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What do see across the country.
Improved security control in face of terrorism shifts focus to country’s beauty, diversity
A variety of views from the Arab and Islamic world.
“On reality TV shows, for example, there’s tons of sexual harassment going on, and none of the perpetrators ever have to deal with the consequences. That’s giving our kids a warped picture.”
Our main goal was, and still is, mainly not to make money - but to help people.
‘... In every loss, there is spiritual gain’
“I have always let my passions drive me,” says Cohen. “I have always been an adventurous person.”
As Simhat Torah approaches and the celebration of Torah will be felt in synagogues and communities around the world, I wish to address my experience as a woman studying Torah.
The Torah transforms a gray and dreary life to an exalted and sacred existence.
Aaron Demsky, professor emeritus of Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, has dedicated his professional life to the study of Jewish names.
Traveling in Portugal.
Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook made aliyah two months prior to Herzl’s death and was appointed rabbi of Jaffa and the colonies. As part of his position he was requested to eulogize Herzl.
Had he been around to see the installation go up, Viktor Frankl would, no doubt, not have been surprised by the survivors’ sunny philosophy.
In the months leading up to Passover, Yad Vashem received several artifacts relating to how Jews kept true to their tradition.
Whatever one’s take on the recent elections, I found just the right way to begin the next day with a model Passover seder at Ulpan Etzion.
The making of The Producers is one of the most interesting parts of Funny Man, Patrick McGilligan’s highly detailed but disappointingly pedestrian new biography of Brooks.
We have the freedom to choose what we do, and we should value this and teach the beauty of it to the next generation.
The link between fish and hassidism has deepened in recent years. A venture hatched in 2014 has grown into a company called The Rebbe’s Choice which offers various types and flavors of herring.
Acknowledging the informality of her decision to make aliyah, Gold says that “coming to Israel was the best nondecision decision I ever made in my life.”
“And Aaron was silent.” In his terrible silence, one can hear a reverberating scream welling up from inside, but restrained and given no outward expression.
Nisenbaum is very proud that his daughter and son-in-law served in the Israeli army, and is happy that “Jews no longer need be on the run from their enemies."
Adam Kirsch explores the unanswerable: Is there such a thing as Jewish literature?
The only way for the conflict to be resolved is for one side to give up.
The Magen Party will be the social commando of the citizens of Israel in the Knesset.
Kamil Shehade looked out from the balcony of his apartment, he witnessed the everyday poverty, homelessness and underprivileged, and decided to do something about it.
Part One of Three – Introduction
Everywhere we look, there are declarations of victory against ISIS. But in my opinion, this is a temporary victory, and it is only a matter of time until another ISIS-like organization emerges.
Bank HaPoalim financial advice manager Orit Michael wants to ‘help the retiree and their family keep the standard of living to which they have become accustomed.’
Purim's slogan has rightly been “upside down” because it does things differently, emphasizing actions – such as drinking to excess and disguising oneself.
One does not need to be a vegetarian to be able to identify with the basic principle that shedding blood is not a decent moral virtue.
Boris Fishman’s memoir ‘Savage Feasts’ provides insight into the immigrant struggles of a Soviet Jewish family.
Megillat Esther is really a chess game of high risks in which Mordecai and Esther deliberately do some foolish things, thereby creating severe anxiety.
These recipes will help you make Purim – and the rest of the year as well – much more fun and tasty.
After we’ve finished running around in our creative costumes delivering mishloah manot to family and friends, there’s still plenty of time left to get out into nature and enjoy the blossoming springtime.
The entire complex was designed and built to the highest standards in order to provide a safe and relaxing experience, while simultaneously ensuring maximum privacy and comfort.
The success of Trump’s negotiating strategy takes time, because it depends on building the confidence that has been completely lost with North Korea
Celebrated fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir traces his life from his religious Brooklyn upbringing.
When massage therapist Chetan met Tania, it was not exactly love at first sight. More like love at first rub.
Born in South Africa, Kevin Musikanth is the coach of Israel’s National 15s Rugby Team. “I made aliyah because I am a proud Jew,” he said.
Jewish law mandates going beyond the letter of the law to do 'the right and good.'
Is there a guiding hand to the universe, or do events simply happen haphazardly, as if by chance?
Appreciate your child’s creativity by trying to see the world through their eyes. Children aren’t always attentive to adult concerns, such as time or sanitation.
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
The Mateh Yehuda food festival is also a unique opportunity to be invited into people’s homes and hear their stories about how they chose to join that community.
