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The Wailing Wall Wails (Over Our Separation)

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Dr. Michael Laitman

The latest round in the battle for permission to pray at the kotel (Wailing Wall) reflects the sad state of our people. Theoretically, "Reform rabbis ...

Israel Family Travel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Golan Heights

David Code | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
David Code

"Walk out till you're at least knee-deep in the water, then just sit down as if you're falling into an easy chair." It seemed impossible, but as I fell back into the water, the Dead Sea gently caught me and I floated like I was on a space walk with no gravity.

The Shock We Encountered at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Home
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

The world has changed. The question is -- has that really impacted the way we do business, engage in politics, share our faith, offer assistance, create educational programs, and more?

The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

5 Sacred Places for a Spook-Free Halloween

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.21.2013 | Home
Joy Pecknold

October's rife with talk of ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but not everybody's down with the undead. For those looking for the flip side to a haunted hotel experience -- more deities than demons -- here are five divinely-linked destinations for a more sacred sojourn.

A Resolution for the Jewish New Year

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Home
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Although women have been granted the right to wear tallitot at the Wall, the future for a pluralistic Judaism there is dubious in light of the Mendelblit plan. Yet Hallel Abramowitz-Silverman is optimistic.

The Wall Does Not Belong To Us

Simi Lichtman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Home
Simi Lichtman

The media is wild over the Women of the Wall controversy, and it's not hard to understand why. It deliciously combines women's rights issues, religion and, media's favorite topic, the Middle East, all in one bite-sized package of scandal.

Springtime Ritual on Martha's Vineyard: Going to Dairy Queen

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Dairy Queen to the youth of Martha's Vineyard is what the Wailing Wall is to my tribe. It is a prayer. It is an awakening. When DQ opens, everyone is assured that soon they will be able to stow away their winter gear until the next shock of ice.

Pope a Free Agent at the End of the Month

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has broken his contract with the Holy See. As with married couples, the Pope had a "'til deat...

Sara Silverman's Sister One Of Ten Women Arrested At Wailing Wall

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.14.2013 | Home

Israeli police arrested 10 women, including the sister and niece of comedienne Sarah Silverman, for wearing prayer shawls while praying at Jerusalem's...

My Experience with Terrorism: Up Close and Personal in Jerusalem

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Fernando Espuelas

When the incoming missile attack siren sounded I was paralyzed. Some 50 feet from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the world's holiest site for Jews, I was in the middle of a mass stampede.

Israel Diary: Dispatch From The Holy Land

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sklar

I write this from balmy and bustling Tel Aviv, where I landed last Thursday morning, marking my first-ever visit to Israel.