Israeli Woman Gives Birth At Age 65

05/18/2015 - 20:00

A 65-year-old haredi Orthodox woman became the oldest woman ever to birth a child in Israel and one of the oldest in the world.

Orthodox Transgender Activist Speaks Out

Yiscah Smith is promoting her memoir and speaking about building a life as an Orthodox woman.

05/03/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in late April, a group of people gathered in a small house in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to listen to Yiscah Sara Smith read excerpts from her memoir.

Yiscah Sara Smith in Jerusalem. Via

Kim Kardashian Gets Cropped From Charedi Jewish Website

Kimye loses the ‘Kim’ in Jerusalem.

04/14/2015 - 20:00
Blueprint Editor

It is irony o' clock. The most photographed woman on planet Earth has been cropped out of a picture on a charedi Jewish news site according to


The Pulse Of Jerusalem

An interview with Mayor Nir Barkat on his bid to remake the city.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/23/2015 - 20:00

Here’s how much Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat cares about his beloved city: Last month, the mayor, a former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper, and his personal security guard sprang into action after a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist stabbed a charedi Jew right across the street from City Hall. The two helped tackle and subdue the man before he could do any more damage.

Courtesy of Jerusalem Mayor’s Office

On New Web-Based Tour, Visit Israel Without Leaving Home

03/08/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A video tour of some of Jerusalem’s historically and religiously significant sites will be live streamed over the Internet Wednesday morning and allow viewers to ask questions of the tour guide.

In Jerusalem, Seven Wounded In Suspected Terror Attack

03/05/2015 - 19:00

Seven people sustained moderate to minor injuries when a car rammed into a group of pedestrians standing at a light rail station in east Jerusalem.

Thousands Attend Funeral In Jerusalem For Victims Of Paris Supermarket Attack

01/12/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Roads, Schools Closed In Israel’s North And Jerusalem As Winter Storm Hits

01/06/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — The main roads were closed into Jerusalem as the worst storm of the year gathered strength.

What Does Abbas Really Want?

Mahmoud Abbas' latest threat is that if the U.N. Security Council doesn't approve his resolution calling for recognition of the state of Palestine within the 1967 borders and order full Israeli withdrawal by the end of 2017, his Palestinian Authority with "no longer deal" with Israel.

Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/07/2014 - 19:00

Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

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