Jewish Journal

  • Jerusalem Season of Culture Begins

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 25, 2012 | 4:22 am

    The Sacond Annual Jerusakem Season of Culture has begun with an extremely interesting event: Going Up to Jerusalem Reality and Art along route one . You can watch a live stream here.

    The official description:

    he Jerusalem Season of Culture presents “Going Up”: Reality & Art... read on

  • Israel’s Social Protests and The Israeli Wall Street Jounal

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 25, 2012 | 4:04 am

    The social protests have begun again this summer….and have gotten off to a far rockier start. The US general and Jewish press pretty much buried the lede last summer trying to tie the protests to the American obsessions with Israel: Iran and the Israel Palestinian conflict.

    ... read on
  • A Tour Every Visitor Should Take

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 23, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    I stated in my mission statement that I will avoid “hamatsav: Nonetheless I would be remiss not to mention that I took a tour of Hebron the group shobrim sheteeyka (breaking the silence) with a young Israeli who did some of his army service there. They conduct tours in english and you can do a virtual tour from their website/you tube.

    I’ll leave it at that

  • Shavua HaSefer The People of the Book Show Their Stuff

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 21, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Last Saturday night marked the end of shavua ha sefer a week (actually 10 day) long festival where across the country publishers set up booths in a public park (Liberty Bell Park in Jerusalem, Kikar Rabin in Tel Aviv among many others) and offer the books at large once a year... read on

  • Israel Summer 2012

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 21, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Yesterday’s Yediot Acharanot newspaoer carried this picture. It was taken at a Kibbutz in the south near the Sinai border where residents were instructed to sleep in a secure structure. The only such place was the children’s house (it seems this kibbutz retained the old kibbutz practice of the children sleeping together separate from the parents) so everyone slept together in the children’s house. You can notice in the picture that the mother is sharing an ipad with her baby,

  • The Light Rail Is Up and Running…Finally

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 21, 2012 | 12:25 am

    It’s finally running after 10 years of construction: the Jerusalem Light Rail I actually thought the messiah or peace would come first. The route winds from Har Herzl the military cemetery past the central bus station past the machane yehuda market down Jaffa Road past the Damascus... read on

  • Pearls From A Shabbat Lecture in Jerusalem Women’s Rituals Are Older Than You Think

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 17, 2012 | 7:01 am

    One of the pleasures of Shabbat in Jerusalem is the availability of many incredibly interesting classes some of which I make plans to attend others I catch by happenstance.

    The latter was last Shabbat after tefillot at Shira Chadashaa known around the world as the first partnership... read on

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