Author: Noam Weissman

Tisha B'av at the Kotel

Tisha B’Av: What Are We Really Mourning?

The creation of the state of Israel and the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967 raised new questions about how to commemorate the Ninth of Av. Why do many Jews continue to fast and mourn on this day given the current political reality?

Haredim and Israeli Society

A viral video showed Jerusalem police stopping a Haredi girl for not wearing a face mask, sparking outrage from the ultra-Orthodox community. We explore Haredi society and its complicated and evolving relationship with the state of Israel.

Israel and Iran: From Allies to Archenemies

With the release of the popular Israeli TV series Tehran and recent tension between the two countries, we break down the history of the relationship between Israel and Iran, the Iran nuclear deal, and what this means for Israel today.

Making Aliyah: To Stay or to Go?

With a large number of new immigrants slated to move to Israel in the coming 18 months, we delve into the topic of Aliyah, the Law of Return, and what it all means to the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

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