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Jerusalem Syndrome

18:29 17 January in Culture
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by Sala Levin [caption id="" align="alignright" width="330" caption="Jerusalem's Old City (tripadvisor.com)"][/caption] Matt Gross went to Jerusalem, and all he got was this lousy set of tefillin. This, more or less, was the takeaway from Gross's piece in the New York Times this Sunday, in which the paper's former...

Beit Shemesh Rhapsody

16:20 09 January in Culture, topics
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Does Freddie Mercury have the power to heal religious and sociopolitical tensions? A group of 250 women and girls in Beit Shemesh tested the premise Friday afternoon by forming a flash mob and dancing to Queen's song "Don't Stop Me Now" as part of the...

Why the Israeli Ad Campaign Matters

17:06 08 December in Politics
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by Erica Shaps Last week, the Israeli Ministry of Immigration Absorption’s now-cancelled ad campaign directed at bring Israeli expatriates in American back home took the American Jewish media by storm. The contents of the ads are, by this point, well known. My personal favorite shows a young...

Go East, Mr. President

17:31 17 November in Politics
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by Maddie Ulanow We’ve passed the first two weeks of November, and the 2012 presidential elections are now just a year away. It seems the campaign is already in full swing, and Israel is already an issue on the table; Republicans are scrambling to defend it...