The Jerusalem Report

The Jerusalem Report is an editorially independent biweekly newsmagazine that offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Founded in 1990, The Jerusalem Report consistently aims to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Diaspora, and honestly assess Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors.

Raymond S. Solomon: A dreamer and a doer

Raymond was a frequent contributor to The Jerusalem Report, as well as other publications focused on Israel and Jewish issues.

By LOIS KOLBERT
08/07/2020
Young brains, old brains: Memory, thinking and aging

Do seniors feel fine? A major issue is how well our brains function.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
08/07/2020
Shabbat Unplugged: An interview with Dr. Ruth Kabbesa-Abramzon

Shearim, focused on the Israeli Jewish experience from an educational perspective, works on making the Jewish experience accessible to all.

By ARIELLA ZEIDMAN
08/07/2020
Arik Ze’evi: A model of success

Ze’evi trained in the local Judo club in his neighborhood, together with his older brother, Roni, who was the club’s first local gold medal winner in the Israeli Judo Championships.

By RUBENS ZADEL
08/07/2020
A Family Story: Celebrating our roots and connections

“All of us has a story that defines us and makes us realize we are part of a bigger picture. We are blessed to be part of the family of the Jewish people."

The controversial Tzipi Hotovely – Israel’s new voice in Britain

The announcement of Hotovely’s forthcoming appointment was the signal for immediate objections from left-wing Jewish opinion in Britain.

Jerusalem’s secret: Hidden gardens of the Old City

Our green-fingered acquaintances in the Old City display a contentment rare in these parts.

By SUSAN KENNEDY , JON IMMANUEL
08/07/2020
Israel’s storyteller - Tom Segev's revealing biography of David Ben-Gurion

Tom Segev's newest book, A State at Any Cost, is a biography of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and has sparked quite a bit of controversy in Israel.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN , AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
07/07/2020
Esteban Alterman: A valiant photographer

Esteban Alterman, who died at home in Jerusalem on June 20, was a warrior and a perfectionist. A brilliant photographer, he battled his illness and continued shooting until he could no longer.

By AVI HOFFMANN
07/07/2020
COVID-19: Not solely a public health issue

Corona viruses are very common. The common cold is one type.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
25/03/2020
Haredi residents of Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood
Grounds for optimism about the ultra-Orthodox

“Today, many members of Haredi society understand that their responsibility extends beyond the boundaries of their own communities,” says Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer.

By RABBI ITZCHAK ADLERSTEIN
28/02/2020
The Messiah Chronicles:  Book 1 Have you seen the signs? Rivka Sarah Horowitz 210 pages; $19.99
If the Messiah came today, would people really believe it?

The book explores questions of how anyone in the world today or in the future will be able to prove to the world that they are actually the Messiah.

By RIKKI ROSE
28/02/2020
Dorice Horenstein, Israeli-born educator and author
The four relationships everyone should live through- Moments of the heart

Drawing upon more than three decades as a Jewish educator and leader, Moments of the Heart evolved from a series of weekly Facebook video messages to an inspiring book.

By ERIC EDWARD BROWN
25/02/2020
A Tale of Love and Destiny Barry Shaw  Createspace Independent, 2018 342 pages; $12.99
A tale of love and destiny- Sarah Aaronsohn's tale

Sarah’s short life, far from perfect, is passionate and purposeful yet vulnerable and flawed.

By KAY WILSON
25/02/2020
The Holocaust Lover Matt Nesvisky Published independently 2018 397 pages; $12
The Holocuast Lover-a historical novel in two volumes

This historical novel by Matt Nesvisky, a former writer for both The Jerusalem Post and The Jerusalem Report, takes the reader on an emotional ride from the revolt at Sobibor to present day

By ILAN CHAIM
25/02/2020
Bernard Josephs worked for The Jerusalem Post in the 1980s
An appreciation- Journalist Bernard Josephs:

An appreciation of an old-school journalist, who's death left a void in British and Jewish journalism.

Prof. Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is a law professor at DePaul University in Chicago and also teaches at
Remix Judaism - strengthening connections to teachings of Jewish tradition

A new book teaches how to strengthen the connection to the practices of the Jewish tradition in a way that comports with the sensibilities of Jews who are not, and likely never will be, observant.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
25/02/2020
Students take a breather from practice, relaxing on the stairs
How music changed my life

Lena is justifiably proud of her students who go on to illustrious careers, but she also thrills to the music produced by the children with special needs.

By SIMONE COHEN SCOTT
27/02/2020
Café Ariel in Krakow with a menu advertising non-kosher Jewish dishes and a Klezmer concert
Why I have no regrets about visiting Poland

“Now that we’re that close to Europe, it makes sense to go there,” she told me. At first I was very uncomfortable with the idea.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
25/02/2020
Meirav Marziano, a house mother at the SOS Nedarim children’s village in Arad, prepares lunch for th
SOS Children’s Villages - The NGO providing hope to at-risk youth

Today, SOS Children’s Villages Israel has crossed an exciting, but challenging, threshold. As one of the stronger branches of the international organization, it was determined that by 2020 it would become financially self-sufficient, as a result of a process that began in 2015.

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
25/02/2020
An image of Pluto captured by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2015
The next stage of space exploration- Pluto

“Finding Earth-size planets gets us asking that question that we’ve all asked, ‘if there are other planets like ours out there, is there life there?’”

Legendary photographer David Rubinger with his iconic camera
Remembering David Rubinger- witness to an Era

One side of David not revealed in the biography was the Jekyll and Hyde transformation that took place once he got behind the wheel of his car. God help anyone who got in his way when he was driving.

By RUTH CORMAN
25/02/2020
President Reuven Rivlin pets a koala bear at the Taronga Zoo wildlife hospital in Sydney on February
Rivlin greatest test will be in the aftermath of the elections

Israel’s 23rd general election is set to challenge the president in a way none of his nine predecessors was ever challenged

Letters
Letters to the Editor February 28, 2020:

Readers of The Jerusalem Report have their say.

A team of archaeologists, led by Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Insti
14 Days: CANAANITE TEMPLE

A roundup of the last two weeks.

25/02/2020
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