Jewish Journal

Another Crime of Hate?

By Noga Gur-Arieh

March 19, 2012 | 3:27 pm

Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, and his sons: Aryeh and Gavriel.

A chilling sequel to my previous post:

Earlier this morning, a man riding a black motorcycle opened fire outside of “Ozar Hatorah” school in Toulouse, France. Israeli teacher Jonathan... read on

  • Demjanjuk, may you (not) rest in peace

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 18, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    John Demjanjuk (born by the name of Ivan Mykolaiovych Demianiuk) was a Nazi, who was suspected to be the Terrible Ivan (a famous Nazi figure who terribly abused Jews, both mentally and physically, during the Holocaust), and was cleared from the benefit of the doubt. Though there was... read on

  • How chutzpah changed the world

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 16, 2012 | 11:28 am

    What does being an Israeli mean? For many years, people have tried to name this “thing” that we, Israelis, have. What is that “quality”? Lacking a scientific definition, people had to come up with a Hebrew name for it. There is not a word in the English vocabulary that has the same... read on

  • What would Kermit say…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 14, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Len Levitt, a Jewish puppeteer who has personally met Miss Piggy, made Aliya two months ago, and settled in my hometown, Ra’anana.

    In the past 35 years, Levitt wrote scripts and plays, taught puppet workshops, activated some of the most famous puppets in the States, and touched the... read on

  • Sounds familiar…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 12, 2012 | 6:15 am

    The IDF killed a dangerous man with blood on his hands. In reaction- hundrends of missals are being shot from Gaza to Israeli cities.

    This is how children of south- Israel spent their Purim vacation, and now they can’t go back to school and hang out with their friends. Families spend days and nights in shelters, knowing stepping outside means taking a risk.

    Isn’t it exactly what those who see Israel as a killing machine are protesting against? Killing innocent people for no apparent reason?

  • My thanks to the Academy

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 11, 2012 | 11:44 am

    I love Oscar week. There is something about it that makes me wake up with a smile on my face and carry that feeling with me until I fall asleep.

    Usually I am more of an Emmy kind of girl, but the past couple of years, I just get so excited once the Academy Awards nominees are... read on

  • Taking a stand. Together.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 8, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    The Israeli Apartheid week is now at its peak. I write this sentence, and something about these words being put together simply doesn’t fit.

    “Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual series of university lectures and rallies held in February or March.” According to the organization... read on

  • Wonderland

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 6, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    This past November, the world chose the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Dead Sea, located in Israel, was a leading nominee throughout the voting period, but eventually came 14th place.  Israel is well known for its geographic location, and thus for its military and political... read on

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