Shay Shaked


Jews, Muslims Come Together on Rutgers Campus

By Shay Shaked

On many college campuses, Jewish and Muslim students meet as adversaries, protesting events taking place in the Middle East, thousands of miles away. At Rutgers University Jewish and Muslim students are focusing on issues closer to home, and they are meeting as partners.Read More


Caffeinated David Takes On Seattle’s Goliath

By Shay Shaked

April 1, 2003, was a red-letter day in the annals of Israeli coffee-drinking history. That was when coffee goliath Starbucks admitted defeat and closed up its six Holy Land stores. Now, three years later, an Israeli coffee company is setting up shop in America, with an eye toward outdoing the giant on its own turf.Aroma, Israel’s leadingRead More


Octogenarians Start New Chapter

By Shay Shaked

Abe Goldfarb, 88, and his wife, Pauline, 84, always had considered making aliya, but it took a force of nature to give them the final push. Two days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, the Goldfarbs packed two days’ worth of clothes and supplies, left their New Orleans home and headed toward Baton Rouge. Though they didn’t know itRead More


Osirak, 25 Years Later

By Shay Shaked

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Osirak bombing, when Israeli fighter planes bombed a French-built nuclear plant near Baghdad. The destruction of the near-completed reactor, which Israel believed was designed to make nuclear weapons to destroy Israel, was met with strong denunciation from the world community. A quarter-century laterRead More



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