The U.S. president bears some responsibility for the sorry state of Israel-U.S. relations. He has allowed himself to be maneuvered into a position where he can only help Netanyahu in Israel’s elections.
The absence of discourse between Western governments and their Muslim communities demonstrates a lack of understanding and vision, and could herald counterproductive anti-radicalization policies.
Why do Jews dress up for Purim?
Something borrowed, something Lent? The custom seems to have arisen in 13th century Italy, as festivities and masquerading escalated towards Shrove Tuesday.
The Middle Ages came to life this past Friday as history buffs reenacted the Crusaders' journey from the Ayalon Valley to Jerusalem – costumes, accessories and all.