EDITORIAL : Jason Rezaian’s only crime was being a journalist in Iran. Like life imitating Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater,’ his imprisonment makes us doubt that Tehran really wants better ties to the outside world.
Two of America’s most venerable synagogues are set for a courtroom battle over a pair of silver Torah bells valued at $7 million. The nasty fight could determine whether one of the congregations survives.
‘Abraham Path,’ a community-based tourism project in the West Bank, takes hikers on the ancient road of the patriarch Abraham. Naomi Zeveloff went on the journey into the rarely seen heart of the Palestinian territory.
Monthly general meetings at the Park Slope Food Coop are usually staid affairs. Roughly 200 of the 16,500 members typically attend to discuss routine matters and get credit for the shift everyone is required to work. But last month’s meeting was different.
In his first visit to a synagogue, Barack Obama sought to explain, not retract, his criticism of Israeli policies. He seemed to pass the test with flying colors.
Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one.