Photographer and Editor: Eyal Bartov Additional Photographs: Samuel Magal After Effects: Gili Ittah Original Music: Israel Kasif Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem … [Read more...] about Israel – Small but Outstanding
by Leah Granof Geffen For the past week, hundreds of Jewish communities around the world have been ceremoniously celebrating a major milestone - the completion of the daily study cycle, (commonly known as Daf Yomi) of the Babylonian Talmud. At 2,711 pages, it takes seven and a half years for participants who are committed to learning a page a day of Judaism’ most central text to finish the entire commentary. While some Daf Yomi … [Read more...] about Groundbreaking Women’s Study Group Celebrates Completion of Entire Talmud
From Hava Nagila at the Olympics to Israeli Technology at the UN: Shining a light on the positive faces of Israel and the Jewish community by Rachel Ishofsky Last Sunday, an Olympic gymnast - Aly Raisman - did a floor routine to Hava Nagila. As one might assume, she's Jewish. And when she got up in front of the whole world to perform, she broadcast this fact to all who watched. There are times and places in which the whole world comes … [Read more...] about From Hava Nagila at the Olympics to Israeli Technology at the U.N.
by Zvi Peleg During summer vacation for 1.3 million Israeli school children, it’s worth asking what sort of education system we want waiting for them in September. Will the school system offer experiences to prepare them for life? Will students be able to genuinely prepare for their integration into Israeli society? Will they be exposed to social values and learn to appreciate the importance of contributing to that society? Answers to … [Read more...] about Our Education System Can Put Up a Fight Against Facebook
by Go'el Jasper As a child in the 70s and 80s in the United States, I used to define Zionism in blunt, simple terms. If you wore a white shirt with blue pants on Yom HaAtzmaut, you were behaving like a Zionist. If you had pictures hanging in your home with Israel themes, such as the famous photo of the three soldiers standing by the Western Wall or the one of Begin, Carter and Sadat shaking hands at Camp David, that made you a … [Read more...] about Zionism 2.0