The sacred does not inhere in a work, but becomes present through the activity of reading.
Western ambivalence towards its cultural heritage is balanced by the material comfort of living in Western society
President Obama spoke directly to the people of Israel about peace. Can his message of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ work in Israel — and could Benjamin Netanyahu be a surprise ally?
A liberal Israeli professor’s poetry class is interrupted by rockets. And he realizes that the fight against Hamas is his as much as anyone else’s.
As Israel considers expanding its draft to include the ultra-Orthodox, most are resisting. But one father sees benefits in sending his son off to join the army.
William Kolbrenner admits he might not have chosen to have a child with Down syndrome, which a new test can detect much earlier. But he loves his son none the less for it.
In some Jerusalem neighborhoods, if you offer to help a woman with her groceries, she won’t even say thank you. She’s not rude, just afraid of running afoul of modesty rules.