The Metropolitan Museum’s new exhibit “Jerusalem 1000-1400” explores Jewish art in the Middle Ages, and reflects the region’s history of beauty and violence.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hundreds of letters addressed to “God,” Our Heavenly Father” and other monikers, as well as to the Kotel, were delivered to the Western Wall. The letters, which usually arrive without a return address and are sent to the Israel Post Lost and Found Department, are delivered before the Jewish high holidays to…
Israel gives expression to the sum and substance of peoplehood, and the destiny and promise of cultural revival that comes with self-rule.
(JTA) — Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have restored floor tiling that was part of the courtyards of King Herod’s Second Temple over 2,000 years ago. This was the first time archaeologists successfully restored a part of the Temple complex built by King Herod, who ruled in Jerusalem for three years beginning in 37 BCE, according to Gabriel Barkay, director…
Women of the Wall prayed under police presence at the Western Wall this morning after the group complained to Israel’s attorney general about the lack of protection at their monthly prayer service.
PRAGUE (JTA) — A school atlas that labels Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will no longer be used in Czech schools, following a complaint by the Palestinian ambassador in Prague to the Czech Education Ministry. The atlas, first published by the Czech firm Shocart in 2004, was approved by the ministry for use in…
Women of the Wall, the group agitating for women’s prayer rights at the Western Wall, said it feared a violent encounter with ultra-Orthodox protesters at its upcoming regular monthly prayer service after it was told that the group’s protection falls not to the police but to the ushers who help administer the site.
For Jerusalem to thrive, leaders on both sides must summon the courage to ‘divinite’ — simultaneously divide and unite — the city.
The Jerusalem Love Map allows contributors to drop an online heart pin on the place where they met or had a date or a proposal.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II vowed to fight against “repeated violations and attacks carried out by Israel and extremist groups.”