Israel Now

Birthright: It’s Not About The Sex

06/07/2010 - 20:00

Once again Shaul Kelner, in an otherwise thought-provoking article on Birthright Israel (“So Near, So Far,” May 14, Israel Now section), unduly focuses on what he describes as the “hookup scene” of Birthright. If one is to read this article, and the previous Jewish Week article reviewing his book, “Tours That Bind,” one might be prone to think that the primary purpose of Birthright is to work on “Jewish continuity” during the trip itself in a very practical manner.

Celestial City, Terrestrial City

The dizzyingly complex question of sovereignty over Jerusalem.
Special To The Jewish Week
05/11/2010 - 20:00

 Late last month, as Israelis celebrated the 62nd birthday of the Jewish state and the 150th of its inventor, the great Theodor Herzl, a full-page ad appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. The text was penned by another esteemed Jew, the Nobel laureate, prolific author and Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel. Needless to say, his piece drew a lot of attention.     


Israel Now: May 2010

Defining Moment, Critical Questions. A look at crucial issues facing Israel today, from the status of Jerusalem to the changing pro-Israel movement to the impact of Birthright trips.
05/11/2010 - 20:00
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