While the functions of the Order of St. Lazarus are slightly different today in Jerusalem -- it no longer treats lepers and wounded knights -- the organization seeks to heal minds, spirits and bodies regardless of religious and political borders.
The distance between Bethlehem and Acco is about 113 miles, yet most of the women have never had the chance to meet one another. "Women can change the idea that we can't live together," said the organizer. "Because we can."
The situation in other parts of the world may be different, but in the United States support for Israel has never been stronger.
The resurrection of Arab Peace Initiative by the United States is a strategic and timely move. Sadly, however, the API should have all along constituted the basis for a negotiated Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
There is one change that the United States could make in response to the terrorism threat that is never discussed. That is to consider the part U.S. policies have played in creating and sustaining it.
Despite its many faults, Exodus still packs an emotional wallop. A few times, I felt myself responding, just as I had when I first read it as a 16-year-old.
As more cities join the world street art scene, thanks largely to an enthusiastic youth culture sharing images across the internet and handheld device...
Armed with our faith on the one hand, and technological advancement on the other, we know that there is a common denominator shared by Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel: contribution to humanity. The Genesis Prize will epitomize this common denominator.
The goal of terrorism is not simply to hurt and kill people. It is to instill fear. It is to create a climate of uncertainty in which people are afraid to leave their homes and engage in the basic tasks of life. Our best response is faith.
The horror of Boston should be a reminder that the choice of weaponry can be in itself an act of evil. President Obama made clear that "any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror." But are we as a society prepared to be judged by that standard?
Marla Mase's self-portrait on the front cover of her new album Speak Deluxe actually does speak volumes about what she sings. The animalized photograph of her face verifies that Marla is peeved-off about something, or maybe everything.
Fayyad will soon have to decide how to pursue his vision in practice. Can he turn his credibility into votes and electability, assuming elections are held? Can, or will he be allowed to, build an independent political movement, assuming he wants to do that?
The majority of Israelis and Palestinians want to see a two-state solution between their two peoples. And with the United States energized to lead, now is the time for Americans to support John Kerry's fresh approach.
Every Israeli secretly wants to be Indiana Jones. Archaelogy is the country's national pastime. Yet, archaeologists and their discoveries often find themselves at odd with traditional Jews. Their findings put into question foundational parts of the Jewish faith.
From the time it was discovered that Iran was operating a clandestine nuclear weapons program nearly two decades ago, Tehran has successfully outmaneuvered the IAEA while making significant advances in its research and development of its nuclear program.