TEL AVIV (JTA) – On Sunday, Israel’s Cabinet is set to advance a controversial bill that if passed by the Knesset would enshrine into law Israel’s status as a Jewish state. The nation-state law, as it is being called, has support from much of Israel’s governing coalition but has faced opposition from Israeli legal scholars and leftist members of the Knesset. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The United Nations (UN) Security Council “strongly condemned” the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left five dead. [Read more…]
London, England – It was to be a celebration of partnership, of the bond between two nations that came together 100 years ago to fight “the war to end all wars.” [Read more…]
Thank you so much for your post-Rosh Hashanah email. It was wonderful hearing from you. I’m so sorry that you couldn’t get home for the High Holidays, but I’m happy to have heard that the tefillot at Hillel were beautiful. How was the food you prepared in your Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish fraternity house? Did you use Shira’s tzimis recipe? Has your girlfriend Liat finished her service in the Israeli army? [Read more…]
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest is a lot greyer than I remembered, but that radiant smile is still intact, as is his good nature and outlook on life. I hadn’t seen him in a very long time. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A rocket launched from Gaza fell into the Mediterranean Sea for the fourth time in 24 hours, according to the Israel military. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, I designed an experiment in my living room. The combination of ingredients had to be precise; my lab skills needed to be honed; and it had to be executed very carefully, lest it exploded. The task? Hosting a wide-ranging, salon-style discussion about Israel.
What does it mean to have a Jewish identity? How may we accurately represent our Jewishness and be the very best ambassadors we can be to our fellow students? [Read more…]
I opened my talk on Jewish Fitness at Limmud Ottawa on November 2 by quoting from the Guide to Health Guide to Health by Maimonides, the 12th century physician, rabbi and scholar. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A shipment of knives, swords, fireworks and Tasers bound for eastern Jerusalem was intercepted by Israel Police.