On the hugely popular “Arabs Got Talent” TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in checkered black-and-white scarves brought the house down with a traditional Arabic song that left the judges weeping and earned a ticket straight to the finals.
A dried fruit compote helps a writer connect the past with the present as she recalls her first experience with Tu B’Shvat, an eye-opening seder full of weighty significance.
When the seven fruits of Israel were not available to Jews of the Diaspora, Tu B’Shvat prayers were often recited over dried fruits. Here, a compote recipe as commemoration.
Long-time activist and founding editor of Ms. magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, talks about her estrangement from Judaism and how she found her way back.
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, the military and a Palestinian security official said.