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Raymond S. Solomon: A dreamer and a doer

Raymond was a frequent contributor to The Jerusalem Report, as well as other publications focused on Israel and Jewish issues.

By LOIS KOLBERT
16/07/2020
eritrea jews

A call to release Eritrean religious prisoners

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

By ATHANASIUS GHEBRE-AB , YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
29/08/2019

No more sanctioning slavery and oppression

A call to release Eritrean religious prisoners by September 12, the Geez New Year

By ATHANASIUS GHEBRE-AB , YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
29/08/2019
HAREDIM WALK in Jerusalem in front of a ‘Men Only’ sign – the role of religion in public life will l

What the Pew report got wrong about religious restrictions in Israel

“Why should Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist or Humanistic Jewish rituals not enjoy the same respect in Israel as Orthodox ones?"

By AVI SHAFRAN
25/07/2019

Israelis more liberal on religion, views on equality more mixed - analysis

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.

Israel's Education minister Rafi Peretz

Rafi Peretz slammed for comparing intermarriage to 'second Holocaust'

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.

Israel muslim

Trying to beat the Middle Eastern heat… modestly

For Orthodox Jewish women, tzniut, or modesty, involves wearing shirts that cover the collar bone and have three-quarter sleeves past the elbows.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
03/07/2019
Deputy Mayor Itzhak Pindrus

UTJ seeking ‘only to preserve status quo’ after election, says MK

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.

Sharren Haskel puts on a head covering.

Sharren Haskel covers head in solidarity with Linor Abargil

“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 Party

New Tel Aviv party seeks to unite immigrants and native Israelis

Ichud TLV also seeks to build bridges between secular and religious Israelis.

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