Conservative/Masorti movement puts a pluralistic spin on the Simchat Torah flag.
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.
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.
Unprecedented closing of West Bank yeshiva in Yitzhar follows attack on IDF.
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Yitzhar, West Bank — Motorists headed to this West Bank settlement notorious as a hotbed for radicalism were greeted last Friday afternoon by a police checkpoint at the highway turnoff. Checking for ID, one officer explained that non-residents were being turned back.
Is The Temple Institute head tilting at spiritual windmills in bid to have Jews pray at controversial holy site?
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Jerusalem — “Warning.” The Hebrew sign at the entrance to the tourist bridge rising from the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City issues a stern reminder that Temple Mount complex — the holiest patch of real estate in Jewish tradition — is off limits to Jews under many interpretations of halachic Jewish law.
Tel Aviv — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said he supports freezing settlement growth to help jump-start peace negotiations and vowed that his centrist Yesh Atid party would leave Israel’s governing coalition if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were responsible for the collapse of the peace process.
JERUSALEM — Israel would release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners and freeze West Bank settlement building, and the United States would free Jonathan Pollard under a reported deal reached between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.