Thursday, November 15, 2018

Israel Tag

Twenty (Jewish) Questions

13:31 08 March in Politics, Religion
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by Kelley Kidd Monday night, I sat in traffic in a taxi outside the Washington Convention Center as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gala (addressed by Benjamin Netanyahu) went on inside. Protest groups shouted out against a potential war in Iran.  My taxi driver,...

A Case of Arab Democracy

17:40 23 January in Culture
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Our January/February issue features the fourth in our series on Israel's Arab citizens: this one focuses on the pursuit of Arab-Israelis for equal rights in the political arena, a quest that challenges the Jewish character of the state. Read about Knesset member Ahmad Tibi, Israel's...

Jerusalem Syndrome

18:29 17 January in Culture
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by Sala Levin [caption id="" align="alignright" width="330" caption="Jerusalem's Old City (tripadvisor.com)"][/caption] Matt Gross went to Jerusalem, and all he got was this lousy set of tefillin. This, more or less, was the takeaway from Gross's piece in the New York Times this Sunday, in which the paper's former...

Beit Shemesh Rhapsody

16:20 09 January in Culture, topics
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Does Freddie Mercury have the power to heal religious and sociopolitical tensions? A group of 250 women and girls in Beit Shemesh tested the premise Friday afternoon by forming a flash mob and dancing to Queen's song "Don't Stop Me Now" as part of the...