Lost & Found – 2,000 Years Later

Late summer excavations in Israel have turned up what archaeologists say are two remarkable findings that illuminate Israel’s history.


Israeli Film Wins Top Prize in Venice

In the 60 years since the Venice Film Festival first bestowed its Golden Lion award, no Israeli film has ever won — until now. On Sept. 12, filmmaker Samuel Maoz received the top prize for his film, “Lebanon,” which focuses on the 1982 Lebanon war.


Goldstone’s Gambit: The Man Behind U.N. Report

Ask Richard Goldstone what possessed him, a Jew and self-described supporter of Israel, to accept the job of chief United Nations investigator of alleged war crimes committed in Gaza last winter, and the legendary South African judge invokes his past.


United Synagogue Approves Broad Restructuring

United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism has instituted a broad restructuring that will include deep cuts in staff, a consolidation of its services and even a reduction in its board of directors from 180 to 75 members. The board approved the changes in a vote on September 13.


New Kosher Food Certification May Be Most Detailed In the Industry

The Conservative movement has released detailed guidelines for what experts say could be one of the most comprehensive food certifications in existence.

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