50 Miles from ISIS
Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Of course we got raised eyebrows as we boarded a plane to Iraq, yet Kurdistan proved to be a welcoming, friendly place where our yarmulkes elicited comments such as “We love Jews.” We wanted to know what remained of an ancient Jewish community that fled to safer shores in the last century: We discovered a lot of ignorance, but an equal amount of Jewish pride.
Scholar, Scientist, and Gentleman
Riki Goldstein | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cyril Domb was one of the outstanding British Jews of the last 50 years, a world-renowned scientist who managed to blend his academic achievements with his first love — Torah.
Too Cold for Comfort
Aharon Granot | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The same country vaunted as the start-up capital of the world houses a frightening number of desperately poor citizens — some of whom literally sleep outdoors on damp mattresses atop sopping wet cardboard as they try to keep warm under layers of rags. Yet even a punishingly cold winter hasn’t coaxed Israel’s homeless to vacate their waterlogged street corners for the heated hostels extended by a government that can’t seem to bridge the yawning gap between its savvy haves and hopeless have-nots.