February 8, 2011 1:26am
Israelis who live near the Israel-Egypt border wonder what the unrest next door will do to their lives and livelihoods in Israel.
January 26, 2011 1:50am
Because there is no separation of state and religion, and the state religion is regulated by the Orthodox-controlled Chief Rabbinate, it is practically impossible for an openly gay person to convert to Judaism. One soldier’s story highlights the problem.
January 18, 2011 8:00pm
At a conference in Jerusalem described as Israel’s largest-ever brainstorming session, Israeli policymakers and leading businesspeople formulated a plan for Israel to establish “leapfrog” growth. Will it be enough to reverse Israel’s brain drain?
January 11, 2011 9:55pm
The recent fire in Israel’s Carmel Mountains has cast a spotlight on what trees are best suited for Israel’s varied regions. JTA’s Dina Kraft also reports on what’s already there, and how those trees got to the Holy Land.
January 4, 2011 1:26am
Shyne, now living in Jerusalem and going by the name Moses Levi, is planning to release two new albums in the spring with Def Jam records. He took some time from his yeshiva studies to talk with JTA’s Dina Kraft.
January 3, 2011 8:37pm
Many Israelis say the conviction of former Israeli President Moshe Katsav on rape and sexual harassment charges represents a watershed moment in Israel’s transition to a new set of societal rules about what is considered acceptable — and legal — behavior on how powerful men treat women in the workplace.
December 29, 2010 12:30am
The rising chorus of anti-foreigner sentiment, coupled with recent calls against renting or selling homes to Israeli Arabs, have prompted a national debate in Israel about the depth of racism and xenophobia in the country.
December 21, 2010 12:27am
An Israeli project aims not just to collect oral testimony and document forgotten cemeteries and synagogues in Ukraine, but to enlist young Ukrainians in the process.
December 8, 2010 12:01am
Residents of some of the communities ravaged by the deadliest fire in Israel’s history take stock of the damage while officials make plans to bring green back to the blackened landscape.
November 11, 2010 1:36am
A new review panel established by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate threatens to invalidate thousands of conversions performed under the auspices of the Israel Defense Forces.