Jewish Journal

A Stroll Through Israel’s Gap [VIDEO]

By Orit Arfa

September 30, 2009 | 4:45 am

Orit enters Gap clothing store in Israel

I tried not to trip as I took a stroll through Israel’s first ever Gap clothing store at Jerusalem’s Mamilla outdoor mall and spoke with a few shoppers.  I covered the mall’s opening in May 2007, and it seems like the Jewish capital’s most luxurious retail center has come into its own, with its stretch of cafes and shops bustling with activity along the walls of the Old City. What recession?

  • Windmueller’s Wise Take

    By Rob Eshman

    September 29, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    Over at the always useful ejewishphilanthropy.com, Prof. Steven Windmueller posts a major thought piece on the revolution occurring in Jewish organizational life today. I gobbled up every insight, as I see the truth of them play out in stories I hear over and over throughout the... read on

  • “Please, Rabbis, Stop Telling Us It’s Bad to Steal”

    By Rob Eshman

    September 29, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    David Suissa has a response to Rabbi Dan Moscowitz’s High Holiday sermon, “Shame on the Jews.” 

    Please, Rabbis, Stop Telling Us It’s Bad to Steal

    By David Suissa

    When I hear rabbis get up and sermonize about the importance of not stealing money, I cringe.

    When I hear them... read on

  • Lessons of the Yom Kippur War

    By Rob Eshman

    September 29, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    What lessons are still to be learned from a war Israel fought 36 years ago today?

    As Haaretz.com reported, Israel marked on Tuesday the 36th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, one of the most costly and traumatic conflicts in the country’s history.

    At a state ceremony at Israel’s... read on

  • “Ajami” wins top Israel award

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    ‘Ajami’ wins Israeli Best Picture award
            An Israeli movie co-directed by a Palestinian and an Israeli won Israel’s Ophir Award as Best Picture, JTA reported.

    The drama, a story about life in the Jaffa neighborhood of Ajami, and spoken primarily in Arabic, will be... read on

  • The Best/Worst of Israel/LA Gashmius

    By Orit Arfa

    September 28, 2009 | 5:19 pm

    Immigrants to Israel inevitably find themselves comparing life in Israel to life in their hometown, like I did when I made aliyah in 1999. Back on a visit to Israel a year since making yeridah (downward migration), I still find myself comparing: What’s better? What’s worse?

    ... read on
  • Fest presents new German films

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2009 | 3:57 pm

    Posted by Tom Tugend

    It used to be the conventional wisdom that Americans wouldn’t go to see foreign movies because they didn’t like to read subtitles.
    Fortunately, that phobia seems to have dissipated and one indicator is the success of the Israeli, Polish, French, Hungarian... read on

  • Arianna Goes to Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    September 22, 2009 | 11:43 pm

    Arianna Huffington arrived in Tel Aviv today on her most recent visit to Israel.

    The founder of the Huffington Post quickly turned a day of meetings with Israeli hi-tech geeks, venture capitalists and politicians into a comprehensive blog, cutting through the jet lag to distill the... read on

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