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Why I wanted a place at the Iftar table

Ruth Ebenstein, an American-Israeli journalist, public speaker and peace activist, is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Bosom Buddies: How Breast Cancer Fostered an Unexpected Friendship Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide.  Find her online at RuthEbenstein.com, on Facebook at Laugh Through Breast Cancer – Ruth…

Sharon 'Fighting for His Life'

Earlier this evening, Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Deputy PM Ehud Olmert has been sworn in as Acting Prime Minister. Whatever your politics are, now is the time to pray. Hashem Yishmor Oto.

With Names and Faces Like Our Own

A Jewish youth in Hungary brings the fire with a new development in Budapest’s youth movement. Dinah Spritzer of the JTA reports: “Adam Schoenberger is lucky: As a rabbi’s son, he has always known what it meant to be Jewish.…

As you can see…

We’re in the process of renovating Jewschool. Our intention was not for things to happen so abruptly nor for the site to appear as it does at the moment, but WordPress’ Blogger import function ate our template and a few…

Spielberg's Unforgivable Sin

For those of you who aren’t totally Munich’d out by now, here’s a piece I wrote about one aspect of the politically-motivated furor surrounding the film. My original title was “Oh, The Humanity,” but that was, um, nixed. Warning: Contains…

That's My Guy!

Yeah I’m embarrassed. I wear a black hat. If the press were to characterize me, they’d get all confused about whether to call me Orthodox Jew, Ultra-Orthodox, Chasidic. And I’ve got a black raincoat with a lining and belt. So…

Israel Unveils “Big Brother” Unit

A7 reports, The cabinet has approved the establishment of a special unit to combat incitement and public disruptions in protest of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. […] The government decision stipulates that the unit will be responsible for, “legal…