Jerusalem

Ancient city traditionally believed to have been founded by King David. Capital city of Israel, although not internationally recognized. West Jerusalem mainly Jewish, East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967 is mainly Arab. Home to Western Wall, holiest site in Judaism. City holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Population of 800,000.

In Jerusalem, a Palestinian family under coronavirus lockdown

Not only does she have to find ways to keep her own children busy, but she has to ensure her pupils are up to date with schoolwork online.

By REUTERS
30/03/2020
TRAVEL ADVISER: Travel in the time of the coronavirus

Business travel too won't suddenly return to normal. There are no conferences planned for the summer, no Olympics in Japan.

Polish composer Penderecki, who was inspired by Jerusalem, dies age 86

The world-renowned composer and conductor was hailed for such brilliant works as 'Saint Luke Passion’ and ‘The Seven Gates of Jerusalem.’

My Word: Crowning the butterfly effect

A major problem facing us all is how to gradually return to normal life – albeit battle-scarred – after the war is over.

This Week in Jerusalem: Coronavirus drive-thru

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a large portion of the construction projects in the city have been curtailed, and there is concern that things might get worse.

26/03/2020
Haredi residents of Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood
Coronavirus and the haredi community

“Let’s put aside for a moment the medical aspect, and consider the economic impact on that sector,” said Moshe Yossef Lefkovitch, a member of the tiny Alexander Hassidic sect.

26/03/2020
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the shuk in Jerusalem to campaign for municipal elections
The shuk and Israeli politics

“Bibi has forgotten where his most faithful supporters are. This decision will cost him at least two mandates at the next elections, I will see to that personally."

26/03/2020
Torah Live: Bringing Jewish education into the 21st century

What Torah Live founder and director Rabbi Dan Roth called “the worst day of my life” turned out to be the inspiration for a completely different approach to sharing Jewish wisdom.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
28/03/2020
Letters
Letters to In Jerusalem: March 27, 2020

I would rather see seminars on ethics and public policy instituted in the halls of city government before another shekel is spent.

Tmol Shilshom
David Ehrlich, author and owner of Tmol Shilshom, passed away

Ehrlich is survived by his partner and their children, 12-year-old twins, as well as his sister and parents.

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