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A Boarding School for Rabbis and Beauty Queens

Diana Bletter | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Diana Bletter

In the whole wide world, there's no other boarding school for at-risk teenagers that can boast a beauty queen and a rabbi among its graduates. That's just one reason that Kfar Hassidim Youth Village, near Haifa, Israel, is special.

A Promised Land

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 10.23.2012 | New York

Sipping chai among a sea of baby strollers and Times readers at the Hungarian Pastry Shop on a Sunday morning in spring, Avishai Mekonen is your proto...

PHOTOS: Ethiopian Jews Celebrate First Passover In The Homeland

Sarah Bronson | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

By Sarah Bronson Jewish Agency for Israel Mivasseret Zion, Israel (April 2, 2012) -- The little girls stood on stage holding up a child’s painti...

Ethiopian Israelis Protest for Freedom

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

By coming to Israel, the Ethiopian Jewish community was able to realize their ancient religious traditions which centered around the land of Israel and their return to the holy land.

Message to Black Israelis

Aaron Freeman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices
Aaron Freeman

As an old American Negro who lived through the 1960's civil right movement, I can assure Israel's racism-suffering Ethiopians of one thing: it gets better.

Sephardic Film Festival: Pomegranates and Longing

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

This culture and history and modern experience of the Sephardim is cinematically celebrated in a film festival sponsored by New York's very active American Sephardi Federation.

Racism, Israeli Style

Ruth Sinai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Sinai

The biblical injunction of not doing unto others what you would not have done to you is buried under Israel's complex struggle for existence in a hostile environment and an innate need to perpetuate its status as the victim it once was, a need that blinds it to the suffering of others.