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  • U.S. Jews choose to serve in the Israel Defense Forces

    By Tom Tugend

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Click the BIG ARROW for Matzav Shelanu --a video about "our situation" --
    from American solider "Daniel" of the IDF.
    Warning: Strong language in soundtrack.

    Zach TaylorThe Israel Defense Forces (IDF) want a few good men like Zach Taylor (photo).

    Actually, the IDF wants a lot of them.

    Taylor...
  • Nahal Haredi: Unorthodox battalion seeks to change Orthodox image

    By Tom Tugend

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Click BIG ARROW for a soldier's video about his comrades in the Nahal Haredi
    In Israel, where service in the armed forces is every man's -- and most women's -- duty, the majority of Israelis, from secular to Modern Orthodox, have long scorned the ultra-Orthodox "black hats" for...
  • Israel river pollution brings call for ‘new kind of Zionism’

    By Emily Hauser

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Moses sent his spies into the Promised Land, they famously reported back that "it does indeed flow with milk and honey." If the spies were to take a gander at the pollution in some of Israel's rivers today, though, it's anyone's guess what they would tell their boss.
    ...
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  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘God Almighty When Will It End?’ Subliminal and Miri Ben-Ari

    April 6, 2007 | 10:38 pm

    Subliminal and Israeli hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari:“Adon Olam, Ad Matai?—God Almighty, how much longer?”

    (Hebrew with English subtitles)

    Yes, we know we have two translations here.

  • Resident heroes of Sderot mark Pesach under rocket threat

    By Rabbi Avi Baumol

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Ma nishtana halayla hazeh" -- "How is this night different from all other nights? We were once slaves in Egypt, but God redeemed us, bringing us out from the land to freedom."

    Very soon, Jews from around the world will chant this familiar refrain, as we have done at the Passover...

  • Sex slavery—in Israel!—is a serious problem

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In Israel, sex trafficking remains a very serious problem.

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, women have been abducted or tricked into coming to Israel, only to be enslaved as prostitutes against their will.

    Some 80 percent of the prostitutes in Israel are victims of...

  • Barry Frydlender: from camera obscurity to MOMA

    By Orit Arfa

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barry Frydlender greets a reporter at his apartment in southern Tel Aviv with gentility and reticence. In his spacious living room, a sofa set rests on old, cracked, Arab-style tiles that block a studio nook containing a computer set-up. A window overlooks the Tel Aviv beach...

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