An “Accessibility Shabbat” will be held in communities across Israel — and it’s designed to highlight the need for greater respect for the handicapped and disabled within the religious community, and in Israeli society in general.
An American G.I. for the first time has been recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for rescuing Jewish soldiers in World War II.
Israel is considering “an eastern option if things don’t go the right way with Europe and the United States,” a former foreign ministry head says. That means strengthening ties with India and the rest of Asia.23
Ezra Schwartz, who was studying abroad for a year, was murdered by terrorists during a trip to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Will the killing spur educational programs to tighten security policies — and how?90
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
An elite squad of security dogs have joined the war on the new wave of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel — and they know Yiddish.112
Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is hitting the wrong note when it comes to the media, weakening press freedom and holding sway over TV broadcasters in a country that bills itself as the Middle East’s only true democracy.10
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released on parole in the United States on Friday after 30 years in prison, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, a case that became a serious strain in relations between the close allies.154
Israelis say the Paris terror attacks should push Europe to realize it is in a common fight against Islamic extremism. Unfortunately, Europe doesn’t seem to feel the same way.502
Rachela Segal and her husband, Strul Segal, elderly Holocaust survivors living outside Tel Aviv, haven’t eaten chicken or fruit for weeks. At the market, they now even find it hard to afford to buy vegetables. “So I buy less, and Grade B. I go to buy vegetables, and 100 shekels flies,” Rachela Segal said.54
Business as usual isn’t much to write home about, but sometimes it’s all one can hope for.112
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