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Jewish Agency To Probe MASA Screening After Eilat Shooting By New Yorker

10/05/2012

The Jewish Agency is opening an inquiry into its Oranim program after an American participant gunned down a hotel employee in Eilat.

The Jerusalem Post identified the shooter as William Hershkoviz, 23, of Poughkeepsie, NY. The victim was Armando Abed, a 33-year-old sous-chef from Mi'ilya in the Western Galilee.

Hershkovitz reportedly was fired from his job at the Leonardo Club Hotel after arriving there in late August on a program arranged by the Jewish Agency's MASA program.

New Year, New Flag

Conservative/Masorti movement puts a pluralistic spin on the Simchat Torah flag.

09/25/2012
Staff Writer

When Rabbi Tzvi Graetz was a little boy in the Israel of the 1970s, he would visit the shuk, or market, with his father every High Holiday season to buy flags to wave during Simchat Torah, which celebrates the end of one year of Torah readings and the beginning of a new one.

The Masorti Movement's updated Simchat Torah flag shows women dancing with the scrolls. Photo courtesy Masorti Olami

A Cook’s Entrée Into Israeli Life

08/28/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Who would have thought a chef and cookbook author would ever find herself without even one frying pan in her possession?

That’s exactly what Jamie Geller, author of the “Quick and Kosher” cookbook series and editor of the Joy of Kosher magazine and website, has had to deal with for the past two weeks, since she made aliyah from Monsey, N.Y., to Ramat Beit Shemesh with her husband and five children.

Kosher gourmet Jamie Geller, arriving with her family in Israel, has her eye on the Israeli food scene. Sasson Tiram

New Subscription Box Service Delivers Artisanal Israel

12/17/2014
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Startup Nation is at the forefront of the subscription box trend, earning its early adopter bona fides yet again.

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‘Ticking Time Bomb’ On Northern Border

Farming communities near Lebanon wary of Hezbollah tunnels, though tense calm prevails.

12/17/2014
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Zarit, Israel — The winding mountain roads leading to the eastern sector of Israel’s border with Lebanon were crawling with army forces on Monday: teams of soldiers in combat gear camped out at the entrance to villages as convoys of vehicles plied the highways.

Koby Cohen, a deputy security chief of the border town of Zarit. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Poll: Most Israelis See A Crisis In U.S.-Israel Ties

12/16/2014
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Washington — The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

Israeli Police Arrest Head Of Anti-Coexistence Group

12/16/2014
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Tel Aviv — The head of Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation, was arrested.

Women Of The Wall Snuffed Out In Request For Hanukkah Candle-Lighting

12/15/2014
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Jerusalem — A request by Women of the Wall to hold a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the women’s section of the holy site was denied.

Yaalon: Settlement Slowdown Temporary Since Obama Only Has Two Years Left

12/12/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said his difficulties in advancing plans for settlement construction are temporary, since the Obama administration only has two more years left in power.

Palestinian, Israeli Autopsy Reports At Odds Over Official’s Death

12/11/2014
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Jerusalem — Following an autopsy, Palestinian and Israeli doctors issued differing reports on the cause of death of a Palestinian official following an altercation with Israeli security forces at a demonstration.

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