Rabbi Daniel Bouskila
On Nov. 24, 1961, in the shadow of the Adolf Eichmann trial, Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a review of journalist and war correspondent William...
It was April 1949, and the residents of Jerusalem were in the midst of the first Passover being celebrated in the still young State...
On Dec. 10, 1966, Shabbat in Stockholm ended at 3:55 p.m. This gave Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon; his wife, Esther; and their daughter, Emunah, exactly 35 minutes to travel from the Grand Hotel to the Stockholm Concert Hall, where Agnon would receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Can the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” serve up some inspiration for the High Holy Days? Reflecting on how I felt on the night of Feb. 25, on my way out of the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York after seeing “Hamilton” (yes, with the full original cast!), I think the answer is yes.
As Israelis prepare for this week’s 68th Independence Day celebrations, fans of Israel’s modern Hebrew literature look forward to a milestone celebration later this year: the 50th anniversary of Israeli author S.Y. Agnon receiving the Nobel Prize in literature.
In his well written and thought provoking article recently published in the journal Conversations, our SEC President Neil Sheff mentioned that during our annual...
The Honorable Yitzhak Navon, 5th President of the State of Israel, Distinguished Chief of Staff of David Ben Gurion, Member of Knesset, Minister of Education, Author, Diplomat and outstanding representative of Classical Sephardic Judaism died on Nov. 7 at his home in Jerusalem.
For many years, Tisha b’Av was off the radar of the national Israeli narrative.