August/September 2010

August/September 2010

Arts: From Sand to Museums
Esther Hecht
Holon, stepsister to Tel Aviv, has finally come of age. Now you can visit its many new museums, which feature everything from design to cartoons to puppets. more...


Book Excerpt: Who by Fire, Who by Water
Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.
In her essay, Un'taneh Tokef: Through Israeli Eyes, Rabbi Dalia Marx recalls when, after 1973, the words of the Yom Kippur piyyut gained new relevance. more...


Books: Anti-Semitism and Its Tentacles
A roundup of Holocaust-related titles, plus a review and excerpt from Who by Fire, Who by Water-Un'taneh Tokef, in time for the High Holy Days. more...


Brief Reviews: Women in All Their Diverse Glory
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Commentary: Holy Days: Return and Rebirth
Nessa Rapoport
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Cultivating Agricultural History
Wallace Karbe with Gayle Danis Rinot
Twenty minutes west of Mount Eitan is a verdant oasis where fruit trees, herbs and vegetables are cared for just as they had been during biblical times. more...


Cut & Post
21st-century High Holy Day repentance plus government-sanctioned graffiti and that Jewish British standard, Fish and Chips. more...


Family Matters: Saving Graces
Deborah Wechsler
The modern ethos of recycling was part of the lives of previous generations, particularly when it came to reusing and retaining objects connected to sacred rituals. more...


Film Q&A: Discussion with Samuel Maoz
Judith Gelman Myers
Israeli film director Samuel Maoz has won international acclaim for his personal and powerfully charged feature film, Lebanon. more...


Guide to the Arts
Your source for current exhibits, theater and film across the United States. more...


Inside Hadassah: Tikkun Olam for All Ages
Hadassah Magazine
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Interview: Sam Brownback
Charley J. Levine
During two terms in the United States Senate, this Kansas Republican has served on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. This year, rather than seek reelection to the Senate, he is running for governor of Kansas. more...


Israeli Life: Day of As One-ment
Moshe Dann
The Hebrew calendar has Hannuka, Passover and Rosh Hashana, but few holidays unite Jewish Israelis like Yom Kippur. more...


Letter from Herzliya: All It Takes
Barry Rubin
It is no secret what Israel wants in a peace agreement with the Palestinians: It has been spelled out by Prime Minister Netanyahu and is endorsed by an Israeli consensus. more...


Letter from Jerusalem: Toward a Two-Leader Solution
Gershom Gorenberg
Some American Jews and Israelis see President Obama as less committed to Israel than previous presidents. That is a misreading. more...


Letters to the Editor: Israel's Fashion Footwear and Prospects for Peace
Hadassah Magazine
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Medicine: Clinical Imaging, Courtesy of Hollywood
Wendy Elliman
Hadassah Medical Center’s medical imaging laboratory gives its doctors detailed patient information, making many invasive diagnostic procedures a thing of the past. more...


Profile: Caryl Stern
Rahel Musleah
A decades-long career spent fighting for civil and child rights seems the natural profession for a woman raised by parents committed to political and social activism. more...


Season to Taste: Sweet-Talk
Adeena Sussman
This fall, consider celebrating the sweetness of the new year with a honey alternative: Agave, anyone? more...


Start-Up Nation
Dan Senor and Saul Singer
In a world seeking the key to innovation, Israel is a natural place to look. The West needs innovation; Israel's got it. Israel is the world leader in the percentage of economy spent on research and development. more...


The 188th Crybaby Brigade
Joel Chasnoff
For this "skinny Jewish kid from Chicago," joining the Israeli Army for one year might seem counterintuitive: He was 24 years old, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a left-leaning, lactose-intolerant peacenik who passed out when he saw blood. more...


The Dancers' Kibbutz
Leora Eren Frucht
The movements at Ga’aton are more physical than philosophical, as this Galilee enclave welcomes performers from all over Israel and throughout the world to train and take part in its productions. more...


The Jewish Traveler: Rome
Elin Schoen Brockman
See, hear and taste local Jewish history in the Ghetto of Italy’s capital, an ancient neighborhood today renewed and welcoming to tourists and natives. more...

Arts: From Sand to Museums

Book Excerpt: Who by Fire, Who by Water

Books: Anti-Semitism and Its Tentacles

Brief Reviews: Women in All Their Diverse Glory

Commentary: Holy Days: Return and Rebirth

Cultivating Agricultural History

Cut & Post

Family Matters: Saving Graces

Film Q&A: Discussion with Samuel Maoz

Guide to the Arts

Inside Hadassah: Tikkun Olam for All Ages

Interview: Sam Brownback

Israeli Life: Day of As One-ment

Letter from Herzliya: All It Takes

Letter from Jerusalem: Toward a Two-Leader Solution

Letters to the Editor: Israel's Fashion Footwear and Prospects for Peace

Medicine: Clinical Imaging, Courtesy of Hollywood

Profile: Caryl Stern

Season to Taste: Sweet-Talk

Start-Up Nation

The 188th Crybaby Brigade

The Dancers' Kibbutz

The Jewish Traveler: Rome

 
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