Cool to the core

They are calling it “cutting edge.” They are looking for innovation. They are hoping to find young people who have talent, passion and a desire to make a difference in the Jewish world. They — the leaders of Jerusalem U (formerly Jerusalem Online) — are the founders of a new social entrepreneurial boot camp for… Read More

Amid cries of retaliation and talk of red lines, analysts discuss what next steps will be best for the Syrians, for Israel

by Maayan Jaffe About one week until Congress returns from break to dialogue about a potential missile attack against the Syrian government, led by Bashar al-Assad, for his purported use of chemical weapons, analysts are debating — and citizens are rallying – for or against this rebuttal. But amid the cries for retaliation, the talk… Read More

Israeli hospitals treat Syrians wounded in civil war

While the world continues to look on, unsure how to react, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed and another 2.5 million have fled their country. Meanwhile, quietly but effectively, Israeli doctors treat Syrians able to reach their borders. Dr. Zeev Zonis, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Western Galilee Medical Center in… Read More

Separate — but not equal

Israel’s self-described interim solution covering where and how women can pray at the Western Wall hasn’t stopped Jews from all sides of the issue from wanting to hit their heads against a wall. A 4,840-square-foot platform designed to accommodate up to 450 worshippers at a time was just installed. The new prayer plaza, connected by a… Read More

Heeding Kerry’s peace call, Jewish groups rap Bennett’s two-state obit

By Ron Kampeas It’s almost boilerplate: The American Jewish community asks a foreign leader with whom it has cultivated a close relationship to kindly tell firebrands in the leader’s government to pipe down and fall in with an established policy that happens to be embraced by the U.S. government. Greece? Romania? Hungary? Russia? Try Israel…. Read More