Jewish Journal

The rivalry that killed a friendship

By Noga Gur-Arieh

August 16, 2012 | 11:29 am

What will the future hold? Picture taken by Associated Press

Today, I would like to tell you the story of a true friendship, which turned out to be impossible because of a rivalry. I know you’ve already heard of Romeo and Juliet, but I promise you... read on

  • The day after- an Olympics summary

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 14, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    This is the first time, since 1988, that Israeli athletes return from the Olympic games without any medals. None. It’s not like we usually bring more than one, but this was still one hell of a national disappointment. This was the first time I watched the Olympic Games, and after a... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 16 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 13, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    *Apparently, even the other side of the globe has heard of our achievements, and wants some of that Israeli magic. University of International Business Economics, one of the largest universities in Beijing, China, will open a department for Israeli economics studies. There, the... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 10, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    This week, I would like to recommend a book. It took me a while to find a good book in Hebrew which was translated to English. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of them, and I must admit: you miss out on a lot. Fortunately, considering the circumstances, the Minheret HaZman (The Time... read on

  • Hot Spot Tel-Aviv

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 8, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Tel-Aviv was listed in Lonely Planets’ “Top Ten Hedonistic Cities Worldwide” list. On the surface, this is yet another nice achievement to add to our pat-on-the-back list. But if we dig a little deeper, we can find out there’s so much more into the appearance on this list. Israel is... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 15 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 6, 2012 | 11:01 am

    *The Israeli actress and model, Moran Atias, is expected to co-star in a new picture called Third Person, alongside Mila Kunis, James Franko and Liam Neeson. The new feature is created by Paul Haggis (Million Dollar, Baby), and its plot revolves around three love stories happening in... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend- exclusive interview

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 3, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    To me, Michael Einav is a symbol of a true success, a young boy from a small town in Israel, who makes his way to the big city- Tel Aviv. There he appears in several local musicals, until he gets his big break in the Israeli version of American Idol. He doesn’t make it to the finals,... read on

  • Thoughts after watching the Olympics opening ceremony

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 31, 2012 | 9:06 am

    This Friday, I was amongst the 2 billion people who watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. It was very impressive, but in spite of my endless efforts, I couldn’t bring myself to enjoy it. It was a magnificent event, a prologue to the sports event we’ve all been waiting... read on

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