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Israeli Society

How Developmentally Disabled Adults Are Transforming Criminals in Israel

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.24.2016 | Impact
Anav Silverman

It is a rather unusual scene that appears to be a mirage in the hot Negev desert. In southern Israel, prison inmates from local jails can be seen every week, walking wheelchair-bound adults from a rehabilitative village for the severely disabled.

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem or, The Craziness of Israeli Society

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

The film, the work of sister-brother co-directors Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz (she co-stars), is an impassioned portrayal of an implacable woman of character. It's at once a feminist film, obviously, and a larger story about diminishing the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) authority and influence in Israeli life.

Israeli Society and the Holocaust

Avi Ben-Hur | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Avi Ben-Hur

Despite the large number of Holocaust survivors in Israeli society in its early years, the subject of the Holocaust was not extensively dealt with educationally during the state's first decades.

The Unorthodox Solution: Embracing Pluralism And Reason In Israeli Society

Daniel Sokatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Sokatch

When dozens of Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbis signed a formal edict prohibiting Jews from renting or selling real estate to non-Jews, the ensuing uproar was reassuring to those of us working for a democratic, pluralist Israel.

Israel's Stubborn Minority

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From first-time voting soldiers returning from Gaza to exhausted progressives, it seems like no one in Israel is satisfied with the way things have been going, or with the choices they see in front of them.

Israeli Society Redefined By Immigrants, Various Religions (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel is commonly referred to as the Jewish state, but the label may not capture Israel's rapidly changing demographics. A wave of immigration over t...