Had I been eating soup when I saw the cover of this week’s farewell issue of the Village Voice, I would have spit up.
“None of us will ever comprehend the depravity of what Elie experienced during the Holocaust. He tried to help us see and feel that pain.”5
On the border of Tel Aviv and Jaffa are the ruins of an old house overlooking the beach and the Mediterranean Sea, with an anomalous black cube rising from its remnants. This is the Etzel House, also known as the Museum of Jaffa’s Liberators. It is dedicated to fighters of the museum’s eponymous organization, better known as the Irgun in English, a Jewish militant group in Mandate Palestine led by Menachem Begin. Along with the nearby Hassan Bek mosque, the ruins are one of just two structures that remain from Manshiyya, formerly the northernmost neighborhood of Jaffa.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with these festive drinks that also happen to have all the simanim , or symbols, for the holiday.
“The founding fathers of our country, and all of the politicians for many years, always looked at cinema as a stepchild of Israeli culture.”
“In terms of finding a boyfriend, the events are usually duds, but they’ve made me feel welcomed into a community.”
People everywhere have such false biases, and those can be broken down by developing relationships with those very people you think are so different.
A Tel Aviv coffee shop is offering free challahs for those who need them by leaving challahs on café tables for an hour each Friday afternoon.
Reinstein represents the kind of young, fresh new face the synagogue claims it needs. He’s an avid sports fan and posts jokes on Facebook.
As others flock to popular Chabad programs, Jewish converts are choosing to stay in the more stringent Moscow Choral Synagogue.
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