Prince Charles Scoffs at Visiting Israel

November 17, 2007

Senior aides to Britain’s Prince Charles said there is “no chance” the prince would ever visit Israel as such a visit would boost Israel’s international image. Read more

Kosher Dining Goes Global

November 17, 2007

The table looks like a conference at the United Nations: an African-American man, a white woman, an Asian woman, an Orthodox Jew – black beard, black skull cap, ritual fringes hanging outside his trousers. Cell phones and laptops, they’re here, in Rolladin, Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill, for a breakfast meeting. Here, because Rolladin is one of four kosher restaurants in Pittsburgh’s most Jewish neighborhood. Read more

Jewish Povery Rate Higher in US than Israel

November 17, 2007

Every day at 6 P.M. 72 Jews come to the Ezra Center in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. They come to eat dinner. Although the meal is provided by a respectable caterer and served in a place called Uptown Cafe, this is unmistakably a soup kitchen. Read more

Anti-Semitism Grows in the Netherlands

November 17, 2007

Anti-Semitic incidents in the Netherlands have leapt by 64 percent last year, according a report by a veteran Jewish non-profit organization. Read more

France Arrests Islamic Militants

November 16, 2007

French authorities have detained seven suspected Islamic militants who allegedly trained to fight in Iraq by firing weapons in the woods of eastern France, police officials said Friday. Read more

Police Arrest Sexual Abuser Rabbi In Israel

November 16, 2007

Police arrested on Friday a self-styled rabbi, a spokesman said, twenty-three years after New York police charged him with sexual abuse. Read more

Jerusalem Gay Bar Closes

November 16, 2007

In a case of winning the battle but losing the war, Jerusalem’s beleaguered homosexual community won a series of high profile court victories in recent years permitting its controversial gay pride celebrations – but this week the capital’s only alternative gender-orientation bar closed, apparently due to financial problems. Read more

Eilat Hosts International Magic Convention

November 16, 2007

Kicking off its third year, the Magic at the Red Sea (MARS) international magic convention will offer tourists in Eilat a chance to see some amazing international talent, while allowing aspiring Israeli magicians to interact with professionals from abroad. Read more

Richard Prince Exhibit at the Guggenheim

November 16, 2007

Richard Prince, an American artist in his 60s now being honored with a retrospective at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, is virtually unknown in Israel, though he has been widely exhibited in America, Germany and Switzerland for more than three decades. Read more

Recipes: Knafeh Pastry

November 16, 2007

In the eastern Mediterranean, few pastries are as popular as knafeh. Made of a special noodle-like shredded filo dough with a rich, creamy filling, this unique dessert combines the buttery lusciousness of a French pastry with a floral-scented syrup and often a sprinkling of pistachios. Its filling is made of cheese, but nobody would classify knafeh as a cheesecake. Unlike most sweets, in many versions of knafeh the filling has a slightly salty accent, which makes it even more exotic. Read more

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