Romy Zipken

Romy Zipken is a writer and editor at Jewcy. Her Twitter feed is @RomyZipken.

A Pride Weekend Shabbat For the Ages

After the DOMA ruling, Edith Windsor and Roberta Kaplan’s Shabbat service

Turkish Jews Fear Anti-Semitic Backlash

After prime minister linked anti-government protests to “Jewish Diaspora”

Smoking Still Legal in Israeli Stadiums

Tzipi Livni votes against bill that would prohibit lighting up in outdoor arenas

Israel Debates How to Bury Non-Jewish Soldiers

A bill aims to allow Jews and non-Jewish IDF members to be buried together

Fraudulent Charities Targeting Israel Supporters Exposed

Millions were raised, little went where it was supposed to

The Fight for Prayer at the Temple Mount Intensifies

Israeli lawmakers push for access to the holy site

The Shul at City Island

A fortuitous Shabbat trek to a quirky synagogue in the Bronx

Defining Israel in the Knesset

Two bills aim to make clarify Israel’s Jewish and democratic identity

Jewish Groups Respond Voting Rights Act Decision

The chorus seems discontented

Ethiopian Mass Aliyah to End in August

Two final flights with 400 passengers will leave for Israel later this summer

Pope Says Anti-Semites Not True Christians

Still, new report reveals anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe

Israel Approves Natural Gas Export

Will keep 60 percent of offshore reserves, export 40 percent

Israeli Organ Trafficking Ring Broken Up

Costa Rican police raid labs connected to illegal Israeli transplant network

Israelis to U.S. Jews: Stay Out of Peace Process

Poll reveals Israelis don’t want leaders considering American Jews’ positions

Israel Gets High Marks for Combating Trafficking

Ranked Tier 1 country for complying with U.S. guidelines, up from a Tier 3

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