Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
When it comes to the latest Arab peace initiative, two questions are circulating in Washington: Why Qatar? And why now?
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By:
Judy Lash Balint, JNS.org
While thousands of people flocked to the Old City to celebrate Jerusalem Day, much of the action is going on underground amid excavations that peel back layers of history.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Experts predict that Israel's alleged attacks on weapons bound for Hezbollah will not provoke a reaction from Syria or Hezbollah — at least for now.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
David Stav, a Modern Orthodox rabbi in the running to be Israel’s next Ashkenazi chief rabbi, has cultivated an image as the liberals' solution to a Rabbinate dominated by the haredi Orthodox.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Following a court ruling in their favor, leaders of an organization pushing for women's prayer rights at the Western Wall withdrew their endorsement of a compromise proposal to expand the egalitarian section there.
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