Jerusalem

A Sudden Trip Home From Jerusalem

07/12/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent

During the last week of June, my wife Robin and I participated in the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, held this year in Jerusalem.

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

How Yeshai Met Lital

07/01/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 Lital Mosan happened to be in the right place to find her future husband. All she had to do was go  to work every day.

Lital was working in the mayor's office at the Jerusalem City Hall. For months, she would enter the pretty stone municipal complex and greet the security guards on duty. It was just “hello, hello” each time. Security guards – many of them young and unmarried – are omnipresent in Jerusalem.  They are generally seen but not often noticed.

Lital Mosan and Yeshai Gordon, married May 22nd, 2013.

Jerusalem 2013: A City of Beggars and Prophets

06/28/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.

Syndicate content