Israel News

Rabbi Reuven Hammer, a pioneer of Conservative Judaism in Israel, dies at 86

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  Rabbi Reuven Hammer, one of the pioneers of Conservative Judaism in Israel, has died at age 86. Hammer moved to Israel in the 1970s and...

DNA Is No Answer

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In a ruling last week, Israel’s Supreme Rabbinical Court made clear that DNA testing cannot be used to answer the religious and politically sensitive...

At Israel’s First Student-Run Health Clinic, It’s Free Health Care For All

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HAIFA — At the Ruach Tova Health Center in this northern Israeli city, three medical students are hard at work trying to keep up...

Alumni of These Jewish Summer Camps Are Making Aliyah In Droves

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Every Friday, the staff and campers at Camp Ramah Nyack gather for a ceremony called Shishi Al Hamigrash – Hebrew for “Friday on the...

Hadassah immunologist saves Israeli boy from life-threatening allergy to light

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JERUSALEM — A few months ago, 12-year-old A. happily posed for pictures atop a camel in the Judean Desert. He was shirtless under the...

A Minister of Narrow Mind

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Israel’s education minister, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, has only been in his job a month, and already he has made headlines for disparaging LGBTQ people,...

Summertime Success

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Ah, sweet summertime! Summer for college students usually means relaxation, adventures, trips to the beach and get togethers. It’s a time to forget the...

Israel is holding new elections. What comes next?

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JERUSALEM — The blame game started shortly after midnight on Thursday morning. The Knesset’s vote to dissolve itself and hold a second national election in...

Israel Will Hold New Elections After Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

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  For the first time in its history, Israel will hold a second national election in one year, five months after the last election in...

Open Hearts, Open Minds

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Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, kindergarten students at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community school and the Goldsmith Early Childhood Center at...