Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
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Select stops from our last days on Birthright
Jungle fever during the day's requisite hike near Tzfat.
Musical session overlooking Tzfat.
Observing the production line at a stop at the Golan Heights winery.
Wine tasting during a heatwave hit the spot for most.
Rafting near the Jordan River with Israeli soldiers.
Trip photography buff Ross Tiffen snaps a bidding farewell to IDF.
Yosef Caro street in Tzfat is the canvas on which local artists paint and hustle their wares.
Participant Sam Gogan had a clear theme in his Birthright chronicles.
Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, where the state of Israel was founded.
Our new swag.
Margarita Korol is a pop artist and designer in New York City.
Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day
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