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JTA – The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis. Three Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured in a rash of attacks on Oct. 13. Two of the … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel set up checkpoints in eastern Jerusalem and called up 1,400 Border Police reservists in its bid to quell the recent surge in Palestinian terrorist attacks. The Security Cabinet approved the new measures at 1 a.m. Oct. … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – The past weeks have seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves. Sept. … more
JTA – Israelis get around the globe, as anyone who has traveled to Thailand, Goa or Patagonia knows. Writers, too, are known for living outside the lands of their birth – Czech-born Milan Kundera lives in Paris and writes in French; Jhumpa … more Bees have suddenly become the buzzword of doom, as their population internationally has plummeted and the effects on commercial agriculture has become a serious concern. In just one year, American beekeepers lost an estimated 42 … more
JTA — Israel’s ongoing sandstorm is the worst since before the founding of the state in 1948, according to the Israeli Environmental Protection Ministry. The sandstorm blanketing the region, which began Sept. 8 and was expected to continue … more
JTA — Bonna Devora Haberman, the founder of Women of the Wall, a group pressing for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, has died. Haberman, a Canadian-born scholar, author and activist who lived in Israel and the United States, died June … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rocket sirens wailed across Israel as part of an annual nationwide preparedness drill. The sirens on the morning of June 2 also were broadcast on television and radio. Civilians were told to head to their bomb shelters and … more
Whenever and wherever I travel, I love visiting synagogues.  Through famous or obscure examples, I seek to enrich my understanding of how beauty and holiness converge. On my recent trip to Israel, I had fully expected to encounter some … more
JTA – Israel may be the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, but it is also one of the world’s least religious nations, according to a new poll. The WIN/Gallup poll of 63,898 residents in 65 countries found that 65 percent of Israelis … more
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