Jerusalem

U.S. Jewish Groups Condemn Anti-African Violence In Tel Aviv

05/25/2012

Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.

Becoming Builders Of Jerusalem: The Model Just Society

05/22/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

This week I was honored to deliver the Cape Town, South Africa, community-wide keynote address for Yom Yerushalayim. Hundreds gathered together in a powerful celebration of the liberation of Jerusalem 45 years ago (28th of Iyar 1967). I was reminded of the power of Jerusalem to unite the Jewish people.

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

Social Protests Return In Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

05/13/2012

Social protest rallies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and three other Israeli cities.

The Saturday night rallies, held also in Haifa, Kiryat Shemona and Pardes Hana, were called the beginning of nationwide social justice protests such as those that took place across Israel last summer.

Several thousand Israelis protested in Tel Aviv, with demonstrators marching from poorer southern neighborhoods to Rabin Square. At least nine demonstrators were arrested.

Hundreds marched in Jerusalem toward the Prime Minister's Residence.

Holy Purpose, Historic Route

05/01/2012
Staff Writer

Gan Sacher (Sacher Park) in the heart of Jerusalem, plays the role in the capital that Central Park does here — a site for concerts and barbecues, soccer games and Frisbee throwing, political rallies and romantic dates.

Last week Gan Sacher was the venue of a mitzvah.

Photo By Shimon Kopolovits and Amy Schwartz

Islamist Groups Slam Egytian Mufti's Jerusalem Visit

04/20/2012

Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood condemned a visit to the Al-Aksa Mosque by Egypt's grand mufti, one of the country's highest religious authorities.

Sheik Ali Goma, accompanied by Ghazi bin Muhammad, chief adviser to Jordan's King Abdullah II for religious and cultural affairs, visited the mosque located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday. It was Goma's first visit to the shrine.

‘So Much For The Arab Spring’

Palestinians are bankrupt and demoralized — yet politics and intifadas have lost their appeal.

04/12/2012
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Just as he does every day, on March 30 Mahmoud Abu Sneineh trimmed succulent pieces of lamb off a vertical spit, wrapped them in a fresh pita brushed with tehina, and served the shwarma to hungry customers lined up at his eatery in east Jerusalem.

Palestinian women wave during a demonstration marking Land Day. Getty Images

The Top 10 Things About Being In Israel For Pesach

04/11/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

10) Having a seder with my sister and brother-in-law and their five children and eight grandchildren for the first time ever!

9)  Every gas station mini-market is kasher l’pesach,  and every gas station attendant wishes you a Chag Sameach (while they’re charging you a month’s salary to fill up your tank…)

8)  Kasher l’Pesach Magnum ice cream bars!

7)  On Chol HaMoed, it seems like every family in Israel is cooking out in a public park!

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

This Year In Jerusalem: A Very Special Passover

04/04/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

When I finished last year’s Seder with the words L’Shanah Haba’ah Bi’Yrushalayim Habnuyah- Next Year in a Rebuilt Jerusalem- I never allowed myself to imagine that I might actually be spending Passover, 5772 in anywhere other than Forest Hills.  Of course, were the Messiah to arrive, I would be ready to relocate, but absent that miraculous intervention in history, I didn’t see myself going anywhere for the holiday.

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

Second Jerusalem Church Vandalized

02/20/2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A church in Jerusalem was vandalized with an anti-Christian slogan.

"Death to Christians" was painted on the walls of a church in Jerusalem on Monday.

The words "Price Tag" and bad language about Jesus also were written on the Baptist Narkis Street Congregation in Jerusalem, according to reports. The tires of several cars in the area also were slashed.

A Day In The German Colony

Historic buildings, boutiques, kosher restaurants and an old-school cinema make the southern Jerusalem neighborhood a lively destination.

Israel Correspondent
02/07/2012

Jerusalem — After spending so much time and money to get to Israel, many vacationers rush around the country in an attempt to cover as much ground as possible.

But sometimes you just need a day to unwind, and the German Colony, a neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, is a good place to do it.

Many houses in the area are more than a century old.
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