Jerusalemites cheer the runners on, tolerate our roads being closed to traffic, our kids being home from school, but don’t ask me to be an ambassador.
Ilene Prusher is a journalist and multi-genre writer who lives in Jerusalem. Her first novel, Baghdad Fixer, was published in London in November 2012 (Halban).
It's common on Purim to do things upside down, and this year, Jerusalem Police seemed to go completely inside out by choosing not to arrest any female worshippers at the Kotel.
Every Jerusalem resident that doesn't feel commanded to avoid mixed dancing has been to the Boogie at least once, or should have.
Residents of Jerusalem's Beit Safafa say the city's plan to build a highway right through the middle of the Arab neighborhood will end life as they know it, and will only serve settlers.
British-Jewish author Naomi Alderman, in town for the Jerusalem International Book Fair, talks about writing, creating games and about how Israel feels today, now that she's no longer 'frum.'
A book launched at the Jerusalem International Book Fair is, according to its publishers, helping to 'bring Jewish tradition into conversation with secular wisdom, highlighting the relevance of Judaism to the dilemmas of the 21st century.'
Antonio Munoz Molina accepts the Jerusalem Prize at the Jerusalem International Book Fair on Sunday, rejecting pressure to culturally boycott Israel in protest of its policies.
The Jerusalem Conference of Jewish Writers, Kisufim, often squeezes great writers into small rooms all over Jerusalem providing for good conversations but not too much room to move.
A walk with a veteran guide across Jerusalem, from Israel's old Knesset to its current one, is littered with layers of the city's history and memories of the days when leaders of an entirely different caliber populated a no-frills parliament.
Extraordinary friendships are forged between Jews and Arabs in the most ordinary of places - such as in the maternity ward. But these days, the racist antics of Beitar Jerusalem fans gets a lot more attention in the eyes of the world.