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Woman's hand holding yad and pointing to Torah text

“Aren’t you afraid of God?” a secular Israeli asked recently. “That God will strike you for your sins?” A fascinating query, since this man wasn’t religiously observant at all.

Rabbi Elyse Frishman
Hand giving a peace sign and painted to match the Israeli flag which is waving in the background

Fifty is a number with immense significance in the Jewish tradition.

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Two uniformed Israeli soldiers praying at the Western Wall

Every year, on the fourth of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israel observes Yom HaZikaron, a day of memori

Shelby Friedman
Dripping spray paint heart on a concrete wall

As I listen with horror to everything that is happening to Jewish community centers and day schools in North America, I am reminded of the questions North American Jews ask me when they hear about

Seated Orthodox Jewish man reading the Torah at the Western Wall

You might not know it, but if you stay at a hotel while visiting Israel, about 10% of your bill goes to certify that the food and facilities are kosher in the eyes of the state-sponsored, ultra-Ort

Anat Hoffman
airmail envelopes

Greetings from Jerusalem.

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Signs requiring women to dress modestly written in both English and Hebrew in Beit Shemesh

You open the refrigerator only to discover that there is no milk. You can’t bear the thought of drinking your coffee black, and quickly start planning an emergency drive to the local market.

Anat Hoffman

It's been a big year in Israel, from ongoing conflict at the Western Wall to recent the fires that ravaged the country.

Kate Bigam
Aeriel view of Jerusalem skyline

One of the defining questions of Jewish peoplehood in our time is: “Who is a Jew?” Recently, members of the Israeli government have been introducing legislation that would rollback many of the basi

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Nosanchuk Kotel

They call it the “Wailing Wall.” Hakotel hama'aravi, the Western Wall of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, is known for wailing.

Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk

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