Hundreds of thousands of people took to Jerusalem streets to mourn the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday evening, with crowd estimates as high as 800,000 and possibly close to 1 million.
President Shimon Peres called him “a great man with an unbelievable memory and the wisdom to share his knowledge with others.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the former Sephardic chief rabbi was “a giant in Torah and Jewish law and a teacher for tens of thousands.
“”He worked greatly to enhance Jewish heritage and at the same time, his rulings took...
At her tiny clothing store in downtown Jerusalem, Joanne Ginsberg, a transplanted New Yorker, sells clothing with a message.
The baby onesies she designs bear Hebrew inscriptions like “Sweet as Honey,” and she sells an apron that proclaims it is “Kosher for Passover.”
Joshua Mitnick |
Tel Aviv — The political cartoon in the daily Haaretz newspaper depicts the United Nations Headquarters like a boisterous nightclub, where Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is getting down with Barack Obama.