Israel’s ascension last May to the OECD — an organization made up of the world’s most prosperous economies — has shone a spotlight on inequality in the Jewish state, where poverty is almost twice the OECD average.17
In one of the early frames of an upcoming documentary that soon will be shown in New York — “The Rescuers: Heroes of the Holocaust,” by African-American filmmaker Michael King and featuring British historian Martin Gilbert as narrator — Britain’s Prince Charles is seen addressing the Kindertransport Association.
A challenge to the tax-exempt status of Jewish National Fund’s American arm introduces a new wrinkle into an ongoing debate over how the Internal Revenue Service should treat charities whose foreign operations run counter to public policy of the United States. A coalition of anti-Zionist groups has claimed in its challenge that JNF ethnically discriminates by refusing to sell or lease its land in Israel to non-Jews.59
Just weeks before starting his year as a fellow at Yeshivat Hadar, an egalitarian Judaic learning program for adults, Itamar Landau moved in with his girlfriend. The fellowship demanded that Landau keep kosher and observe the restrictions of the Sabbath. The couple agreed to separate milk and meat in their shared kitchen and to refrain from activities such as driving on Saturdays as they grew accustomed to sharing a bed.49
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