After 20 years of stops, starts and a bloody intifada in between, John Kerry believes he can pull out a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in nine months. Why the rush? Read on for JTA's analysis.
In the wake of last week's Chief Rabbinate election, which saw the defeat of a popular reformist candidate and the victory of two sons of former haredi Orthodox chief rabbis, several groups are pushing to provide alternative services in hopes of circumventing Israel's entrenched religious establishment.
Dr. Debbie Cohen-Stein, a kidney specialist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, spent two weeks in Gondar, Ethiopia, late last year to treat one of the last waves of Falash Mura to emigrate to the Jewish state.