Israel's Celebrity Rabbi Problem
Monday, January 27, 2014
Recent investigation into politically-connected rabbi again brings to light Israelis' unhealthy relationship with spiritual leaders
Why the Focused Rest of Shabbat is Important
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Technology was supposed to lead to less work, but instead we are busier than ever. Only the Bible's recipe of rest will benefit us
Israelis enjoy their land of honey
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Families flock to locations throughout the country for annual Honey Festival in run-up to honey-soaked biblical holiday of Rosh Hashanah
Reviving the language of Jesus' time
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Christians in a small town in northern Israel receive state approval to reintroduce Aramaic, the language of Jesus' time, into the local school curriculum
Welcome to the “Zionist Games” 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Israeli athletes should feel right at home at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, if Iranian officials are to be believed that the event is one big Zionist plot. The Jews must be the most industrious people in history, considering how many conspiracies in which they have been implicated of late.
Israel’s Top-Diva sings in Persian
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rita Yahan Farouz, one of Israel‘s most successful singers, combines the Hebrew as well as the Persian language in her music. Her new album „Ha'Smachot Shellanu“ (i.e. “our pleasures“) achieved gold status within the first three weeks after release. The performer is regarded as cultural ambassador between Israel and Iran.
She was born at Teheran in 1962 and came to Israel with her family in 1970. For Rita, her music is a return to her roots rather than a political statement. Her new album was compiled in a tenuous period of time. Rita regards it as a bridge between people in her home country and people in her country of origin.