Jerusalem

Mounting Unrest Hits Temple Mount

Clashes this week just tip of the iceberg as Jerusalem mayor fears for public safety.

10/15/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Jerusalem — Hours after clashes on the Temple Mount Tuesday between Israeli police and Palestinian rioters, a faint whiff of tear gas still hung in the air in the Old City alleyways near the holy site.

Israeli Institute Gets $2.2 Million To Help Christians Study Jewish Thought

10/14/2014
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A new institute in Jerusalem has been awarded $2.2 million to help Christians and Jews study Jewish texts, launching what’s being billed as a new kind of Jewish-Christian cooperation.

Sukkot Comes To The Promised Land

10/08/2014
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In Jewish tradition, Sukkot is known as one of the pilgrimage festivals, one of the three times each year when people from around the Holy Land would head to Jerusalem to worship and celebrate at the ancient Temples.

The perfect etrog.

Slamming The Door To Peace

In a pair of dueling speeches at the United Nations, Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the door shut on future peace talks between two leaders who neither trust nor like each other. 

Israel’s New Language Barrier

With Arab-Jewish tensions running high in wake of Gaza war, a fresh attempt to downgrade status of Arabic.

09/24/2014
Contributing Editor
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We all want to draw a line under this summer of upheaval in Israel, and it is easy to get the impression that the country is now back to “normal.” But the reality on the ground doesn’t match this assessment. 

Nathan Jeffay

Gained In Translation

"Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity," wrote poet Yehuda Amichai." Last week, contemporary Israeli writers and translated-into-Hebrew international writers sailed into the Fourth International Writers Festival in Jerusalem for conversations, encounters, music and films that were articulate, bracing, confrontational, moving and at times inspirational.

Nicole Krauss. Yossi Zamir/International Writers Festival

Kerry’s ‘Poof’ Moment

There is only so much a third party can do.

04/11/2014
Editor and Publisher

The fact that the current Mideast peace talks are over — but for the bickering over who is to blame — is a shame, if not a tragedy. But it is certainly not a surprise. For all of Secretary of State Kerry’s energetic efforts since last summer in trying to revive a comatose situation, the fact remains that while Israel was, and is, prepared to make major compromises for peace, the Palestinian leadership is not.

David Broza’s Jerusalems

“[What’s So Funny ‘Bout] Peace Love & Understanding” David Broza asks, in his recording of Nick Lowe’s song on his new CD, “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem.” That song, with the accompaniment of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus of the Jerusalem International YMCA – a group of Jewish and Arab teens -- is now being played regularly on Galei Zahal, Israel Army Radio.

David Broza. Photo by Michael Datikash

City Dance Jerusalem

City Dance Jerusalem is a unique video dance project that brings modern dance out of performance halls and into the streets, creating a meeting point between art and everyday life in the open urban public spaces



 

Two-On-The-Aisle: Theater Café In Jerusalem

In the uncanny way that art imitates life, Jerusalem’s literary café, Tmol Shilshom, has been the setting for fictional accounts of young Israelis in search of love. The café, named in honor of the masterpiece by Israeli Nobel Prize-winner S.Y. Agnon, is half-hidden in a courtyard of the city’s historic Nahalat Shiva neighborhood. It is renowned for an atmosphere that encourages both cultural dialogue and romance over shared meals and occasional evening talks by Israel’s literary lights.

Improvisational theater in Jerusalem: Love Stories at Tmol Shilshom. Irit Elad
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