Luring Young Boston Jews With 'Beer Mitzvahs' and Shabbat in Bars

By Anthony Weiss

Welcome to Riverway Cafe, a program of Temple Israel of Boston to reach out to millennial Jews. The program is an outgrowth of the Riverway Project, which brings Jewish events to unconventional settings, like Shabbat services in bars.Read More

Despite Gaza Bombings, U.N. Agency Wins Respect From Israel

By Nathan Guttman

Israel bombed shelters run by the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians. Yet the group has won the grudging respect of the Jewish state and even military brass.Read More

Dan Markel Killing Leaves Behind Puzzling Questions — and Wrenching Grief

By Nathan Guttman

Twenty days have passed since law professor Dan Markel was gunned down in his Florida driveway. Police seem no closer to finding the killer — and friends still cannot accept their loss.Read More

Sex, War, Social Media and the Israeli Imagination

By Gon Ben-Ari

The Facebook campaign to support Israeli soldiers by uploading racy photos spread like wildfire. Gon Ben-Ari isn’t surprised given the link between sex and war in our imagination.Read More

2 Mohels Banned After Infants Contract Herpes in Circumcision Rite

By Paul Berger

Two mohels have been barred from doing circumcisions after babies contracted herpes during a controversial rite. Why has N.Y. only received one parental consent form since 2012?Read More

Flamboyant First as Jewish Boat Floats in Amsterdam Gay Pride Canal Fest

By Cnaan Liphshiz

A Jewish boat debuted at the world famous Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade. Revelers included a rabbi and celebs — and vowed to battle hatred of all stripes.Read More

United by Grief, Families of Slain Israeli and Palestinian Teens Divided Over Gaza

By Daniella Cheslow

Shortly after Naftali Fraenkel and Mohammad Abu Khdeir were murdered, their grieving families condemned violence against civilians. But they are bitterly divided over the war in Gaza.Read More

Did Germany Help Save Palestine’s Jews During World War I?

By Nir Mann

Palestine’s Jewish community faced death and destruction at the hands of Ottoman ruler Ahmed Jamal Pasha during World War One. Then, Germany stepped in.Read More

Don't Mess With the Yuhan

By Paul Berger

To some, a wedding singer would seem like an unlikely savior of a community. But a crooner known as the Yuhan believes he might be Bukharan Jewry’s last great hope.Read More

What Will Happen Now That Hamas Has Captured Israeli Soldier Hadar Goldin

By Uriel Heilman

Hamas may have scored a key victory by apparently capturing Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin. What happens next may determine the course of the Gaza conflict.Read More

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