Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: May 8th, 2013InDepth
Bill de Blasio, one of the Democratic frontrunner in the race for New York City mayor, met last week with the editorial board of The Jewish Press at the newspaper’s Boro Park office. De Blasio is the New York City public advocate.
Posted on: April 24th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
From December 2002 to January 2009, Elliott Abrams was an insider. As deputy assistant to the president and later deputy national security adviser – with the Middle East as his focus – Abrams interacted daily with such figures as President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Israeli Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert.
Posted on: April 18th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Not too many Jewish World War II survivors from Germany can say that they had the distinction of being both interned in a concentration camp and liberating the captives in that same camp. Erwin Weinberg did just that.
Posted on: April 10th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Yesh Atid is sometimes perceived as avidly secular, but two rabbis currently serve in the party as MKs. One is Rabbi Shai Piron, Israel’s new education minister. The other is Rabbi Dov Lipman, the first American-born Knesset member since Rabbi Meir Kahane.
Posted on: April 9th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Jordanian-Palestinian activist Mudar Zahran says King Abdullah is seeking to save Himself by colluding with Islamists, Iran and Assad
Posted on: March 31st, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
March 31 is not a day that particularly stands out in Jewish memory at first glance, but it is actually a day of some significance.
Posted on: March 25th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
The Jewish Press recently spoke with Rabbi Goldstein – author of the bulk of The Legacy: Teachings for Life from the Great Lithuanian Rabbis (Maggid Books). Rabbi Goldstein will be visiting Los Angeles and San Diego from April 11-16.
Posted on: March 24th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
How did America’s leading Posek fall into halachic obscurity?
Posted on: March 13th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
As a former Israeli ambassador to Canada and an expert in international law, Alan Baker has been involved in the negotiation and drafting of agreements and peace treaties with Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinians. Last year Baker was thrust into the spotlight when he was appointed by Prime Minister Netanyahu to the three-member committee chaired by former justice Edmund Levy to examine the legal aspects of land ownership in the West Bank. That produced the highly publicized Levy Report.
Posted on: February 22nd, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Recently I had the opportunity to spend some times with Bernard (Bernie) Walz and get a glimpse of his war experiences.
Posted on: February 21st, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Press, newly elected MK Moshe Feiglin affirms he is still trying to revolutionize Israel.
Posted on: February 20th, 2013Sections → Arts
Through her work "The Divine Within," artist Shira Gabriela highlights a literary parallel that exists between Megillat Esther and the Book of Zechariah.
Posted on: February 15th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Dorit grew up in sunny Eilat. She was involved in sports since she was a young child. As a teenager she was the table tennis champion of Eilat, winning 2nd place in the southern regional competition and going on to win 3rd place in the national mixed double championship. At the same time, she was running marathons.
Posted on: February 7th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
A young man told me he wants to be a big brother. I asked how he heard of us, and he asked me whether I recognized him. Ten years earlier, as the son of divorced impoverished parents, he was suffering socially and academically, and had received a mentor from Yad Eliezer.
Posted on: February 6th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Although it was released in 2011, “Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat to Civilization” is still playing to audiences across the world. As the title suggests, “Unmasked Judeophobia” examines the history of anti-Semitism and its alarming resurgence in the form of anti-Zionism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Posted on: January 31st, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
An interview with historian Gil troy on his new book, “Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism and Racism.”
Posted on: January 23rd, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
Resnick has collected five dozen of his best interviews in book format. Called “Movers and Shakers: Sixty Prominent Personalities Speak Their Mind on Tape” (Brenn Books), the collection includes updates on nearly every interviewee plus several questions that never appeared in The Jewish Press.
Posted on: January 20th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
"My engagement in medicine has taught me that in order to heal one must come in contact with the most repulsive things you can imagine."
Posted on: January 16th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
"When positions opened, if there was a qualified woman for the job I was inclined to hire her."
Posted on: January 4th, 2013InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
“When you are inexperienced and new to Yiddishkeit you figure, what do I have to lose? I think it’s called chutzpah!” With the honesty and good natured candor that have made her a much sought after lecturer across the Jewish spectrum, African-American convert Ahuvah Gray, recounts the remarkable story of her personal encounter with Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, z”tl.
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