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Exploring the New York Jewish experience first hand

New York was and always has been a city of Jews who support Israel as is attested by the annual Israel Day Parade which attracts thousands of people who march down Fifth Avenue in support of Israel.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
15/07/2021

Former school principal explains the educational challenges amid COVID

According to the US Learning Policy Institute and the NASSP, 42 percent of the principals surveyed this year indicated they were considering leaving their position. It is not hard to understand why.

By ROZ LYONS
15/07/2021

Meet Shaheen Chishti: A truly remarkable man who might change the world

Shaheen Chishti sees a huge gap in the information available to Muslims about the Holocaust and what happened to the Jewish communities of Europe during the Second World War.

Iron Dome: The inside story

Iron Dome shot down 1,428 rockets headed toward populated areas, an interception rate of 95%. Some 60–70 rockets hit populated areas.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
15/07/2021

Israeli society owes a debt of gratitude to Yair Lapid - comment

Lapid is a man of many talents. He has written novels, children’s books, a play and TV dramas. He was a newspaper reporter and columnist and hosted major TV programs.

How should UNRWA help Gaza?

82% of the people of Gaza – 1.7 million persons – now dwell in 11 “temporary” UNRWA camps in Gaza established for refugees of the 1948 war.

The importance of monarchies for regional stability - comment

Let us start with Algeria – a republic controlled by the army – an oil rich country where the population is suffering economically.

By AMINE AYOUB
15/07/2021

UAE's delegation to Israel welcomed - and heckled - comment

The delegation to Israel came just weeks before Foreign Minister Yair Lapid became the first senior Israeli official to visit the UAE since the Abraham Accords last year.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
15/07/2021

Israel's new government makes history while facing many challenges

Israel’s first political invention was the rotational government, introduced in 1984 when Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres, following an inconclusive election.

Fania Brodsky, heroic Holocaust survivor, dies at the age of 100

After her escape, Fania joined the famous Bielski Jewish Partisans. Her brother, Motl, who she helped to escape earlier, spent only a few days with the Bielskis before joining the Partisans.

By BATYA COHEN
15/07/2021

Jerusalem: City of prayers and dreams

Nothing here is trivial. Everything one does is significant. We feel the full weight of history as we tread stones once trodden by kings and martyrs and warriors.

14 days: UAE mission

Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.

15/07/2021

Legends & Legacies: Exploring the history of South African Jews on TV

The television series launched on July 11, 2021 as an online charity premiere for the Union of Jewish Women, which my late mother, Roseve (Saacks) Linde, once headed.

15/07/2021

How did a Jewish woman and a Roman man fall in love? - book review

Rebel Daughter as a cross-over young adult/adult fictionalized account of the love story between Esther, a young Jewish woman, and Tiberius Claudius, a Roman freeman.

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
02/07/2021

All Abroad: A travel memoir book review

Geoffrey Weill’s new book new book "All Abroad: A Memoir of Travel and Obsession" doesn't disappoint as A delightful travel memoir to whisk you away.

02/07/2021

Too big to fail: A conversation with bestselling author Andrew Ross Sorkin

An interview with author Andrew Ross Sorkin about his new book "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves."

By JOSEPH SCUTTS
02/07/2021

How some religious practitioners may be suffering from OCD

The distinction between piety and OCD is not usually detectable by a layman and it often takes a properly trained therapist or doctor to diagnose.

By PENNY HARROW
02/07/2021

Short story: Vengeance

"vengeance isn’t for us mortals. Remember – “Vengeance is mine, says the Lord.”

Exploring the connections between Jews and Native Americans

The connections between Jews and Native Americans have not been well explored, but in there are notable writings and discussions on common roots. history, and vision and goals.

How one Mexican artist paints the pandemic

Ariel Guzman is a Mexican abstract artist who has been painting the pandemic by exploring its main themes, such as “antibody" and “COVID” and “quarantine.”

By JULIE MASIS
02/07/2021

Ronit Banit brings music to the elderly

The NGO Hakol Zahav and Ronit Banit have found that through music they are helping in some measure to disperse the feeling of isolation that many older people suffer.

By LEAH ABRAMOWITZ
02/07/2021

A unique solution to senior housing in Jerusalem

There is an urgent need for low-cost long-term community housing, particularly for senior citizens. An initiative in Jerusalem is offering a solution.

How Israel conquered the coronavirus

How did Israel conquer COVID-19 and transition from initial chaos to ultimate success?

By SHLOMO MAITAL
06/07/2021
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