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Jewish Journal

Rochelle Furstenberg

  • Losing Faith

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The disengagement plan from Gaza and the northern Shomron communities has not yet begun, and yet, Israelis witness daily TV scenes of right-wing teenagers, mothers with children and yeshiva boys donning orange hats and T-shirts and struggling with young soldiers and policemen as they...

  • Jerusalem Gets Business Jump-Start

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jerusalem might be a spiritually moving "holy city," but many Israelis see it as an economic backwater from which young people are fleeing. Roughly 7,000 highly educated young people leave the city each year, and 40 percent of the city's residents live below the poverty line.

    The...

  • Finding a Kindred Spirit in a Patriarch

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The Discovery of God: Abraham and The Birth of Monotheism" by David Klinghoffer (Doubleday, $26).

    David Klinghoffer's biography of the patriarch Abraham rides on a new wave of interest in the Bible, and a growing sense of the Abrahamic heritage that Christians, Jews and Muslims...

  • Charting a New Course

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    About 60 people, mainly women, listen intently to Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg as she teaches her class on the weekly Torah portion at the Jerusalem College for Adult Education.

    University students sit next to retirees, young mothers and professionals as Zornberg discusses Exodus and...

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