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Jonathan S. Tobin
When a rock falls in a plaza . . .
The Kotel rock was a case of a stone meeting gravity. But it was also used as an excuse for Jewish score-settling while allowing the Palestinians to explain again why peace is not in sight.
Despite Palestinian ire, 2,000 Jews march around Old City Jerusalem for Tisha B’Av
“Jerusalem under Israel’s sovereignty is a cosmopolitan city representing freedom, holiness and morality,” said the group Women in Green, calling upon all Israelis to join the walk on Saturday night.
The most calamitous day on the Jewish calendar
The centrality of Jerusalem in Jewish history is commemorated on the Ninth of Av.
Tisha B’Av is the core of our independence
Tisha B'Av, is not a religious day in the narrow sense of the term. The destruction of the Second Temple wasn't just the destruction of the Temple itself, but of our national homeland.
Documentary on wounded Israeli vets screens for PTSD Awareness Day, Tisha B’Av
The feature-length documentary tells the story of three Israeli combat veterans whose injuries from recent battles motivate them to rebuild their lives and search for new identities, physically and emotionally.
Sneakers on fast days: when spirit and letter collide