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  • Women of the Wall and the Fire on the Mountain

    By Aryeh Cohen

    May 29, 2013 | 6:09 am

    The Torah emphasizes repeatedly that one only approaches the Holy with great fear and trepidation. On the day that the Tabernacle was dedicated, Aaron’s children were killed by the same sacrificial machinery that consumed Israel’s offerings. The ritual choreography which eventually...

  • Food, inspired by Israel

    April 19, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Sandy Leon, 42, grew up Catholic, but she never connected with the religion. Three years ago, she took a trip to Israel to see if, perhaps, Judaism was right for her. 

    “When I got there, I wanted to embrace everything in Israel, like the food, the culture and the people,” she...

  • February 11, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 11, 2013 | 3:27 am

    The US

    Headline: Republican Threatens to Block Pentagon and C.I.A. Nominees

    To Read:  Fouad Ajami tells the story of how a liberal-minded orator began using drones, and wonders why his foreign-policy liberal mindedness at this point only seems to manifest itself as a reluctance...

  • Shame at the Holiest Site in Judaism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 20, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    For those who do not receive emails from the Israeli Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), I refer the following to you for your information and for action. Anat Hoffman, the Executive Director of IRAC sent this notice out this morning and it is self-explanatory...

  • The stones of our faith

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 27, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    I’m the dry-eyed one in the family.  I’m the one who gives the eulogies at funerals because I can get through them without breaking down, the one who doesn’t need tissues to watch “Beaches” or “Terms of Endearment”.  I come from a family who buys stock in Kleenex, going...

  • Women fight for equal Western Wall rights, Democrats for Israel leader moves up

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Should women have equal prayer rights at the Kotel?

    It's a question of profound religious, spiritual and political complexities that a new documentary, "Praying in Her Own Voice," by filmmaker Yael Katzir, dares to ask but doesn't attempt to answer.

    As it stands, Israeli law has...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 14-20

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    SAT | JUNE 14


    If you could create the perfect Father's Day event, it would probably include action movies, sports and live entertainment, right? The Golden State Pops http://www.gspo.com.


    Young professionals in their 20s and 30s are revving up for a...

  • Bimboim’s trip to the Western Wall (kotel)

    June 12, 2007 | 10:31 pm

    Bimbo—Betty Boop’s canine companion in all those old Max Fleischer cartoons—liberates his inner Jew to fly to the Wailing Wall (kotel) in Jerusalem in this new homage to animator Fleischer.

    Bimboim (the dog formerly known as Bimbo) wants to leave a message for God at the wall, but getting there is not as easy as he expects! :-)

    Extra credit question:

    Why does Bimboim’s prayer fly directly to Heaven?