Allison Kaplan Sommer


Shameful in Beit Shemesh

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

Shameful in Beit Shemesh
(Haaretz) — It was as frightening as any terrorist attack, recounted the young woman assaulted in broad daylight at a bus stop in Beit Shemesh last week.Read More


Sara Netanyahu, Israel's Marie Antoinette

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

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What the Heck Is a 'Quenelle'?

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

What the Heck Is a 'Quenelle'?
Most of us had never heard of the ‘quenelle’ until this week. Now, it’s a notorious anti-Semitic gesture — and one of the most searched-for terms on Google.Read More


Israel’s Somek Winery Is a Family Affair — With Deep Roots in the Land

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

Israel’s Somek Winery Is a Family Affair — With Deep Roots in the Land
Located on a small picturesque street is Barak Dahan’s small home. You would never know from its looks that inside is one of Israel’s most sought after wineries.Read More


In Zuckerberg Nuptials, No 'Intermarriage' Talk

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

In Zuckerberg Nuptials, No 'Intermarriage' Talk
Mazel tov, Priscilla and Mark! You pulled it off: a surprise wedding. What was supposed to be a medical school graduation party for a newly minted M.D. turned out to be an event in which she collected a M.R.S. degree and also wedded a newly minted billionaire.Read More






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