The mosquito that bears zika, which may be associated with birth defects including microcephaly, went extinct in Israel decades ago.
Can Israel's Jewishness become more diverse, coexisting with democracy, or will it become an even more constricting Judaism sanctifying extremist positions and clashing with democratic values?
We believe that our love for Israel compels us to challenge troubling Israeli policies that fail to live up to the Jewish tradition's highest ideals, while reminding the Israeli state about the power and wisdom of Jewish pluralism.
It appears that Israel is in an endless loop in which violence and terrorism lead to more violence and terrorism, with no end in sight.
President Obama’s Liaison to the American-Jewish Community: We Can Disagree but Respect Each Other's Opinions
Despite the rancor surrounding the Iran deal, the US Jewish community enjoys a core-level consensus. The crisis lies in the rush by some to draw borders of acceptable conversation in the Jewish community along the lines of disagreement, excluding those who failed to toe what was presented as the party line.
Israeli Judaism and diaspora Judaism are two increasingly disconnected ways of thinking. Can we build better bridges between them?
Less than 100 years ago, there was a Yiddish theater company in Cairo, Jewish actors appeared in Egyptian movies and Jewish musicians were listened to across North Africa and the Middle East. This historic tradition can now play a part in Israel’s future.
For some Israelis, Israel is a land of refuge, for others it’s a land of choice. But if Israel is to leave its mark on history, find its place in the Middle East and resolve the conflict with the Palestinians, it must forge a covenantal mission.
We need 100 percent understanding for those who think differently from us, but that doesn't make violence acceptable. Here are some concrete actions we can take.
This new version of the prayer for Israel urges you to look outward rather than upward, and affect reality with your own two hands.
The IDF's newest and enthusiastic recruiting pool are sidestepping religious edicts and go on to foment a wider revolution in religious society even after they've put away their uniforms.