By Shay Shaked
Jews, Muslims Come Together on Rutgers Campus
On many college campuses, Jewish and Muslim students meet as adversaries, protesting events taking place in the Middle East, thousands of miles away. At Rutgers University Jewish and Muslim students are focusing on issues closer to home, and they are meeting as partners. The Human Development Project is a student club focused on bringing Jews…
Caffeinated David Takes On Seattle’s Goliath
April 1, 2003, was a red-letter day in the annals of Israeli coffee-drinking history. That was when coffee goliath Starbucks admitted defeat and closed up its six Holy Land stores. Now, three years later, an Israeli coffee company is setting up shop in America, with an eye toward outdoing the giant on its own turf….
Octogenarians Start New Chapter
Abe Goldfarb, 88, and his wife, Pauline, 84, always had considered making aliya, but it took a force of nature to give them the final push. Two days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, the Goldfarbs packed two days’ worth of clothes and supplies, left their New Orleans home and headed toward Baton Rouge….
Osirak, 25 Years Later
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Osirak bombing, when Israeli fighter planes bombed a French-built nuclear plant near Baghdad. The destruction of the near-completed reactor, which Israel believed was designed to make nuclear weapons to destroy Israel, was met with strong denunciation from the world community. A quarter-century later — with Iraq’s potential…
The uncomfortable truth behind the hostage deal: War is hell, but it worked
Israeli women were raped and widowed by Hamas. Now the world ignores and mocks their suffering
Hamas is not as popular in Gaza as it seems. But Israel’s tactics will ensure their survival
‘House of Lev’: A former hip hop dancer and makeup artist document their new Orthodox life online
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10 Israelis, including teen with her dog, and 2 Thais freed from Gaza as ceasefire goes into overtime
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