A Polish Education

10:41 15 July in Latest, Politics

By Symi Rom-Rymer [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.957331&w=425&h=350&] BBC News - Poland asks prisoners to care for Je...

The Jews of Dothan

10:49 02 July in Latest, Politics

By Symi Rom-Rymer Can you put a price on living in a Jewish community? Larry Blumberg of Dothan, Alabama hopes you can.  Blumberg, a local businessman, is offering $50,000 to any Jewish family willing to settle in Dothan and grow the local community.  Like the Jewish...

"Yes We Cohen"

14:54 01 July in Latest, Politics

By Ariana Siegel Last month’s Dutch election brought to the fore an issue which is being hotly debated throughout Europe: Muslim immigration. Anti-Islamic sentiment has been gaining ground in Holland since the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in 2004 by a Muslim extremist. The issue...

Following Her Vision

12:34 17 June in Latest, Politics
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By Zoe Fox Unlike most students who come from abroad to study in Jerusalem, Emily Henochowicz was initially unconcerned with politics and religion.  She arrived this winter at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design as a student of animation. Her religion and Israeli-born father were...

New Angles/Old Topics

14:21 11 June in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer The recent flotilla fiasco has unleashed a torrent of articles about Jews, Israel, Zionism, and any semi-related topic.  Buried beneath the information overload, it has been difficult to pinpoint articles that truly have something new to offer.  But here are some that have...

Only Volunteers

10:25 11 June in Latest, Politics

By Lauren Bottner It’s easier to place blame and side with the appointed victims, easier to live in a black and white world where we stay within the lines.  But what happens if there are no victims, only volunteers? How do you know where to stand...

TLV→IST: Flying Solo

11:41 10 June in Latest, Politics

By Zoe Fox Last Monday, the Israeli Navy stopped a so-called “Freedom Flotilla” from breaking the Gaza blockade in a deadly encounter.  Four days later, I found myself on a nearly empty flight out of Ben Gurion International Airport headed for Istanbul.  When...