Raymond was a frequent contributor to The Jerusalem Report, as well as other publications focused on Israel and Jewish issues.
Hopes ran high when Eritrea won its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. Instead, it has become not only one of the poorest countries on Earth
A call to release Eritrean religious prisoners by September 12, the Geez New Year
“Why should Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Humanistic Jewish rituals not enjoy the same respect in Israel as Orthodox ones?"
According to polling by the Hiddush organization, a religious pluralism advocacy organization, support for gay marriage has been steadily rising, with 78% of the Jewish public today supporting it.
Peretz’s comments “are a reflection of a flawed religious outlook and contempt for the Holocaust,” says Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutch, dean of Schechter Rabbinical Seminary.
For Orthodox Jewish women, tzniut, or modesty, involves wearing shirts that cover the collar bone and have three-quarter sleeves past the elbows.
New MK Yitzhak Pindrus says that UTJ ‘doesn’t take Liberman seriously’ in wake of Yisrael Beytenu leaders’ fierce attacks on the haredi political parties.
“The choice of a woman to wear a head covering is personal,” Haskel said in defense of the model who came under fire for emceeing the torch-lighting ceremony in a scarf.
Ichud TLV also seeks to build bridges between secular and religious Israelis.