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Sounds Israeli: Ofra Haza

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
The late Ofra Haza sings "Jerusalem of Gold" in 1998.

In Hebrew: ‘To Complain’

Your weekly video dose of Hebrew.

Rachel’s Tomb: A Jewish Holy Site Since Ancient Times

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
The sixteenth century Arab historian Mujir Al Din wrote that Rachel’s Tomb was a Jewish holy place.

Happiness Is Knowing your Body Type

Lise Watier, Canada's authority on cosmetics, said in a recent interview: “I was sure of myself inside and insecure outside.”

Topless Anti-Jihad Activist Hunted Down and Arrested

A Muslim cleric in moderate Tunisia called for her stoning death.

Intermarried Rabbis

If ritual observance is voluntary and all that counts is ethos, why not just drop the whole charade and just call anyone with an ethical perspective on life a Reform Jew?

Why was the IDF (and Karsenty) Abandoned in the Al Dura Affair?

Why didn't then Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and then Prime Minister Ehud Barak demand that all the footage shot by France 2 on that day be placed at Israel’s disposal to do a proper investigation?

Who Firebombs a Grave?

13 Sivan 5773 – May 21, 2013
The area around Rachel's Tomb has been fortified, cement barriers erected to protect those wishing to pray beside her grave.

Who’s Denying Whose Heritage?

The entire Land of Israel, have been the subject of incessant Islamic reinvention.

Lapid, Livni, Bibi… All the Same Dangerous Mistake

True peace is something that evolves when neither side aims to destroy the other one.

Ending Zealotry in the Name of God

There is a new group of zealots who have taken a cue from the price taggers. They refer to themselves as Torah taggers.

Faces of Israel: Yariv Vizner, Founder of ‘Little Heroes’

Little Heroes or 'Giborim Ktanim' pairs ordinary Israelis with mentally challenged children with the goal of helping such children to better fit into Israeli society.

Toulouse Terrorist was no ‘Lone Wolf’

12 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
You can't blame the French for wanting to minimize their made-in-Europe Islamic terror problem. The problem is with how reality keeps messing with comfortable theories.

A Haredi Thawing? Oops, Never Mind

What is really being gained by continuing to force Haredim to stay in the beis medrash full time via a draft that exempts Haredim?

Benghazi’s Lesson

The video story was part of a theme that has run through Obama’s presidency from the beginning.

The Blood Libel Begins: The Guardian’s Original Reporting on Al Dura

The Guardian took the hideous claim that the IDF fired mercilessly at a young boy until he was dead at face value, without even a hint of journalistic skepticism.

History of Israel: Snow in the Summer

11 Sivan 5773 – May 19, 2013
Two people have reported snow in the late May-early June, though in both cases, it was hearsay.

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