The Israeli activist group Women of the Wall has been demanding the chance to pray alongside men at Judaism's holiest place. Now they are ready for a compromise that would give them an area at the Western Wall where they can call the shots.
The rare closing of Jerusalem's Temple Mount — or Noble Sanctuary to Muslims — lasted only a day. But anger over the closure and the shooting of a Palestinian suspecting of killing a Jewish activist became a "day of rage," with Palestinians scuffling with Israeli security forces in the city and across the West Bank.
Clashes broke out in Jerusalem on Wednesday after the murder of a Palestinian teenagers. His death came shortly after the bodies of three missing Israeli teens were found near Hebron this week, and the killings have ratcheted up tensions in Israel and Palestine to new heights.
Two Palestinian men armed with meat cleavers and firearms killed four worshippers at a synagogue in West Jersualem on Tuesday. While it was the deadliest attack of its kind in the city since 2008, it was also yet another sign of rising violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
Traffic cop "love notes" in Israel generally follow a standard format. They begin with a courteous greeting: “Dear Officer.” Then they explain why the offender is parked illegally, and why that’s OK, and why they do not deserve parking tickets.
Victoria Hanna, a longtime fixture of the small indie Jewish spiritual music scene, released her first single this month. It's just a riff on a Hebrew alphabet song, but the video became an Internet hit.
If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Israeli artist Eliezer Sonnenschein made a name for himself by continually sneaking into the Tel Aviv Museum to hang his artwork until he finally got noticed by the curator.