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Woman (from the neck down) holding small notepad that says: "We Are Equal!"

In Israel, “separate but equal” is used to justify limiting women's access to, and participation in, the public sphere. Often, such separation is tragic, painful, and illegal.

Anat Hoffman
Photo of the author who is a young blonde man with his long hair pulled back

I knew that this was my time to act. As a Jewish teenager who had just celebrated his bar mitzvah in the holiest place to the Jewish religion, a teenager with a responsibility. 

Evyatar Bar-On
Asylum-seeking woman preparing coffee for a coffee ceremony

Visiting Kuchinate, I experienced overwhelming kindness from the women, Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers who had escaped horrible torture and persecution in Africa.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Two female students sitting on the ground and smiling up at at the camera while drawing Stars of David on posterboard

I thought our Mock Knesset was very successful. We learned so much and had fun learning all about Israel’s government

Sydney S.
American flag in background; fireworks in foreground

July 4th in Israel is a day sandwiched between July 3rd and July 5th. Nonetheless, after work we’ll heat the grill and invite other Americans to celebrate with us.

Cantor Evan Kent
Ingredients for Ethiopian Spiced Black Beans with Rice

Learn the fascinating story of how Israeli food developed into one of the world’s most vibrant and eclectic cuisines.

Tina Wasserman
The royal family,with Prince William in the center in London during the Trooping the Colour on the queens 90th birthday

Prince William is set to arrive Monday in Israel. Ahead of his trip, JTA compiled some interesting facts relevant to the royal visit.

Josefin Dolsten (JTA)
The author working with refugee children in Israel

Every June, we mark World Refugee Day. Today refugees are a part of the global conversation and the human experience in almost every country in the world.

Julie Fisher

Sure enough, last week I saw the first chatzav flower of the season – which was actually sort of surprising, as it's been several years since the last leap year, so the holidays are "early" in the solar year this year. 

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein
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