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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
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

We started at 6:30am outside the Western Wall. Some of us had been on the road since 3am and others had come from New York and further.

Anat Hoffman

In 2013, the Israel Religous Action Center filed a lawsuit to demand that women and non-Orthodox Jews be allowed to serve on the government's Jewish Heritage Found

Anat Hoffman

The recent Torah portion Parashat Balam tells the story of Balam, a popular magic man known throughout the Ancient Nea

Rabbi Dr. Linda Henry Goodman

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who passed away last week, once said that we all have the power to create change:

Anat Hoffman

It's official: Israelis are happy.

Anat Hoffman

Two ultra-Orthodox rabbis oversee two private, ultra-Orthodox conversion courts in Israel.

Anat Hoffman

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