Jerusalem

Jerusalem 2013: A City of Beggars and Prophets

06/28/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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I fell in love with Jerusalem in 1971, as a junior-year-abroad student at the Hebrew University.  Someone who visits there today for the first time would be hard-pressed to imagine just how different the city was then...

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik is spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.

Formula For Peace

(JTA) Formula 1 drivers and motorcyclists drivers put on a display in Jerusalem, as part of the Jerusalem Formula Peace Road Show, June 14, 2013.

Chasing The Ivies In Kiryat Moriah

‘Flipping the switch’ from think tank to liberal arts college, Shalem seeks to emulate U.S. elite academia, infused with Jewish identity.

Assistant Managing Editor
05/29/2013

Jerusalem — Strolling around the new Shalem College recently, Daniel Gordis explained how the newly accredited, first-of-its kind liberal arts school will be a good fit for the neighborhood of Kiryat Moriah.

“There will be all kinds of cultural events, string quartets and drama to liven up the place,” said the college’s New York-born senior vice president.

Shalem College faculty and staff take time out from their preparations for fall’s opening. Adam Dickter

Road Rave

Don’t believe the hype about Israeli drivers; traveling by car can be a pleasure.

Assistant Managing Editor
05/14/2013

If you asked friends to complete the sentence “Driving in Israel is …,” chances are a few would come up with “taking your life in your hands.”

Palm trees line the road alongside the Ayalon highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photo by Adam Dickter

On Yom Yerushalayim, A Different City

04/30/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Yom Yerushalayim? What’s that? The day each year that we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem and probably one of the least known days in the Jewish calendar.

Gideon Taylor

Israeli Humor

 

 

From Hahafuch, the comedy troupe for new Israelis, comes this sendup of shopping in Jerusalem's Machane Yehudah, featuring "reporter with no life" Molly Livingstone.

From Jerusalem to Boston: That Was the Week That Was

04/19/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Having just come off the week of Yom Hashoah, when we consciously called to mind memories of the very worst behavior that humanity has ever countenanced, I– like most of us, I’m sure– thought it was safe to “shift emotional gears” and anticipate the joy of celebrating Israel’s independence.  But now, of course, I know I was wrong…

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Deficit Tests Yair Lapid

New finance minister faces tough decisions in balancing Israel’s budget.

04/17/2013
Israel Correspondent

JERUSALEM – No one in Israel doubts that Yair Lapid, Israel’s new minister of finance, will have to make tough decisions in order to lower the country’s almost $11 billion budget deficit.

Yair Lapid
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