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  • What if Cyrus had not freed the Jews?

    By Roger Price

    September 24, 2013 | 9:01 am

      Over twenty-five centuries ago, Cyrus II, founder and ruler of the Persian Empire, freed the Jews who had been transported forcibly to Babylon and facilitated the reconstruction of their Temple in Jerusalem. Without the intervention of Cyrus, the Jewish People and Judaism as we...

  • Rereading Leon Uris’ ‘Exodus’ a disquieting experience

    April 18, 2013 | 10:38 am

    In preparation for Israel’s 65th birthday, I recently reread Leon Uris’ novel “Exodus” — and found it disturbing and unsettling in many ways.

    I first read the book in 1970, around the time of my first visit to Israel, and fell in love both with the book and the country. I was...

  • Ehud Barak leaves Israeli politics — for now

    March 14, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Ehud Barak stepped down as Israeli defense minister at an official farewell event.

    Barak, 71, who served as defense minister for six years, announced in November that he would leave political life. He told CNN recently that he would stay away from politics for at least five...

  • Esther Shawmut Friedman, former Haganah medic, dies at 89

    March 13, 2013 | 4:05 am

    Esther Shawmut Friedman, an American volunteer who worked as a medic in the Haganah, died on March 7. She was 89. 

    Born and raised in Boston, Shawmut Friedman joined the U.S. Navy WAVES in 1943, serving as pharmacist’s mate in Navy hospitals during World War II. After her...

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  • Controversy grows in Israel over extension of Tal Law granting haredim army exemptions

    January 31, 2012 | 10:54 am

    When Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, granted a few hundred haredi Orthodox Jews an exemption from army service, it’s likely he never dreamed that 63 years later, tens of thousands of haredi Israelis would claim the exemption—or that the issue would be among the...

  • Recognize Palestinian statehood—Today

    May 16, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    At 4:00 in the afternoon, sixty-three years ago today, Zionist leader David Ben-Gurion took to the podium in the auditorium of the Tel Aviv Museum to make a bold and historic announcement.  The preceding days had been filled with often difficult deliberations among Zionist leaders...

  • Open to Interpretation

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Three years ago, the BBC decided to make a television documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1956 Sinai campaign, which pitted Israeli, British and French troops against the forces of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

    The filmmakers were soon stymied in their search for...