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Paris with a Jewish accent

By David Suissa

May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

I'm sitting in a Paris courtroom, and I might as well be in an art museum. There are huge windows, high ceilings, old chandeliers, and a very nervous group of people awaiting a decision.... read full article
  • The Great Shave, the anti-Semitic professor in the U.S. Mail, Barack, Orit, Hillary and Suissa

    May 29, 2008 | 2:13 pm

    The Great Shave



    Loved your video on getting a haircut and shave on Lag b'Omer. I think it's great that you raise awareness about our customs and traditions.

    I think you made one faux pas, however. Religious Jews don't allow a razor to come in contact with their face when shaving,...
  • U.S., Iran are obstacles in new Israel-Syria talks

    By Leslie Susser

    May 28, 2008 | 10:54 pm

    In their sixth major peacemaking effort since the unsuccessful 1991 Madrid peace conference, Israeli and Syrian negotiators face even tougher challenges than their failed predecessors.

    All the old questions -- borders, security arrangements, the nature of the peace, water, the...

  • A Chinese Jewish wedding in Jerusalem

    May 22, 2008 | 11:01 pm

    Shoshana Li, a descendant of the Jewish community of Kaifeng, China, recently made aliyah and married an American Jewish immigrant to Israel. The wedding was organized by the Shavei Israel organization.

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  • The transformation of Israeli food—from falafel to fennel

    By Judy Nathan

    May 21, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The 60th anniversary of the State of Israel is a good time to reflect on how this young country has progressed during its mere six decades of existence. Its economic growth, its leading role in technological advances and its presence in world affairs are all impressive, but most...
  • Israel and I: The first 60 years

    By Tom Tugend

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    By ship and plane, I've traveled to Israel 15 times over the last 60 years and, looking back, my relationship to the Jewish state has a certain Zelig-like quality.

    Zelig, you remember, was the Woody Allen character who popped up whenever and wherever some historic event was...

  • 18 essential Hebrew words and phrases

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In honor of Israel's 60th Birthday, we thought you should learn a few key words and phrases in Hebrew that will bring you closer to Israel's people and culture. This vocabulary will be useful on your next trip to Israel-- or on your next trip to Ventura Boulevard. Delight your...

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