Could Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges?

By Barak Ravid

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and a number of Western foreign ministers asking them to bring to trial their citizens who serve in the Israeli army or volunteer with the military for alleged war crimes commited in Gaza.Read More

After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'

By Jon Kalish

KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.Read More

Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College — Will Controversy Come Back Too?

By Nathan Guttman

Vijay Prashad is returning to Trinity College in Hartford. Will the controversial professor’s support for the academic boycott of Israel bring turmoil back to campus too?Read More

Prague Chief Rabbi Quits Amid Literary Sensation — and Whiff of Scandal

By Jan Richter

When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant political and psychological thriller combining elements of science fiction, alternate history and Jewish mysticism.Read More

Planting Seeds of Mideast Peace in Time of War

By Yardain Amron

For 22 years, Seeds of Peace has fostered dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian teens in an idyllic camp. But with Israel at war in Gaza, this summer was different.Read More

The Prince and Princess of Jewish Music Find New Love

By Paul Berger

Once upon a time, the prince and princess of Jewish music were adored by their fans — but something was missing. Then Nechama Carlebach and Josh Nelson found each other.Read More

In Muslim Kosovo, Lingering Jews Stake Claim To Country's Past — And Future

By Ron Kampeas

Kosovo’s centuries-old Jewish community is down to a few dozen souls. They are proud their past — and wonder why Israel won’t recognize their state.Read More

‘Righteous’ Medal Returned, But Drama of Saved Family Continues

By Naomi Zeveloff

Protesting the Gaza war, Dutchman Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Gentile medal to Israel, where the boy he saved still has family. How do they feel about Zanoli’s decision?Read More

Why Israel's Fight Against William Schabas May Be Off-Target

By Nathan Guttman

Personal attacks aimed at William Schabas, chair of the U.N. Gaza war crimes panel, are pouring in. But the real danger may lie not in his appointment but in the International Criminal Court.Read More

Leonard Fein Took Us Beyond False Dichotomies

By Steven M. Cohen

Leonard Fein’s most enduring legacy may be his rejection of dualism: the idea that Jews must choose between assertiveness and compassion, between tribalism and universalism.Read More

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