Yoga means “union” or “union with the divine.” It doesn’t mean “contortionism,” “hippie commune” or “Lululemon.”
Israel and terrorist groups in Gaza reportedly agreed to a ceasefire.
A new Israeli military order will not lead to the deportation of large numbers of Palestinians from the West Bank, an Israeli army major said.
Avichai Adrai, the Israeli army spokesman for the Arabic media, In a conference call Tuesday with Palestinian journalists said that the military order designed to prevent infiltrations into the West Bank by requiring that residents have proper identification will actually help legalize the presence of Gaza Palestinians who fled the coastal strip and now reside in the West Bank. The call was sponsored by The Israel Project.
The walls of Dr. Bernard Lewinsky’s office resemble the pages of a National Geographic calendar: sweeping lake vistas and verdant forests brush up against sculptured rock formations and sun-mottled Yosemite hills. Looking at his photographs, patients remember vacations, times when they felt relaxed and at peace. It takes their minds off their cancer.
When Justin Levy returned to UCLA for his senior year in September 2002, he was expecting a continuation of the previous school year's belligerent anti-Zionist rallies and aggressive anti-Israel fervor.
What he found was exactly the opposite. The divestment campaigns and public demonstrations that made last year's headlines were nowhere to be found.
While the calm should have put Levy at ease, the drastic atmosphere change instead made him apprehensive.
's been a busy few weeks for pollsters who study the Jewish community -- and for the politicians who turn each new survey into partisan fodder. At least three major surveys focused on different issues, but beneath the statistical mumbo jumbo, they pointed to the same thing: the U.S. Jewish public is worried about the unsettled state of the world but not panicked.
The statistical blitz offers hints that Jewish political allegiances may be softening, but despite the best efforts of the political spinmeisters, there is little sign of any wholesale political upheaval. Jewish voters may be receptive to new political messages, but right now they are listening, not buying.
In the American Jewish Committee (AJCommittee) 2002 Survey of Jewish Opinion, two conclusions stand out: fears about anti-Semitism are strong and pessimism about the Middle East peace process is growing.