Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Spring in the Jewish state, while glorious, has its fair share of gloomy days. First comes Yom Hashaoh, recognizing World War II and the Holocaust, and so many Jewish lives lost. Then comes Yom Hazikaron, recognizing Israel's many wars, and so many Jewish lives lost. Such sadness is prevalent as (at right) Maj.-Gen. Dan Halutz, Israel's chief of staff, places...
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Walk off the beaten path with the family in tow
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
When you do it perhaps for the first time, schlepping the entire family to Israel is easy. For children, Israel is chock-full of interesting things to do - there''s climbing Masada, walking the hilly streets of Haifa, exploring the museums and major attractions of Jerusalem, or just plain romping on the beaches of Tel Aviv or Eilat. But what do...
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The scheduled presence of Hanan Ashrawi, a one-time Palestinian Authority spokesperson and now current member of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council, at a small meeting of Philadelphia Jews this Saturday has raised the eyebrows of communal professionals and national analysts. The lunchtime gathering - to be held at a private home in Germantown - precedes by a few hours a...
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Israel has long known that its highly educated and entrepreneurial workforce constitutes its greatest natural resource. Now a growing number of Israeli companies are offering American organizations high-quality business solutions and professional services at prices that are significantly lower than in the United States. To promote this emerging trend and encourage more Americans to take advantage of Israeli talent, the...
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak believes that one of the most significant results of this week's election may well be the end of what he calls the "trembling-hand phenomenon" of Israeli politics. "In the past, party identity was strong enough that even if someone contemplated voting for another party, you would go behind the curtain and your hand [would]...
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