Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have unveiled plans to build a pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, according to the London Jewish Chronicle. Officials were due to sign an agreement today which will see the production of millions of cubic metres of drinking water for the arid region around the Dead Sea.
Geoff Sifrin |
Special To The Jewish Week
Nelson Mandela’s stunning attitude of reconciliation after his release in 1990 from 27 years in prison reassured very nervous South African Jews — and whites generally — that after living with “packed suitcases under the bed” during apartheid, they had a future here after all.
Gary Rosenblatt |
Editor And Publisher
In what appears to be a major breakthrough in the long, tortuous effort to solve the problem of agunot (or, chained wives), an international bet din (religious court) is in formation, headed by a highly respected Orthodox rabbi, with the goal of freeing women trapped in broken marriages.