...We ask: Are Jews still commanded to blot out the memory of Amalek?
Humor as a strategy in dealing with stressful situations.
Whimsical English-language references pervade Israeli society, creating a pop-culture stew.
Upon 50 years since his passing.
It would seem surprising that the very last message given by the Bible to the Jewish people would be devoid of the mention of God. It would do us well to examine that final message.
“Apart from ideology, what keeps you in Israel?”
“I remember my father telling us, ‘A Jew must always be ready to leave his country, as we never know when antisemitism will force us out, often with just the shirt on our back.
Matti Friedman’s latest work delves into the history of the Mizrahi Jewish immigrants who infiltrated Arab communities to spy and gather intelligence.
Orthodoxy’s greatest test.
Tom Bower’s biography of Jeremy Corbyn portrays Labour leader as lacking any kind of moral compass.
Oh, the pitter-patter of little feet. Everywhere. All the time. No, not my children – I don’t have any, but perhaps yours?
This enabled the new Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to overcome the serious financial crisis he faced when he came to power last August.
Photos: HADAR YAHAV and MANU GREENSPAN
Purim is here and it’s time to stock up on sweet treats and some wine.
Only his colleagues who truly knew the inside of his insides were permitted to say praiseworthy things about him.
Aranoff designed and built his family’s house in Lapid, opposite the Ben Shemen Forest, with careful attention to using sun and wind for natural warming and cooling.
Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir explores a young Israeli woman constantly on the run – until she manages to stop fleeing.
With all of the blessed rainfall we’ve received, the entire country is blossoming with colorful flowers, even more so than usual.
Get in gear for the happiest holiday of the year – and don’t forget to look for healthier options
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
The lesson of the Shoah is that we must never permit such a belief to rise again.
Understanding sexual abuse through the lens of Halacha
A highly educated woman using Hebrew – which will show how much I still have to learn – will say, “We have all worked hard to build this country. Please make sure your voice is heard. Vote.”
This week, I’d like to describe one of my all-time favorites: Nahal Tavor.
In my previous column, I discussed our obsession with smartphones and the damaging impact that the phones can have on both individuals and society.
Oil is one of the few things the Americans are willing to go to war for, as the late King Hussein of Jordan once remarked. The second thing is Israel’s security.
A new project traces history through the eyes of those who lived it.
You can visit/join ‘Support an Oleh’ on their Facebook page.
Morris and Harriet have successfully managed to accept changes in their lives, adjust accordingly to these changes, and do so with a positive outlook.
The 1849 pamphlet is rare. The National Library of Israel holds a solitary copy, and there is only one other copy listed in the catalogue of libraries in Israel.
Some of the hikes near the stream are short – perfect for families looking to get out for a half-day walk.
Don’t let the winter blues get you down - this week fight the signs of aging with a fantastic new face cream, take a sip from a new Israeli white whiskey or pour yourself an aromatic cup of coffee.
Our region is desperate for a new kind of rhetoric and a new kind of political leadership that is unlikely to emerge from the monotony and fear we are immersed in.
Avi Biton’s Dizengoff Street ‘Café Popular’ launches new and different brunch.
Jerusalem’s Red Heifer steakhouse celebrates 18th birthday
Sara’s Place in Ra’anana serves up kosher dishes with an American flare.
Daniel Zamir joins forces with Yonatan Razel for an evening of spiritual improvisation.
Opera singer Tali Ketzef will perform at Kfar Blum as part of an opera weekend.
The Israeli Andalusian Orchestra: Ashdod spreads its wings with guest Ester Rada
American composer and conductor Lucas Richman, to perform with the Israel Camerata, Jerusalem.
Imitated and parodied so much, it’s almost impossible to remember – or overstate – the show’s impact
“The rabbi said, ‘Why do you want to [study Judaism]? It’s crazy!’”
“Rav Kook truly thought that total equality of the sexes was not only a halachic [Jewish law] problem, but even more so a historical, social, and moral mistake"-Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun
Brad Meltzer pens his first nonfiction work, covering the secret plot to kill George Washington.
Throughout the 1930s and ‘40s, support in the US for Germany and Nazi ideology was more extensive than generally known.
Here are a few places to visit during the holiday.
Who isn’t addicted to their phone, leaving it on all day and often at night, checking it multiple times an hour just to see if someone wrote something or if there is something new?
Turkey’s Treasure Island: Digging up buried Jewish gems off the coast of Istanbul