’s national elections.

Gary Rosenblatt

Same Old Labor Pains For Herzog And Livni?

Zionist Union tries negative ads after gaining little traction despite a vulnerable Bibi.

02/17/2015 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Modiin, Israel — It was supposed to be a preaching-to-the-choir type of performance. Yitzhak Herzog’s speech Saturday night to a crowd in this middle-class Israeli suburb was targeting a relatively friendly constituency to the Labor Party.

Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni at campaign stop this week  in Modiin. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Starting The Season Off — With Flavor

A quintet of new wines for the New Year.

Special To The Jewish Week
09/09/2014 - 20:00

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, in synagogues around the world, the first of the pre-Rosh HaShanah shofar blasts were blown, to note the beginning of the month of Elul. For the kosher wine industry, those shofar blasts were like a starters’ pistol, marking the beginning of an annual race to bring the new crop of kosher wines to the market.  During the next month (and during the month before Passover) more kosher wine will be sold than at any times during the year. 

A variety of new wines, and new vintages, add joy to the Jewish New Year.

Christian Zionist Hagee Gives Nearly $1 Million To Nefesh B'Nefesh

11/02/2011 - 20:00

John Hagee Ministries distributed $6 million to Israeli charities, with the largest chunk going to Nefesh B'Nefesh, a group that encourages immigration to Israel from English-speaking countries.

Nefesh B'Nefesh received $900,000 in the awards announced after the 30th annual Night to Honor Israel held at Hagee's Cornerstone megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Organizers said the event drew 7,000 people.

Laughing at 9/11? A Jewish Perspective

New York magazine's Sept. 11 issue has arrived, and it's a real treat.   The whole issue has been turned into an encyclopedia of Sept. 11-related entries, including everything from "freedom fries" to "Abbottabad," and many of them penned by wonderful writers.  Mark Lilla's in there, as is Eliza Griswold. I haven't read them all, but one caught my eye in particular: Jim Holt's entry for "Humor."  

Grape Expectations

The long journey of the Herzogs, the family behind the Royal Wine Corp.
Special To The Jewish Week
03/02/2011 - 19:00

From old world to new; from yeshiva to board room; from amassing great wealth to losing it all to earning it back: For more than 250 years, back to the days when Mozart was composing, the Herzog family — the largest player in the kosher wine industry today — has traveled great distances and bridged gaping contradictions.
But the journey it is now in the midst of — moving the kosher wine consumer to dry wines — may be the family’s toughest one yet.

Phillip “Baron” Herzog, left, and Rabbi  Yonah  Tzvi “Eugene” Herzog, who arrived in New York in 1948.
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