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Yom Kippur’s magic

Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a … Continued

Evangelicals in U.S. stand with Israel

GETTY IMAGES An Israeli soldier stands on his tank in a deployment area on Nov. 22, 2012 on Israel’s border … Continued

Air raid sirens spoiling the peace of a Jerusalem Sabbath

REUTERS Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers (APC) at an area near the border with the Gaza Strip on Nov. … Continued

Madonna: ‘Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim’

Kyle Gustafson FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Music icon Madonna performs at the Verizon Center as part of the MDNA Tour. … Continued

Yom Kippur in Israel: Immense quiet

Oded Balilty AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that … Continued

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: Romney, Israel and the future of peace

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a prayer note as he visits the … Continued

The Munich Massacre: Why the 2012 Games should pay tribute to those who died 40 years ago

BAZ RATNER REUTERS Members of the Israeli Olympic delegation stand during a memorial at a monument commemorating the 11 Israelis … Continued

Purim celebrates the good and bad in all of us

Purim 2012 begins at sundown this Wednesday, March 7, and all I can say is thank you God! Of course … Continued

Snow in Israel: A heavenly sight

AMIR COHEN REUTERS The Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to … Continued

Giving in to the Sabbath

It’s Christmas here in west Jerusalem. Like every week. I know I’m seriously mixing up my religions, but there‘s something … Continued

In Israel, between war and peace

With all this talk about the rising tension between Israel and Iran, and unrest raging all around them in the … Continued

The sermon on the plane

On a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I started to wonder : What would it have been like for … Continued

Gilad Shalit returns: One Israeli for 1,027 Palestinians?

– AFP/GETTY IMAGES Israeli Defence Ministry shows Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (2nd R) walks beside his father Noam (R) for … Continued

Seeing Jerusalem anew

Many of us who travel to Israel frequently risk becoming jaded. Obsessed by Realpolitik, the peace process, internecine and ultimately … Continued

Peace Talks: Does religion help or hurt?

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Multiculturalism in Jerusalem

Two residents of Jerusalem, an Arab Israeli and a Jewish American Israeli, describe the many cultures they encounter. MY JERUSALEM … Continued

Israeli despair for peace

By Abraham Cooper and Harold BrackmanSimon Wiesenthal Center It may not be fashionable, but just for a moment look through … Continued

Netanyahu’s address to Jewish Federations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly: Thank you all. My dear friends, … Continued

Limbaugh’s Dangerous Rhetoric

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School In 1995, right-wing Israeli demonstrations opposing any political accommodation with the Palestinians featured … Continued

Netanyahu’s ‘Yes’ on Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a bold step toward peace on Sunday. Speaking at Bar Ilan University’s commencement exercises … Continued