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.

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
Boris Yeltsin gestures as he addresses a crowd in Moscow on March 28, 1993. Yeltsin died in 2007 at
The virtues of an honest leader

“You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can’t sit on it for long” – Boris Yeltsin

By MARVIN RAPP
25/02/2020
Lord John Dalberg-Acton (1834-1902)
Is it time for a change in Israeli leadership?

If Labor had been in power so many decades, it is quite possible that the same systemic diseases, rot and corruption would have set in, perhaps without the private pretensions of a would-be royal family

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz: Can he beat Netanyahu?
Will there be a fourth elections?

Elections used to create genuine excitement in Israel, but this is no longer the case. Election fever has been replaced by election fatigue. People are dreading the prospect of more deadlock and a fourth election.

By MARK WEISS
25/02/2020
Seated, from left to right, are Prof. Elyakim Rubinstein, Diaspora Affairs Minister  Tzipi Hotovely,
From the editor- Widening the discourse

“The time has come to diversify the discourse between the sides, bringing new faces and new ideas to the table,”

25/02/2020
Pastors Larry and Tiz Huch
Pastors Larry and Tiz Huch believe their mission is to support Israel

“It’s become my No.1 mission to bring the Christian world back to being in love with Israel, and back to being in love with the Jewish people,” says Pastor Larry

27/02/2020
Patpong memories
Jewish World: Thai sex-workers, Austrian-Jewish memories - and art

A new museum of Bangkok’s notorious red-light district is the brainchild of a ‘culturally Jewish’ Austrian with a colorful family history.

By TIBOR KRAUSZ
24/12/2019
London calling: After Corbyn lost, what is the future of UK Jews?

A week after his victory, Johnson made an encouraging pledge to combat boycotts against Israel, saying it tends to be targeted with “nauseating frequency.”

24/12/2019
Israel’s James Bond
Israel’s James Bond - How an Iraqi-born Jew became an Israeli hero

Mordechai Ben-Porat led an airlift of some 130,000 Iraqi Jews to Israel.

Masada and Jewish heroism:  A new perspective
Masada and Jewish heroism: A new perspective

The most important question is why the Jews at Masada stopped fighting.

14/12/2019
George Orwell
Orwell’s evolving views on Jews

Orwell’s antisemitic streak is the most painful thing I have written about, because I am a great admirer of Orwell.

By RAYMOND S. SOLOMON
17/10/2019
Jews and human rights

Loeffler takes the reader on a journey that stretches from minority rights through the idea of a universal Bill of Rights.

New Year – new beginnings

It seems that many people set themselves up for some form of disappointment just days or weeks into the new calendar year.

By ALIYA BENITA LEVIN
17/10/2019
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