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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

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

Mondays are a universally hated day. We drudge along during the week, looking forward to a couple of days of rest, only to restart the process all over again the next week.

Hannah Kestenbaum

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

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