Robert Weinger was once a bulldog beverage executive in Northern California. He left everything behind to devote his life to the shofar in the Holy Land.3
Taybeh, a Christian village in the West Bank, celebrated its 11th Oktoberfest on the September 24 and 25. Here’s a primer on the West Bank beer festival.6
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin engaged in a worldwide question and answer session on Twitter about politics, diplomacy and food with the #AskRivlin hashtag.
A new rabbinical training program in Jerusalem ordains rabbis from across the Jewish religious spectrum together.23
Nothing quite prepared Jane Eisner for the emails sent in the early hours of October 10 with messages such as: “Shana Tova, Dirty Hooknosed KIKE rat! MAY IT BE YOUR LAST!” A new ADL report codifies the online abuse of Jewish journalists. Is it Donald Trump’s fault?
Remains of an Ottoman-era fisherman’s house and tools were among the findings of recent excavation in Ashkelon, a southern Israeli coastal city which has been used as a port for thousands of years.
Video footage that apparently shows the execution of Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Syria in 1965 has surfaced online, giving a fuller picture of the moments just before and after the secret agent’s death more than half a century ago.
Israel Hayom, Israel’s right-wing newspaper affiliated with the ruling Likud party, surprised some by printing a full-page ad for a Nissan Sentra with two fathers.4
Given their long, tempestuous and mostly acrimonious relationship over the past seven-and-a-half years, Wednesday’s meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama, touted as their last, could have been a grand finale. At one extreme, the two leaders might have expressed their true emotions and undergone catharsis, bro-hugging and making up at the end, while at the other they might have finally vented their pent-up frustrations, descending into an unseemly shouting match that their advisers would do their best to stifle.9
Two female Israeli soldiers using the navigation app Waze got stranded in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank — and had to be rescued by Palestinian security forces from an angry mob.4
When Yaakov Nagel, Israel’s acting national security adviser, was tasked with heading the Israeli team negotiating a new 10-year military aid package with the United States, Prime Minister Netanyahu set forth the guidelines: “If you reach $3.5 billion a year, you’ll get a gold medal,” Nagel recalled Wednesday, hours before signing the agreement in Washington. “If you get $3.3 billion you’ll get a silver medal; and if you get $3.1 billion you’ll get the bronze.”89
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