On June 20, Israeli windsurfer Shahar Zubari won the gold medal at the 2009 R:SX European Championships in Tel Aviv. The Eliat native beat out French windsurfer Julien Bontemps, who had finished ahead of Zubari in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
It’s seen its share of ups and downs, but the kibbutz movement is now alive and well — in Seattle.
Critics of the Obama administration’s call for negotiations with Iran have gained new life with the unrest there following disputed election results.
Long before he managed to organize a lavish bar mitzvah inside a New York City jail, Rabbi Leib Glanz developed a reputation for making things happen within New York’s ultra-Orthodox Satmar community.
When Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel applied to immigrate to Israel as a Jew under the Law of Return last October, Israeli authorities delayed responding to his request for months.