Refusenik Returns To Plead With Jews to Emigrate

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Yosef Mendelevitch received a hero’s welcome last week from local Jews who flocked to hear him recall the hijacking attempt that many regard as the opening shot in the massive international campaign to free Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain.Read More

Israel Marks First-Ever National Day Remembering Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands

By Ofer Aderet

Around the time of Israel’s founding, 850,000 Jews were expelled, fled or left their homes in Arab lands. On Sunday, they got a belated recognition of their collective trauma.Read More

Chasing Ghosts, Reviving Spirits: The Fall and Rise of Poland's Jews

By Jane Eisner

On a recent reporting trip, Jane Eisner discovered a movement to resurrect life in the home of the death camps. Is it time to upend our decades-long narrative about Poland?Read More

Jewish and Palestinian Children Learn Together at Jerusalem 'Greenhouse' of Coexistence

By Ben Sales

Rawan Masalha and Inbar Shaked-Vardi were in their ninth-grade geography class earlier this year when a fight began over the name of their textbook, “Israel: Its People and Area.”Read More

What Does the Madoff Name Mean 6 Years Later?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The name of the most reviled member of the American Jewish community hangs in posterity’s balance. And in a place of honor at Manhattan’s Center for Jewish History.Read More

When Zionism Comes With $1M Condo

By Uriel Heilman

If they buy it, they will come. That’s the philosophy behind a new luxury apartment project in Israel called The Hamptons in Herzliya PituachRead More

Israeli Arabs Stamp Facebook Photos With ‘Second–Class Citizen’

By Oded Yaron

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs have joined a Facebook campaign to protest the Jewish nation–state bill, which, they say, makes their inferior status ‘official.’Read More

Can Women Make Up 50% of Israel's Coders By 2024?

By Alona Ferber

Shecodes, a network of 4,000 women programmers, has a dream — that in a decade from now 50 percent of Israelis who code will be female.Read More

Exactly One Jewish Group Supports the Keystone Pipeline. Others Stay Quiet.

By Nathan Guttman

Debate over the Keystone Pipeline has exposed differing Jewish communal priorities. Should we focus on national security, or on the battle against climate change?Read More

Israel's Lone Soldier Center Severs Ties With Rabbi George Finkelstein

By Paul Berger

The Lone Soldier Center, which helps young people serving in the IDF, has ended its relationship with George Finkelstein, the rabbi accused of inappropriate contact with Y.U. students.Read More

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