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Summer of My Israeli Soldier

It was supposed to be a romantic summer in Jerusalem. But religion and politics kept getting in the way.

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Diva D, the Godmother of Jerusalem Drag, Can’t Leave the Holy City Alone

For one of the founding practitioners of Israel’s cross-dressing performance art—chased out to Tel Aviv by ultra-Orthodox antipathy—Purim is just another day to do battle for her right to be her

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Builders of a New Jerusalem

In a new book, Adina Hoffman brings to life three architects who transformed the city in the days of the British Mandate

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Remembering the Erlauer Rebbe

Rav Yochanan Sofer, a pious Hasidic leader, was my neighbor in Jerusalem and an inspiration

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The Green Line on the Label

How a U.S. Senator’s fight against labeling Israeli settlement products is actually a gift to the BDS movement

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The Gertrude Stein of Anglo-Jewish Jerusalem

Can poet Linda Zisquit keep the enlightenment ideal of the salon alive in Israel?

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Haredi IDF Soldiers Under Persecution

An ugly campaign shaming ultra-Orthodox soldiers recently came to a head for one family who reportedly faced death threats

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Recollections of a Sick Soul

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a memoir of my dear friend, the novelist Ilona Karmel, who died 15 years ago

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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Love Shabbat Dinner

Thousands of Jerusalem’s non-Jewish tourists pay to enjoy a special meal they can’t find in any restaurant: Friday night dinner in a Jewish home

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Let the Light In

A challenging and nostalgic visit to see my son in Jerusalem became an inspiration

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Jerusalem Man With Nunchucks Subdues Terrorist

Israel hails an unlikely act of heroism on Monday night

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‘The New York Times’ Goes Truther on the Temple Mount

The newspaper settles the ‘explosive historical question that cuts to the essence of competing claims to what may be the world’s most contested piece of real estate’

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Natalie Portman Adapts Amos Oz to the Screen

A dispatch from the Israeli premiere of ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness.’

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How To Make Stuffed Grape Leaves, an Ancient Treat That Crosses Borders

Video: With a splash of lemon juice and a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, and currants, this Armenian recipe is perfect for summer

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Egyptian Bank Claims Part Ownership in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel

Government-owned Banque Misr recently filed a lawsuit to regain shares in the 5-star hotel bought before the creation of the State of Israel

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Men Hold Hands in Jerusalem, Are Disparaged

Hidden camera video provides a window into public harrassment of gays less than a week after Pride Parade murder

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Watch Orthodox Rabbi Benny Lau’s Powerful Denunciation of Homophobia Justified in the Name of God

‘We must free the Torah of Israel from the handcuffs that she has been bound in by people of darkness’

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Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi Visits Victim of Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

‘The person that committed this sinful act is a criminal in every way, and his intention to kill Jews is something which is terrifying’

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Six Stabbed at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade

Suspect is a Haredi man who was recently released from prison for committing a similar crime 10 years ago

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Jerusalem To Fund Non-Orthodox Institutions for the First Time

The city’s move marks the latest crack in Israel’s Orthodox monopoly

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Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives Cemetery Remains Target of Vandals

Israeli President Rivlin visited desecrated graves in the Afghan section of the ancient burial ground on Monday

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CNN: Old City on ‘Verge of Extinction’

The Jerusalem district listed in top spot of endangered structures despite protections by Israeli law

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Supreme Court Backs Obama in Jerusalem Passport Case

Americans born in Jerusalem still cannot claim Israel as their place of birth

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Losing the Thread of Palmyra

A cloth-seller in Jerusalem feels the effects of Syria’s war

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Current Movie Crush: ‘JeruZalem’

There’s no better place to hide from zombies than the labrynthine Old City

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The Mormons on Mount Scopus

BYU’s Jerusalem campus hasn’t unleashed a wave of missionaries. But it hasn’t opened much interfaith dialogue, either.

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Missing at Women’s Health Conference: Women

But Haredi rabbis and male doctors welcomed at Jerusalem event

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An Open Letter to a Community in Pain

The Jerusalem neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet is beset by fears of a pedophile ring. Here’s what they need to consider.

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Barkat Dines With Kimye, Riles Ultra-Orthodox

Trayf served; news site censors Kardashian’s face—twice

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Is Zionism Racism?

Israel is not a normal state. Here’s why.

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