Jerusalem

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

Appeals Court To Reconsider Jerusalem Passport Case

03/11/2013

A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments again on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can have "Israel" listed as their birthplace in their passports.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to decide whether passports issued in Jerusalem should say Israel.

Super Hospitality

Are you ready for some football?  A year from now in New Jersey?

The site of 2014 Super Bowl

Rabbi Hartman's Judaism Of Many Rooms

A brilliant thinker, he let others debate whether he remained in the Orthodox fold.

02/11/2013
Editor and Publisher

“Would you like to win a Pulitzer Prize?” Rabbi David Hartman asked me one day, a number of years ago.

I said sure, and wondered why he asked.

David Hartman
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