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  • Karaites flourish in Israel

    The Karaites — members of a Jewish offshoot that broke with mainstream Judaism in the eighth century by declaring that Talmudic oral law was a rabbinic invention with no legal authority — are flourishing in Israel despite the emnity of Israeli rabbinic au

  • Anti-Semitism flares up  in Israel

    Synagogues defaced by swastikas. Graves vandalized. A teenager harassed for being a Jew. Such cases, among hundreds of anti-Semitic incidents in Israel in recent years, are gaining the attention of the Israeli government. The culprits are usually Russian